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Innovative ways to enhance corporate social responsibility

 

Impact Investing

Adopting the London Principles

A new report shows how innovative impact investing policies are helping Hong Kong tackle its social problems.

By Ming Wong & Philo Alto | Aug. 25, 2014
 

Impact Investing

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Hand in Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court’s reasoning and decision in Hobby Lobby should make the foundation reflect on the relative wisdom of its initiative to blend the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

By Maribel Morey | 6 | Aug. 21, 2014
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Why the Future of Social Innovation Is Open

We must move beyond the profit proxy as a shorthand way of determining whether a business is successful or not, and whether it is social or not.

By Dom Potter | 2 | Aug. 19, 2014
 

Socially Responsible Business

Mission-Driven Business

Increased cross-sector collaboration has allowed businesses to use the power of capitalism to solve social problems—an introduction to the fall 2014 issue.

By Eric Nee | Aug. 13, 2014
 

Impact Investing

The Evolution of Impact Investment in India

A look at the quantum growth trends and prevalent investment approach over the last 14 years.

By Nisha Dutt & Usha Ganesh | Aug. 11, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Foundation-Owned Social Enterprises: A New Way Forward?

A novel impact investment model can help social enterprises and foundations generate a high social return on investment.

By Mike Miesen | 6 | Aug. 4, 2014
 

Impact Investing

The Next Great Frontier of Impact Investing

A framework to make impact investing appealing to institutional investors and accessible to international nonprofits.

By Manuel Lewin & Brian Smith | 2 | Jul. 29, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Building Impact Investment Readiness

A new approach to unlocking institutional investments globally.

By Gabriel A. Huppé | Jul. 24, 2014
 

Foundations

Taking Impact Investing and Accounting Full Tilt

More foundations are deploying a full range of financial investment vehicles to yield positive social and financial returns, and using new tools to track impact data.

By Clara Miller & Jean Rogers | 1 | Jul. 18, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Integrated Capital for Social Enterprises

To build a thriving social enterprise sector, we need to rethink the purpose of capital and employ a new strategic funding approach.

By Don Shaffer | 7 | Jul. 17, 2014