Alternative economic and social investment models that are properly supported by new public policy and investment could help the United States create more equitable access to jobs and wealth.
By taking some simple steps to support women entrepreneurs, accelerator programs like those at the University of California, MIT, and University of San Diego can help reduce notable gender disparities in America's startup landscape.
From emphasizing the importance of a data culture to exhorting people to “move thoughtfully and improve things,” nonprofit leaders, funders, scholars, and technologists at SSIR's 2019 Data on Purpose Conference provided deep insights into surviving and thriving in an increasingly digital world.
Cross-sector ecosystems in Japan use impact investing to solve the country’s greatest social challenges while generating financial returns.
This unique four-part, 360-minute SSIR Live! e-certification boot camp on social entrepreneurship is produced in conjunction with the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and presented by expert practitioners and theoreticians, including: Rob Ricigliano, a systems and complexity coach at The Omidyar Group; Kevin Starr, managing director of Mulago Foundation; Sara Olsen, founder and CEO of SVT Group, and adjunct faculty member at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey; Brij Kothari, founder and president of BookBox and PlanetRead, and associate professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and Jane Leu, founder and CEO of Smarter Good, and lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.Access this webinar
The European Commission’s new plan for sustainable finance makes important strides toward connecting the financial industry with social and environmental goals, but social innovators should weigh in.
Without bringing more rigor and resources to scaling impact efforts, the do-good industry will never make the exponential leaps needed to bring social innovations to millions of people.
By making data easily verifiable, resistant to alteration, and instantly available to anyone within a network, the incorruptible digital ledgers known as blockchains can help ensure that commercial goods are ethically produced from mine to store.