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Business

 

Innovative ways to enhance corporate social responsibility

 

Nonprofit Management

Using Brands for Impact

Social sector brands are more than logos on annual reports; they are tools to drive impact.

By Grant Tudor | 3 | Jul. 1, 2015
 
SSIR blogger Randall Kempner is executive director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a global network of organizations that propel social entrepreneurship in emerging markets.

Business

Supporting Small Businesses for Big Change

Can donors do more to leverage small business as an effective means of delivering development services?

By Randall Kempner & Kate McElligott | 2 | Jun. 30, 2015
 

Global Issues

Overcoming Corruption in Emerging Markets

Lessons from two Nigerian firms and how nonprofits can help.

 

New Business Growth in the Era of Collaboration

A new partnership model is poised to take advantage of under-the-radar, new markets that business-as-usual may overlook.

By Mark Esposito & Terence Tse | 1 | Jun. 26, 2015
 

Global Issues

Collective Impact: The Missing Link

Three ways to create an environment where interdependent stakeholders can perform their individual roles optimally and collaborate with each other effectively.

By Neera Nundy & Ann Paisley Chandler | 14 | Jun. 16, 2015
 

Business

Beyond Shared Value: Character as Corporate Destiny

A new approach to enhancing corporate performance by upgrading the character of an organization.

 

Impact Investing

Parsing Impact Investing’s Big Tent

As the momentum of impact investing builds, the lack of proper taxonomy poses a significant risk to the movement, especially given recent growth.

By Paula Goldman & Lauren Booker | 2 | Jun. 10, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Mission-Aligned Investing: More Complex Than It Seems

Even with the best intentions and emerging tools, the current investment framework makes it difficult to match investment portfolios to values.

By Clara Miller & Toni Johnson | 1 | Jun. 4, 2015
 

Health

Health Services and Designing for Uncertainty

How a “lean startup” approach can help create an effective community-based program.

 

Social Entrepreneurship

Taking the Pulse of Investment in Social Enterprise

A recent survey highlights the important role of social enterprise in poverty alleviation.