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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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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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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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…
USAID, India, solar, renewables, clean energy, social enterprise, Leon Kaye, Simpa Networks, Orb Energy

USAID: Renewables Are a Way to End Poverty in India

USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its…
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TaDah Foods Promotes Eating Good and Doing Good

Five years ago, the company’s founder, John Sorial, set out to create super inventive, high-quality, insanely delicious East Mediterranean cuisine with a purpose.…
Social enterprise, corporate responsibility, Colgate, Leon Kaye, ASPIREist, USA Network, Neal Weinberg, LeBron James

ASPIREist Brings Meaningful Content to TV

ASPIREist, a feature news show, is out to showcase the issues that matter to today's generation and empower viewers to take action.
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Code the Dream Works to Bring Coding Skills to Immigrants

Code the Dream is hoping to turn things around for low income and immigrant communities through tech. Based in Durham, North Carolina, the…
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These Prison Bars Help Ex-Cons Build New Lives

Former NBA player Seth Sundberg’s experience as a convict led him to launch Prison Bars, a social enterprise that aims to market healthful…
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Broccoli City Turns Hip-Hop Lovers into Tree-Huggers

With its annual music festival and community-engagement programs, Broccoli City is on a mission to turn hip-hop lovers into tree-huggers.
Water scarcity, fog harvesting, Leon Kaye, social enterprise, Aqualonis, Morocco, Dar Si Hmad

Harvesting Water from Fog: A Solution to Water Scarcity?

Countries are seeking creative solutions to tackle water scarcity. Could fog-harvesting be an option? It appears to be working in southwest Morocco.
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