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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Socially Responsible Business

The Rise of Social Stock Exchanges

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

By Bandini Chhichhia | 12 | 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
 

Business

The Gender Accelerator

Are startup accelerators the future for women and girls?

By Katie Drasser & Vanessa Valenti | Dec. 23, 2014
 

Economic Development

The Face of Poverty

A diagnostic framework for shaping innovation and scaling strategies.

By Christian Seelos | 2 | Dec. 18, 2014
 

Developing a Global Marketplace for Social Services

Bonds for schoolgirls and malaria vaccines: Pay-for-success initiatives are now tackling issues in the developing world.

By Antara Ganguli | 6 | Dec. 16, 2014
 

This Year’s 10 Most Popular SSIR Articles

The favorites of 2014.

By Jenifer Morgan | Dec. 15, 2014
 

Energy

The Case for Energy Abundance

An alternate paradigm for climate and energy.

By Rachel Pritzker | 12 | Dec. 12, 2014