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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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…
Impact Entrepreneurs

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…
Holistic urban supermarkets can lead to vibrant, productive, healthy communities

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…
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SOCAP: Leaving an Impact After You’re Gone

Premal Shah, President of Kiva.org, summed up the week at SOCAP13: “If everything you do, you do for yourself, then when you die…
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Eight Defining Milestones for Social Enterprises in India

Social Enterprises in India that provide innovations for low-income markets and create opportunities for a better lifestyle have made significant progress in fighting…
Storytelling doesn't just happen around the campfire.

The Art of Story-Selling and Why Social Enterprises Need to Master It

A great entrepreneur once told me that the key to his success was getting the voice of his business just right. Fifteen degrees…
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The Business Case for Strategic Philanthropy

SAP's work around the world is an example of making the business case for strategic philanthropy as part of a firm's program of…
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Dead Sea’s Naked Sea Salt Blazes Through Kickstarter Goal

Naked Sea Salt, a line of Dead Sea salt products launched by Ari Fruchter, doubled its Kickstarter campaign goals after 48 hours.
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Policy Points: 3 Policies You Should Support to Make the Economy More Sustainable

We need laws and regulations that guide our economy toward sound, long-term decision-making, with full recognition of social and environmental externalities. As business…