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Looking Ahead to 2015: Some Suggestions for the Next Set of Development Goals


The coming year is an important one for global development.  I thought I’d offer a thought on the topic from the perspective of social enterprise and the role of the private sector in addressing poverty and its attendant conditions. The Millennium Development Goals were adopted in 2000 under the United Nations auspices with a 15 year […]

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Social entrepreneurship’s global impact


Posted on November 12, 2014 by Greg St. Martin, Northeastern News. North­eastern con­vened more than 110 scholars and prac­ti­tioners from around the world for a con­fer­ence last week that explored the latest research in social entre­pre­neur­ship and the aca­d­emic, entre­pre­neurial, and prac­tical expe­ri­ence stu­dents gain from immersing them­selves in the social enter­prise sector. » Read the full […]

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Interview with Esther Chou, Global Citizen Year

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Interview with Esther Chou: Global Citizen Year Conducted by Ali Matalon  Hi Esther! We have all missed you at SEI and want to know: what are you up to? I moved to San Francisco in January to work with a social enterprise called Global Citizen Year. Since then, I’ve been re-learning how to ride a bike (mostly up […]

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Alicia Keys' 'We Are Here' Movement

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By Pro­fes­sor Dennis Shaughnessy  In speaking with college students every day around campus, I’m always so impressed by the many passionate young people who are deeply interested in issues of social and economic justice.  Many of these committed young people are also very frustrated by the absence of accessible opportunities to advance their ideas into meaningful action. In […]

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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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Not One, but Sixty Jumbo Jets Crashing Each Day….


By Professor Dennis Shaughnessy  While watching the news coverage of the tragedy of Malaysia Flight 370 over the past three weeks, I was reminded of a compelling analogy used by author Roger Thurow in his book “Enough:  Why the World’s Poorest Starve in An Age of Plenty”.  Based on information provided by the United Nations World […]

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