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Startups With Purpose: Committing to Social Good With BCorp Status

David Simnick | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
David Simnick

We're seeing a shift occur within the startup culture around us. Early stage businesses are working to not only make waves with innovation, but also to conduct their business in a socially responsible way.

5 Lessons Learned From My Social Entrepreneurship Journey

Eric Cope | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Eric Cope

The bottom line is this: I want my life and vocation to matter. I want to make a positive difference in the lives of others around the world, especially children, who are not as fortunate. Smile Squared has given me a way to do just that.

Doing The 'Give One' Right

David Simnick | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
David Simnick

Especially for social mission companies, it's tough to focus on doing the aid right when you're just trying to keep your baby alive and running. In our 5 years of building this business and figuring out how to sustainably give, here are a few things we've learned.

A Reflection: Healthy Teeth and Happy Children

Eric Cope | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Eric Cope

I still remember the excitement my wife and I felt when we saw the first glint of enamel poking through our son's gums when he was still in diapers. He had teeth.

Blurring the Lines Between "Social" and "Business"

Adam Lewis | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Adam Lewis

Warby's success hinges on more than its product and mission, demonstrating a new and very simple kind of "corporate social responsibility" that companies can no longer afford to take lightly.

Lessons on Building a Social Enterprise From the First Buy-One-Give-One Food Company

Peter Walters | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Peter Walters

It pays to give. TOMs has given over 10 million pairs of shoes; SoapBox Soaps has provided over 20,000 children with vitamin supplements for a year; W...

Passion, Purpose and Clarity Unpacked

Peter Walters | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Peter Walters

When considering a career path, I'm sure you've been told to"follow your passion," right? If you're doing something that inspires and motivates you more than anything else, it's probably a good road to be on. But this question likely has left you wondering: what is my passion...?

Can An Eco-Friendly Detroit Toothbrush Help Save The World?

Posted 11.20.2012 | Detroit

A toothbrush might be one of the least examined household products people purchase on a regular basis, but a new company launched in Detroit is asking...

Products With a Purpose

The Morningside Post | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
The Morningside Post

While the entrepreneurs behind these socially conscious start-ups have tapped into consumer demands to play donor, they also raise questions about whether applying the profit motive can achieve positive and sustainable developmental ends.

In Speech And In Deed, Hillary Clinton Endorses Social Entrepreneurship

Auren Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Auren Kaplan

The arrival of a robust social capital market to the financial system could very well prove positively world-changing.

Soccer and Socially Responsible Business

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

When my wife and I decided last year that we needed to start a business to market the "ultra-durable" soccer ball I'd dreamed up several years before, we knew we couldn't settle for business as usual.

Soccer and Social Change - One Million Balls in Three Years

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Play for children in war zones and refugee camps is critical on every level. Soccer is often the foundation of efforts to improve or rebuild quality-of-life in challenging circumstances.

Help Send 120,000 Solar Lights to Health Teams in Haiti

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

Two of the most highly regarded health care nonprofits in Haiti are making an urgent plea for 120,000 lights to assist them in giving medical attention to those dispersed in the rural areas.

Help Light Haiti

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

Even before the earthquake, 85% of Haitians did not have electricity. Now the situation is even worse. For $10, you can empower a group of 10 people in Haiti for 10 years by providing a solar-powered light.