Enterprise Spotlight: Bureo Skateboards

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Chile is one of Latin America’s fastest grow­ing economies. Accord­ing to the World Bank, approx­i­mately seven mil­lion Chileans lifted them­selves out of poverty between 2004 and 2012 due largely to increases in gain­ful employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties. Despite such socioe­co­nomic improve­ment, Chile con­tin­ues to under­per­form, rel­a­tive to neigh­bor­ing coun­tries like Argentina, with regards to envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion. Plas­tic pol­lu­tion …
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SEI Students Implement Impact Investment in the Dominican Republic

By Olivia Allen On Sat­ur­day, May 2nd, SEI stu­dents, fac­ulty and staff will travel to Santo Domingo, Domini­can Repub­lic to study micro­fi­nance and eco­nomic devel­op­ment in the Domini­can Repub­lic and Cuba. Lead­er­ship at Esper­anza Inter­na­tional, a micro­fi­nance insti­tu­tion and Grameen repli­cant will task stu­dents from North­east­ern and Insti­tuto Tec­nológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) with a research …
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A Message from a Graduate of the Social Enterprise Institute

WORK SMART AND HARD

by Emily Turner Many of you are just days from grad­u­a­tion in what could be the most ter­ri­fy­ing and excit­ing week of your life. I remem­ber it well, just over four years ago now, feel­ing like I was on the edge of pos­si­bil­ity. The news relayed mes­sages of how lit­tle hope I had in the …
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Advice for Graduates from Leaders in Social Change

Education: Empowering Girls One Book at a Time

By Den­nis Shaugh­nessy  On April 23, the Social Enter­prise Insti­tute had the great plea­sure of host­ing John Wood, founder of Room to Read, and Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize win­ners and authors of “Half the Sky: Turn­ing Oppres­sion into Oppor­tu­nity for Women World­wide” for a panel dis­cus­sion, mod­er­ated by Sheila Mer­cado, founder of Care.com. …
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Harvard Social Enterprise Conference 2014 Pauses to Reflect on the Past 15 Years in Order to Shape the Next 15

By Kather­ine Wool­ley The 2014 Social Enter­prise Con­fer­ence spon­sored by the Har­vard Busi­ness School and Har­vard Kennedy School of Gov­ern­ment marked the 15th anniver­sary of the conference’s tenure.  At this junc­ture, the week­end assumed a reflec­tive role in sup­port of the theme: “Reflect­ing on the Past, Shap­ing the Future.” North­east­ern stu­dents rep­re­sent­ing the Social Enter­prise Insti­tute joined …
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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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