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Social Enterprise

More Reflection. More Learning. More Impact.

Alex Budak | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Alex Budak

In the startup world, Eric Ries has helped push forward the notion that the goal of a startup is to learn as much as possible, as quickly as possible. In fact, it's my very favorite definition of a startup. As a social entrepreneur, so too is your job to learn -- not just about your organization but also about yourself as a leader.

Want to Make an Impact Through Social Enterprise? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

Christie Garton | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Christie Garton

Through social enterprise you can make an impact and a profit, a definite win-win and a major reason for its popularity as a business model. But while more entrepreneurs are incorporating social good into their business, the struggle that comes with balancing the management of a new company and tackling important social issues can be a bit of a mystery to them.

Finding Your Niche, Ex-Pat Style

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Last year, a chance encounter with Einstein's legacy and its keepers, the Landau brothers reignited my passion for physics and math. My search for cl...

Back to School, On to Unemployment? Addressing the Global Unemployment Crisis Facing Youth

Faaria Volinski | Posted 11.04.2015 | World
Faaria Volinski

It's no coincidence that the Middle East and North Africa region, with the highest unemployment rate in the world, witnessed large-scale social and political unrest in 2011. Youth expressed their chronic dissatisfaction with a society in which they could not participate, contribute, and develop.

Funding Grassroots Social Change in East Africa

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In the past year, The Pollination Project launched a grant-making hub in Uganda and Kenya. Our team identified promising social change efforts worthy of start-up investments. Here are the seeds of change that they planted in East Africa in the past few weeks!

Goodbye Cotton, Hello Hemp?

John Converse Townsend | Posted 10.28.2015 | Green
John Converse Townsend

About 20 million tons of cotton are produced each and every year, making it far and away the world's most profitable non-food crop. But it's resource intensive in a big way.

If it Were Easy, Everybody Would Do it: The Challenge of Creating Jobs (and Counting Them)

Mark Newberg | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Mark Newberg

Early this baseball season, when the days were growing longer and hope sprang eternal (for Red Sox fans, at least), I had an idea: that jobs matter tr...

The Human Touch: Harnessing the Human Aspect of Business Video to Connect and Engage

Michal Tsur | Posted 10.13.2015 | Technology
Michal Tsur

Businesses do not exhibit emotions. Neither do products. But humans do. Which is why video is such a potent business tool. Watching someone on video instantly adds an extra dimension - a more personal, more authentic interaction. Video generates more of an emotional response than any other means of remote communication.

Renée Joslyn of CGI on the International Day of the Girl

Greg Woodburn | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

One of the greatest blessings of my new role with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has been getting to know, working with, and learning from Renée Joslyn, the Director of Girls and Women Integration at CGI.

Why I'm Excited About the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting: An Insider's Perspective

Alex Amouyel | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

As Director of Program for the Clinton Global Initiative, I can't wait for the start of CGI's 2015 Annual Meeting, to be held Sept. 26-29 in New York City.

How to Create a Digital Wedding, Secure Sponsors and Do Some Good

Robelen Bajar | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Robelen Bajar

I knew when I committed to this crazy idea that it was far bigger than me. In fact, it was no longer about my partner and I, or our wedding. I needed the help of heart-centred businesses and individuals who believed in what I was doing.

The Quest for Natural Intelligence in the World

Catherine Cunningham | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Catherine Cunningham

Natural Intelligence refers to principles of life and to our lifestyle choices that respect the natural limits and boundaries of earth's resources.

6 Conferences in Fall 2015 That Will Make You, Your Company, and Our World Better

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact
Mark Horoszowski

The ensuing conference season in Fall 2015 will be full of discussions, ideas, and networking for anyone interested in contributing to building a better world free of poverty.

Five Ways to Honor the American Worker this Labor Day

Carla Javits | Posted 09.05.2015 | Impact
Carla Javits

The essence of this special day is about acknowledging the strength, skill, persistence and even artistry demonstrated every time any job is done well. It's something we too readily forget in a world that seems to be more and more dominated by fame, fortune and reality television.

How Can We Get Books to the Children Who Need Them Most?

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

As part of a World Economic Forum blog series on Social Entrepreneurs, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship spoke to Kyle Zimmer, President and CEO of First Book, which provides millions of new books to children in low-income situations.

Rania Kinge's Social Enterprise 'I Love Syria' Transcends Nationalism

Jackie Abramian | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Jackie Abramian

Working under the daily rocket attacks remind her of "the fragility of life and mortality" as Rania joins millions of Syrians living with the stark truth of death and dying that can occur at an instance. A reality quite foreign to westerners, Rania admits.

To Build Social Enterprise, We're Going to Have to Learn How to Break It Down

Pioneers for Change | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Over-zealous capitalism is seen as having created much of our current predicament; philanthropic/charitable approaches are often perceived to be sticking plasters rather than cures, but social enterprise holds out the promise of changing the system and sustainably creating a better society.

Putting Your Positive Thoughts in High Impact Social Enterprise Action

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Social entrepreneurship gets thrown around. A lot. Countless are published tips for social entrepreneurs, talks are given about the social good, and I too have had the privilege to write about the incredible social entrepreneurs I have met in my journey to boost entrepreneurship for youth around the world.

5 Steps to Success as an Artist

Corey Ferrugia | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Corey Ferrugia

It was 2003 when I enrolled into the University of Arizona School of Music when I first began pursuing my career as a musician and artist. This also was a time in where the digital age was on the rise in it's earlier stages, which impacted the music industry at large on a catastrophic financial level.

Sabatic-ations and Socially Conscious Corporate Career Choices

Daniela Papi | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Daniela Papi

Taking a sabbatical used to be largely restricted to academics and posh people who had the time and money to take time off in the middle of their career, while the rest of the world had to hold out for 45+ years of work until their retirement allowed them the chance to explore their non-work related passions.

A New Space Race - To Grow Social Enterprise

Carla Javits | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Carla Javits

It's time we double down on the race to scale up a whole new way of doing business. We took that leap all the way to the moon. Now it's time to do it right here on earth.

Past, Present... Future

Amanda Spencer | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amanda Spencer

I recently stumbled upon a past incarnation of myself. How? Since last year, I've been a volunteer and advocate for a neuro charity. It's given me, si...

Bordofarms: A Project Focused on Solving Deportee Economic Issues Through Urban Farming

Miguel Marshall | Posted 07.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Miguel Marshall

After this intense immersion into the social fabric of our city's deportee community, we have learned that there are many creative ways to approach social issues and that we are ready to take on the new challenges ahead through more economically viable and scalable model of social enterprise in urban farming.

Engaging the Masses Through Social Movements

Pioneers for Change | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

How can we engage the current generation to engage with social movements? The case to act is now urgent.

Empowering Survivor Communities Through Commerce

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Economic empowerment is a commonly used term these days. Programs upon programs are developed and implemented with the hopes of providing disadvantaged populations with the necessary tools, skills, and resources that will allow them to improve their economic conditions.