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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Ben & Jerry’s Joins The Battle For Voting Rights with New Flavor

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

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…

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…

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: 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…

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.…