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Social Entrepreneurship

Bay to Bei: Fostering the Tech Ecosystem in Lebanon

Lessons from Silicon Valley on how to establish a business culture that rewards innovation and propels Lebanon into the digital age.

By Samer Azar | 1 | Aug. 6, 2013

Technology & Design

Gaming with a Purpose

Serious games tap into the same culture of online friendship from social networking to fuel peer involvement and encourage collaboration around real-world challenges.

By William Brindley | Jul. 9, 2012

Social Entrepreneurship

Fostering Social Entrepreneurship in Lebanon

Social entrepreneurship provides a path to transform Lebanon’s challenges into opportunities for change and development.

By Gilbert Doumit | May. 15, 2012

Technology & Design

Building Better Solutions Together, Faster

A look at the innovative *Weekend Movement in Malaysia.

By Glenn Fajardo | 16 | Apr. 25, 2012

Social Entrepreneurship

The Problem with “Social Entrepreneurship”: A Student’s Perspective

Much good can be done under the guise of “social entrepreneurship,” but that doesn’t excuse our collective failure to acknowledge its limitations.

By Ian Eppler | 11 | Apr. 13, 2012

Tension and Possibility: The New Dynamics of Change

Reflections on Ashoka’s Change Nation event in Dublin.

By Daniel Ben-Horin | 16 | Mar. 30, 2012

Technology & Design

Walk With Makmende: Part 3

From the Field Series: A living case study of Makmende, which provides women in Nairobi with coordinated walking groups.

By Nan Zhang | Mar. 28, 2012
SSIR blogger Stephanie Wolcott is social responsibility director for the Alcoa Foundation in New York City and serves as content contributor to KIN Global at the Kellogg School of Management.

Socially Responsible Business

Collaborative Consumption: Doing More with Less…Together

A look at three new sharing enterprises.

By Stephanie Wolcott | 8 | Feb. 17, 2012
Margaret Hagan SSIR Makmende Community Security Initiative

Technology & Design

Walk With Makmende: Part 2

From the Field Series: A living case study of Makmende, which provides women in Nairobi with coordinated walking groups.

By Margaret Hagan | Jan. 31, 2012
Cornelia Huellstrunk Keller Center at Princeton University SSIR Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship

Not All Entrepreneurs Drop Out of College

Universities are the missing link in entrepreneurship.

By Cornelia Huellstrunk | 8 | Jan. 27, 2012