By incorporating as a benefit corporation, entrepreneurs can protect their mission by elevating their company's core social and environmental values to the status of law.
The drive to do something worthwhile is the most important motive an entrepreneur can have.
Progreso Financiero combines technology with a culture of financial responsibility to do social good.
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.
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.
The preference of young consumers for products linked to charities they support is so strong it is altering marketing strategies.
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.
For a number of reasons, founders and executives should be putting more of their marketing dollars in this underserved area.
These businesses are borrowing tricks from social entrepreneurs to break into the commodities market.
What if companies benefited employees, customers and communities alike and made shareholders better off?
How you can bring your business into alignment with your values, creating a better world while making a profit.
Zero hour contracts, already common in UK and Europe, are likely to catch on in the US.
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.
Business used to be a cutthroat world where the only thing that mattered was profit -- but that's changing quickly.
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