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How Technical Assistance Won The Super Bowl

A Super Bowl can have an impact of $200 million to $500 million on the local economy in which the game is played.…
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In the Age of Terror, What About Impact?

Individuals have a greater power to create change than ever before in human history. Alas this holds true for negative change as well.…
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ISO 14001 Certification Shows Sustainable Businesses are More Competitive

Sixty-eight percent of companies that use the ISO 14001 standard have either qualified or directly won business thanks to their green credentials, a…
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Investors Can’t Ignore the Human Capital Challenge for Social Enterprises

New research reveals how to tackle the human capital challenges facing social enterprises.
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Why You Need to Focus on Creating Value

Disengaged employees have the capacity to become innovators at your company. All they need is a roadmap and a little push.
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Will Ending Energy Poverty Produce a Unicorn?

More than a billion people worldwide need electricity. Will a new breed of decentralized renewable energy company provide it, and create the next…
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Invest In Cheese and Eat it Too at Maker’s Common

Featuring America’s best cheese, beer, wine and charcuterie, Maker’s Common “pays homage” to the creators of artisan noshes.
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Why Social Entrepreneurship Seems So Much Harder

Launching a startup — commercial or social — requires a herculean effort to scale and sustain. Nonetheless, three key differences make business planning…
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Splacer Taps Into the Power of the Sharing Economy

What Airbnb does for longer-term home stays, Splacer does for short-term event spaces.
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Internet Company Aims to Boost ‘Made In America’ Goods

Maker’s Row is a startup company aiming to produce more goods domestically. By matching U.S. factories with business proposals, the platform hopes to…
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Farmers Markets: A Sustainable Commerce Revolution?

You know your local farmers market means fresh, organic produce. But have you ever thought about what it means to the evolving economy?…
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5 Ways to Become a Better, More Agile Leader in 2016

Business leaders must constantly evolve their thinking to stay relevant and competitive, and we must become more comfortable leading through constant change. That’s…
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Low-Tech Design Can Fuel the Sustainable Development Goals

As the world continues to focus on ways to effectively eliminate global poverty and the framework that sustains it, one area to think…
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Social Entrepreneurs: What’s In a Revenue Stream?

What are alternatives to the classic nonprofit and for-profit company structure? Learn how a social entrepreneur creates a sustainable nonprofit business model using…
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Chobani’s Secret: Employee-Owned Firms Beat the Competition

Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani yogurt, made headlines late last month when he gave 10 percent of the company's stock to his…