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Fall 2014 Social Enterprise Institute Course Offerings

ENTR 2206: Global Social Enter­prise For­merly known as “Social Entre­pre­neur­ship” Designed to pro­vide stu­dents with an in-depth expo­sure to entre­pre­neur­ship in the social sec­tor, a rapidly grow­ing seg­ment of the global econ­omy. Uses the case method to expose stu­dents to lead­ing entre­pre­neurs who have devel­oped and imple­mented busi­ness mod­els to solve social prob­lems such as extreme poverty, …
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The Social Enterprise Review: Second Edition

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We are pleased to announce the release of the sec­ond edi­tion of The Social Enter­prise Review! View the Jan­u­ary 2014 edi­tion here.  Social Enter­prise Review January 2014

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Impact Report: Cooperativa Agricola Chinantlan

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By Gail Batutis  In Chi­nan­dega, Nicaragua, the har­vest has come in. As a recip­i­ent of a grant from the Social Enter­prise Insti­tute, the Chi­nant­lan Agri­cul­tural Coop­er­a­tive and its 40 small farm­ers can cel­e­brate the rewards of their hard work – bushels of Jamaica rose and papaya, which will be sold to both local con­sumers and nation­ally, through con­tacts …
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Our 2013 Global Social Impact Investing Program

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By Den­nis Shaugh­nessy  Impact invest­ing, or invest­ing for both finan­cial return and social impact, is an emerg­ing new inter­dis­ci­pli­nary field, and one that we are ded­i­cated to con­tribut­ing to here at SEI. Our third annual Impact Invest­ing Pro­gram event was held on our Boston cam­pus on Decem­ber 4, 2013.  This pro­gram and event are spon­sored by SEI, …
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“Bill Gates 2.0”, an Example of Social Entrepreneurship?

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By Dr. Sophie Bacq Last spring, we had the oppor­tu­nity to dis­cuss the role of “reverse inno­va­tion”. This con­cept, coined by Dr. Vijay Govin­dara­jan, refers to ultra low-cost, high qual­ity and uni­ver­sal access inno­va­tion that addresses the most per­sis­tent prob­lems of deprived pop­u­la­tions in urban and rural areas of the devel­op­ing world, and is then brought …
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South African Connectivity

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By Caitlin Fer­gu­son and Laura Mueller-Soppart Take a walk around any US uni­ver­sity cam­pus and you will imme­di­ately notice stu­dents engrossed in tech­nol­ogy; from smart­phones to iPads and lap­tops, you would be hard pressed to find a col­lege stu­dent with­out imme­di­ate access to all the inter­net has to offer. In the major­ity of the devel­op­ing world, though, …
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