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.

What Does It Take to Help Women of Color Build Successful Startups?

More than 4.5 million black and Latina women now sit at the helm of their own companies, and women of color have started…

Compassionate Capitalism and a Story of Coffee

Coffee merges elements of old and new; tradition and ritual; innovation and inspiration. An entire worldview can be built around a simple bean.…

How Deloitte Helps Boost Social Enterprise Abroad

The nonprofit Planeterra has been able to launch social enterprise projects worldwide in part because of the arrangement it has with G Adventures,…

How a Travel Company Became a Global Sustainable Supply Chain Leader

From its origins in 1990 as a vision first funded by two maxed-out credit cards, Toronto-based G Adventures is now a global travel…

Business as a Tool for Compassion: LifeStraw Brings Safe Water to One Million Children in Kenya

The World Bank estimates approximately three-quarters of a billion people face unrelenting poverty every day of their lives. What factors enable those that…

Northern Trust Exec Engages with Quinlan Business School Students re. CSR

The goal of these dialogues is to help students to imagine their own futures by exposing them to promising careers in social business

Comprehensive Strategies for Promoting Educational Equity

How can nonprofit organizations, private enterprise, and public government work together to transform education? Will it take a massive upswing in the number…

The Economist’s Food Sustainability Index Has a Huge Surprise

France has been judged as having the globe's most sustainable food supply in The Economist Intelligence Unit's food sustainability report. The survey's real…

Philanthropy and the Impact Revolution

Nonprofits are finding that they need to be held accountable to a different standard than what was acceptable in the past. But this…

How Women Leaders in Technology Transform the Non-Profit World

In recent years, the nonprofit sector has witnessed more women ascending to technology management positions. These leaders are on the front lines of…

Salesforce.org, From Corporate Philanthropy to Social Enterprise

For 18 years, Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce, has been central to the cloud computing giant’s culture. The company has long touted…

Zurich-Based Fund Generates Impressive Returns from Sustainable Development

Zurich-based ResponsAbility generates wealth for investors while boosting sustainable development opportunities worldwide. This fund invests about $1.2 billion a year in ventures across…

Timberland Helps Cotton Production Return to Haiti

Timberland and the Smallholders Farmers Alliance have reintroduced cotton as not only a way to help revitalize the economy, but to also claw…

HP Transforms Plastic Bottles into Ink Cartridges and Economic Opportunities

HP teamed up with Thread to make ink cartridges with plastic from bottles recycled in Haiti. The initiative brings jobs to some of…

This Coffee Company Wants to Pay Farmers a 50 Percent Premium

Levanta Coffee describes itself as a “socially-innovative start-up” that can spark much better economic opportunities for the coffee farmers in Honduras with its…