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Innovative ways to enhance corporate social responsibility

 

Impact Investing

Investing in Cross-Subsidy for Greater Impact

Investors need ways to gauge social impact and business health. Cross-subsidy models can help.

By Mirza Jahani & Elizabeth West | 1 | May. 27, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Can B Corps Be Even Better?

B Corps have an opportunity to dramatically increase their social and environmental performance by upgrading their internal management practices.

By Ryan Honeyman | 4 | May. 22, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

Beware Blurring of Sectors

More than ever we are seeing a blurring of the lines between the nonprofit and for-profit sectors—but that is not always a good thing. An introduction to the summer 2015 issue.

By Eric Nee | 3 | May. 13, 2015
 
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Impact Investing

Building Sustainable Enterprises in Frontier Markets

Why generous funding, an inspiring mission, and passionate people won’t carry you through.

By Rashid Malik | 1 | May. 5, 2015
 

Economic Development

A Broader Definition of Business

Business education should include lessons from market-based approaches to international development goals in developing countries.

 
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Socially Responsible Business

Net Positive: The Future of Sustainable Business

Business efforts must become more sustainable and responsible to turn the tide on social inequity and environmental decay. Net positive is a new standard that can help ensure a resilient and regenerative world.

By Jeffrey Hollender | 1 | Apr. 29, 2015
 
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Fundraising

From Projects to People: Addressing a Donor Funding Imbalance

Donors are always calling for innovative thinking, so why not show a little inclination to innovate themselves?

By Ken Banks | 38 | Apr. 22, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

A Week of Social Impact for Business

A look at how investment firms, B Corporations, and other businesses are committing to social and environmental change.

By Georgia Levenson Keohane | 2 | Apr. 21, 2015
 
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Corporate Philanthropy

Making “Customer-driven Philanthropy” Work

Engaging customers in corporate philanthropy has significant bottom-line potential, but even big brands have struggled with doing it well. Is there a future for consumer-driven philanthropy?

By Anna Pikovsky Auerbach | Apr. 20, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Impact Investing in Global Health: Let’s Get Flexible

Investors should think creatively about how to meet the real needs of entrepreneurs who are creating market-based solutions to health problems in emerging economies.

By Beth Bafford & Sarah Gelfand | 1 | Apr. 16, 2015