Vistas: Geri Stengel’s Blog: Social enterprise

Business Plan Competitions Have 4 Ingredients for Successful Social Enterprise

What do investors know that donors don’t? They know that the right team is critical to growing a thriving organization.

Technology-based Business Offers New Solutions to Healthcare Problems

No Jewish mother could want more for her daughter than to be fixed up with a doctor. Even better, the meetup led to marriage of sorts. Cheryl Swirnow, a Human Resource and insurance specialist, and Jay Parkinson, MD, MPH, became business partners.

Revitalizing Local Communities Through Impact Investing

Impact investing – the balancing of financial returns with social impact – comes in all shapes and sizes. Recently, I attended an event held by the Community Investing Network of NJ, an organization that is a great example of how government, foundations, and individual investors can come together to revitalize local communities.

Ventureneer Focuses on Impact Investing

Impact investing has the ability to unlock much more money for good causes from the world capital markets than philanthropic sources can provide. These investments balance financial return with social good. It’s a concept I wholeheartedly support and have written about in the past. Now I plan to write regularly on the topic so I thought I’d give you an overview of why impact investing rocks.

New Options for Impact Investing

Investing in women is smart economics, according to the World Bank.

How One Social Entrepreneur Hopes to Avoid the Pitfalls on the Road to Doing Good

So you think you want to be a philanthropist or a social entrepreneur, to use your hard-earned talents to make the world a better place.

It’s Not Too Late: Doing Good with Sex, Chocolate on Valentine’s Day

This Valentine's day (and for that matter every other day of the year), indulge yourself and your lover, the right way.

Choosing Your Legal Form Is a Strategic Decision for Social Good Businesses

Social entrepreneurs -- those using business skills to accomplish social good -- have many choices these days. New York and California recently joined five other states in allowing social good to be given as much weight as corporate profit by approving Benefit Corporations in which the well-being of all stakeholders (employees, community, clients, environment), not just shareholders, are legally taken into account when decisions are made.

A Social Enterprise Learns, Grows From Its Mistakes

Editor’s note: To help social entrepreneurs anticipate and avoid some of the problems of starting a social-good business, Ventureneer is doing a series of blogs about the progress of Greenway Grameen Infra, a social enterprise in India.

When last I wrote about Greenway Grameen Infra, its non-polluting stove, fuel efficient stove for rural homes in India was just on the market and hopes were high that 50,000 units would be sold by March 2012.

Slum Dwellers Inspire Hope for the Future of Urban Poor

With gray skies and gray economic news, one could feel a bit dismal about 2012 and the prospects for a brighter world. Design with the Other 90%, an exhibit at UN Headquarters in New York City dispels that grayness.



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