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Thokozile Mcopele: TSiBA Graduate Awarded Mandela Rhodes Scholarship

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Students Commit at Clinton Global Initiative University Conference

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On April 5th, 13 stu­dents from the Social Enter­prise Insti­tute trav­eled to St. Louis, Mis­souri to take part in the Clin­ton Global Ini­tia­tive Uni­ver­sity con­fer­ence (CGIU). Over the week­end, they pre­sented projects, inter­acted with stu­dents from around the coun­try and world, and lis­tened to lead­ers in the field such as Muham­mad Yunus and Bill Clin­ton. Just …
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Alumni Sean Smith at Invested Development

            Impact invest­ing has recently become one of the most uti­lized meth­ods to effect social change in the devel­op­ing world. Many orga­ni­za­tions world­wide invest in socially minded busi­nesses, with the inten­tion of gen­er­at­ing social and finan­cial returns. One such orga­ni­za­tion is Invested Devel­op­ment, an impact invest­ment man­age­ment firm that focuses on …
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Sarah Hodsdon, Kenya

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Look­ing back, it was pretty crazy,” Sarah Hods­don said of her idea to travel to Kenya. The fifth-year senior, major­ing in inter­na­tional affairs with a minor in social entre­pre­neur­ship, just returned from a leave of absence dur­ing which she jour­neyed around the African coun­try. When asked how she came up with the idea to go, …
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Andrew Cabasso: A New York lawyer with a love for development

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A short while ago, I had the chance to inter­view Andrew Cabasso, a North­east­ern alumni class of 2009, and recent grad­u­ate of Fordham’s School of Law. Prior to speak­ing with him, I looked a lit­tle bit into his expe­ri­ences whilst at North­east­ern Uni­ver­sity, specif­i­cally with the Social Enter­prise Insti­tute where I dis­cov­ered that, as an …
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Nicaraguan Impact-Investment Fund: the capstone class is returning to Nicaragua

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A sig­na­ture pro­gram of SEI is the senior cap­stone course, Advanced Stud­ies in Social Entre­pre­neur­ship. This course helps stu­dents under­stand the role that agri­cul­tural coop­er­a­tives and enter­prises play in alle­vi­at­ing extreme poverty among rural small­holder farm­ers. To achieve this objec­tive, stu­dents travel to Nicaragua to apply their class­room learn­ing and engage in impact invest­ing of …
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