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Jeremy Hockenstein
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Jeremy Hockenstein is co-founder and CEO of DDD. Prior to DDD, Jeremy worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and as an international nonprofit consultant. He graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in economics and earned an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management.

For its business success and remarkable social impact, DDD and Jeremy have been recognized with the prestigious Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship as well as awards from the World Bank Development Marketplace, the IFC Grassroots Business Initiative and the Global Knowledge Partnership. Among other media acclaim, Jeremy and DDD were profiled in Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat as his "favorite example" of a social entrepreneur's initiative.

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Sourcing Matters: Becoming More Intentional About Your Business Spend

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 9:00 AM

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Doing business profitably, while minimizing societal harm -- and potentially doing good -- has become an essential strategy for large corporations and institutions. Call it corporate citizenship, conscious capitalism, shared value or triple bottom line (Profit, People, Planet). Now socially responsible business practices are...

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What We Are Learning From Employing American Military Spouses

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 8:00 AM

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Based on the headlines I've read recently, the news is good on the unemployment front. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent summary report, the unemployment rate has dropped to 5.8 percent -- the lowest it has been since 2008....

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Investing In Africa's People

(58) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 4:20 PM

Economists tell a joke about two colleagues walking down the street who find a $20 bill on the ground. One economist, who believes in efficient markets, tells her friend, "It can't be. If there were really a $20 bill on the ground, someone would have already picked it up." As...

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Giving Work is Not Enough to Bring People Out of Poverty

(16) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 10:10 AM

In my 12 years of experience leading a social enterprise that creates jobs for some of the most disadvantaged people on the planet, I've learned that just giving people work is not enough. If we truly want to empower people to emerge from poverty, we must do more.

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