Entrepreneur support programs are popular among donors, but many fail to incorporate rigorous research on the most effective ways to help businesses grow. Insights from current academic literature can help improve program design.
Social Enterprise Innovative ways that organizations are using and adapting business strategies to advance social and environmental well-being
Growing confusion about impact investing's key principles and practices has it headed for a fall.
A new French law is about to revamp the country’s civil code and its 200-year-old definition of the corporate purpose.
“Resilience” is a favorite buzzword these days, but what does it really mean, and how can grantmakers and nonprofits take practical steps toward achieving it?
By delivering innovation services to the insurance industry, Ninety Consulting aims to generate and give away a billion pounds ($1.32 billion) over 30 years.
As technology morphs businesses, markets, and economies, we must reimagine how we educate future managers—the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals provide a North Star.
A look at three business structures that let social enterprises scale without sacrificing purpose.
Personal experience is central to the education and development of managers.
If we’re serious about solving problems, marginal businesses won’t do.
How purpose can attract more consumers, build deeper bonds, and amplify brand messages.
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.
Alia, the new online benefits tool from National Domestic Workers Alliance, helps house cleaners accrue contributions from their clients to purchase insurance and receive paid time off.
Supported by the nonprofit U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, Restoration Fuels will turn wood scraps into a substitute for coal, potentially providing energy, jobs, and even environmental benefits.