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Reading, Writing, Empathy: The Rise of ‘Social Emotional Learning’

Marc Brackett never liked school. “I was always bored,” he says, “and I never felt like any of my teachers really cared. I can’t think of anybody that made me…

How To Cover Social Innovation, Part II: Ask Different Questions

This article is the latest in a series that dissects news stories to make the case for high-quality “solution journalism.” In business, you reach success when you start asking the…

Weekly Roundup: CA’s Cap-And-Trade, Occupy Oakland’s Street Battles, And Mitigating Student Debt

Every week, we provide a roundup of the latest news in social change and innovation. White House Unveils Less Burdensome Student Loan Program On Tuesday, the White House announced some…

End Malaria: Michael Stanier on publishing, impact and the possibility virus

It’s sometimes a stretch to see how buying a product can solve a cause, but with his new book End Malaria: Bold Innovation, Limitless Generosity, and the Opportunity to Save…

Preparing For Cold In Zuccotti Park

“Next week it’s gonna be very, very cold here. Temperatures at night are gonna be in the low forties, upper thirties – and with wind it’s gonna feel like it’s…

How To Cover Social Innovation: Start Small, Build Big

This article is the latest in a series that dissects news stories to make the case for high-quality “solution journalism.” Last Wednesday, our founder David Bornstein gave a talk about…

A Business In A Beehive

Bees. More specifically, African Bees. They’re probably not the first, or even the fifth thing that comes to mind when you think of poverty alleviation. Yet these little insects are…

Reflections and questions following Opportunity Collaboration

Attending Opportunity Collaboration last week with 300 other amazing advocates was like drinking from a fire hose of social entrepreneurship. The people were stunning in their commitment, diversity, and quality…

Weekly Roundup: Social Media And The Occupy Wall Street Movement, and A New, Greener Energy Paradigm

Every week, we provide a roundup of the latest news in social change and innovation. Actually, The Revolution Will Be Tweeted. And Facebooked, And LiveStreamed, And Blogged… This week, the…

How Novozymes Aims To Create A Profitable Social Enterprise In Africa

Some people look at sub-Saharan Africa and see conflict, hardship, and poverty. Others look at Africa and see a potential market in the millions of people who constitute the Base…

Designing Social Change: Sustainable Cities

The “Designing Social Change” series examines the rapidly-growing movement to apply design approaches to social problems. Imagine that you and your family have just moved to an informal settlement on…

From Food Stains to Corporate Social Responsibility: Susan McPherson’s Heart at Work

Echoing Green and Dowser have partnered to uncover the winding paths of today’s most innovative changemaking professionals. Susan McPherson’s career path has taken her from dreams of being an astronaut,…

Movirtu – Building a Virtual Mobile Phone for the BoP

Heard of cloud computing?  Probably, yes.  Heard of the cloud phone?  Similar idea, different medium. Despite the growing number of mobile users worldwide, many still have to borrow phones to…

Weekly Roundup: B-Corps Get Ok’ed In CA, Alternatives To Big Banks, and Food’s Future On A Crowded Planet

Every week, we provide a roundup of the latest news in social change and innovation California B-Corp Law Goes Into Effect A bill allowing Benefit Corporations was signed into effect…

On starting over: Troy Holmberg of Coast Coconut Farms

When a good idea is executed poorly the smart social entrepreneur will often scrap the project and go back to the drawing board. In this series entrepreneurs talk about discarding…