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Research Notes

 

Summaries and analysis of new social innovation research

 

Business

Pro Bono Innovation

A look at the rise of pro bono and three trends in creative collaborations that are leading to larger-scale success.

By Jenny Lawson & Kate Ahern | 3 | Oct. 24, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

The New Economics of Innovation Ecosystems

A new strain of economic thought is emerging to explain how societies can grow sustainably.

By Victor W. Hwang & Ade Mabogunje | 3 | Oct. 17, 2013
 

Impact Investing

Impact Investing: From Margin to Mainstream

Impact investing is generating significant momentum and excitement among investors, but challenges still remain for large-scale asset owners.

By Abigail Noble & Joel Bryce | 3 | Oct. 10, 2013
 

Social Entrepreneurship

The Hidden Dimensions of Scale

Examples from South Asia show there’s more to successful scaling than replicating a good model.

 

Nonprofit Management

Evaluation’s Next Generation

A look at characteristics and approaches that represent the evolution of traditional evaluation.

By Srik Gopalakrishnan | 2 | Oct. 2, 2013
 

Technology & Design

The Broadband Opportunity

A new paper delves into best practices to accelerate broadband adoption for social good.

By William A Brindley & Shelly Esque | 2 | Sep. 20, 2013
 

Nonprofits

Scale = Partnership

Lessons from a new study by the Ashoka Globalizer Program.

By Roshan Paul | 3 | Aug. 26, 2013
 

Impact Investing

Impact Investing: From Headlines to Fundamentals

A new report aims to strengthen the impact investing industry.

 

Socially Responsible Business

Honing Talent Through Sustainability

Three things companies can do to improve their sustainability agenda to attract talent and improve employee productivity.

 

Economic Development

Poverty’s New Home

Poverty is growing in US suburbs, but for service providers, does it matter where the poor live?