Author Archives: SEI at Northeastern

Valuating Nature

environmental refugee

The goods and ser­vices that we depend on daily would not exist with­out the assis­tance of nature in the sup­ply chain. Humans con­stantly derive ecosys­tem ser­vices from nature, like how water­sheds source our taps and faucets or how bees fer­til­ize plants for our morn­ing cup of coffee.

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What It's Really Like to Work for a Social Enterprise Abroad


Through my work with Heart Cap­i­tal, I have been able to get into a Skype call with one of the cre­ators of the Acu­men Fund’s report­ing tool, PULSE, and into the office of J-PAL Africa at the Uni­ver­sity of Cape Town. For stu­dents of social entre­pre­neur­ship or really any­body look­ing for an inter­est­ing and engag­ing co-op posi­tion, I highly rec­om­mend the one I cur­rently have.

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Clean Energy & Sol Solution


By going solar, schools are able to cut their elec­tric­ity costs, with­out fac­ing any upfront costs or hav­ing to worry about oper­a­tions and main­te­nance of the solar pan­els. More­over, by rein­vest­ing our prof­its, Sol­So­lu­tion devel­ops edu­ca­tional pro­gram­ming focused on STEM, solar, and green entre­pre­neur­ship for stu­dents at all of our part­ner schools.

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To the class of 2012, with admiration and gratitude from the Social Enterprise Institute

For most of us, our meet­ing place was spe­cial because it started in Pro­fes­sor Shaughnessy’s epic class­room but was for­ti­fied while we were abroad. At the inter­sec­tion of devel­op­ment and busi­ness, we found a shared inter­est in social entre­pre­neur­ship, a pas­sion for learn­ing, a spirit for giv­ing, and a love of travel. In this, you …
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From Our Director


For April/May edi­tion of the SEI Newslet­ter Aware­ness, Action and Social Entre­pre­neur­ship  KONY 2012.  It’s been a hot dis­cus­sion topic around many cam­puses, ours included, over the past sev­eral weeks.  Is it a good or a bad thing that an orga­ni­za­tion like Invis­i­ble Chil­dren focuses on aware­ness, rather than action that leads to real change and last­ing …
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Harvard Social Enterprise Conference


National social enter­prise lead­ers from across the coun­try joined together for the two-day, high-energy and inspir­ing Har­vard Social Enter­prise Con­fer­ence on Feb­ru­ary 25 and 26. The event stim­u­lated dis­cus­sion on new solu­tions and prob­lems within the social enter­prise field, focus­ing around this year’s theme of Inno­va­tion, Inclu­sion, and Impact.  These promi­nent indi­vid­u­als, along with a sig­nif­i­cant …
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