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Innovative ways to enhance corporate social responsibility

 

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 | 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 | 6 | Jul. 17, 2014
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Three Transformative Business Sustainability Trends

Emerging trends that can re-shape standard business practices.

By Jeana Wirtenberg | Jul. 10, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Measurement for Small and Growing Businesses

A look at impact investor and capacity development provider measurement practices, and some innovative new approaches to metrics.

By Genevieve Edens & Saurabh Lall | 2 | Jul. 8, 2014
 

Business

Could Holding Companies Help Social Enterprise Scale Up?

A look at the benefits holding companies can offer social enterprises and how a trailblazing group in France is leading the way.

By Travis Hollingsworth | 2 | Jun. 26, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Letting Loose the Crazy Uncle

A new report explains how the financial services industry can better harness impact investing to serve client demand.

By William Burckart | 1 | Jun. 26, 2014
 
SSIR blogger Abigail Noble is head of Africa and Latin America for the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and a Global Leadership Fellow with the World Economic Forum.

Impact Investing

Impact Investors Are Raising Their Game

To bring impact investing into the mainstream, the World Economic Forum is using market-simulated games to advance the conversations.

By Abigail Noble & Michael Drexler | 1 | Jun. 13, 2014
 

Business

The Power of Profit in Advancing Systemic Change

Commercial platforms offer powerful avenues for solving social problems on a large scale.

By Michael Chu | 5 | Jun. 12, 2014
 

Socially Responsible Business

Four Reasons to Champion Leadership Development

A behind-the-scenes look at the American Express Leadership Academy.

By Timothy J. McClimon | 2 | Jun. 11, 2014