Justice Albie Sachs: Reflections of Social Transformation

By Laura Mueller-Soppart To say the social transformations occurring in South Africa are sweeping would be an understatement. Only 19 years ago, the beautiful country was plagued with laws that incarcerated progressive leaders and suppressed any notion of majority rule in every industry. Today, new-found harmony amongst races and classes is continuously emerging. However, it cannot […]

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Harry’s Razors Shaves Away Poverty

By Laura Mueller-Soppart  From the founder of our favorite eyeglass store, Warby Parker, comes another successful social enterprise: Harry’s Razors. Often we feel most confident on the inside when we know we are projecting confidence on the outside. Presentation is a very important part of the professional world. We spend hours preparing outfits for interviews, grooming […]

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SEI Alums Partner to Expand Clean Water Access in India


Shilpi Roongta and Sheel Shah, both Northeastern alums who graduated from the College of Business in 2012, took Social Entrepreneurship during their time at Northeastern. Shilpi continued her pursuit by going on the Belize/DR field study in 2010, adding a Social Entrepreneurship minor to her degree and being an active SEI Research Associate and volunteer […]

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Defining Social Impact Investing


The impact investing area with the social enterprise space is receiving a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. There is great potential for accelerating global development by deploying private capital to achieve social good, so long as it is done in an informed and responsible way.

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Spotlight: Small Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund


You might not have heard about S3IDF yet, but Northeastern co-op student Matt Forrest is working diligently to make sure you do. Matt, a Business Administration major in the class of 2015, is the current Outreach Coordinator at the Small Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund, a small Cambridge-based nonprofit with a big mission: to reduce poverty […]

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"I Graduated. Now What."


By Esther Chou In a recent blog featured in the Washington Post, author Dylan Matthews writes of successful do-gooders at high paying Wall Street jobs who have opted to cash in for good instead of pursuing careers for good through what he calls “earning-to-give”. Matthews highlights MIT grad Jason Trigg who spends his days writing code […]

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