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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Millennials Are Changing Philanthropy

In Hong Kong, young investment portfolio managers form their own giving circles and learn how to be effective philanthropic investors.
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This Startup is Helping Boomers Avoid Outliving Their Money

Abaris is a new finance-tech startup that's increasing transparency and choice within the annuities market, and helping those approaching retirement to avoid outliving…
Meathead Movers, San Luis Obispo, Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange County, domestic abuse, domestic violence, Leon Kaye, social enterprise, corporate social responsibility

Meathead Movers Goes Above and Beyond Helping Domestic Abuse Victims

California-based Meathead Movers has a policy to help victims of domestic abuse move out of any dangerous situation, for free.
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GiveDirectly Gives Cash to Poor People, No Strings Attached

Despite popular opinion, beneficiaries aren’t mismanaging the free cash, nor are they spending it on alcohol or gambling. They're using it to change…
In 1932, E. Merrick Dodd wrote in the Harvard Law Review that the corporation as "an economic institution which has a social service as well as a profit-making function."

The Deep Legal Roots of the Business Case for Sustainability

In 1932, E. Merrick Dodd wrote in the Harvard Law Review that the corporation is "an economic institution which has a social service…
Levi Strauss, Goodwill, social enterprise, Give Back Box, recycling, Leon Kaye, waste diversion

Levi’s Making It Easy to Donate Clothing This Holiday Season

This week Levi’s announced a partnership with Give Back Box in an effort to raise up to $50,000 for Goodwill. For every box…
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reSET to Benefit Corps: If You’re Serious, Come to CT

A year ago, Connecticut became the 25th state to adopt a law allowing benefit corporations, after the hard work of one motivated entrepreneur.
Nexleaf Analytics, vaccines, vaccinations, public health, India, Kenya, Ethiopia, cell phones, Leon Kaye, social enterprise

Vaccines Get a Booster from Real-Time Sensor and Texting Technology

Founded in 2009, Nexleaf Analytics is the brainchild of two UCLA alums who believe cell phone networks and sensors can be paired in…
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The Soul of Investing with RSF Social Finance

RSF Social Finance is helping pave the way for investors and entrepreneurs to incorporate their values and even spirituality into their investing practices.…
B Corp certification is an important step to becoming a truly sustainable business. But it's only half the battle, says

Certified B Corps Are Only Halfway Done

B Corp certification is an important step to becoming a truly sustainable business. But it's only half the battle, says one entrepreneur.
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What is the Future of SOCAP?

Investors who want to learn more about investing capital toward social good don’t have to wait until the annual SOCAP (Social Capital Markets…
Indigenous is one of RSF Social Finance's partners in a new fund that is on deck for its integrated capital approach to social enterprise funding.

If We Want Social Enterprises to Thrive, We Need a New Funding Approach

What will it take to build a thriving social enterprise sector that can lead the way to the next economy? Don Shaffer, president…
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Top 10 Social Innovation Breakthroughs of 2015

From New York City subways approving period advertisements to crowdsourced legislation, so far 2015 has been an incredible year for social innovation and…
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Patagonia, Clif Bar and Seventh Generation: Social Enterprise Investors

Did you know that Patagonia, Seventh Generation and Clif Bar each invest millions in social enterprises through their investment management funds? I didn’t,…
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Q&A: Recent Grad On How Education Can Kickstart a Social Enterprise

A little over a year ago, Adeyemi Adewole, a recent graduate of the Executive Masters in Sustainability & Leadership (EMSL) program at Arizona…