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The $8 Room Makeover Secret

When is a side table not (only) a side table? These DIY bloggers show us three innovative uses for Ikea's amazing, affordable and versatile "Lack" …

Social Impact Investing Will Be the New Venture Capital

During the past century, governments and charitable organizations have mounted massive efforts to address social problems such as poverty, lack of education, and disease. Governments around the world are straining to fund their commitments to solve these problems and are limited by old ways of …

The Future of Impact Investing

<i>Sir Ronald Cohen, widely regarded as the father of British venture capital, caused a stir with a recent post on the HBR-Bridgespan Insight Center: "Social Impact Investing is the New Venture Capital." The piece, co-authored with William Sahlman, argued that impact investing (the practice of</i> …

5 Key Trends In Impact Investing

<i>The following guest post is by Amit Bouri, Managing Director, Global Impact Investing Network, a nonprofit field-building organization and convener of impact investors.</i><p>As our global leaders prepare to discuss impact investing, a key item in this year’s G8 meeting in June, we at the Global Impact …

A New Generation Of Philanthropists Is Changing Everything

Steel magnate Andrew Carnegie once said that he who dies leaving behind many millions will "pass away unwept, unhonored and unsung." That philosophy took root in much of the last century, with major philanthropists giving vast fortunes in their later years to libraries, museums, hospitals and other …

How To Build A Healthy Economy: Q&A With Social Entrepreneur Ron Schultz

<i>From ”Creating Good Work—The World’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs Show How to Build A Healthy Economy,” by Ron Schultz:</i><p>If social entrepreneurs are in the business of creating deliberate disruptive design to solve pressing social issues, it is imperative to understand why the changes they seek to …