social entrepreneurship

Boredom&3Js

Boredom and The 3J’s: Jack, Jackson and Jesus

Boredom is a crucial part of restlessness; that uncomfortable place where we feel a gravitational pull to rearrange a current context, and from…
Is there a window for Free Trade in Bulgaria? (Red House, Sofia)

Fair Trade Arrives in Bulgaria

Fair trade is one window through which Bulgarian can participate as a buyer and seller of niche products. Consumers here are getting a…

Can A Life Be Saved By a Solar Powered Suitcase? If it’s LifeGivingForce, Yes

It seems these days there are an increasing number of natural (and unnatural) disasters happening. You see images of stranded people, injured animals,…
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Financial and Moral Profit at the Base of the Pyramid

Global climate change is on the minds of many, but some of Earth’s inhabitants are noticing the change more quickly than others. This…

What’s Next Interview with Mike Del Ponte: Building the Silicon Valley of Social Entrepreneurship

As part of our partnership with the Social Capital Markets Conference 2010, we are featuring a series of interviews with key conference participants. Don’t…
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The Need for Industry Leadership in Land Development

These are indeed challenging times in our industry. As has been chronicled in these articles, the public doesn’t trust that the industry is…

Capital Markets for Social Good Soon to Launch in Asia

Social entrepreneurship has taken off in these regions, but enterprises tackling challenges from health care to microfinance struggle because they do not have…

Peace Dividend Trust Leads International Aid Improvement in Afghanistan

The Peace Dividend Trust (PDT), Scott Gilmore’s brainchild, strives to make humanitarian aid more effective, efficient, and equitable, allowing foreign aid missions to…
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UNICEF’s Dirty Water Vending Machines Raises Awareness in Manhattan

Last Friday, the United Nations agency installed a vending machine in Manhattan’s Union Square in raising awareness about the issue. Pedestrians who passed…

(VIDEO) Adam Green On Boats That Build Kids

This article originally appeared on Dowser.org. Dowser Audio Slideshow: Adam Green, Rocking the Boat from Dowser on Vimeo. Adam Green believes in teaching…
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Samasource and the Business of Alleviating Poverty

We’ve covered the inspiring work of Samasource before. But we felt we’d be remiss for wrapping up our series on the social side of…
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Reinventing Growth: Locally-Focused Businesses Scaling Deep, Not Wide

By Vale Jokisch at BALLE conference 2010 Many folks in the local economy movement believe that small businesses can compete effectively.  But what…
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Can Small, Local Businesses Compete in a Globalized Market?

By Vale Jokisch at BALLE conference 2010 According to Michael Shuman, author of The Small-Mart Revolution, the answer to that question is a…

“Gateway Drugs” to the Green Economy

In high school, we were warned against using marijuana, not necessarily because marijuana itself was that bad for you, it was the fact…
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Measuring Sustainability for Small and Medium Businesses: Is a Single, National Standard Possible?

By Vale Jokisch at BALLE conference 2010 Product certifications are everywhere.  Walk into Whole Foods and you’ll see packages labeled Fair Trade Certified,…