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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Leveraging Educational Technologies for Student Achievement

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By Olivia Allen Today, sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics (STEM) are cru­cial fields when it comes to dri­ving inno­va­tion, yet busi­nesses in the United States are find­ing it increas­ingly dif­fi­cult to recruit qual­i­fied STEM employ­ees into their work­force due to a skills gap. Accord­ing to the Gates Foun­da­tion, just 25% of high school grad­u­ates in the …
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“Breaking News: 85 People Own Half the World….”

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By Den­nis Shaugh­nessy  The lat­est story of global inequal­ity comes from Oxfam Inter­na­tional this week: 85 peo­ple own as much of the world’s wealth has the 3.5 bil­lion poor­est peo­ple, or the bot­tom half of the planet. As for inequal­ity in the US:  95% of the income gaps in recent years have gone to the top …
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