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Starting Up


SSIR’s hub for students, young professionals, and others new to social innovation

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Socially Responsible Business

Occupy From the Inside

The "ethical customs" for corporate behavior are changing and opening up new jobs in CSR.

By Tim Mohin | Jan. 25, 2012
Charlotte Benishek Global Citizen Year SSIR


Hypertension: A Global Citizen Year Story

How, and when, is the right time to focus on food education, not simply food security?

By Charlotte Benishek | Jan. 20, 2012
Winson Law Global Citizen Year SSIR Brazil

Global Issues

One Book to Save the Town: A Global Citizen Year Story

A social change leader's greatest challenge is disinterest.

By Winson Law | Jan. 19, 2012
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Economic Development

The Top 10 Books on the Economics of Poverty

A suggested reading list to provide a foundation for understanding development, aid, and poverty.

By Amy Lockwood | 14 | Jan. 18, 2012
Annie Plotkin Global Citizen Year social entrepreneurship SSIR

Global Issues

Marcia: A Global Citizen Year Story

A portrait of woman facing poverty and injustice in the developing world.

By Annie Plotkin | 4 | Jan. 18, 2012

Social Entrepreneurship

Thoughts on Reluctant Entrepreneurship

What’s unique to the Entrepreneurial Generation isn’t just that we are entrepreneurs; it’s why we’re entrepreneurs.

By Danny Alexander | 12 | Jan. 5, 2012
SSIR blogger Thaler Pekar is the principal partner of Thaler Pekar & Partners. She facilitated the opening plenary of the most recent Smithsonian Institute Conference on Organizational Storytelling.

Social Entrepreneurship

Why Story Matters

Modern, effective communication is about engagement.

By Thaler Pekar | 9 | Dec. 28, 2011

Social Entrepreneurship

In Search of Collaborative Spirit

Is collaborative competition … collaborative?

By Rafael Ziegler | 1 | Nov. 14, 2011

Technology & Design

Walk With Makmende: Part 1

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

By Clare Corthell Bennett | Nov. 9, 2011
SSIR blogger Scott Sherman has taught courses on social entrepreneurship at numerous universities, including Yale, Princeton, NYU, and Johns Hopkins.


Teaching the Key Skills of Successful Social Entrepreneurs

What if we taught the key mindsets and skill sets that help make successful social entrepreneurs?

By Scott Sherman | 9 | Oct. 31, 2011