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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 

Business

Supercharging Corporate Sustainability

To accelerate progress on sustainability, businesses need a radically different approach to engaging investors and consumers.

By Georg Kell & Peter Lacy | 1 | Feb. 18, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Building a Robust Social Investment Market

Markets develop through controversy and experimentation—there’s no need to rush.

 

Foundations

Redefining Disaster, Preparedness, and Resilience

As the nature, frequency, and scale of disasters grows, the philanthropic sector needs to shift its focus to preparedness through a shared sense of urgency and a commitment to improving data infrastructure.

 

Socially Responsible Business

Supercharging the B Corp Movement

Unilever’s interest in becoming a certified B Corp stands to set an example that others will follow.

By Charmian Love | 4 | Feb. 5, 2015
 

Up Next in 2015: Facing Corruption

One of the major scourges on human development is desperately waiting for social entrepreneurship to tackle it, and the time is now.

By Dieter Zinnbauer | 2 | Feb. 5, 2015
 

The Sharing Economy, Through a Broader Lens

The sharing economy offers opportunities for emerging markets, megacities, and the rising middle class, but we need more collaboration across sectors—and the impact investment community.

By April Rinne | 7 | Feb. 4, 2015
 

Foundations

Reconstructing Philanthropy from the Outside In

A funder-to-funder take on how to create breakthrough social change.

By Paul Shoemaker | 83 | Feb. 3, 2015
 

Education

Learning + Something = Something Brilliant

Entrepreneurs around the world are combining learning with play and hands-on techniques to improve education.

By David Gauntlett | 6 | Feb. 2, 2015
 

Civil Society

What We Own and What Owns Us

Our government should be invested with a pride of ownership. But first, we’ve got to recognize, appreciate, and take responsibility for what it is that we own together.

By Paul Vandeventer | 10 | Jan. 23, 2015
 

Nonprofits

A Platform for Fighting Poverty

For one Tanzania-based NGO, an open source approach to development is getting results.