Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan C. Lewis is a life-long social justice activist and accomplished social entrepreneur. Jonathan is the Founder of MCE Social Capital, an innovative social venture that leverages $110 million of private capital to finance tiny business loans to deeply impoverished people, mostly women, in 33 countries in the developing world.

He is also Founder and President of the Opportunity Collaboration, an annual strategic business retreat for 450 senior level anti-poverty leaders from around the globe. In addition, Jonathan is the co-founder of Copia Global, an Amazon-like consumer catalog serving the base of the economic pyramid in Kenya. In addition, he is a Trustee of the Swift Foundation. Jonathan also serves as a General Partner of Dev Equity, a social impact investment fund in Latin America.

Jonathan has taught social entrepreneurship at New York University, the University of California (Berkeley), and has lectured at universities around the world. He is a recipient of the Social Venture Network Innovation Award.

Jonathan is on a search to find the tastiest hot dog at the wackiest hot dog stand in the world. He collects art made by developing world artisans using recycled materials. He lives near San Francisco with his wife of 45 years. His son Aaron is a public interest lawyer.

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The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur

The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur

The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur is about powering up your social justice career. The world feels so screwed up, so unfair, so unnecessarily mean, so Trumpian. More than ever, the world needs you. This book is a book of conviction about the unfinished work of social justice. According to Lewis: "The crusty work of social entrepreneurship is as much fun as I’m permitted to have in public. It’s joyous, fulfilling and happy-making. Tackling big challenges is heady stuff. Fighting the good fight is utterly gratifying."

The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur is a compendium of 21 original essays and insights - part memoir, part handbook - about the challenges and questions every social entrepreneur thinks about. For the novice changemaker, each chapter bristles with provocative tips and tools to transform your social justice career. Because social entrepreneurship is not called solo entrepreneurship, the book also contains 19 additional commentaries by other change-makers.

Social entrepreneurs are a club of conscience. Sign up. Show up. Stand up.

All book profits donated to social justice causes.