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The New Guru Is You: Social Venture Network East 2013

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 12.25.2013 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

From Danae Ringelmann of Indiegogo to Eli Pariser of Upworthy and from Connie Evans of Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) to Eben Bayer of Ecovative, the theme of this year's gathering of social entrepreneurs at SVN in Baltimore was global innovation and inclusion on all levels.

A Better Awards Ceremony

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics During most of our modern history, business has proved to be the greatest vehic...

Businesses with Impact : The conference (and network)not to miss twice a year.

Jesse Seaver | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

The attendees at the Social Venture Network (SVN) conference ranged from first-time entrepreneurs to CEOs of major corporations to some of the industry's leading investment advisors and marketing firms.

Obama and Social Change

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 01.26.2013 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Are timeless principles guiding the change, or are we going into the forests of the future without a compass? Each of us can only answer for ourselves, but much will depend on this.

Happy 25th Anniversary, Social Venture Network!

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.14.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

Twenty-five years ago my Dad was still alive and the world felt like a different place, even though it wasn't. Twenty-five years ago, he took me wit...

Joe Van Brussel

Role Of Business Evolving As Impact Investing Gains Steam

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 10.28.2012 | Money

If Mother Teresa and Carlos Slim had a financial vision for a love child, it might look like impact investing. Long-held assumptions about business...

Businesses With Impact: The Social Venture Network

Jesse Seaver | Posted 09.13.2012 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

Let's look at companies that are contributing to what is often referred to as the "Impact Economy."

Choosing People, Planet & Profit: Becoming a B-Corp

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 04.24.2012 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

When Lisa and I started the One World Futbol Project, we knew we had the opportunity to create a business that could bring joy to millions of children around the world -- with something as simple as an ultra-durable ball.

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.

The Rise of the Entrepreneur Activist

Paul Lamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Paul Lamb

One wonders if these budding entrepreneurs, acting in a coordinated fashion and in concert with other types of activists and social sector organizations, could influence change on a mass scale?