Social Entrepreneurship Research in Undergraduate Education


By Dr. Sophie Bacq On Friday February 21, I had the chance to take part in the Ashoka U Exchange hosted by Brown University. Ashoka U catalyzes social innovation in higher education through a global network of entrepreneurial students, faculty and community leaders. The Ashoka U Exchange is their annual, global convening for social entrepreneurship education, […]

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Event Brief: Jay Coen Gilbert February Lecture Series


On Thursday, February 20th, the Social Enterprise Institute hosted  Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab for its February lecture series event. B Lab is a non-profit organization that certifies companies meeting rigorous social, environmental, and transparency standards. These companies are termed B Corporations, and include well-known, socially responsible brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, and Warby Parker. Gilbert began by […]

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Co-op Spotlight: Frontier Market Scouts


By Caitlin Candee  Last May, I left Boston to complete a fellowship program in California that would then place me with a clean tech investment fund in India. Since then, I have met and worked with impact investing industry leaders, familiarized myself with the energy sector in India, practiced yoga on the Ganges River, and survived […]

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Enterprise Spotlight: Aakar Innovations

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By Gail Batutis, DMSB ’15 “We are a bad startup. This is because we are doing too much; we are addressing everything at once.” Sombodhi Ghosh, Co-founder of Aakar Innovations, sits across from me at Costa Café in Delhi on a cool February day, stirring his coffee. He takes notes as he explains his business model, his […]

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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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