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

 

Impact Investing

Ups and Downs of Social Finance

Defaults in social finance and impact investing do happen: our experience and what the sector can learn from it.

By Leonardo Letelier & Rob Packer | 3 | Jul. 23, 2013
 

Education

Teachers: A Solution to Education Reform in India

Teachers can lead improvement in education; we need to help them develop the mindset, skills, and networks they need to create change.

By Sharath Jeevan & James Townsend | 7 | Jul. 17, 2013
 
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Human Rights

However Long the Night: A Q&A With Molly Melching

A discussion with the cultural entrepreneur, human rights advocate, and founder of Tostan.

By Courtney E. Martin | Jun. 27, 2013
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Beyond Sexy

Let’s start telling social entrepreneurial aspirants the truth and get those who support the field financially to acknowledge that staying power and relationship-building are ineluctable partners to innovation. Part two of a series.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 9 | Jun. 19, 2013
 
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Social Entrepreneurship

Between the Quick Exit and the Long Sojourn

Social entrepreneurs have to get out there and do the work, with enough staying power to make a real impact. Part one of a two-part series.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 12 | Jun. 19, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Impact Economy Lesson from Rural China

Building an impact economy at scale can help ensure that success and opportunity become the norm for children not the exception.

By Rob Wyse | 2 | Jun. 17, 2013
 

Economic Development

Taking Lessons from Africa’s Youth

Those who want a prosperous future for the continent need to engage—and listen to—its young leaders.

By Sir Fazle Hasan Abed & Reeta Roy | 4 | Jun. 13, 2013
 

Impact Investing

Aligning Interests in Impact Investing

If we want to develop a new industry, alignment of interests is critical for long-term success.

By Daniel Izzo | Jun. 13, 2013
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Have You Asked Them What They Need?

Corporate social responsibility programs vs. community partnerships.

By Clay Gish | 5 | Jun. 3, 2013
 
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Impact Investing

Impact Investing: New Enterprises and Collaborations

A report from the Investors’ Circle conference.

By Jenna Nicholas | 2 | May. 21, 2013