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.

Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago, struggles with poverty, unemployment and homelessness -- but a new program inspired by social enterprise aims to help.

Cook County, Illinois: An Agent of Change

Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago and is home to over 5 million people, struggles with poverty, unemployment and homelessness -- but a…
Coffee, Blue Bottle Coffee, Silicon Valley, fair trade, Yemen, Middle East, Social Enterprise, leon Kaye

Can the $16 Cup of Blue Bottle Coffee Help Rebuild a Country?

The popular Blue Bottle Coffee company is upping the ante with a high-end cup of joe sourced from Yemen that would make some…
Bombshell pieces and unexploded ordinance recovered in Laos.

Creative Solutions to Laos’ Ongoing Problem with Conflict Weapons

Bombs were dropped on Laos every eight minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years. Over a quarter of these bombs failed to…
Energy access leaders called for a "Mars Shot" to end energy poverty. In the process, they hope to create a "unicorn" riding a "black swan"

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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This Incubator Has Saved 200,000 Premature Babies

The Embrace Warmer is a cheap infant incubator that creates heat and fights off neonatal hypothermia -- and it's credited with 200,000 babies…
Marks and spencer, supply chain, human rights, energy efficiency, Bangladesh, social enterprise, Leon Kaye, United Kingdom, engagement

Responsibility, Transparency and Customer Engagement Are Keys to Marks & Spencer’s Success

Marks and Spencer, which operates over 1,000 stores across the United Kingdom and three continents, makes the case that customers should be at…
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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.
Ridesharing, Uber, public transportation, Africa, Kenya, social enterprise, Leon Kaye

With Bridges Burned Elsewhere, Uber Looks to Africa for Opportunity

Uber has its struggles, but there is one market where the ridesharing company is eyeing virgin territory and sees potential: Africa.
Bank of America Volunteers participate in the 2011 26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup at Chennai, India.

3p Weekend: 8 Companies Going All-In on Ocean Conservation

From startups founded with conservation at their core to leading companies making oceans a CSR focus, this week we tip our hats to…
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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…
Pakistan, contraception, birth control, social enterprise, womens rights, human rights, public health, Leon Kaye

Door-to-Door Contraception Sales in Pakistan Offer Awareness, Economic Freedom for Women

The NGO HANDS Pakistan recruits women to work door-to-door in remote rural areas where there is little or no access to contraception, or…
Detroit, JPMorgan Chase, banking, capital, Leon Kaye, social enterprise, urbanization, smart cities

JPMorgan Chase’s $100M Investment in Detroit is Paying Off

Back in 2014, JPMorgan Chase made headlines with what it claimed was a $100 million investment in Detroit. Today, the evidence suggests the…
IRENA, renewables, clean energy, solar, wind power, jobs, Leon Kaye, social enterprise, Brazil, China, Abu Dhabi, Masdar

Renewable Energy Now Employs Over 8 Million People

Despite low oil prices, the clean-energy sector keeps on growing, and it now employs 8.1 million people worldwide.
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Ben & Jerry’s Joins The Battle For Voting Rights with New Flavor

Ben & Jerry's new flavor, EMPOWERMint, tackles restrictive voting laws.
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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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