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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 
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Economic Development

Product Paternalism

Women’s empowerment means voter choice, partner choice, healthcare choice, reproductive choice, career choice, and consumer choice.

By Jonathan C. Lewis | 6 | Jun. 10, 2013
 

Impact Investing

Impact Investing in the Middle East: What Next?

Impact investment opportunities could arise across the MENA region with the proper incentives and regulatory framework.

By Jamil Wyne & Yehia Houry | Jun. 6, 2013
 
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Health

What is The Future of Hospital Community Benefit Programs?

Health systems need to rethink their programs to take full advantage of health reform—and reframe their value to the communities they serve.

By Chris Kabel | 2 | Jun. 5, 2013
 
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Impact Investing

Not Ideas About the Thing but the Thing Itself

Real assets can have real environmental impact and are ideal investments for young people with new wealth.

By Rufo Quintavalle | 5 | Jun. 4, 2013
 
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Nonprofits

At Least Take Down the Signs

Old-school development and its rusting reminders.

By Kevin Starr | 4 | May. 31, 2013
 
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Measuring Social Impact

Most Charities Shouldn’t Evaluate Their Work: Part Two

Who should measure what? Mind the gap.

By Caroline Fiennes | 7 | May. 30, 2013
 
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Measuring Social Impact

Most Charities Shouldn’t Evaluate Their Work: Part One

Why not?

By Caroline Fiennes | 9 | May. 29, 2013
 
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Environment

From Technocracy to a Practical Politics

For the environmental movement to succeed, it needs to convert its ideas, science, theories, and activism into practical politics that can win votes on a large scale.

By Joseph Zammit-Lucia | 3 | May. 28, 2013
 

Nonprofits

Donor Collaborations: Size Matters Less Than You Think

A response to a recent article on high stakes donor collaborations, highlighting the New York Merger, Acquisition, and Collaboration Fund.

By John MacIntosh | 1 | May. 24, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Where Is the BOP Health Care Fortune?

Research shows that healthcare social enterprises are segmenting the BOP and leaving the bottom 50 percent of consumers behind.

By Andy Thornton | 4 | May. 23, 2013