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How "Disabled" Leaders Succeeded And You Can Too

Kare Anderson | Posted 03.02.2017 | Impact
Kare Anderson

See exactly how to turn one of the steepest downsides you face in your life into an opportunity to serve an underserved market, like these remarkably ...

4 Ways Your Passport Can Empower Women

G Adventures | Posted 03.07.2017 | Women
G Adventures

by Bruce Poon Tip Founder, G Adventures Whether you're dreaming of a beachfront getaway, researching adventures to stretch your body and mind, or com...

The Giving Pledge: Facilitating Game-changing Gifts for Social Change

Melissa Beck | Posted 03.05.2017 | Impact
Melissa Beck

I hate to break it to you, but a $10 million donation to increase Harvard's endowment doesn't have nearly the same impact as a similar gift to an institution aimed at social betterment.

Circular Economy 2.0

Alexandre Lemille | Posted 03.05.2017 | Business
Alexandre Lemille

The concept of Circular Economy in itself is mind-blowing as it imitates natural cycles through feedback loops at several levels of our current extraction, production and consumption chains. Mind-blowing in the multidimensional benefits that could lies under, creating abundance instead of scarcity.

Corporate Social Responsibility Matters: How One Company Is Changing the World

Ryan Rudominer | Posted 03.02.2017 | Business
Ryan Rudominer

These days, the public is demanding more than ever from brands they buy from--and increasingly it is rewarding companies whose services and products are both good for them and good for society.

Future of the workplace

Pioneers for Change | Posted 03.02.2017 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Paulina 'Pow' Sygulska I'm under no doubt that the world of workplace as we know it is changing in front of our eyes, never to be the same agai...

Finance Vs. Social Enterprise: Which Industry Is Winning the Competition for London's Brightest Youths?

Jaron Soh | Posted 02.28.2017 | Impact
Jaron Soh

"Young people are capable of doing much more today than ever in the history of mankind," Muhammad Yunus once announced to crowds at the 2012 Social Go...

East Meets West: New VC Firm Brings Western Tech to China & Developing World​

Jason Choi | Posted 02.23.2017 | Business
Jason Choi

Here's a question you probably don't think about that often: what's so special about the year 1955?

5 Things to Think About Before Crowdfunding for Someone in Need

Meghan Murphy | Posted 02.19.2017 | Impact
Meghan Murphy

At HandUp we've spent the last three years focused on crowdfunding for individuals experiencing poverty. Here are five key things we've learned to ensure a fundraising campaign for someone in need is a success for everyone.

An Artist's Obligation to Show Injustice

Pioneers for Change | Posted 02.15.2017 | Arts
Pioneers for Change

The continuous bombardment by the media of disturbing imagery of live footage of beheadings and violence, the sensationalism of the grotesque has created desensitization that I find incredibly dangerous and even more than that, incredibly sad.

Why Transparency Is Transformative

Paul Massey | Posted 02.12.2017 | Impact
Paul Massey

We see enormous opportunity in the practice of embracing ongoing engagement about transparency to drive reputation, performance and impact. But it takes courage, resolve and preparation to invite people into your process, talk about incremental progress and be candid about your failures.

No Time Like the Present for Online Action Honoring American Military Heroes

Michael Jones | Posted 02.12.2017 | Impact
Michael Jones

Memorial Day and Veterans Day are months away, but Americans aren't waiting until then to honor those who dedicated their lives serving in the U.S. military.

Healthy People, Happy Minds

Pioneers for Change | Posted 02.11.2017 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

From a young age, I knew that I wanted to do a job that would have a social impact. Growing up in a family of people in caring jobs you could say this was my natural calling.

A More Socially-Responsible Super Bowl

Anne Zeiser | Posted 02.09.2017 | Impact
Anne Zeiser

When the price of a 30-second spot on CBS's broadcast of the 50th Super Bowl costs $5 million, you'd think advertisers would use every micro-second of...

Dear Media Core: Axing Access to Contraception = More Pregnancies!

Melissa S. Grant | Posted 02.09.2017 | Women
Melissa S. Grant

Cutting the funding to Planned Parenthood will do nothing to curb the need for abortion. Education and contraception could curb unintended pregnancy rates, but that's what Planned Parenthood does.

Corporate Social Responsibility Matters: Ignore Millennials at Your Peril

Ryan Rudominer | Posted 02.05.2017 | Impact
Ryan Rudominer

The bottom line is that the corporate world cannot ignore the demands and expectations of Millennials, who are devout in their desire to associate with companies aligned with their values.

Beyond Wall Street: Transforming the Way We Use Capital

Don Shaffer | Posted 02.02.2017 | Impact
Don Shaffer

By Don Shaffer I've been talking to a lot of people lately about RSF Social Finance's decision to walk off Wall Street, and urging others to consid...

Huge Growth in Businesses Owned by Women Veterans

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.01.2017 | Business
Craig Newmark

Folks, I'm a big supporter of both veterans and small businesses. Recently, I heard some good news regarding women veterans success in business. Ac...

Transforming Public Spaces: The Value-Added of Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 01.21.2017 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Now is the time to re-imagine diversity and inclusion. We must recognize the value-added of diversity and inclusion by building a more inclusive society through the transformation of our public spaces. Through this transformation, we can build a more just and equitable world.

Building India and a Sustainable Future

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.19.2017 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Aakash Ohri For me, being a sustainable business is about more than filling green quotas for recycling and energy preservation. It is about a c...

Hult Prize Receives 25K Applications and Sees Eight Entrepreneurs Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Amanda Boyek | Posted 01.17.2017 | Impact
Amanda Boyek

Widely regarded as the "Nobel Prize for students," the Hult Prize challenges university students from around the world to dream up ideas for profitable startups that aim to solve humanity's greatest challenges.

What it Means to Be a Social Impact CEO

Melissa Beck | Posted 01.14.2017 | Impact
Melissa Beck

In terms of corporate giving, social responsibility programs have become pillars on which businesses stand. They build trust with employees, customers and stakeholders alike. Engaging employees strengthens bonds, creates loyalty and makes individuals more productive.

Enough is Enough: The 2016 Anti-Trends

Henk Campher | Posted 01.12.2017 | Impact
Henk Campher

I really wasn't going to do this piece: the standard trends piece for the new year. Last year I wrote about the distractions we can do without in 2015...

It's Time to Plant Hope: 10 Inspiring Quotes on Leadership for Social Justice from Dr. Wangari Maathai

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 01.12.2017 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

This year, as we celebrate the 12th anniversary of Dr. Maathai's receipt of the 2004 Nobel Prize, we are each challenged to plant hope. This is a call to leadership.

Using Technology to Create Safe and Ethical Retail Supply Chains

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.12.2017 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

For a brief moment in 2013, Western consumers got to see the dark underbelly of the supply chains that make the products they use each day.