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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Is Pop-Up Retail the Solution for Sustainable Fashion?

Could the arrival of Storefront's pop-up shop finally bridge the gap between small brand and conscious consumer?
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Interview: Eric Weinheimer Gives His Top Tips at the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit 2014

A personal interview with Eric Weinheimer after the “State Of The Art on Employment Social Enterprises” session at the Social Enterprise Alliance Summit…
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Social Enterprise Alliance Summit 2014: Day 1

The Social Enterprise Alliance Summit is the original and still the most thorough, authoritative and robust conference on the exploding field of social…
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SEEED Summit at Brown University: Interview with Ira Magaziner

Two Brown undergrads sat down to talk with Ira Magaziner, Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)…
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Why 500 Everyday Americans Are Test-Driving Life Without Clean Water

In celebration of World Water Day, learn why Dig Deep launched an interactive infographic featuring videos, photos and tweets from everyday Americans who…
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3 Questions That Measure Impact and Change the Story of a Social Enterprise

For the past year, impact measurement has been the buzzword in the social enterprise industry. No longer do we focus primarily on innovation,…
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All About Logistics: 5 Things to Think About After Forming a New Organization

We spend alot of time differentiating between exempt organizations, social enterprises, hybrids, traditional for-profits and the like. When in reality, the number of…
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Redefining What It Means to Love Your Employees

These days, many organizations scale their businesses through teams of virtual employees--workers who are not physically present in the workplace. While this results…
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Portland State University Program Teaches Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Impact Entrepreneurs program at Portland State University's School of Business Administration is applying the unique effectiveness and rigor of business practices to…
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Revaluing Africa By Accounting for Natural Capital

Looking past the GDP facade and toward sustainable growth in Africa.
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NYC Food Trucks Give Young Ex-Cons A Second Chance for Employment

New York City-based startup food truck business Drive Change is using social enterprise to provide job opportunities to formerly incarcerated youth and lower…
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The Rise of the Social Intrepreneur

The League of Intrepreneurs shares stories and advice at Sustainable Brands London.
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Ghanian Shea Butter Non-Profit Collective Shifts to For-Profit Model

The StarShea Network, developed through a multilateral partnership between SAP and PlaNet Finance to improve Ghana's shea butter supply chain, has transitioned to…
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6 Social Dysfunctions That Can Be Solved with Urban Supermarkets

Noelle St.Clair, Associate Director of Sustainable Food Systems at UpLift Solutions, shares insights into how holistic urban supermarkets can solve much more than…
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New Legal Rule Will Open Floodgates to Business Investment

The rules for businesses raising money are changing, in a way that could connect millions of values-driven investors with social entrepreneurs. This could…