Author Archives: SEI at Northeastern

Enterprise Spotlight: Bureo Skateboards

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Chile is one of Latin America’s fastest growing economies. According to the World Bank, approximately seven million Chileans lifted themselves out of poverty between 2004 and 2012 due largely to increases in gainful employment opportunities. Despite such socioeconomic improvement, Chile continues to underperform, relative to neighboring countries like Argentina, with regards to environmental protection. Plastic pollution […]

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A Message from a Graduate of the Social Enterprise Institute

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by Emily Turner Many of you are just days from graduation in what could be the most terrifying and exciting week of your life. I remember it well, just over four years ago now, feeling like I was on the edge of possibility. The news relayed messages of how little hope I had in the […]

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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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