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.

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…

The Ethics of Water Privatization: Tech Edition

The water tech industry isn’t just facing an unfathomable opportunity to pursue equitable water access and services; it faces an ethical imperative to…

Kabul Bombing Claims Over 30 Employees of Telecomm B Corp

A telecommunications company in Afghanistan that is also a leading global B Corp, Roshan, is seeking assistance after over 30 of its employees…

Ford Foundation Opens Detroit Office for First Time in 64 Years

After 64 years, the Ford Foundation is opening an office in Detroit again. Can the organization's work in social enterprise and impact investing…

Spirit of Ramadan Guides BRIDGE America to Help Refugees Adapt to a New Life

As Ramadan begins across the Muslim world, BRIDGE America represents the spirit of this important time of year as it strives to improve…

Local Black- and Woman-Owned Firm Will Help Replace Flint’s Water Pipes

As Flint slowly recovers from its three-year water crisis, reconstruction will partly will be led locally. A contracting firm that is both black-…

How a Universal Basic Income Can Disrupt the Cycle of Poverty

GiveDirectly is disrupting the international aid model as it distributes cash payments directly to families in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda in a widespread…

Bloomberg Pledges $3 Million for Coal Country Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the U.S. must move fast to avert climate change risks, but also acknowledges that too…