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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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