Social entrepreneurship

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Transparency: How Whole Foods Is Doing It Right (And You Can, Too)
Leadership

Transparency: How Whole Foods Is Doing It Right (And You Can, Too)

With transparency gaining steam, entrepreneurs should consider jumping on the bandwagon. The founders of ethical-fashion startup Zady share advice on how to do so.
Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi
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Room to Grow: A Look at the Changing Landscape of Green Startups
Growth Strategies

Room to Grow: A Look at the Changing Landscape of Green Startups

To get a sense for what it's like starting up environment-friendly and social ventures today, we reached out to three founders based out of NYC's Green Spaces incubator.
Lydia Brown and Jeremy Unger
From Gum to the Grammys: How Artist-Entrepreneur Kenna Bulldozed the Status Quo
Entrepreneurs

From Gum to the Grammys: How Artist-Entrepreneur Kenna Bulldozed the Status Quo

Kenna Zemedkun has launched television shows, carved out his own music genre, created new ways of raising money for the issues he cares about and helped overhaul a social networking site.
Catherine Clifford
Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs
Starting a Business

Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs

Going into business doesn't require sacrificing your ideals. Here are three lessons we learned about doing good and doing well.
Nikhil Arora
For Zady, It's Quality Over Quantity
Starting a Business

For Zady, It's Quality Over Quantity

In honor of Giving Tuesday, our startup of the month is looking to buck the fast-fashion trend for a consumer-conscious model, while also donating a portion of sales to charity.
Andrea Huspeni
Richard Branson on Taking a Stand for What's Right
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Taking a Stand for What's Right

Your business -- be it small or large -- has the opportunity and responsibility to do good in your community.
Richard Branson
Pencils of Promise Is Giving Nonprofits a Hard-Nosed Entrepreneurial Facelift
Growth Strategies

Pencils of Promise Is Giving Nonprofits a Hard-Nosed Entrepreneurial Facelift

Adam Braun set up his mission-driven organization to operate with the efficiency and transparency of a Fortune 500 best-in-class business.
Catherine Clifford
The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

The 7 New Business Facts Of Life For Entrepreneurs

From environmental degradation to societal upheaval, our world is continually challenging businesses to innovate. Knowing how to overcome these obstacles will determine if you succeed or fail as an entrepreneur.
Martin Zwilling
Why This Company Wants You to Change Your Underwear
Entrepreneurs

Why This Company Wants You to Change Your Underwear

You may have TOMS shoes on your feet and Warby Parker glasses on your face, but this company wants to get into your underwear drawer.
Diana Ransom
Benefit Corporations: Doing Good (and Potentially) Boosting Profits
Marketing

Benefit Corporations: Doing Good (and Potentially) Boosting Profits

This new class of corporation can help hold your company accountable to its social and environmental goals. Find out how it might also help you increase sales.
Mark J. Kohler
Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators
Starting a Business

Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators

Impact accelerators are increasingly sprouting to support the specific needs of social entrepreneurs.
Rachel Solomon
For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

For Social Entrepreneurs, What Comes First: Business or Mission?

Entrepreneurs trying to both make money and benefit a social mission are often playing a game of chicken and egg. For some, the social cause rises above all else. For others, a successful business model comes first.
Catherine Clifford
First Coffee, Now Fashion: Apparel Brands Seek Fair Trade Certification Despite Challenges
Marketing

First Coffee, Now Fashion: Apparel Brands Seek Fair Trade Certification Despite Challenges

Patagonia is the biggest apparel brand to commit to Fair Trade standards so far, joining a select group of mission-driven entrepreneurial brands like yoga-apparel company prAna and shoemaker Oliberte.
Catherine Clifford
Melinda Gates on Using Technology to Make Meaningful Connections
Technology

Melinda Gates on Using Technology to Make Meaningful Connections

At Mashable's Social Good Summit, Melinda Gates stressed the importance of using technology to make the world a better place.
Andrea Huspeni