Event Brief: Jay Coen Gilbert February Lecture Series


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


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


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


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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