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Doing Well By Doing Good -- Customers Buy From Companies That Serve the Community

Nell Minow | Posted 11.14.2016 | Impact
Nell Minow

Karla Jo Helms, CEO of Tampa Bay-based international PR firm JoTo PR, says many companies are missing opportunities to tie national or community-focus...

Cisco's big bet on a big idea

Tae Yoo | Posted 09.06.2016 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Two years ago, I stood on stage in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with a quote on the screen behind me. It read, "All it takes is one big idea to change th...

How Social Actions Will Transform The Global Economy

Re-Give | Posted 06.07.2016 | Technology

UNDISCOVERED How Social Actions Will Transform The Global Economy Social Actions engender beneficial outcomes for society and the environment, from ...

Do Good, Do Well; the art of being a leader and a change-maker

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Leesa Muirhead When we think of 'leaders' or 'change-makers' what comes to mind? All to often, we associate leaders with a grasping for celeb...

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...

Bridging the rhetoric and reality divide in social impact investment

Dominic Llewellyn | Posted 12.13.2016 | Impact
Dominic Llewellyn

Photo credit: Tim Swaan Three years ago I met a Belgian banker with a social soul. In a bar at St Pancras Station we drank coffee and talked about ...

Why We Decided to Walk Off Wall Street

Don Shaffer | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Don Shaffer

The only solution is for each of us to pull our money from publicly traded stocks and bonds. It's not that the companies or the people who work for them are bad, but that the trading system is being manipulated by a few people who are driven to make as much money as they can in the shortest time possible.

Do Nonprofits Need to Think Outside the Box?

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

Do nonprofits need to think outside the box? Is there even a box anymore? Through my own experience, the answer to both of these questions is yes.

Rebuilding a Political Economy of Hope

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

What most Americans seek and deserve is not unreasonable. They want a renewed social contract -- a national agreement and practice that rewards honest, hard work. I suggest an approach called the American Invest for Success Program.

My Philanthropy is Turning 40: #GivingTuesdaySG

Patsian Low | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Patsian Low

At age 34, nothing prepared me for what the global financial crisis did to the livelihoods and retirement of innocent people. I left the industry voluntarily, in search of more meaningful work.

Defining Impact Investing: A Call to Action

Beth Sirull | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Beth Sirull

It is time to clarify precisely what we mean by investing with the intent to create social and environmental impacts, and measuring our progress.

Two of a Kind: Where Technology Meets Social Innovation

Patricia Morizio | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact
Patricia Morizio

Technology can be a great catalyst of change, but it cannot be considered a silver bullet to the world's myriad of complex problems. We must involve the creative and cultural industries with the technical.

The ABCDs of Impact Investing and Social Enterprise

Antony Bugg-Levine | Posted 01.29.2013 | College
Antony Bugg-Levine

Inspiring pioneers are demonstrating that business and investment can be a morally legitimate and economically effective way to tackle social challenges.

Social Impact Partnerships: Making a Difference

Kenneth Thompson | Posted 11.04.2012 | Chicago
Kenneth Thompson

It is not easy to develop a working relationship between investors, nonprofits, and related government funding bodies, but there is potential here to create the kind of partnerships that are needed to make a difference.

Harvest America or Invest in America

Stan Sorscher | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Stan Sorscher

We have strong historical and constitutional values about one-person one-vote and a government responsive to local communities. Right? Well, no. That's not right. Quite the opposite.

Industrial Policies for Economic Development

Stan Sorscher | Posted 01.21.2012 | Business
Stan Sorscher

When a company comes to government, we should have conditions that encourage production to stick in our local economy. We should see a clear public good that raises the standard of living for workers and communities.

Occupy Wall Street Precursor 24 Years Old

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 01.03.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

For 24 years, the Social Venture Network has been pushing back against the received wisdom of American commerce. SVN members are building better, smarter businesses with multiple bottom lines: profits, planet, people.

Cutting Workers' Pay and Benefits Doesn't Help Economic Recovery

Stan Sorscher | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Stan Sorscher

We are told we can't afford social investments. Sure we can. To me, social investment often out-performs what I could do as an individual.

City Leader: Kick-Start Entrepreneurship in Your City Now

Daniel Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Daniel Isenberg

In the past year I have witnessed a burgeoning of interest. Here are some do's and don'ts for committed leaders, whether you are a private or public sector leader.