Author Archives: SEI at Northeastern

A look into South African entrepreneurship

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In July 2014, a group of 39 undergraduate students traveled to Cape Town, South Africa as part of an intensive five-week field study in social entrepreneurship. We partnered with the Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA), a non-profit college in Cape Town that strives to educate the next generation of business leaders through innovative and […]

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Notes from the Field: Aakar Innovations

The jugghi where both Vadrunisha and Rekha live.

Sitting in a Delhi metro station, I wait for one of Aakar Innovations’ founders before we travel to our new production unit in Ghazipur. I smile to myself, reflecting on the jumble of contradictions in front of me. You must be patient here because everyone runs on IST (Indian Stretchable Time). Yet you must also […]

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Co-op Profile: Social Impact through Shoemaking in Peru

Kate with fellow Nisolo employees.

Name: Kate Pellegrino Major: Psychology Minor: Social Entrepreneurship & International Affairs Graduation Year: December 2014 Co-op: Nisolo in Trujillo, Peru Favorite quote about social change: “Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.” — Bill Drayton, founder of Ashoka. Tell us about your co-op: I […]

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What Social Enterprises Can Teach Corporate America About Measuring Social Impact

Sara Minard

In a recent New York Times editorial (“Paralysis Isn’t Inevitable” Sept 27), Joe Nocera wonders out loud how we will ever find solutions to intractable problems in our current state of paralyzed politics. He draws us to an article by Roger Martin of the Rotman School of Management that appeared in the Harvard Business Review […]

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The way we deal with conflict is a choice

Nelson Mandela

How can we tackle conflict in our daily lives, both at home and on a global scale? What causes conflict and can it be avoided? These questions are at the root of Citizen School’s newest after-school curriculum program, created to educate middle school students about dealing with conflict on a day-to-day basis.   The curriculum was […]

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The business of doing good

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Posted on July 9, 2014 by Jason Kornwitz, Northeastern News. “In the mornings, the students were curious learners, studying the ins and outs of microfinance and economic development in Latin America at the Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. In the afternoons, they were unpaid consultants, surveying clients of Esperanza International, a leading microcredit organizations, and writing qualitative reports […]

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