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The latest stories on social innovation, published each weekday

 

Impact Investing: Time for New Terminology?

If we are to effectively grow the impact investing community, we need more clarity about what impact investing is—and isn’t.

By Kim Tan | Oct. 1, 2014
 
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Human Rights

A New Approach to Fighting Modern Slavery

A new effort to eradicate slavery is showing success—and may provide a model for other complex human rights and social justice issues.

By Nick Grono | Sep. 30, 2014
 
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Measuring Social Impact

Are You David, Not Goliath?

Small- or medium-size organizations can assess impact too.

By Carly Pippin | 2 | Sep. 29, 2014
 
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Human Rights

Feminism Meets Philanthrocapitalism

Women’s empowerment issues took center stage at this year’s CGI and Social Good Summit, giving new momentum to causes helping women and girls.

By Marcia Stepanek | 2 | Sep. 26, 2014
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Jessica Alba and the Impact of Social Enterprise

Benefit corporations should share their performance against social impact goals, but few are doing so.

By John Anner | 2 | Sep. 26, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

A New Donor Code of Conduct

Donors are in an ideal position to stem the flow of poorly thought-out or inadequately planned technology-for-development projects.

By Ken Banks | 48 | Sep. 25, 2014
 

Foundations

The Power of Diverse Leadership

One of the most powerful strategies funders can pursue is to invest in the leadership of those most affected by problems in their communities.

By Surina Khan | 6 | Sep. 24, 2014
 

Global Issues

Fostering Collaboration Through Common Language

Social change partners must understand the why before digging into the what.

By Kate Marple | 4 | Sep. 23, 2014
 
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Socially Responsible Business

A Case for Business Diversity

The co-operative enterprise model lets people own and operate the services they need to live, and supports overall economic stability and resilience.

By Jan Schiettecatte | 1 | Sep. 22, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

Building a Culture of Philanthropy

Philanthropy is vital to fostering a vibrant community, but how do we deliberately inspire and support a culture of giving?

By Anna Pikovsky Auerbach | 2 | Sep. 19, 2014