Social entrepreneurship

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A Look Into Entrepreneurial Approaches to Social Change
Impact Investing

A Look Into Entrepreneurial Approaches to Social Change

In partnership with the Case Foundation, we kick off a weekly series profiling entrepreneurs who are pioneering social change, as well as the investors who are backing their ambitious efforts.
Jean Case
Kickstarter Co-Founder's Next Chapter: A Nonprofit Discovery Platform
Kickstarter

Kickstarter Co-Founder's Next Chapter: A Nonprofit Discovery Platform

Perry Chen has been working with a team of volunteers every Monday night for the last year to come up with an organization that helps people discover and support nonprofits for $1 a day.
Catherine Clifford
You Must Do Good For Your Brand to Do Well With Millennials
Cause marketing

You Must Do Good For Your Brand to Do Well With Millennials

The preference of young consumers for products linked to charities they support is so strong it is altering marketing strategies.
Christie Garton
How the Ice Bucket Challenge Exemplifies Viral-Marketing Serendipity
Marketing

How the Ice Bucket Challenge Exemplifies Viral-Marketing Serendipity

No one knew daring people to dump cold water on each other would go viral, so don't be afraid to try your crazy marketing idea.
Robert Tuchman
One Place Entrepreneurs Should Be Allocating Their Marketing Budget But Aren't
Marketing Strategies

One Place Entrepreneurs Should Be Allocating Their Marketing Budget But Aren't

For a number of reasons, founders and executives should be putting more of their marketing dollars in this underserved area.
Punit Dhillon
Can Giveback Programs Help School Supplies Sellers Stand Out?
Business Unusual

Can Giveback Programs Help School Supplies Sellers Stand Out?

These businesses are borrowing tricks from social entrepreneurs to break into the commodities market.
Neil Parmar
2 Ways to Mint Emotional Currency and Win the Value Proposition
Social entrepreneurship

2 Ways to Mint Emotional Currency and Win the Value Proposition

What if companies benefited employees, customers and communities alike and made shareholders better off?
Peter S. Cohan
5 Secrets to Building a Business -- With Heart
Social Responsibility

5 Secrets to Building a Business -- With Heart

How you can bring your business into alignment with your values, creating a better world while making a profit.
Lewis Howes
5 Reasons Why Zero-Hour Contracts Are the Future of Work
Entrepreneurs

5 Reasons Why Zero-Hour Contracts Are the Future of Work

Zero hour contracts, already common in UK and Europe, are likely to catch on in the US.
Maite Baron
How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend
Growth Strategies

How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend

When Paul Rice initially brought his idea for Fair Trade certified products to suppliers in the U.S., they either met him with intense skepticism or rejected him outright. Today, his model is flourishing.
Catherine Clifford
Richard Branson on Why Compassion Is a Competitive Advantage
Doing Good

Richard Branson on Why Compassion Is a Competitive Advantage

Business used to be a cutthroat world where the only thing that mattered was profit -- but that's changing quickly.
Richard Branson
The 3 Surprising Ways to Weave Social Good Into a Startup's DNA
Social Responsibility

The 3 Surprising Ways to Weave Social Good Into a Startup's DNA

Here are a few ways to give your customers some 'change' for their dollar.
Simon Lockyer
From Glow-In-The-Dark Highways to 'Smog Diamonds,' One Man's Vision of a More Beautiful, Sustainable World
Design

From Glow-In-The-Dark Highways to 'Smog Diamonds,' One Man's Vision of a More Beautiful, Sustainable World

Social designer Daan Roosegaarde has built a career applying technology to the world that exists outside our screens.
Laura Entis
Hampton Creek Reinvents the Egg
100 Brilliant Companies

Hampton Creek Reinvents the Egg

The San Francisco startup has developed a plant-based substitute that's both cheaper and healthier than the real thing.
Jason Ankeny