Author Archives: SEI at Northeastern

A Northeastern Perspective on the Passing of Madiba

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It is the great Madiba’s his­toric legacy that South Africa is finally a free, demo­c­ra­tic and non-discriminatory soci­ety. It is up to the next leader of this remark­able coun­try to carry that legacy for­ward from social jus­tice to eco­nomic jus­tice. With social equal­ity comes the expec­ta­tion for full and com­plete equal­ity, and the expec­ta­tion among the mil­lions of poor South Africans is for more and bet­ter jobs, and the improved con­di­tions of daily life that fol­low pro­duc­tive and mean­ing­ful work for all.

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Defining Social Impact Investing

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The impact invest­ing area with the social enter­prise space is receiv­ing a lot of atten­tion lately, and for good rea­son. There is great poten­tial for accel­er­at­ing global devel­op­ment by deploy­ing pri­vate cap­i­tal to achieve social good, so long as it is done in an informed and respon­si­ble way.

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How to Build Financially Sustainable Social Enterprises

Tra­di­tional busi­nesses find a path to finan­cial sus­tain­abil­ity by grow­ing their rev­enue, improv­ing their gross and oper­at­ing mar­gins, increas­ing their free cash flow, effi­ciently man­ag­ing both cap­i­tal expen­di­tures and work­ing cap­i­tal, and build­ing their asset base. Achiev­ing these finan­cial per­for­mance indi­ca­tors typ­i­cally result in easy access to financ­ing and higher stock prices.

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SEI Congratulates the Huntington 100

President Aoun meets the Huntington 100, photo taken by Brooks Canaday (Northeastern)

Pres­i­dent Aoun con­grat­u­lated Northeastern’s Top 100 Seniors and Juniors after the Aca­d­e­mic Con­vo­ca­tion on Thurs­day, April 18th. SEI sends our con­grat­u­la­tions to these out­stand­ing stu­dents in recog­ni­tion of their ser­vice and con­tri­bu­tion to the NU com­mu­nity and beyond. The Hunt­ing­ton 100 is a pres­ti­gious honor awarded to stu­dents that have been nom­i­nated by fac­ulty, staff, and peers.

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March Social Enterprise Lecture Series: Translating Evidence into Action

On Wednes­day March 20th the Social Enter­prise Lec­ture Series wel­comed Angela Ambroz of the Latif Jameel Poverty Lab (JPAL) and Heather Lan­thorn of Inno­va­tions for Poverty Action (IPA) to dis­cuss pol­icy dri­ven by evi­dence and the use of the sci­en­tific method to mea­sure the impact of poverty inter­ven­tion initiatives.

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Alumnus Update: Finding a Path to an Impact Investing Career

Not more than three years out of col­lege, Myles Lutheran already has had a num­ber of excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties in the Social Enter­prise sec­tor, not the least of which includes his cur­rent place­ment in Kenya with a devel­op­ing social enterprise.

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