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No Ordinary Stay: Lodge Owners With A Heart For Community

Keisha Reynolds | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Keisha Reynolds

The Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort and Nature Reserve sits surreally amongst a picturesque Guatemalan landscape at Lake Atitlan, which dominates at the top of media's "most beautiful" lists.

Coffee for Change

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Ashleigh Rolle

As a One Young World Ambassador, I'm always seeking to support sustainable and socially conscious brands so, when i came across the kickstarter page ...

Ten Social Business Lessons from Warren Buffett

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

The recently completed Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting (#BRK2016) in Omaha offers lessons for integrating social media into business strategy. 1....

How Positive Innovation is Shaping Business Today

Sparknews | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Sparknews

Businesses must adapt simultaneously to two growing trends. On the one hand, innovation is being placed in the spotlight more than ever, a phenomenon which is being accentuated by the development of new technologies, among other factors.

A Flat World Creates Social Business and Education Imperatives

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Robert E. Johnson

Our world continues to present profound problems and opportunities. Climate change, economic inequality and resource scarcity, all have global impact.

Four Reasons Why Solutions Journalism is Making the World a Better Place

Sparknews | Posted 04.01.2016 | Media
Sparknews

"Code like a girl" project leaders The general perception is that the news industry focuses on negative news because a journalist's job is to highlig...

The Frontlines of a Mexican Dream: Doubling the Income of 10 Million People

Nelly Andrade | Posted 03.25.2017 | Impact
Nelly Andrade

This past weekend, more than 1,200 talented student entrepreneurs traveled from around the world to pitch their game-changing ideas at the Hult Prize Regional competition, aiming to double the income of 10 million people living in urban slums.

Looking for a Trip That Gives Back?

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.17.2017 | Travel
Barbara Ernst Prey

Tourists from around the world visit northern Thailand to experience the majesty of elephants in their natural environment.

Things I Know To Be True About Craft Chocolate & Small Business: As The Dust Settles On Mast-Gate

Shawn Askinosie | Posted 01.13.2017 | Impact
Shawn Askinosie

Much has been written in response to the Mast Brothers scandal (or what our team refers to as "Mast-gate"). Nearly every perspective, rebuttal, or defense has been shared, so much so that I debated whether to publish this post, concerned I'd be adding to the noise. But there's one perspective that's missing and it's that of a (fellow?) chocolate maker.

Uber, Netflix and Reddit: 2016 Business Lessons

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 12.31.2016 | Business
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

For another type of business, social media success may be defined as raising product awareness or increasing fan engagement. Take the month of January to re-work business strategies and implement change before it is too late.

The Power of Vision

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 12.07.2016 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Not all visions are equal. Some never get beyond the 'motherhood and apple pie' stage - good ideas that unleash no energy for change. Others transform...

The Business of Social Influence

JD Gershbein | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
JD Gershbein

Moving information within online communities is at the heart of marketing today. As networks expand, and more content is shared, new engagement patterns have emerged.

Mainstreaming Sustainability: Business Imperatives for Making Sustainability Matter

Lisa Xia | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Lisa Xia

One of the toughest things I've had to consider is whether sustainability really matters to companies in a fundamental way. Not too long ago, an execu...

Social Leadership: Are We There Yet?

Dorie Clark | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Dorie Clark

Over the past few years, the use of social media has ceased to be seen as "cutting edge" or "innovative," and has simply become a core part of how companies communicate and do business.

Creating a Social Mission from Scratch: A Conversation with Neil Blumenthal

Melissa Kushner | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Melissa Kushner

As Founder and Executive Director of goods for good, I have always been inspired by individuals and companies that share my commitment to taking a creative, sustainable approach to international development.

What My MBA Taught Me About Being ‘Different'

Emily Douglas-McNab | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Emily Douglas-McNab

While traveling for work, I sat next to a 26-year-old woman on a plane to Austin, Texas. She helped me relive a moment from my past that continues to be a reminder of the importance of being comfortable with who you are, especially if what you believe makes you "different."

Putting People to Work Is a Good Thing -- And a Good Investment

Jim Gibbons | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

More and more, as the social enterprise movement spreads around the world, we're finding that the best results actually happen for everyone when businesses look beyond the bottom line and invest in social change -- and that can only be good for everyone.

Motivating Beyond Aspiration: The Hult Prize Effect

P. Esmer Chifiero | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
P. Esmer Chifiero

Identifying and launching the most compelling social business ideas is no small feat.

Reason #30 Why We Can't Change: We Don't Have the Time

Susan Scrupski | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Susan Scrupski

You do have the time. You just need to know how to work and play out loud with online networking. It's good for your career, your life, and your peace of mind. Try it.

Creating Is About Taking One Step to Re-Imagining Leadership: Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

Ayelet Baron | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Ayelet Baron

Our world needs a new type of leader who is courageous, selfless, humble, innovative and remarkably effective. We desperately need leaders who have a vision and passion for creating new market opportunities and a better future not just for themselves but also for society at large.

Social Business Is Rooted in Conversations, Not Platform

Daniel Newman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Daniel Newman

Whether you are hopping or planted, you may never get your social media spotlight, or your goldmine of customer intelligence without listening as well.

How to Motivate Your Team and Win Raving Customers

J V Crum III | Posted 01.31.2015 | Business
J V Crum III

This week, we begin a new series featuring another group of businesses who make money by making a positive difference. These businesses are committed to growing their profits by positively impacting their customers and making the world a better place.

Tap Into Consciousness to Discover Business Opportunities

J V Crum III | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
J V Crum III

What if you used social consciousness to understand the impact of your business operations on others, society, and the whole planet, so you use your operations to make the world a better place?

4 Ways To Recharge Your Socially Conscious Spirit

Saudia Davis | Posted 01.04.2015 | Small Business
Saudia Davis

Staying inspired and passionate about what drives you and your mission is critical to the success of your business and more importantly, making headway toward the cause behind your company. Nurturing my social side--as well as my team's--is a top priority.

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.