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Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B. Corporation

B Corp

Cer­ti­fied B Cor­po­ra­tions are lead­ing a global move­ment to rede­fine suc­cess in busi­ness. By vol­un­tar­ily meet­ing higher stan­dards of trans­parency, account­abil­ity, and per­for­mance, Cer­ti­fied B Corps are dis­tin­guish­ing them­selves in a clut­tered mar­ket­place by offer­ing a pos­i­tive vision of a bet­ter way to do business.

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3Qs with Professor Gordon Adomdza

Gordon Adomdza

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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Tenacity, Determination & Leadership: John Wood's Lessons from the Front Lines of Social Change

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By Olivia Allen Each year in the Social Enter­prise Institute’s intro­duc­tory social entre­pre­neur­ship class, Pro­fes­sor Shaugh­nessy des­ig­nates a hand­ful of high-impact social entre­pre­neurs to the prover­bial “Mount Rush­more” of social entre­pre­neurs — a group of inno­v­a­tive social dis­rup­tors that have pio­neered a fun­da­men­tal impact. This cur­rently includes Muham­mad Yunus of Grameen Bank, Govin­dappa Venkataswamy of Aravind …
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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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How to Build Financially Sustainable Social Enterprises

Tra­di­tional busi­nesses find a path to finan­cial sus­tain­abil­ity by grow­ing their rev­enue, improv­ing their gross and oper­at­ing mar­gins, increas­ing their free cash flow, effi­ciently man­ag­ing both cap­i­tal expen­di­tures and work­ing cap­i­tal, and build­ing their asset base. Achiev­ing these finan­cial per­for­mance indi­ca­tors typ­i­cally result in easy access to financ­ing and higher stock prices.

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Social Enterprise Institute Heads to Clinton Global Initiative University

President Bill Clinton & Jon Stewart at CGIU 2012

Launched by Pres­i­dent Clin­ton in 2007, the Clin­ton Global Ini­tia­tive Uni­ver­sity (CGI U) aims to engage the next gen­er­a­tion of lead­ers on col­lege cam­puses around the world. CGIU con­venes annu­ally with over 1200 stu­dents, in part­ner­ship with youth orga­ni­za­tions, topic experts, and celebri­ties to dis­cuss and develop inno­v­a­tive solu­tions to press­ing global chal­lenges. CGI U’s five focus areas include: Edu­ca­tion, Envi­ron­ment and Cli­mate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alle­vi­a­tion, and Pub­lic Health.

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