Social Entrepreneurship

Alibaba's Ma champions U.N. e-commerce drive for development

GENEVA (Reuters) - Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday the Internet should be a utility available to the whole world, putting his weight behind a U.N. call for e-commerce to boost developing economies and help fight poverty.<p>Ma, who advises the United Nations trade and development …

Jack Ma

India to export to Australia for the first time

Indian mangoes will be popping up in markets soon, with a number of businesses working hard to export fruit to Australia this season.

Australian News

Watch China And India’s Poverty Plummet Over Two Decades

This simple data viz captures a stunning shift of the global economy.<p>We hear a lot about the growing middle classes of China and India, but the fates of billions of people thousands of miles away can be tough to imagine. However, this new data visualization by Andrew Whitby for The World Bank puts …

China

Dallas billionaire Todd Wagner to nonprofit digital dinosaurs: Click with potential donors or else | Philanthropy

Todd Wagner is warning nonprofits to go digital in their fundraising efforts or die from natural causes in the not-too-distant future.<p>“Technology is …

Philanthropy

Top 10 Executives Dedicated to Social Impact

In popular mythology, all CEOs are mean, indifferent and focused exclusively on the bottom line. However, it turns out that there are some activist …

Philanthropy

Unilever agrees to buy condiment upstart Sir Kensington's for $140 million

Unilever, which rebuffed a $143 billion takeover proposal from Kraft Heinz Co. earlier this year, is betting that condiments can help re-energize its business.<p>The household-product giant, whose portfolio includes Hellmann's mayonnaise and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, agreed to buy Sir Kensington's, an …

Markets

CASE

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Kyle Munn<p>If you’re like many prospective MBA students, you want to make a difference in the world. In fact, National Net …

MBA

Here's how Steve Ballmer is building a huge US government data repository

USAFacts, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's latest venture, is an initiative that only a true Excel and SQLServer fan would undertake.<p>Former …

Technology

IKEA aims to take 200,000 people out of poverty in massive social sustainability drive

IKEA is to open production centres in refugee camps in Jordan this summer as part of a long-term plan to create employment for 200,000 disadvantaged …

IKEA

Teacher-Training Initiative to Inspire Students Receives Part of $28M Donation

« Harvard Education Dean Runs Boston Marathon in Honor of 26 Teachers | Main | What Are Your Teaching Essentials? Teachers Share What They Can't …

Education

Google.org's Jacquelline Fuller Invests in Tech-Savvy Social Entrepreneurs

Jacquelline Fuller is a charming woman who has one of the best jobs in Silicon Valley or, for that matter, the world.<p>She is president of Google.org and the Google Foundation, organizations that dispense $140 million a year to worthy social entrepreneurs and non-profits. She also finances good ideas …

Philanthropy

Social enterprise boss up for leadership award

THE Chief Executive Officer of the aspire-igen group has been nominated for the Director of the Year Award at the Yorkshire Business Leaders Awards …

Social Enterprise

Move Over Greed. Social Purpose is the Future of our Economy.

There’s an iconic line in the 1987 movie <i>Wall Street</i> when Michael Douglas’ character, Gordon Gekko, declares to a crowd of hundreds: “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works.” The crowd eats it up, cheering and giving him a standing ovation.<p>That may have been well and …

Governance

Social Entrepreneurship

<b>‘‘Objection!’’</b> this is the word that keeps echoing inside our minds starting from the moment we wake up till the moment we go back to sleep. It’s the …

Social Enterprise

Technocrat Ravi Venkatesan takes charge as Infy co-chairman

Six years into his association with Infosys, technocrat Ravi Venkatesan now takes over as the co-chairman of the IT giant at a time when it has …

Startups

£3m for social entrepreneurs

A scheme to encourage the launch of new companies that benefit and involve communities has seen annual funding double to £1 million for each of the …

Social Enterprise

Aligning Your Investments with the Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, launched in 2015, aims to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity worldwide …

Governance

Social Goods | CFDA Challenges Immigration Laws, H&M’s Global Change Award

This week, the CFDA issues a report calling for US immigration reform, while H&M sees “Grape Leather” jackets as the future of sustainable fashion.<p><b>CFDA Challenges Costly, Complicated US Immigration System</b> <i>(The Business of Fashion)</i><br>"The complex system is very expensive for fashion businesses to …

Fashion

Cabot Oil & Gas: Oil Is Of Secondary Importance Despite Growth

Cabot increased its 2017 capital expenditure budget to $720 million, with 33% of its $650 million E&P budget going to the Eagle Ford.<p>This results in …

Petroleum

Team of Undergrads to Represent Duke at Oxford Global Challenge | Duke I&E

By Katie Jansen<p>Six teams recently presented their research to a panel of judges during the Duke Global Challenge finals, and one team was crowned the …

Education

The Rise and Fall of a Teal NGO

If you had entered the office of Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA)—a refugee rights NGO in Cairo, Egypt—at the organization’s peak, …

Governance

Akola, Bonton Farms Take Prizes at 'OneUp the Pitch'

<b>In just 11 months, Brittany Merrill Underwood</b> has launched Akola jewelry in all Neiman Marcus stores, gave hundreds of disadvantaged women a livable …

Dallas

UK-Returned Couple On Mission To Empower Rural Women, Alleviate Poverty

Ramakrishna NK was working as a principal consultant for Vignette Europe Limited while his wife Smita Ram was involved in social initiatives with non-profits in India and the United Kingdom when the duo felt a strong desire to return to the country and join the fight against poverty.<p><b>The …

Poverty

The forgotten victim in humanitarian work

I hugged my friend as I rode on the back of his motorcycle at 1AM in the morning. The panic attack I was having made it hard to breathe. The 7.9 …

Mental Health

Heineken Hands Its U.S. Digital, Social Business to Red Urban | AgencySpy

Heineken USA selected Omnicom’s Red Urban as its lead digital and social marketing agency. The client formerly worked with a roster of agencies on …

Advertising

Montblanc's latest UNICEF collection aims to pass on the Gift of Writing with a little help from Hugh Jackman

While many philanthropic partnerships can be short-lived, Montblanc and UNICEF are marking 13 successful years of their Right to Write initiative (this year titled 'Passing on the Gift of Writing') with a dedicated new product range, launched at a star-studded gala at the prestigious New York …

Hugh Jackman

Junior League of Dallas raises $1.53 million | Philanthropy

The <b>Junior League of Dallas</b> credits 300-plus key donors with helping it gross a record $1.53 million so far in fiscal 2016-17, which ends May …

Dallas

Why Business Leaders Make the Best Social Entrepreneurs

You'll have way more to give back and a far better chance of achieving an impact by starting out in the business world.<p>Social entrepreneurship is all the rage these days. Millennials in particular seem to be attracted to the combination of being their own boss and having their careers mean …

Entrepreneurship

Here’s How PepsiCo Foundation And Water.org Are Helping Those Facing Water Crisis In Rural India

India is the second most populous country in the world. That's a fact. Last year, we sent The Mangalyaan out into space in less than the budget of a …

Water

How to Include Community Service in a Professional Life

Veronica S. Weiner, Director of Special Projects at the MIT Probabilistic Computing Project and biotech entrepreneur, shares ways to balance work, life and service.<p>When I think about lessons from my professional life, I wonder what I might share as an entrepreneur and professional still in advance …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation