Net Impact 2011

Four Major Flaws in Our Healthcare System

While American health care reform has received plenty of media coverage, little attention has been given to the work being done to improve…
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Your Marketing Career: Making It Socially Responsible

A career panel at the 2011 Net Impact Conference featured experts from the marketing and branding industries. The panelists spoke about their career…

Subtly Shooting for Sustainability

One of my favorite conversation topics is “how do we reach people who don’t care about sustainability?” For some reason, I’ve often discussed…
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Would You Survive at the Bottom of the Pyramid?

A fan of experiential learning, I entered a session called “Would You Survive? Base of the Pyramid Urban Slum Simulation” with very little…

Impact Investing: Putting Endowment Funds to Work for Good

From 1977 to 1986, student activism on campuses across the United States drove anti-apartheid divestment that eventually pressured the South African government to…

Shared Value & Partnerships: The Makings of a Collaborative Economy

The following post is part of TriplePundit’s coverage of the 2011 Net Impact Conference in Portland, Oregon. To read the rest of our…
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Behind-the-Scenes at Net Impact 2011

Last week at the 2011 Net Impact Conference, many attendees were questioning certain operational aspects of the conference. In an effort to better…
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Crowdsource Your Business Strategy: Tips from Portland Net Impact

Learn how to crowdsource your organization's strategy with these tips on effective public brainstorming sessions from Portland Impact at the 2011 Net Impact…

KarmaGoat: Turn Your Stuff Into Better Stuff

The following post is part of TriplePundit’s coverage of the 2011 Net Impact Conference in Portland, Oregon. To read the rest of our…
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Turn That Pointing Finger Around: Consumers Bear Burden Too

The following post is part of TriplePundit’s coverage of the 2011 Net Impact Conference in Portland, Oregon. To read the rest of our…
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Moving Past Controversy: The Future of Microfinance

It’s been a tough year for the image of microfinance. Mohammud Yunus was removed from his Nobel Prize winning Grameen Bank in March…
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Interview with R. Paul Herman, Founder and CEO of HIP Investor

R. Paul Herman, founder and CEO of HIP Investor, discusses the difference between impact investing and socially responsible investing, how HIP evaluates firms,…

Businesses Need to Get Religion

To help fix our broken society, businesses must look beyond the business case to find shared values based on spiritual traditions.

Coffee, Tea, Wine and Beer: Sustainability in the Beverage Industry

A panel at the 2011 Net Impact Conference in Portland, OR featured professionals from the local beverage industry discussing ways they approach sustainability.
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Growing Pains: What’s Next for Crowdsourcing?

A panel discussion at the 2011 Net Impact Conference featured crowdsourcing experts from Groupon, Causes.com, and GOOD Magazine. The panelists discussed current and…