Social Entrepreneurship Research in Undergraduate Education

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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

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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

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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

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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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