Category Archives: Spotlight Stories

Notes from the Field: Threads of Peru

Juliana Huaman Quispe_Rumira Sondormayo

It’s 3:15 on a Saturday morning and I quietly close the door of my Cusco apartment behind me. By 3:50 I close the sliding door of an Ollantaytambo-bound combi, a cheap van heading almost 40 miles northwest to the heart of the Sacred Valley, to the same town that around a million Machu Picchu visitors […]

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The way we deal with conflict is a choice

Nelson Mandela

How can we tackle conflict in our daily lives, both at home and on a global scale? What causes conflict and can it be avoided? These questions are at the root of Citizen School’s newest after-school curriculum program, created to educate middle school students about dealing with conflict on a day-to-day basis.   The curriculum was […]

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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


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


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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