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Innovative ways to enhance corporate social responsibility

 

Socially Responsible Business

Engaging Underserved Consumers Through Community Groups

Eight community group-business partnership models for reaching underserved consumers.

By Elwood M. Hopkins | Jan. 27, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Leveraging Expertise Across Asset Classes for Institutional Impact

TIAA-CREF traces its social impact investing to the mid-1980s when it invested in affordable housing for low- and moderate-income communities in New York.

By Amy M. O'Brien | Jan. 27, 2014
 

Education

Why Silence Is Not Enough

Business schools are failing to promote higher morals.

By Michel Anteby | 11 | Jan. 22, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Creating a Future Impact Investing Strategy

From 2008-2012 the US government’s Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) supported $2.4 billion in impact investments.

 
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Socially Responsible Business

When Mission Doesn’t Matter (Enough)

A cofounder of Cause, a recently shuttered “philanthropub,” reflects on the challenges of mixing business with charity.

By Nick Vilelle | 19 | Jan. 13, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Enhancing Financial Returns by Targeting Social Impact

The World Bank Group’s IFC has seen a strong correlation between investments that do well financially and those that perform well socially and environmentally.

By Gavin E.R. Wilson | 1 | Jan. 13, 2014
 
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Business

The Rise and Struggles of Social Enterprise in 2013

The whirlwind year for social enterprise saw new investments, corporate forms, and business models.

By Michael Belinsky | 1 | Jan. 7, 2014
 

Impact Investing

Making Impact Investing a Priority

Zurich Insurance Group is fully embedding impact investing into the company's overall investment management approach and culture.

By Manuel Lewin | Jan. 6, 2014
 
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Impact Investing

Impact Investments Show Promising Returns

Two new studies provide insights on good financial returns from a range of impact investments.

By Kate Ahern | Dec. 26, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Rise of the Charismatic Megafauna

Is the future of social enterprise full of promise—or hot air?

By Hugh Whalan | 5 | Dec. 23, 2013