SEI Alums Partner to Expand Clean Water Access in India

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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

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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

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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."

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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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The Meaning of Ubuntu

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By Shan­non Clark  “I am what I am because of what we all are.” To me, this phrase speaks to a lot of aspects of my time in South Africa this past sum­mer. The phrase describes Ubuntu, a South African phi­los­o­phy refer­ring to the con­nec­tion between all peo­ple. This past sum­mer, I spent a month in Cape Town, …
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Veronika Scott and The Empowerment Plan for Detroit

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By Pro­fes­sor Den­nis R. Shaughnessy  As a grad­u­ate of The Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan, I make it a point to read as much as I can about what’s hap­pen­ing these days in Detroit. The news has been any­thing but good lately; a painful bank­ruptcy fil­ing, a mid­dle class exo­dus con­tin­u­ing to shrink the city’s pop­u­la­tion, aban­doned build­ings …
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