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.

Nat Geo Fair Trade Marketplace Uses Happiness to Rake in $63 Million

Fair trade marketplace Novica has raked in over $63 million for artisans around the world thanks to a partnership with Nat Geo

Electronics Recycling: Breaking Down Barriers to Employment

By turning electronics recycling into a social enterprise, members of the Impact Recyclers network are keeping e-waste out of landfills while helping people…

Sustainable Aid: The Long-Term Solution to Poverty

Poverty has decreased very slightly over the past 30 years. In order for this issue to be solved, a new method of action…

Engaging Faith-Based Communities Is Key in Building International Trust

The GHR Foundation uses entrepreneurial principles to engage local faith-based communities to improve health and set the foundation for peace-building.

3p Weekend: These 10 Social Innovators Are Sure to Inspire

A group of innovative thinkers from India and East Africa joined the SAP Social Entrepreneur Fellowship program in Silicon Valley earlier this month.…

How to Structure Your Social Enterprise for Maximum Benefit

Even social enterprises often are focused solely on their external mission, overlooking their employees’ needs for empowerment and wealth creation that worker-owned co-ops…

The Quick & Dirty: The Future of Business is in the Past

Businesses somehow lost their reason to exist, and now people are starting to look for the values they share with your company because…

Banks, Brilliant Innovation and the Evolution of NGOs

How can banks join forces with NGOs to create partnerships that redefine social innovation? In this interview with Marc Stoiber, Audette Exel of…

Food Waste, Foster Kids and a Social Revolution

One social enterprise and nonprofit decided to take food waste and create a culinary school to teach felons and foster care youth how…

How One Social Venture Unlocked the Code To Millennial Giving

Change Heroes is a social venture that is revolutionizing the way charities and nonprofits tap into millennial giving.

3 Reasons Why We Love Good360: The Online Donation Matching Network

No more letter writing, Craigslist digging or labor-intensive GoFundMe campaigns to manage when setting up a profile on Good360 will do.

The Rise of the For-Profit, Socially-Responsible Corporation in Canada

Traditionally, for-profit corporations have one mandate -- to maximize shareholder value. Several jurisdictions in the United States have recognized the market for a…

Can this New Business Accelerator Disrupt Poverty with Entrepreneurship?

This Oakland, California-based organization is rolling up its sleeves with a few well-heeled partners and lots of Silicon-Valley know-how to improve low-wage jobs.

Why We Should Teach Everyone Character

Character, also known as emotional intelligence, doesn't need to come from blood, sweat, tears and a stint in Outward Bound. It can be…

Bike-Share Programs Extend into Underserved Neighborhoods

Studies show that communities with statistically recognized transportation issues benefit the most from having a bike-share option in their neighborhood. However, disproportionately, some…