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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

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 | 29 | 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
 
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Fundraising

From Projects to People: Addressing a Donor Funding Imbalance

Donors are always calling for innovative thinking, so why not show a little inclination to innovate themselves?

By Ken Banks | 38 | Apr. 22, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

A Week of Social Impact for Business

A look at how investment firms, B Corporations, and other businesses are committing to social and environmental change.

By Georgia Levenson Keohane | 2 | Apr. 21, 2015
 
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Corporate Philanthropy

Making “Customer-driven Philanthropy” Work

Engaging customers in corporate philanthropy has significant bottom-line potential, but even big brands have struggled with doing it well. Is there a future for consumer-driven philanthropy?

By Anna Pikovsky Auerbach | Apr. 20, 2015
 

Energy

Why Energy Philanthropy Is High-Impact Philanthropy

Energy is central to many causes that funders care about, but it is one of the most underappreciated issues in 21st-century philanthropy.

By Rachel Pritzker & Mike Berkowitz | 4 | Apr. 17, 2015
 
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Food

A Healthy Dose of Skepticism

There is no scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs and no evidence that their commercialization has been beneficial to society as a whole; until there is, it is prudent to just say no.

By Rufo Quintavalle | 10 | Apr. 14, 2015