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.

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Levi’s Making It Easy to Donate Clothing This Holiday Season

This week Levi’s announced a partnership with Give Back Box in an effort to raise up to $50,000 for Goodwill. For every box…
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reSET to Benefit Corps: If You’re Serious, Come to CT

A year ago, Connecticut became the 25th state to adopt a law allowing benefit corporations, after the hard work of one motivated entrepreneur.
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Vaccines Get a Booster from Real-Time Sensor and Texting Technology

Founded in 2009, Nexleaf Analytics is the brainchild of two UCLA alums who believe cell phone networks and sensors can be paired in…
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The Soul of Investing with RSF Social Finance

RSF Social Finance is helping pave the way for investors and entrepreneurs to incorporate their values and even spirituality into their investing practices.…
B Corp certification is an important step to becoming a truly sustainable business. But it's only half the battle, says

Certified B Corps Are Only Halfway Done

B Corp certification is an important step to becoming a truly sustainable business. But it's only half the battle, says one entrepreneur.

What is the Future of SOCAP?

Investors who want to learn more about investing capital toward social good don’t have to wait until the annual SOCAP (Social Capital Markets…
Indigenous is one of RSF Social Finance's partners in a new fund that is on deck for its integrated capital approach to social enterprise funding.

If We Want Social Enterprises to Thrive, We Need a New Funding Approach

What will it take to build a thriving social enterprise sector that can lead the way to the next economy? Don Shaffer, president…
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Top 10 Social Innovation Breakthroughs of 2015

From New York City subways approving period advertisements to crowdsourced legislation, so far 2015 has been an incredible year for social innovation and…

Patagonia, Clif Bar and Seventh Generation: Social Enterprise Investors

Did you know that Patagonia, Seventh Generation and Clif Bar each invest millions in social enterprises through their investment management funds? I didn’t,…
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Q&A: Recent Grad On How Education Can Kickstart a Social Enterprise

A little over a year ago, Adeyemi Adewole, a recent graduate of the Executive Masters in Sustainability & Leadership (EMSL) program at Arizona…
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Billions in Change: 5-Hour Energy CEO Develops Clean Energy, Water Projects

Talk doesn't help someone out of poverty; that takes doing. And Manoj Bhargava, billionaire CEO of 5-Hour Energy drinks, is committed to doing…
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Launch of U.K. B Corp Movement Prompts Debate About Future of Corporations

The B Corp movement focuses on embedding a social purpose within a company’s DNA. As this movement gathers momentum, it highlights the need…
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Jaguar Land Rover Launches Clean Water Program in Kenya

Working with the social enterprise ClimateCare and the Swiss company Vestergaard, Jaguar Land Rover will provide smart water-filtration systems that the company says…
For the audacious sustainable development goals to be met, we need to harness the enthusiasm brought to the Occupy movement.

For the SDGs to Succeed, Combine Old and New Power

Many of us have heard about public-private partnerships and other multi-stakeholder initiatives. But what if we looked at a new type of partnership-…

ConBody: Sick Workouts with a Side of Social Justice

As Coss Marte, founder of New York City startup ConBody, puts it: When ex-cons leave prison, "that's when the sentence really begins." Formerly…