Justice Albie Sachs: Reflections of Social Transformation

By Laura Mueller-Soppart To say the social trans­for­ma­tions occur­ring in South Africa are sweep­ing would be an under­state­ment. Only 19 years ago, the beau­ti­ful coun­try was plagued with laws that incar­cer­ated pro­gres­sive lead­ers and sup­pressed any notion of major­ity rule in every indus­try. Today, new-found har­mony amongst races and classes is con­tin­u­ously emerg­ing. How­ever, it cannot […]

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Harry’s Razors Shaves Away Poverty

By Laura Mueller-Soppart  From the founder of our favorite eye­glass store, Warby Parker, comes another suc­cess­ful social enter­prise: Harry’s Razors. Often we feel most con­fi­dent on the inside when we know we are pro­ject­ing con­fi­dence on the out­side. Pre­sen­ta­tion is a very impor­tant part of the pro­fes­sional world. We spend hours prepar­ing out­fits for inter­views, grooming […]

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SEI Alums Partner to Expand Clean Water Access in India


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


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


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."


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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