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Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 

Global Issues

Cracking the Black Box of Human Reasoning

We have powerful new tools to solve complex social problems—but how we apply them will determine our success.

By Deepthi Welaratna | 2 | Feb. 10, 2015
 

Global Issues

Assessing the State of Global Youth

Highlights from an inaugural study on the largest generation in human history.

By Nicole Goldin | Feb. 9, 2015
 

Solution Markets for Justice Reform

By demonstrating shared responsibility and accountability for outcomes that address injustice on a broad scale, justice institutions can help create an open economy for solutions to big, justice-related problems.

 

US Economic Mobility and Investing for Impact

A new Aspen Institute survey explores how impact investing is driving change in education, economic assets, and health and well-being.

By Anne Mosle | Jan. 27, 2015
 

Foundations

A Wave Is Rising

Community foundations are seeing growing activity in building community wealth.

By Marjorie Kelly | 1 | Jan. 5, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

What’s in a Name?

The case for cohesive and effective social enterprise messaging.

By Carla Javits | 2 | Dec. 22, 2014
 
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Nonprofits

Better Relationships, Better Results

A new survey shows that nonprofits and funders are finding new ways of working together, in the effort to achieve greater impact.

By J McCray | 1 | Dec. 15, 2014
 

Global Issues

Measuring Human Progress

A new report on California highlights how human well-being is a more relevant gauge of progress than economic metrics.

By Sarah Burd-Sharps & Kristen Lewis | 1 | Dec. 9, 2014
 

Socially Responsible Business

Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey

New research offers insights into how social enterprise legal forms are emerging in the United States.

 

Philanthropy

Philanthropy’s New Release

Reflections on the changing philanthropic landscape in Silicon Valley.

By Kimberly Dasher Tripp | 1 | Dec. 2, 2014