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Guatemala’s Quetsol Campaigns to Change the Way Solar is Distributed

A small Guatemalan renewable energy company wants to change the way solar is sold to low-income rural families, saying that the popular and…

How to Set Organizational Values and Guiding Principles

Here’s a look at some of the strategic questions that will help you to build your team, bring in investment, and ensure that…
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Why Social Enterprise Attracts Women

From Rwanda to Shanghai, women are setting up new businesses with social and environmental change at their heart. Charlotte Sankey asks what's driving…

Stonyfield Farm Tracks Its Carbon Footprint

What’s in a carbon footprint? Stonyfield Farm has decided to find out, as part of its company-wide effort to help reduce climate change.
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Take the First Steps Towards Launching Your Social Venture

Take the first step toward launching your social venture by answering these five key questions.

Recognizing Game-Changing Non-Profit Leaders

With rich examples and inspiring details, Everyday Heroes celebrates nonprofit leaders and impactful social entrepreneurs.

Portland Small Businesses Join Together to Increase Black Friday Sales

Betsy Cross and Will Cervarich, owners of the Betsy and Iya in Northwest Portland have come up with a way to boost Black…

Transforming Landfills into Sustainable Businesses One Wiggler at a Time

María Rodriguez, founder of Byoearth is teaching women the value of the red wiggler worm and the use of vermicomposting to support sustainable…
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The Good of Flexible Purpose Corporations

In January 2012, California began to recognize B Corps and Flexible Purpose Corps. While B Corps have been covered, Flex-Cs have not been…
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Social Entrepreneurs: Stop Pitching and Start Executing

Winning contests and prizes without ever impacting one life is not a viable business model. To create the permanent changes we desire, social…

Green Government Opportunities

By G. Nagesh Rao From my personal experience in the startup scene,  I have noted that the three critical types of capital required…
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White House Presidential Innovation Fellows Program

Todd Park, White House Chief Technology Officer, announced today at NYC's TechCrunch Disrupt Conference, the creation of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program. A…
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Lots of Dinero Still on the Table: SBA’s $1B Impact Investment Fund

By G. Nagesh Rao How many of you knew about the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)  “Impact Investment Initiative”? Are any of you…

Network Your Way to a Thriving Green Business – Advice from Nikki Pava of EcoTuesday

By Lorna Li If you want to discover what corporate responsibility really looks like, interview 100 of the top CEOs in the world…

Launch: Beyond Waste Innovation Challenge

Launch is a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership between NASA, USAID, US State Department, and Nike to use the "power of prizes" to encourage startups…