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Socially Responsible Business

 

Innovative, ethical, and community-minded business practices

 
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Socially Responsible Business

Impact Sourcing: A Critical Path for Social Change

Responsible sourcing of products and services can strengthen and transform deprived social economies.

By David Batstone | 3 | Jan. 29, 2013
 
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Socially Responsible Business

The First Rule of Corporate Social Responsibility Is Not What You Think

What corporations do to society is far more important than what corporations can do for society.

By Peter Karoff | 2 | Dec. 10, 2012
 

Socially Responsible Business

Putting Shared Value into Practice

The idea of creating shared value is deeply compelling, but “the how” and best practices can be difficult to propagate.

By Rick Cadman & Derek Bildfell | 1 | Dec. 4, 2012
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Driving Innovation Through Math Education

The private sector needs to support and encourage an innovative math curriculum.

By Joe Laymon | 3 | Aug. 22, 2012
 
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Socially Responsible Business

People’s Choices Matter

Although new corporate forms like B Corps make it easier to pursue a social mission, it turns out that you don't need one to do so.

By Eric Nee | Aug. 16, 2012
 
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Urban Development

Wanted: New Frameworks for Urban Housing

As global base of the pyramid urban evictions intensify, we need good quality, affordable housing that creates attractive profit opportunities.

By Ruban Selvanayagam | 2 | Jul. 5, 2012
 

Food

How Businesses Can Increase Food Access for the Poor

Hybrid approaches present an opportunity to achieve both greater social impact as well as greater business benefits.

 
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Global Issues

Rio+20: Is a $513 Billion Down Payment Enough?

Advances in reducing poverty, environmental protection, and other global issues threaten the status quo—a report from Rio+20.

By Jigar Shah | Jul. 2, 2012
 
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Corporate Philanthropy

CSR Rule #1: Do No Harm

Corporate philanthropy is complicated and may have multiple objectives but Peter Karoff, Founder of The Philanthropic Initiative, argues its ultimate intention should be to do no harm.

By Peter Karoff | 1 | Jun. 28, 2012
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Is Business the New Charity?

Investing in small business and new ventures is a good thing and vital to our communities, but we must not confuse it with charity or strategic long-term social investment.

By Aaron Hurst | 8 | Jun. 26, 2012