November Lecture Series Brief: Invested Development Founder Miguel Granier

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By Olivia Allen   On November 20, 2013, Miguel Granier, Founder and Managing Director of Invested Development spoke with students earlier at the Social Enterprise Institute’s November lecture series event. Throughout his career, Granier oscillated between the traditional business and the social sectors. Granier served as a loan officer at Accion, a commercial microfinance institution, and was […]

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When Microfinance and Morality Do Not Go Hand-in-Hand

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By Olivia Gonsalves Throughout this past week, I have found myself reflecting on the level of morality and truth that the social entrepreneurs that are studied in ENTR 2206 bring to their profession each and every day. Earlier this week, the Social Enterprise Institute welcomed John Wood of Room to Read and I think everyone who […]

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D'Amore-McKim Alumna Opens Saudi Arabia's Retail Sector for Women's Employment

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By Olivia Allen On Thursday, November 14th, the D’Amore-McKim Business School hosted Reem Asaad, a 2002 Northeastern University School of Business graduate and financial advisor and writer based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia whose campaign to overturn a ban on female employment in the retail sector in Saudi Arabia created much-needed opportunities for economic inclusion.  The discomfort Asaad […]

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Don't Teach Fishing...

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By Dr. Gordon Adomdza The proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and he will feed himself for a lifetime” is particularly relevant to social enterprise. An extension of it goes “help a man set up a fishing business and he will support a local […]

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Eighth Grade Academy: Mentorship for a Brighter Future

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By Melissa Goldberg  This semester, 41 SEI affiliated students are volunteering their time for the Citizen Schools Eighth Grade Academy (8GA) program. The program, which meets seven times throughout the semester, pairs each Northeastern student as a writing coach with an eighth grade student from the Orchard Gardens School in Roxbury. The eighth graders come to […]

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3Qs with Professor Gordon Adomdza

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by Esther Chou With five field studies under his belt, Professor Gordon Adomdza is now a seasoned veteran in leading students abroad to research and develop tools for the base of the pyramid (BOP). In the recent decade, designers have been using the human centered design (HCD) process at the BOP as a new tool to […]

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