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Opportunity Gaps Matter -- and Book Access is a Place to Start

David M. Rader | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact
David M. Rader

Simply having access to books improves children's reading performance throughout their education, leading to long-term benefits in education, and subsequently in income, employment, and socioeconomic status. Unfortunately, not all kids have that access.

Wearable Technologies: Sci-Fi Novels Gone Awry?

Sanjna Verma | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology
Sanjna Verma

My hopes for wearable technology is that it evolves to assist our human evolution, not handicap it. I don't want to see our blood types poisoned by inserting chips unnecessarily into the crevices of our body, but I do want wearable technology to create longer lifetimes, invent eco-friendly homes, and above all, sustain the planet and humanity.

Social Impact Education: Business Strategy for Emergent Economies

Julia M. Satov | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Julia M. Satov

Businesses have become big players in the production of knowledge. Deloitte and PriceWaterhouse Coopers are exemplar powerhouses of social impact research.

Connecting Las Americas: Discovering Good from a Motorcycle

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

If a dude from Amsterdam who doesn't know a thing about mechanics can ride his bike almost 20,000 km up north, crossing 6 countries, across many cultures and timezones: what would be your personal idea to at least try to do something to make this world a better place?

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Erwan Kezzar of Simplon

Alexandre Mars | Posted 08.27.2015 | 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.

For Kenyan Girls, It's More Than Pens, Pencils & Backpacks

Gina Reiss-Wilchins | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Gina Reiss-Wilchins

My 9-year-old daughter goes back to school this week as a brand new fourth grader. In preparation, we were mailed a list of school supplies to bring and found the usual suspects: markers, notebooks, binders, pencils...

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.

Startup Insider: How 'The HUB SG' Is Growing the Social Impact Startup Community in Singapore

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Coworking spaces have been popping out all over the world but one brand has been building its presence around the world, the Impact Hub.

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Johnny Sobczyk of The Brilliant Club

Alexandre Mars | Posted 08.19.2015 | 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.

How to Leverage The Impact of Your Volunteering

Kare Anderson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Kare Anderson

MovingWorlds matches volunteers to projects overseas that can benefit from their skills and experience, for both people lucky enough to work for one these employers, and also for people that want to do this on their own time.

Can Children's Books Improve Society? A Look at Beyond the Laces

Suna Senman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Books
Suna Senman

The rhyming picture book shows a sick boy watching his friends play football in the street through his bedroom window. The story progresses through how the parents try to give the boy hope and courage by connecting him with his love for football.

Share the Love

Eli Wolff | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Eli Wolff

We heard his voice say "Share the love" to everyone he met. While his brave fight here is over, his voice is not silent. He speaks through all who heard him and loved him.

I Am Not Sandra Bland

Pegah Maleki | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women
Pegah Maleki

I may never be a victim of pointed racial violence like Sandra Bland, but if we as a country had risen to the occasion and recognized when other black women, men, and children were being murdered, perhaps she wouldn't have been either.

5 Lessons Learned Working for the World's Largest Youth-Run Company

Nkosana Mafico | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Nkosana Mafico

AIESEC is the global youth network impacting the world through leadership development experiences. Present in over 124 countries and territories and with over 86,000 members, AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organisation.

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet John Hogan of TeenForce

Alexandre Mars | Posted 08.12.2015 | 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.

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Greg Johnson of Bottom Line

Alexandre Mars | Posted 08.05.2015 | 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.

Changing the Face of Finance -- Or Why I Work for a Bank

Pioneers for Change | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Let's start with the question of what banks are for. They have the crucial role of determining what use is made of capital. This gives banks both a huge power and a huge responsibility.

The Social Entrepreneur Interview Series: Meet Fabio Bibancos of Turma do Bem (TdB)

Alexandre Mars | Posted 07.31.2015 | 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.

Fundraisers, Are You Ready? Five Tips for a Successful Race Day Fundraising Event

Mark W. Guay | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

Back in 1977, Billy Starr hopped on his bicycle and went for a ride. His mother had just died from melanoma and pushing the limits of the physical body helped Starr grieve the loss of his mother.

Dalai Lama Presents Awards to MBA Students: How Giving Leads to Happiness

Michael Wohl | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Michael Wohl

Donating business acumen is a powerful and effective way to give back to society. I recently witnessed this while launching an intercollegiate business plan competition to help Tibetan refugees.

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.