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From a $3 Billion Hotel to a $25 Microfinance Loan

Adam S. Poswolsky interviews Bob Harris, the author of “The International Bank of Bob.”When you talk to writer Bob Harris, his deep, soothing voice makes you feel like you’re listening to the…

Focus on Clients, not Growth, says new Accion Report on Financial Inclusion

A new report on Financial Inclusion issued by Accion in partnership with Citi and Visa is a launchpad for their new campaign - FI2020 - which will try to unite the private…

Conscious Capitalism with John Mackey of Whole Foods

John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods, is starting a new movement—“conscious capitalism.” Whole Foods CEO John Mackey (Picture above/ Photo Credit: Wikipedia) – It’s time to balance business with…

Social Impact Session with Sonal Shah

  Brian Weinberg of Blended Profit speaks with Sonal Shah, a Tides Fellow and former Director of the Office of Social Innovation at the White House. SONAL SHAH is an entrepreneur and…

Cost Shifting Eye Care: Sustainable HealthCare Model?

Dr. Gullapalli Rao is an ophthalmologist and founder of the Hyderabad-based  L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI). The Institute, which opened in 1986 and provides primary eye care to underserved…

Blended Profit Chats with Impact Investor Bob Pattillo

  Brian Weinberg of Blended Profit speaks with Bob Pattillo in a new series of interviews and podcasts about growing the “good economy.” Bob Pattillo is an entrepreneur. He likes…

Online Dating for Teachers: Finding the Right Classroom

BY Adam Poswolsky If online dating works so well for people looking for love and happiness, maybe the same concept can apply to people looking for other types of fulfillment,…

World Wildlife Fund Supports Startups in the Forest

Runa works with 2,000 indigenous farmers of Kichwa nationality (as pictured above) in the Ecuadorian Amazon to produce guayusa tea (Photo courtesy of subject). By Lindsay Hebert In December, the…

India’s Feat in Public Health: Polio

This Sunday, January 13, was the anniversary of India’s major polio milestone – marking two years without reporting a single case of polio.  We talk with Dr. Naveen Thacker, a pediatrician and…

Guy Kawasaki on APE-ing a Writing Career

Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of Alltop.com, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web, and a founding partner at Garage Technology Ventures.  His latest book, APE – Author Publisher, and Entrepreneur…

A Second Life For the World: Encore Entrepeneurs

  By Lindsay Hebert Last week, Encore.org announced this year’s Purpose Prize winners, five social innovators over the age of 60 who will receive $100,000 for their contributions to society….

Raghava KK: Modern Artist Tackles Education via Tech

Artist Raghava talks to Dowser about his latest work with PolyVision on redesigning education through technology and creativity (photo courtesy of subject). Dowser: What led you to the PolyVision project?…

Heifer and Gates Unite for East Africa Dairy

Joan Kimeli, the recording clerk at the Metkei Multipurpose Company Limited in Kenya uses a alcohol gun to inspect freshness in milk in Kamwosor Centre village on Monday May 16,…

Echoing Green: Creating an Ecosystem for Social Enterprises

This year Echoing Green piloted a new program –  Open Society Black Male Achievement (BMA) Fellowship, aimed to “create hope and opportunities for black men and boys who are significantly…

A Year Up: Building an Inclusive Economy

Gerald Chertavian meets with one of Boston’s Year Up participants.  (Photo Courtesy of subject) Gerald Chertavian started YearUp to give young people from disadvantaged backgrounds better access to the professional…