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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Philanthropy

Transformative Wealth from Women, for Women

How and why women should invest in women and girls.

By Jacki Zehner | 4 | Oct. 9, 2014
 
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Energy

Divesting from Fossil Fuels, Investing in the Future

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

By Jenna Nicholas | 6 | 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 | 5 | 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 | 16 | 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
 
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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 | 4 | 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 | 107 | 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 | 7 | 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