Author Archives: SEI at Northeastern

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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Panera Cares Cafés: Inviting Dr. V for Lunch!

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Along comes Ron Shaich, founder and co-CEO of Panera Bread, and most recently the creator of Panera Cares cafés. Panera Bread is among the most valuable publicly traded restaurant companies, with more than 1,600 restaurants and a market capitalization of more than $5 billion. Panera Cares looks and feels a lot like Dr. V’s Indian eye care hospitals, adding an innovative new twist to the idea of corporate social responsibility.

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