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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Business

Corporate Venture Capital: A New Accelerant for Impact

How corporate venture capital investors can work with traditional VC investors to nurture entrepreneurs and more space for impact investment.

By Amanda Feldman & Charmian Love | Oct. 17, 2014
 

Foundations

Four Ways to Spread Ideas

Insights from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on what makes influence effective.

 

Business

Has the B Corp Movement Made a Difference?

A look at the progress of the B Corporation movement to date.

By Ryan Honeyman | 3 | Oct. 13, 2014
 

Foundations

Leverage: Just Another Fancy Word?

If foundations are serious about leveraging resources for the greatest good, they need to hone every dimension of their own management.

By Michael Feigelson | Oct. 10, 2014
 

Philanthropy

Transformative Wealth from Women, for Women

How and why women should invest in women and girls.

By Jacki Zehner | 3 | Oct. 9, 2014
 
SSIR blogger Jenna Nicholas has worked for the Oxford Hub, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, the Stanford Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Global Health Corps.

Energy

Divesting from Fossil Fuels, Investing in the Future

A new philanthropic approach to supporting new energy solutions is gaining momentum.

By Jenna Nicholas | 5 | Oct. 8, 2014
 
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Impact Investing

The G8 Task Force Report: Making Impact or Making Believe?

Impact investors need to acknowledge the importance of “investment impact” and develop effective tools for ascertaining it.

By Paul Brest | 4 | Oct. 6, 2014
 

What Does Corporate Social Responsibility Mean for the Technology Sector?

How tech can advance CSR.

By Simon Morfit | Oct. 3, 2014
 

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 | 15 | Oct. 1, 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 | 3 | Sep. 26, 2014