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Social Good Summit

The 'New And Improved' Sustainable Development Goals. Why Should Brands Care?

Leslie Pascaud | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
Leslie Pascaud

These leaders have established 17 ambitious sustainable goals for the world to accomplish--in only 15 short years. The exhilaration came from feeling empowered to think about new ways to tackle some of these goals using the powerful marketing tools at our disposal.

The Social Good Summit Taught Us Four Important Things About Reproductive Health & Rights

Joan Erakit | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Joan Erakit

Nations are built upon the grace, perseverance and strength that women bring to the table. Denying a young girl the opportunity to make her own empowered choices greatly diminishes the power of a country to develop successfully.

Finally, Something "More Important Than Kim Kardashian's Bottom"

Ayyan Zubair | Posted 09.29.2015 | Politics
Ayyan Zubair

The 2015 Social Good Summit began on Sunday, September 27th. Its purpose: to promote grassroots activism to discuss solutions to the world's greatest problems.

Making Education Our Cause

Michael Roth | Posted 02.22.2015 | College
Michael Roth

Education can be your cause when you believe in empowerment through learning. Education can be your cause when you believe that inquiry and communication can lead to positive change in the world. Let's make education, a broad and pragmatic liberal education, our cause in 2015.

What Does Y-Combinator and the White House Have in Common?

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 10.21.2014 | Small Business
Marquis Cabrera

By using an agile, continuous deployment tool like the lean startup, government leaders and social innovators can experiment with new ways to solve old problems scientifically.

Flipping the Narrative About Women and Girls: Lessons From the Social Good Summit

Lisa Russell | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

All in all, one thing was clear to me about the Social Good Summit -- its narrative was built around the belief that technology and innovation will greatly improve our world and it was inspiring.

Why Invest in Girls?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tabby Biddle

Malala Yousafzai greets an excited crowd at the 2013 Social Good Summit in New York City. Photo credit: INSIDER IMAGES/Craig Warga for United Nations...

Social Good Summit 2013

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The Social Good Summit was back in New York City for its annual conference, timed to coincide with the influx of speakers attending the 68th United Nations General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative.

Youths -- Don't Talk About Them, Talk With Them

Jessie Fox | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact
Jessie Fox

Youths all over the world can drive economic and social progress; they can also threaten regional stability and security. That's the tension at the heart of the Office of Global Youth Issues.

"The Time Is Now": An Interview With UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi

ZP Heller | Posted 12.01.2013 | World
ZP Heller

The #2030NOW Twitter hashtag of this year's Social Good Summit, held in New York during the UN General Assembly week, was meant to be a rallying cry f...

UN Week Wrap: Africa Rises, Women Win and Millennials Rule

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

As easy as it is to be cynical about gatherings where young influencers tout huge social media followings -- and wear ridiculously shiny patent leather shoes -- often, there's lots to learn from such events, and indelible memories can be made in the seemingly endless lineup of discussion groups.

Getting Back to the Mother of Mother Nature

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.29.2013 | World
Tabby Biddle

Jane Goodall spoke about hope during the opening evening of the International Women's Earth and Climate Summit on September 20 in New York. Photo by ...

8 Moments This Week That Restored Our Faith In Those Restoring Our Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois & Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact

Clinton Global Initiative, Mashable Social Good Summit and, uh, that other major UN event, all collided this past week to tackle the world's most pres...

The Big (Ain't Always) Easy

Zachary Dominitz | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Zachary Dominitz

The meaning of 'social good,' a lot like the Occupy movement, varies greatly depending on your perspective.

The Truth About Social Good: It's More Than a Good Idea

Erica Williams | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Erica Williams

Leaders and social do-gooders are looking for people to talk about the the values, theories and skills that have helped every generation before ours turn moments into movements, reactions into revolutions and big ideas into lasting legacies.

Bill And Melinda Gates: Accidental Hipsters

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 09.26.2013 | Impact

Could it be that we have new poster children for the "hipster" entry in Urban Dictionary? Millennials were the topic du jour on many panels at the ...

Social Good for All: Dialing Hartford From the Echo Chamber

Micaela Connery | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Micaela Connery

Do we claim to speak for a generation, our beloved millennials, when, perhaps, we actually speak for a small sect of highly educated, relatively affluent, big-city-hopping progressives?

'Green News Report' - September 24, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

7 Ways to Refresh Your Social Good Vocabulary

Charles A. Bentley | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Charles A. Bentley

What's 'crowdsourcing?' Where did the term, "shared value," come from? Whether you're a novice or an expert, the following seven buzz words are must-haves to follow along and join the social good conversation.

Let Girls Lead

Let Girls Lead | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Let Girls Lead

According to the UN, there are 600 million adolescent girls around the world who live in poverty, are unable to complete school or see a doctor when they need one, and are victims of violence and exploitation. But they don't have to be.

The World Needs You to Come Alive

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Jacqueline Herrera

I think of all my passionate, socially conscious peers who are doing data entry in a cubicle or working at a bank, and wonder what happened to their passion to change the world, to help others. I'll go ahead and take a guess: fear.

Developing Global Citizens

Elena Sonnino | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Elena Sonnino

As we prepare our children for the 21st century, we must empower them to be global citizens. We must help them understand that their voices matter and that they have the opportunity to create change big and small.

7 Ways to Refresh Your 'Social Good' Vocabulary in 2013

Impatient Optimists | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

It's 2013 and now more than ever we have an excuse to revisit the basics in all-things social good. Whether you're a novice or an expert, the following seven buzz words are must-haves.

Ambassador Susan Rice: On Using Social Media For Diplomacy

92nd Street Y | Posted 02.02.2013 | World
92nd Street Y

U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice's name has been in the news lately, so we thought it would be a good time to post her appearance from the 2012 Social Good ...

Entrepreneurs and Innovators Changing Lives

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

Entrepreneurs, innovators and technologists have skills and ideas that can't be found anywhere else. That's why we need their engagement to help solve global challenges.