Social Entrepreneurship 101

Social entrepreneurship is a way of doing business that takes social impact into account. While a startup in any field can be deemed a ‘social enterprise,’ the foundation of these businesses rests on the triple-bottom-line approach, which ties social and environmental impact to economic performance.

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Open Letter to McDonald’s and Walmart on Entrepreneurship in Low-Income Communities

A call to action for Walmart and McDonald's to support the Create Jobs for USA program and create entrepreneurial opportunities and jobs for…
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Fostering Competitiveness and Innovation Capacity in the United States

By G. Nagesh Rao Social media has transformed the outlook for entrepreneurs and for innovation as a whole. The speed at which knowledge…
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How Dow Corning Uses Innovation to Further CSR and Business Goals

Consumers in emerging markets increasingly demand – as they should – products designed to meet their specific needs rather than ones patched together…
Detroit artist Belozro's painting "The Rebuild" depicts the American auto industry working together to create a new future. What better way to get people Imagining the ways we can work together to build a new Detroit?

Fundraising for Social Marketing Campaigns?

Post ads to let Massachusetts citizens express their dismay about recent votes to gut the Clean Air Act. The importance of fundraising as…
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The Power of Social Entrepreneurship to Create a Sustainable World

How can we successfully rise to these challenges? In theory, development that is sustainable and not damaging to the planet is doable. In…
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Spring Back Recycling Builds Up Lives While Breaking Down Mattresses

Getting rid of mattresses is difficult. Most landfills don’t want them as they are bulky and the springs in them damage the crushing equipment. This…
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Pay-As-You-Go Solar Could Provide Clean Electricity to 1 Billion People

Eight19 announced Kickstart, a program that funds pay-as-you go solar energy in poor dual areas, this week at the World Future Energy Summit…

The 10 Emerging Sustainable Cities to Watch in 2012

Whether they benefit from visionary leaders, flourishing social enterprise, or commitment from community activists, the following 10 cities are well worth a visit…

Inbox Overload and Sustainable Collaboration

Examining the changing role of corporate email use and making a case for the Social Enterprise.

North Carolina Takes Reins For Green Future

The sustainability movement is making waves in North Carolina, at least that’s the impression one might have gotten from the budding enthusiasm at…

Forbes’ Top 30 Social Entrepreneurs List Lacks Social Entrepreneurs

Last week Forbes added a new list to its famous collection. It wasn’t about the richest people in Asia, the most powerful women…
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Yellow Leaf Hammocks: A Powerful Example of Social Enterprise Done Well

While yellow leaves to most of us signify the changing of the seasons, to the Mlabri hill tribe of Thailand they mean a…
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Saleforce’s Benioff on the Future ‘Corporate Spring’

Yesterday, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff kicked off Dreamforce 2011, the largest cloud computing event of the year with over 45,000 in attendance and…
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In Naples, a Trash Crisis Spurs a Social Innovation Laboratory

Naples, a city besieged by its trash crisis and frustration for so long, may teach some of us how to cope when local…
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Sustainability Bridges the Generation Gap

The intergenerational leadership at Two Degrees Food creates a unique perspective that informs our approach to sustainability, how our respective peer groups operate…