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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SC Johnson Rolls Out Bottom-of-the-Pyramid Marketing Strategy in Ghana

SC Johnson is rolling out its bottom of the pyramid marketing strategy in Ghana while contributing to efforts reducing the risks of contracting…
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20 Years Later, a Generation of Rwandans Inspires the World

A glimpse of Rwanda's generation of young innovators who have rebuilt their country while inspiring the world.
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An App for Sustainable Travel and Doing Good: Ecoalsur

Ecoalsur is a group of travel writers, adventurers and techies seeking to inspire travelers to see the world in a more environmentally responsible…
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GreenChar Increases Access to Clean Cookstoves in Kenya

A new social enterprise in Kenya, GreenChar, is trying to find a new path to clean cookstoves.
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Social Entreprenuership Finds a Home in Uruguay

Welcome to Sinergia Cowork, the first shared office space in Uruguay and a new home for those keen on social entrepreneurship in Uruguay.
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How to Tell Your Company’s Sustainability Story

Building a narrative around a social enterprise is tricky. You need to appeal to the bottom line, convey social/environmental impact, resonate with a…
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SOCAP 14 Interview: Marissa Feinberg, Impact HUB NYC

Marissa Feinberg talks about Impact HUB New York, a co-working space founded on a social enterprise mission. She also talks about how the…
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SOCAP14 Interview: Scott Anderson, Nextbillion.net

Scott Anderson is managing editor of Nextbillion.net. In this clip Scott talks about his experience at SOCAP14 and the state of social enterprise…
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SOCAP14: Q&A with Impact Weaver Award Winner Lindsey Engh

The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that…
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SOCAP14: Q&A with Impact Weaver Award Winner Mary Voelbel

The first annual Impact Weaver Award recognizes the internal leaders that work behind the scenes to build the team and operational infrastructure that…
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How Information Technology Can Help Bridge Gaps in Education

Fernando Botelho and his organization, F123 have developed low-cost open-source assistive technology for the blind. His initiative is one example of how information…
[Courtesy Regional Access]  Ithaca, New York-based Regional Access started with one truck in 1989.  Today, its fleet serves 600-plus outlets throughout New York state.

How Can We Fix Our Broken Food System? Start With the Base of the Supply Chain

Looking at three successful cases, this article by Don Shaffer of RSF Social Finance discusses fixing the food system from the base of…
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5 Things Every Social Entrepreneur Should Know Before Hitting the Launch Button

Tips to help social entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground.
Isidore Electronics Recycling provides job opportunities for previously incarcerated Los Angeles residents while finding a new home for e-waste.

3p Weekend: 11 Companies That Hire the Formerly Incarcerated

It's no secret that finding a job after being released from prison is an often insurmountable task, leading to skyrocketing recidivism rates across…
Blue Bottle Coffee founder James Freeman grew his mission driven enterprise from a one-man operation to a bicoastal success.

Case Study: How to Grow Without Compromising Your Mission

This post by New Resource Bank's Gary Groff is about how smart investment and debt management enables mission-driven companies to scale without compromising…