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From The Field


On-the-ground reports from social enterprises and other projects around the world

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.

Impact Investing

Entrepreneurial Solutions to Poverty

The executive director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs makes the case for investing in small and growing businesses.

By Randall Kempner | Nov. 14, 2012

Impact Investing

Blazing New Paths For Social Impact

As the impact investing landscape becomes more fertile, how do we stay focused on the forest before the trees, considering ROI in the context of problems we wish to solve?

By Antony Bugg-Levine | 1 | Oct. 31, 2012


Foundation of the Future?

PopTech has evolved from an annual technology gathering to a social innovation accelerator that curates international conferences, initiatives, labs, and fellowships. Can it live up to its ambitions?

By Tamara Straus | Oct. 26, 2012

Economic Development

Accelerating Job Creation Results

An innovative investment opportunity to increase results—not rhetoric—on quality job creation for all.

By Jose Corona | 6 | Oct. 24, 2012


Sustainable Development in India

The restoration of the Bangalore Lakes can catalyze an overall sustainable transformation of the various districts of Bangalore—as well as reclaim an important historical connection for the city.

By Michel St Pierre | 2 | Oct. 16, 2012

Global Issues

Impatient Capital

Highlights from the Clinton Global Initiative 2012.

By Marcia Stepanek | Sep. 28, 2012

Nonprofit Management

The Most Adaptive Survive

Success stories of nonprofit media organizations that overhauled their business models during a period of chaotic change.

By Paul Connolly | Sep. 26, 2012

Urban Development

A Tree Grows in Chula Vista

Chula Vista, California, is on the leading edge of climate adaptation planning at the community level.

By Robert Searle | 3 | Sep. 21, 2012

Technology & Design

Campus Party: It’s not a “Spanish Thing”

A look at a generational cohort that the world must engage.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 6 | Sep. 20, 2012

Nonprofit Management

Tell Me a Story

Eight tips for creating powerful narratives that drive social impact.

By Eric Friedenwald-Fishman | 5 | Sep. 12, 2012