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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Rethinking a CSR Strategy for Frontier Markets

Reflections from the “Millennial Ideas Forum” held in Washington, D.C. on January 19th. The mission: share how the power of collective efforts in…
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The iShack: Bringing Renewable Energy to South Africa Settlements

Connecting impoverished homes with electricity and access to safe drinking water has always been a challenge in South Africa. The iShack is a…
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Take the First Steps Towards Launching Your Social Venture

Take the first step toward launching your social venture by answering these five key questions.
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Olazul: Small Aquaculture is Beautiful

Olazul seeks to address both the social and environmental impact of fishery collapse by building community-scale aquaculture systems that innovate new alternatives to…
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Ethical Leaders and Social Responsibility: Four Reflections from the Top

An interview with Robert Doll, Chief Equity Strategist for Nuveen Asset Management and Ram Gidoomal, Chairman of both Tradecraft and Allia, about socially…
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Pipeline Fellowship Churns out Women Angel Investors, Funded Startups

Engaging high-net-worth women in early stage investing brings more angel investors to the field, and thus, more investment in women-led social enterprises.
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How Business Plan Competitions Can Jump-Start a Social Enterprise

Learn how business plan competitions can help social enterprises succeed.
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Giving Tuesday, Nov 27, is a Perfect Antidote to Black Friday

Giving Tuesday on November 27, 2012, aims to nudge society past consumerism and towards community giving. Hopefully #GivingTuesday will inspire Americans to do…
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The Good of Flexible Purpose Corporations

In January 2012, California began to recognize B Corps and Flexible Purpose Corps. While B Corps have been covered, Flex-Cs have not been…
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Social Entrepreneurs: Stop Pitching and Start Executing

Winning contests and prizes without ever impacting one life is not a viable business model. To create the permanent changes we desire, social…
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What’s Your Inspiration Capital?

This article discusses the challenges of social entrepreneurship and staying motivated to overcome hurdles. Inspiration capital is the motivational force created by your…
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Renewable Energy is a Catalyst for Social and Economic Advancement

Sunlabob Renewable Energy co-founder and CEO Andy Schroeter discusses why universal energy access is a gateway to sustainable development objectives in rural areas…
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Warby Parker’s New Eyeglasses Support Pencils of Promise

Today, Warby Parker released a new fashion line of eyeglasses that boosts the work of Pencils of Promise, an NGO that builds schools…
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6 Components of a Thriving Startup Ecosystem

Creating a new company is an incredibly difficult endeavor. These 6 steps will make your baby thrive.
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Collaboration Attracts Impact Investors to New Jersey Community Development Projects

Collaboration among sectors can revitalize the economy and improve people’s lives. And it’s happening now. Get inspired.