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Perth Global Shapers Facilitate Social Impact

Keeya-Lee Ayre | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Keeya-Lee Ayre

The People of Perth love to give. Data shows that we give our time, our money and our energy to support a wide range of social initiatives. However, g...

Why The Affordable Care Act Should Cover Infertility

Melissa Miles McCarter | Posted 05.14.2015 | Politics
Melissa Miles McCarter

A current petition to Whitehouse.gov asks for infertility treatments to be covered by the Affordable Care Act. The fact that it isn't already covered is concerning for a number of reasons.

Every Number Tells a Story

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

In today's world it can be overwhelming to find meaning in the explosion of data, graphs and charts. The trick to navigating this new landscape is to make a concerted effort to find personal connections to the numbers and tell the stories behind the numbers.

Complement Your Giving With Impact Investing

Brad Hurley | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Brad Hurley

A growing number of investors and philanthropists see that as a lost opportunity. What if you could put your investments to work in doing good, while still earning a decent financial return? That question is at the heart of a branch of socially responsible investing known as impact investing.

How Online Tools Can Be Used for HIV Education

Franziska Kreische | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Franziska Kreische

In the long run, Choma wants to contribute to an HIV-free generation. That might sound like an ambitious goal, but it's not impossible.

Beta-Testing Empathy With TableTribes

Erica Schlaikjer | Posted 04.28.2015 | DC
Erica Schlaikjer

"If an entire city could share a single conversation, what would we talk about?" That's the premise of TableTribes, a mobile app that aims to bring...

The Seven Stages of Failure

Maura O'Neill | Posted 04.30.2015 | Books
Maura O'Neill

Thomas Edison once said, "I don't fail. I have just figured out 1000 ways it didn't work." There's so much truth to that statement, but most of us become blindsided by that word we fear most: Failure.

The Triumphs and Tribulations of Impact Investing

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

Both the triumphs and the growing pains of "impact investing" were on display in Oxford, England last week. Impact investing goes beyond the passive tactic of limiting investments to, say, companies that are green or that don't produce guns.

My Journey

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I guess my own journey from the dark side began when I left the City. I loved being a research analyst but once I drifted up into senior management (eventually as Head of Equities in Europe for Lehman Brothers), I became part of the world that I didn't find especially comfortable.

Economic Empowerment: Investing in Opportunity

Flynn Coleman | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Flynn Coleman

From conversations I have had with people all around the world, what I have come to realize is that we all want the same things: something to believe in, health, prosperity, to belong, and opportunity.

A Spoonful of Perspective

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

We have all been inspired by the core values instilled by our parents; if we work hard, we can achieve, but through engaging integrity, passion and compassion, we can also impact on the lives of others.

The NCAA Tournament And How To Talk Sports

Sanyin Siang | Posted 04.03.2015 | Sports
Sanyin Siang

I was not always sports literate and I'm not a sports stats person. But I fell in love with sports because of its power to develop people, the analogies to business challenges, the power for societal good, and its ability to bridge across divides, to bring together people from diverse backgrounds.

Where Does Your Money Spend the Night? Rethinking Capitalism

Tyler Jackson | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Tyler Jackson

If we want to effect social change at scale, investors need to enlist the capital markets by injecting intention and purpose into every financial decision.

A Very Different Type of Tour in Nepal

Blair Glencorse | Posted 05.23.2015 | Impact
Blair Glencorse

Have you ever felt that you are privileged? That you could "give" to others with your experience and utilize your network of contacts to help those living in developing countries? I thought so too, until I participated in the Accountability Lab's Social Impact Tour in the poorest country in South Asia.

Driving High-Impact Through More Strategic Partnerships

Steve Delfin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Steve Delfin

As an organization that sits at the nexus of employer-charity interactions, America's Charities sees how both employers and charities are struggling with this new reality as evidenced by our 2014 Snapshot Report.

How Penn Students Are Leading the New Wave of Social Impact and Entrepreneurship

Molly Wang | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Molly Wang

Social impact-related clubs and initiatives are popping up rapidly on campuses all over the world, and The University of Pennsylvania is one of the schools leading the charge.

Seven Must-Have Apps For Distributed Teams Doing Social Good

T.J. Cook | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
T.J. Cook

Last week I spoke with someone whose house was buried in four feet of snow outside Boston. A day later I joined a group discussing our creative approach for a financial literacy program for kids.

A Glimpse Into the New World: The 2015 Wharton Social Impact Conference

Simon Rycraft | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Simon Rycraft

Our Social Impact Investing panel will include luminaries whose activities have powered the social impact engine by focusing on investments in this domain.

Better Investment In Social Impact Starts With These 4 Questions

Joseph Agoada | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Joseph Agoada

By taking into account all possible outcomes and consequences, including those unintended or indirect, social impact investments can be insured the greatest impact.

Books: A Journey of Self Discovery

Bisila Bokoko | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Bisila Bokoko

Growing up, reading was my favorite hobby. I was obsessed with books. Indeed, books were best friends I would spent countless hours with and draw inspiration and strength from. With a book you are never alone.

Authenticity. Leadership. Nairobi.

Martina Buchal | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Martina Buchal

January 17th- January 24th, 2015 Nairobi, Kenya Feeling Notes: Warmth, heat of the red African sun, smell of fire, strength of women and the girl c...

Recognizing This Potential Demands Action

Pioneers for Change | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I never thought that I would work within education. If someone would have asked me 10 years ago about such a career choice, I am fairly convinced I would have said that is not for me.

In the Loop with Bill Tai: A Story About Extreme Impact!

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

Bill Tai is a genius who functions like an orchestra conductor. Able to weave together diverse people with a variety of strengths, bring out their greatest gifts. He has surrounded himself with gems.

The Results Are In: Social Enterprise Works

Carla Javits | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Carla Javits

We're all aware of income inequality and the need for initiatives to address common societal issues. Yet we don't often hear about whether programs meant to help people really solve the problems at hand, because few steps are taken to actually assess the outcomes, leaving evaluation of the initiatives to little more than a gut feeling.

How Saving a Child's Heart Is Crossing Boundaries In the Middle East

Jessica Katz | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Jessica Katz

"I love you too" I told her, as I hugged her back. We both meant those words, even though we didn't know each other's names. She had a large scar that ran across her chest, poking out from her blue tribal print dress.