Looking Ahead to 2015: Some Suggestions for the Next Set of Development Goals


The coming year is an important one for global development.  I thought I’d offer a thought on the topic from the perspective of social enterprise and the role of the private sector in addressing poverty and its attendant conditions. The Millennium Development Goals were adopted in 2000 under the United Nations auspices with a 15 year […]

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Social entrepreneurship’s global impact


Posted on November 12, 2014 by Greg St. Martin, Northeastern News. North­eastern con­vened more than 110 scholars and prac­ti­tioners from around the world for a con­fer­ence last week that explored the latest research in social entre­pre­neur­ship and the aca­d­emic, entre­pre­neurial, and prac­tical expe­ri­ence stu­dents gain from immersing them­selves in the social enter­prise sector. » Read the full […]

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Doing Good and Doing Well


Growing up I always had an underlying desire for service.  My parents taught me the most important aspect of life is to help others.  My most distant memories from my adolescence is doing service work through my church’s youth program.  My mom was in charge of the kitchen for the homeless shelter at the church.  […]

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Organized Confusion: Dominican Republic & Cuba Field Study 2014


Wait, why is socialism bad again?” I bet I heard someone say that or was it a quiet voice at the back of my head? We were walking away from an art store to our bus in a small community in Las Terrazas, in Artemisa province in Cuba.  We had visited the community in the […]

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Interview with David Kyle, Impact Business Leaders.

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Interview with David Kyle: Impact Business LeadersConducted by Ali Matalon Could you tell us a bit about your corporate background and what event sparked your desire to enter the social impact industry? My international experience began when I was 11 years old when my father moved our family from suburban New York to Latin America. In the […]

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Interview with Esther Chou, Global Citizen Year

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Interview with Esther Chou: Global Citizen Year Conducted by Ali Matalon  Hi Esther! We have all missed you at SEI and want to know: what are you up to? I moved to San Francisco in January to work with a social enterprise called Global Citizen Year. Since then, I’ve been re-learning how to ride a bike (mostly up […]

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