Category Archives: Social Enterprise

The Third Wave. A book by Steve Case

A fascinating and must read book.  It clearly lays out the technology revolution by illustrating where we have been, where we are now and where we will be going in the future.  But this is more than a book on … Continue reading

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Restoring 1 Million Acres in the Mississippi River Basin

Today is earth day and on Wednesday I met the most interesting woman who is working to restore one million acres in the Mississippi River Basin, North America’s Amazon.  This area is the third largest water shed on earth.  It … Continue reading

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Europe: External and Internal Forces Shaping a New Era for CSR and Corporate Philanthropy

The Conference Board’s Global Social Investing Council, of which I am the program director, held its autumn meeting in London. The meeting’s theme was: “Europe: External and Internal Forces Shaping a New Era.” Our objective was to provide members of … Continue reading

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Social Enterprises: Built to Succeed, Designed to Help

The world is rapidly changing. The opportunities and needs are changing. Governments, Businesses and Nonprofits/NGOs have been functioning fairly independently of each other, doing what they have been tasked to do. As society becomes more complex, the challenges are more … Continue reading

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Impact Investing as a Tool for Social Change: A Conversation with Jean Case

Be Fearless! What if failure is not a limitation? Set audacious goals. Take bigger risks. Make bigger bets. Be bold. Let urgency conquer fear. These are powerful words. How did you get into this? How did you decide to dedicate … Continue reading

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Business-Community Impact Symposium

Business-Community Impact Symposium. Four words, when combined, signal an important convening. Held at Celsius, an unusual all glass house in Bryant Park, participants could ponder intriguing thoughts and glance out at ice skaters and the snowy New York surroundings. I … Continue reading

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Social Innovation Summit

Last week I attended the Social Innovation Summit, held in the Silicon Valley. The organizers, Landmark Ventures, describe it best: “A global convening of black swans and wayward thinkers. Those who are playing at the nexus of technology, investment, philanthropy, … Continue reading

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China Dream, Multinational Corporations and Philanthropy

China is in transition. It’s a political economy where politics and business are inextricably linked. There is a momentous shift occurring and it can be unsettling. The economy is downshifting to a much slower growth rate. Most economies go through … Continue reading

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One Stop Shopping… A Social Enterprise Marketplace

Just in time for the holiday gift giving season, Blake Mycoskie, Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, has created a marketplace to bring together a selection of products that make a positive impact on various regions of the globe. … Continue reading

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