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Social Enterprise Innovative ways that organizations are using and adapting business strategies to advance social and environmental well-being
How purpose can attract more consumers, build deeper bonds, and amplify brand messages.
Many social innovations fail because they are unable to bridge the “stagnation chasm.” Here is a look at the resources, ecosystems, and skills needed to overcome it.
Katherine Milligan, who directs the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, interviews leaders from organizations harnessing tech tools like drones and e-readers for social good.
The experience of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves in accelerating investment, collective action, profitability, and impact provides lessons for other impact industries attempting to do the same in base of the pyramid markets across the developing world.
By digitizing indigenous designs for commercial use, Roots Studio connects tribal artists and villages to the global economy, generating new sources of income while preserving cultural traditions.
Social enterprises must navigate the contradictory pulls of social and for-profit goals without tipping too far to one side.
Social sector organizations must consider whether their internal operating system is serving them, their clients, and their pursuit of social impact.
Through innovative strategies for bringing women into the workforce, social enterprise is poised to transform the meaning of “women’s work.”
By taking on an advising role, an organization can scale a core innovation with less demand on its resources than would be required through direct action alone.
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.
An SSIR survey of nearly 2,000 leaders of nonprofits, foundations, and other charitable organizations revealed that they believe feedback is important but still struggle with figuring out how to do it.
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.
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.