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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Socially Responsible Business

Can B Corps Be Even Better?

B Corps have an opportunity to dramatically increase their social and environmental performance by upgrading their internal management practices.

By Ryan Honeyman | 4 | May. 22, 2015
 
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Nonprofit Management

Are Nonprofits Getting in the Way of Social Change?

Solving major social problems is now possible, but not unless the organizations that have been most responsible for making a difference change significantly.

By Paul Klein | 22 | May. 15, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Beware Blurring of Sectors

More than ever we are seeing a blurring of the lines between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors—but that is not always a good thing. An introduction to the summer 2015 issue.

By Eric Nee | 3 | May. 13, 2015
 
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Philanthropy

Working with Story

How to use oral histories to capture the past and communicate in the future.

By Thaler Pekar | May. 13, 2015
 

Health

What Is Community Anyway?

Our understanding of community can help funders and evaluators identify, understand, and strengthen the communities they work with.

By David M. Chavis & Kien Lee | May. 12, 2015
 

Economic Development

A Broader Definition of Business

Business education should include lessons from market-based approaches to international development goals in developing countries.

 
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Socially Responsible Business

Net Positive: The Future of Sustainable Business

Business efforts must become more sustainable and responsible to turn the tide on social inequity and environmental decay. Net positive is a new standard that can help ensure a resilient and regenerative world.

By Jeffrey Hollender | 1 | Apr. 29, 2015
 
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Energy

Five Innovations That Will Electrify Africa

How a continent of over 1 billion off-grid customers can move from darkness to light over the next decade.

By Joshua Romisher | 21 | Apr. 24, 2015
 
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Economic Development

Latinos: The Future of US Economic Security

It’s time to adapt to demographic changes and adopt new strategies.

By Mara Perez | 2 | Apr. 23, 2015
 

Environment

Innovating for the Earth

Ten stories about the environment from the SSIR archives.

By Devin Briski | Apr. 22, 2015