Social Enterprise

A social enterprise is an organization that uses commercial strategies to maximize human and environmental well-being, rather than simply maximizing profits for external shareholders.

Why Innovation is Integral to Nonprofit Management

Successful nonprofit organizations are run by great leaders. So, what does it take to show excellent, innovative leadership in the public-sector and nonprofit…

Entrepreneurial Innovation Is Driving Disruption in the Food Industry

If industry stakeholders continue to slowly trail entrepreneurs rather than expedite their own efforts, it will be at their own peril; those who…

This Social Enterprise is Creating a ‘New Generation of Readers’ in Brazil

Nearly 30 percent of Brazilian adults are functionally illiterate. Former investment banker Danielle Brants turned this unsettling statistic into an opportunity to create…

This App Helps the World’s Largest Minority Group to Communicate and Thrive

Collectively, people with disabilities tend to experience greater degrees of workplace discrimination and economic hardship, especially when they can’t communicate orally. This app…

LifeShare: Disrupting the Healthcare System for the Better

How do you make sure state healthcare services meet the needs of people with disabilities? If you're Josh and Rachel Boynton, you prepare…

Community Compost Thrives in San Diego

Food2Soil, a micro-enterprise founded and supported by NGO Inika Small Earth, exists to "resource the local food web," Sarah Boltwala-Mesina, executive director of…

This Social Enterprise Fights Human Trafficking in Israel with Skills Training

Matthias and Tabea Oppliger founded Glowbalact in 2011. Its social enterprise in Israel, A.I.R., provides job training to former sex workers as a…

Why We Work for Something Greater: 4 Ways to Find Your Company’s Cause

From the smallest of children to the most powerful of CEOs, we're all dreamers. I dreamt of creating an agency built around people…

Startup Helps Mexican Artisans Plan for Their Future by Preserving Their Past

Once bustling with specialized craftsmanship, the Michoacán region of Mexico has been completely transformed in the face of new and cheaper commercialized practices…

Is Community Composting an Emerging Economic Opportunity?

Community-based composting could help municipalities cope with the pesky problem of food scraps and yard clippings. TriplePundit spoke with two community composting organizations…

The Hult Prize: Incubating for Impact

"At the Hult Prize, we believe the companies of the future will be impact-centered, profit-minded and market-driven," founder Ahmad Ashkar said at the…

Clean Cookstoves Attempt to Solve the Energy Paradox

Families on the margins face an energy paradox: Smoky, expensive energy sources strain finances and reduce wellness, leaving families less able to cope.…

Clif Bar Proves That Corporate Social Responsibility Can Win Customers

Clif Bar demonstrates the business case that a company can achieve superior financial results simply by meeting consumer expectations for a healthful product…

Trump’s ‘New Deal for Black Americans’ – Too Little, Too Late?

For Donald Trump, his challenge in appealing to blacks and other Americans goes far beyond what are at a minimum missteps and at…

Pitch Perfect: Fostering Local Talent Makes Clean Cookstoves More Popular

BioLite employs 40 tenacious local sales agents in emerging markets who can captivate a crowd with their personalized pitches. Thanks to these in-person…