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Live from Sustainatopia! With Tom of Tom’s of Maine, Sustainatopia’s John Rosser, and ConsciousStep

In this episode we meet three different personalities, thanks to 2016-Sustainatopia. Sustainotopia is one of the leading events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability & impact. All three people whom we meet today, share a common goal – Social Responsibility! We met Tom of Tom’s Maine, Sustainatopia’s John Rosser, and Prashant Mehta of ConsciousStep. […]

What is the difference between CSR and social enterprise?

Abridged excerpt from book “51 Questions on Social Entrepreneurship“. CSR and Social Enterprise Corporate social responsibility (CSR, also called corporate conscience, corporate citizenship or responsible business) is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. CSR policy functions as a self-regulatory mechanism whereby a business monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of […]

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Meet Graham Brewster, Managing Director of World Housing, Social Impact Housing

In this episode we meet Graham Brewster, Managing Director of World Housing—an impact enterprise that provides homes to families living in slums in the developing world, fostering communities where families can thrive with safety, security, and access to the resources that change lives. Prior to this social enterprise, Graham was the development Manager at GNW trust a real […]

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Are there special legal structures for social enterprise?

Abridged excerpt from book “51 Questions on Social Entrepreneurship“. Special Legal Structures for Social Enterprise Companies based in the U.S. can choose between new legal structures or existing legal structures or combinations. They can also rely on established legal principles when deciding on how to move forward with forming their entities. Off the bat, let’s […]

Meet Michkael Baker, Founder of Blue Voice Enterprises, Social Impact Multimedia Production

In this episode, we meet Michkael Baker, Founder of Blue Voice Enterprises, Social Impact Multimedia Production and Creative Director of the Creative Action Center of Online Open Source Networks (CACOON). Listen to his decades-long exploration of social impact and social innovation and his systems-approach to expanding the field in meaningful ways.   Listen to the […]

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I am a student—where can I go to learn about and apply for social innovation fellowship programs?

Abridged excerpt from book “51 Questions on Social Entrepreneurship“. Social Innovation Fellowship Programs There are literally dozens of social innovation fellowship programs, and new ones emerging regularly. Some are paid, while others are unpaid or for college credit. There are programs to meet individuals at whichever stage of life they find themselves in, whether they’re […]

3 Things I Learned at #GES2016 – Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016

In these quiet and reflective moments after the Global Entrepreneurship Summit I have been trying to put words to thought. The three days of GES, the experience of Innov8social covering the event, seeing noted leaders from the US, Silicon Valley, and the globe; including President Obama, Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman, Secretary of State John […]