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Socially Responsible Business

 

Innovative, ethical, and community-minded business practices

 

A Mandate for Responsibility

In the wake of a recently passed law, companies in India are figuring out how to meet their CSR requirement.

 

The Upside of CSR

For companies, higher levels of social performance often translate into improved access to funding.

 

Applied “Womenomics”

How Goldman Sachs deployed a far-reaching, data-driven strategy to further the cause of women’s entrepreneurship. Includes magazine extras.

 
Sustainability

Scoring Sustainability

Through an initiative called Earthwards, Johnson & Johnson aims to create a greener company—one product at a time.

 
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Making a Healthy Exit

In places like rural Guatemala, the quest to sustain a vital social enterprise often depends on finding the right private-sector partner.

 
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How the Hub Found Its Center

After a period of crisis and transition, Impact Hub has emerged as an organization that is partly a movement, partly a business, and partly a network.

 
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Off-the-Shelf or Do-It-Yourself?

How a company supports employee voluntarism depends on whether it participates in certain kinds of external networks.

 
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Subsidizing Impact

The right formula for creating a socially beneficial enterprise often includes a strong dose of up-front philanthropic support

 

The Paradox of Fair Trade

In 2011, a rift opened within the fair trade movement. What are the tensions that drove otherwise like-minded activists to form rival camps.

 
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A Get-Rich Way to Help the Poor

There's money to be made by selling "ruthlessly affordable" products to the world's 2.7 billion poorest people.

Reviewed By Tina Sciabica | 2 | Winter 2014