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4 Organizations Changing the Global Narrative for Women

Sarah Hillware | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Sarah Hillware

While gender inequality is a complex issue, many of the unseen barriers girls and women face can be solved with simple, cost-effective solutions. I have been incredibly lucky to meet some innovative women leaders and entrepreneurs working to bring about change for women and girls.

DrawHistory Launches Program to Transform Corporate Culture

Keeya-Lee Ayre | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Keeya-Lee Ayre

Perth is an exciting place to be involved in the social impact space right now. With organizations like Spacecubed, Social Ventures Australia, the Cen...

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Sebastien Marot of Friends-International

Alexandre Mars | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

Every day, social entrepreneurs from around the world are seizing opportunities others miss to improve broken systems, innovate and develop solutions to change society for the better.

Power of Mentoring for Social Change

Eli Wolff | Posted 07.19.2015 | Impact
Eli Wolff

Mentors do more than help new employees learn the basics of the workplace. They also help others develop values and new perspectives on the world.

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet David Hertz of Gastromotiva

Alexandre Mars | Posted 07.16.2015 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

During my journey, I've had the fortune of meeting a number of ambitious and persistent social entrepreneurs along the way. In this story series, you will hear from some of these indomitable leaders.

Sustainability Isn't What Your Brand Says; It's What It Does

Karen Manson | Posted 07.10.2015 | Impact
Karen Manson

Recently, at the 2015 Sustainable Brands Conference, I was struck by something Harvard Business Review contributor and the author of "What Great Brands Do," Denise Yohn, showcased on the main stage. Her visual read: "A BRAND IS WHAT YOU DO, AND HOW YOU DO IT."

On the Road to Healing

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

This year -- as inequality threatens the fabric of the United States and so many countries around the world -- may we all, wherever we are from, recommit to the idea of human equality, of freedom, of dignity.

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Matthew Spacie of Magic Bus

Alexandre Mars | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Alexandre Mars

Throughout my travels, I've met many social entrepreneurs and innovators who are making the world a better place. In this interview series, you will hear from incredible leaders who are changing the way we do good in the world.

Leveraging the Power of Women in the Economy

Therese Rowley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Therese Rowley, Ph.D.

More and more businesses who author sustainability plans to survive in the new marketplace are also creating blueprints that activate and drive positive social change.

Celebrating the Humanitarian in Sport

Eli Wolff | Posted 06.30.2015 | Sports
Eli Wolff

Just as we celebrate the athletes who score amazing goals and bring us fantastic finishes, it is equally important to celebrate the humanitarians who utilize the platform of sport to champion social issues and social change.

Making It Better: Philanthropy As a Trailblazer for Social Change

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I've always been fascinated by how people see three things: good, change, and value. It's this curiosity that first sparked my interest in the Philanthropy space.

Empowering the Next Generation of Changemakers

Vanessa Zuabi | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Vanessa Zuabi

"When I met Nadeen, I saw that one day, she could be the next biggest designer, but she simply had no source of support around her, and it was likely her talent would die without the right tools and resources."

Use Existing Business Systems To Create Shared Value Strategy

Rhod Ellis-Jones | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Rhod Ellis-Jones

It's often not the risk of change that stops us from evolving, it's the specter of shifting systems and processes; it's finding enough time in everyone's diaries. Like moving mountains.

Leading Together For Greater Impact

Vikki Spruill | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Vikki Spruill

In order to make real progress, we must harness our own individual strengths for common purpose. Aligning funding strategies and sharing resources across sectors will ensure that philanthropy's transformative impact on society will approach its full potential.

The Best Volunteer Programs Do This

Ryan Scott | Posted 06.14.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

If you're wondering why, despite all of your careful planning and grand volunteer and giving activities, your participation numbers are flat, you need to take a look at how you're hooking your employees into your program in the first place.

Social Impact Investing: The Business Case For Social Impact Education

Julia M. Satov | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Julia M. Satov

As technology, human mobility, skills gap, resource scarcity and social issues transform the direction of global business, we cannot continue CSR as a "do good" quotient; we must now pursue and invest in impactful education as untapped possibilities.

Three Sustainability Trends That Have Companies on Their Toes

Sophia Mendelsohn | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Sophia Mendelsohn

A company's charitable initiatives may have an impact, but that doesn't mean customers don't also care about other issues that may be harder for a company to address. Reputation, loyalty and transparency are more nuanced and I see companies getting more comfortable with the "risky" issues they once tried to avoid discussing openly.

Ushering in the New Era of Social Impact: Fringe Diplomacy in Myanmar

Courtney Spence | Posted 06.11.2015 | World
Courtney Spence

While the definition of Fringe can mean "not a part of the mainstream," it is my sincere hope that the ideals and model of Fringe Diplomacy is expanded upon.

Putting the Heart back Into Business

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Having run a retail consultancy for many years, I felt there had to be a better way to run a business than the quarterly profit addiction that I saw in more and more of our multi-national clients.

Being Mindful of the Gifts We Bring to Life

Susie Wolbe | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Just listing broad categories, one might think of the environment, business, people, or education. But the broad categories would never be enough to get to the heart of the matter. To determine the real impact of each individual person, it's important to be mindful and consider depth.

5 Times Technology Made The World A Better Place

Posted 06.05.2015 | Technology

It seems like every day we wake up to a story in the news about a cutting-edge and often frivolous technological innovation -- such as this recent bre...

Highwaymen And Life-Saving Peanut Butter

Alex Cox | Posted 06.04.2015 | Small Business
Alex Cox

We don't live in a world that needs lone highway cowboys. This is an age of collaboration, a time to get as many people together from as many places as possible and work in unison to make positive changes that echo around the world.

What if the Magic Lies in Making Others Feel Important?

Lacey Johnson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Lacey Johnson

We have a responsibility to each of our fellow human beings: We must understand that each of our lives are relevant, each exist without chance and each deserve the recognition of importance.

The Tao Of Being A Social Impact Company

Jennifer K. Anderson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Jennifer K. Anderson

According to a recent report by SFI, the total assets under management with a sustainable or responsible investment mandate is approximately 18 percent worldwide. This reflects a 929 percent increase since 1995. Investors are not only looking to eliminate negative impacts from their portfolio, they now want to make a positive impact with their dollars.

Encountering Benefit Corporations

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
G. Benjamin Bingham

To lead an organization takes inner fire. If inspired by greed, the fire will burn out quickly. If inspired by a desire to do good, the fire will last because it will spread to other employees, investors and community stakeholders.