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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

What We Own and What Owns Us

Our government should be invested with a pride of ownership. But first, we’ve got to recognize, appreciate, and take responsibility for what it is that we own together.

By Paul Vandeventer | 7 | Jan. 23, 2015
 

Nonprofits

A Platform for Fighting Poverty

For one Tanzania-based NGO, an open source approach to development is getting results.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Fueling Financial Innovation in the Middle East

Getting social entrepreneurs in Arab countries to take bigger risks in financing for scale may require that they put more skin in the game.

By Teresa Chahine & Zeina Farhat | 1 | Jan. 16, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Financial Disruption and Giving Back from the Start

New financial tech companies need to adopt a shared value or triple-bottom-line approach.

By Mollie West & Andy Posner | 1 | Jan. 13, 2015
 

Seasonal Planning Disorder? Take a Hike!

Nature can offer organizations new insights on risk and resilience, and inform both short- and long-term strategy.

By Katherine Collins | Jan. 9, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

The Rise of Social Stock Exchanges

A new, innovative platform is helping more investors support social enterprises.

By Bandini Chhichhia | 9 | Jan. 8, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Do Impact Investors Expect Too Much?

The history of microfinance shows how far off-mission social enterprise can go under the weight of massive investment.

 

Nonprofits

The Future of Fundraising

Four trends that will reshape the nonprofit landscape.

By Curt Swindoll | 15 | Jan. 2, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Next-Generation Social Impact Bonds

How financial engineering can improve SIBs, convert greed to good, and spur social investments worldwide.

By Jasper Kim | 11 | Dec. 29, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Impact Bonds: A Scalable Solution to Sustainable Fisheries?

We need to move beyond donor funding and mobilize private capital to finance performance-based conservation.

By Steve Schmida | 2 | Dec. 26, 2014