Author Archives: SEI at Northeastern

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


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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Enterprise Spotlight: Bureo Skateboards


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


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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