Category Archives: CSR & Sustainability

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The booklet I wrote for ebbf, The Promise of Social Innovation: enterprises as a source of social good, was officially launched last week. It is now available in print form from ebbf or as an e-book at Amazon.com. I do hope you will find it a useful source of information about social innovation and social enterprises. I would love to read your comments! Continue reading

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Business as a source of Social Innovation: part 3- Social well-being

In this last post of a series of 3, I talk about how businesses can be a source of socio-economic well-being for employees and communities in which they operate. Continue reading

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Business as a source of Social Innovation: part 2- Environmental Stewardship

Enterprises should use resources in a responsible fashion — reduce utilization and waste, recycle, and adopt renewable energies. Unfortunately, economic systems are not well-suited to address environmental issues. Businesses have a short-term perspective and limited geographic impact. Environmental issues evolve over long time periods and have global implications. Continue reading

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Business as a source of Social Innovation: part 1- New products, services or markets

In what ways can businesses be a source of social innovation? There are three broad areas where socially innovative businesses should focus their efforts: New products, services or markets; Environmental stewardship; Social well-being of their employees and the communities in which they operate. Continue reading

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The state of Impact investing according to the Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation just released its report on impact investment titled: Accelerating Impact- Achievements, Challenges and What’s Next in Building the Impact Investing Industry. It provides a snapshot in time of the state of this emerging sector. Continue reading

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10 Ways to reduce global poverty according to Paul Collier and C.K. Prahalad

This blog post is a follow-up to last week’s discussion about Collier and Prahalad’s respective perspectives on international development. It looks at 10 suggestions to reduce global poverty. Continue reading

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How to help the poorest of the poor, C.K. Prahalad VS. Paul Collier

I believe both Paul Collier and C.K. Prahalad’s solutions to ending poverty are valid yet neither one of them, alone, will end global poverty. Combined, they can have a lasting effect on the world in which we live. Continue reading

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The 4 major challenges of social enterprises

Earlier this week, I attended an online webinar hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review. The topic was “The Hybrid Ideal”. A panel of researchers presented their latest work about the rise of social enterprises, which they call hybrid organizations. Continue reading

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Barclays, GSK. How to fix corruption in large corporations.

“We have a profound issue — that is, an industry-wide issue, not just a Barclays issue” That’s what the former CEO of Barclays stated in front of a British parliamentary panel. This statement exemplifies the state of many businesses, from health-care fraud to bribery; this has not been a good year for corporate social responsibility. Continue reading

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10 governance lessons from Europe

The following are 10 insightful comments from Daems and Leterme on good corporate governance. Continue reading

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