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Shrimp and Sea Cucumber Farms Offer Models for Aquaculture Investments

From shrimp in Mexico to sea cucumbers in Madagascar, pioneering NGOs are testing new approaches to open ocean aquaculture that emphasize environmental stewardship and increasing local wealth — and lay the foundation for financially…

Eating Insects Makes for A “Sustainable” Snack

Last fall, I attended a conference hosted by the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics at MIT. The conference, entitled “Global Systems 2.0,” focused on potential interdisciplinary approaches to the environmental…

Newspapers Take to the Streets in Greece

For more than two decades, homeless and unemployed individuals have bought and sold magazines to make a living on the streets. In February the world’s newest ‘street paper’ launched in…

The Future 50: Best Places for Millennials to Work

There has been much talk of Millennials, the generation born after 1980. Within the mix of reports on exactly where they stand on money, work, food and life, there seems…

Crowdfunding 2.0: What Will it Look Like?

This is a guest post by London-based entrepreneur Anthony Ogunbowale-Thomas, founder of GOODFRUIT, a crowdfunding 2.0 platform. Has technology sparked a modern Renaissance? Over 5 centuries ago, in Northern Italy,…

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, or Repair: The Pop Up Repair Shop in NYC

Throwing away broken stuff has never been an easier choice. For some items, prices have never been lower; for others, instant obsolescence means you always have an excuse to upgrade,…

Creativity at the Workplace – It Is Possible

Innovation is an elusive ideal, prized as the secret ingredient in economic growth, social progress, and technological acceleration.  Unlocking American innovation is the first step to “winning the future,” according…

Impact Investment: Just 1% – 2% of Venture Capitalism, says Arun Gore

Esha Chhabra chats with Arun Gore, the president and CEO of Gray Ghost Ventures, about impact investing movement. Arun Gore is at the helm of Gray Ghost Ventures (GGV), a venture capital…

CafeImpact: How to Network Yourself like a Pro

Networking begins with being selfish; yes, be a selfish listener. Build relationships with everyone; use your tattoos; listen first; focus on the other person; be authentic; know yourself; avoid the…

How to Build A Healthy Economy: Ron Schultz

An excerpt from Ron Schultz’s most recent book –  Creating Good Work—The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build A Healthy Economy If social entrepreneurs are in the business of…

What Silicon Valley Cannot Teach Social Entrepreneurs

Guest post by Matthew Manos, founder and CEO of verynice, a LA-based design studio that dedicates 50% of their efforts to free design for nonprofits.  ~~~ There had been a…

Paul Polak: Testing New Funding Model for His Second Global Venture

Paul became known for making the treadle pump accessible and affordable for low-income markets. It was his first foray into “social business.”   For the past three years, Paul has…

Connecting Everything: Cisco’s Padmasree Warrior

Cisco’s Chief Technology and Strategy Officer describes how the exponential growth of connectivity between people and devices, both mobile and network, will change commerce, business systems, and individual behavior. Despite…

Austin Goes Local

I’ve been fascinated by Austin, Texas, for a while now. It just seemed so creative and cool. But more importantly, it has become a mecca for the modern day cooperative…

Students Take on Social Entrepreneurship Early On

By Adam S. Poswolsky If extreme poverty is going to be eradicated in our lifetime, all sectors of society, especially young people, need to be mobilized. Nourish International, a social…