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B Corp: Better laws for business

In the current corporate structure money takes precedence over mission — as a matter of law – but for many social entrepreneurs, maximizing company profits can often be at odds with…

Mark Hanis on what comes after the Sudanese referendum

let’s say, best-case scenario, in July — which is the date set to allow the storm to calm — everything is going smoothly. First variable: there’s a border region called Abyei that’s heavily militarized, very contentious. It’s supposed to have a referendum vote on January 9th, as well, but it seems very unlikely that will happen. So we have to make sure there’s still engagement, pressure, consequences, incentives, disincentives.

Twitter Roundup – September 10: Legal updates via SMS, US gov’t offers prizes for citizens’ solutions, and more

Search for the hashtag #socent and you’ll find wide-ranging interest in social entrepreneurship on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of a few thought-provoking tweets from the last week: FrontlineSMS is free…

Lessons from the Unreasonable Institute: Khalida Brohi on choosing the right legal structure

We asked this year’s Unreasonable Institute Fellows, who are in the early stages of developing innovative social ventures, to reflect on some key takeaways from the eight-week Summer Institute they…

Interview: Suzanne McKechnie Klahr on social entrepreneurship from high school to law school

After graduating from Stanford Law School, Suzanne McKechnie Klahr created a counseling program and consultancy for adult entrepreneurs in East Palo Alto, one of California’s poorest cities. One day in…

Tax Day Special! Dowser Interview: Donna Morton of the Centre for Integral Economics

Happy Tax Day! Have you ever wondered why don’t we tax Hummers instead of salaries? Or why don’t we list environmental damage as a liability on balance sheets? These are…