I was alerted to a useful page at the Times (the British Times) Online by one of my students, Ajay Menon.
The page links to a whole of host of articles about social enterprise including an article defining social enterprise (not an easy task), one about women involved in social enterpreneurship, another about a British program that's delivering surplus medical supplies to hospitals in Zimbabwe, and another about small programs focused on conservation and wildlife preservation. From the latter article, check out the amazing Arkive project by Wildscreen. It is an incredible multi-media collection (photos, video, fact files) about nature. VERY cool -- one great photo of a Namaqua Chameleon when I visited.
I was particularly interested to learn about the School for Social Entrepreneurs which has a number of campus throughout Great Britain and also in Australia. Founded in 1997, the school provides "training and opportunities to enable people to use their creative and entrepreneurial abilities more fully for social benefit." I expect to see more and more programs like this in the US and elsewhere.
Thanks to Ajay for pointing it out!