Fixing The Economy: Could Localism Provide A Boost?

[field name=iframe] Every Thursday, thanks to a content partnership with brother-sister duo Journey of Action, we’ll be exploring Gen Y changemakers–and how they fit in with the rest of the…

Backpack Farms: Targeted solutions to help African farmers become more resistant to drought

This is part of a series highlighting innovations and possibilities for action for the famine in Somalia. Most news frames the famine and political conflict as near unsolvable; we’re examining the…

In a Failed State, a Path to Success

This is part of a series highlighting innovations and possibilities for action for the famine in Somalia. Most news frames the famine and political conflict as near unsolvable; we’re examining the…

The importance of reaching out: Kurt Brown of Micro Benefits China

In this series social entrepreneurs discuss the importance of reaching out. From transforming strangers into business partners to saving flooded headquarters, contacts and future contacts routinely prove integral to every…

Weekly Roundup: New Standards for Impact Investing, Solutions in East Africa and Citizens Step Up To The Plate

Didn’t have time to read the news this week? Every week, we report on the conversations surrounding the big issues in the world of social entrepreneurship. GIIRS Revs Up For…

Twitter Roundup: August 5 – Wind farms, job opportunities, and communications tips

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few interesting tweets from the last week: Can New York…

Ethical Economics in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Journey of Action is filming Gen Y changemakers around the world. We catch up with them in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to visit the for-profit social enterprise Tegu, a premiere wooden block maker whose innovative business model takes a three-pronged attack to social problems in Honduras.

Rainfall data could help end famine, but politics are key: a research scientist explains

This is part of a series highlighting innovations and possibilities for action for the famine in Somalia. Most news frames the famine and political conflict as near unsolvable; we’re examining…

Gen Y’s Marketplace for Entrepreneurship

While at Oxford, Rajeeb Dey knew that students generally gravitated toward traditional internships with leading banks and prestigious firms. Yet, as the head of Oxford’s Enterprise Society, he had countless…

Weekly Roundup: #f**kyouwashington, new strategies to fight climate change and questioning what really qualifies as poor

#f**kyouwashington The top American news this week: the debt ceiling. Mother Jones produced one of the best explainers I found, and the Huffington Post has a nice live-blog documenting the…

Twitter Roundup: July 29 – One-click donations, prototyping in Africa, and drought prediction

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few interesting tweets from the last week: Organizations often rely…

Solutions for New York City’s Sewer Problem

Last week, Harlem residents held their noses as millions of gallons of untreated sewage water flowed straight into the Harlem and Hudson rivers because of a sewage plant fire. On…

Live-Blog: Pencils of Promise Leadership Institute

Pencils Of Promise Leadership Institute aims to education, inspire and motivate young, community leaders with a series of seminars ranging from social media to female empowerment to public speaking. Dowser is there with the live-blog.

Using the law to do good: Kyle Westaway on Benefit Corporations and capitalism with a purpose

Business law assumes profit as a company’s singular motivation, making it hard, and sometimes illegal, for social enterprises to keep a social mission at the core of their operations. Kyle…

Weekly Roundup: politics and social enterprise, famine in Somalia, and Murdoch, Murdoch, Murdoch

Didn’t have time to read the news this week? We’re reporting on the conversations surrounding the world of social entrepreneurship and innovation. This week was all about Big Structures and…