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Innovative ways to enhance corporate social responsibility

 
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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
 

Socially Responsible Business

Sending a Signal for Change

Leading by example through individual and institutional commitments to fossil fuel divestment.

By Michael Simpson | 1 | Apr. 3, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Purpose as a Collective Practice

Building purpose-driven organizations through engaging the power of the collective.

By Gabriela Gandel & Tatiana Glad | 3 | Mar. 25, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Raising the Standards for Development Finance

A look at proposed changes to the World Bank’s environmental and social safeguard policies, and where to set the bar on managing risk.

By Colin Scott | 3 | Mar. 23, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Managing vs. Measuring Impact Investment

How a shift in mindset from impact measurement to impact management can lead to stronger social outcomes: a case study of Huntington Capital Fund III.

By Morgan Simon | 2 | Mar. 20, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Priming the Pump and Getting Out

How an early-stage impact funder and start-up social business in Arusha, Tanzania, struck a deal to get things started and create an opportunity for early exit.

By Joris de Vries & Morgan Potter | Mar. 16, 2015
 

Nonprofit Management

When Funders Move On

Donors and nonprofits need to learn more about how to help program participants keep progressing after the support ends.

By Jindra Cekan | 24 | Mar. 13, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Gender Equity and Corporate Sustainability

By mainstreaming efforts to empower women, companies can promote a variety of business goals.

By Marissa Wesely | 8 | Mar. 5, 2015
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Engaging the Citizenry Through Social Enterprise

Social enterprises can help build stability in countries facing political crises by addressing root causes of civilian discontent.

By Andrew B. Lala | Mar. 3, 2015