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Sir Ronal Cohen at the Global Speaker Series | Natalie White
March 21, 2016
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How to Connect Social Entrepreneurs to Capital

Impact investing pioneer Sir Ronald Cohen explains how social benefit companies can change the world and still make money.

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A vendor selling Tea Party flags | Reuters/Brian Snyder
July 15, 2016
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How Racial Threat Has Galvanized the Tea Party

New research explores the link between racial animosity and the Tea Party movement.

Latest Stories on Social Impact

May 29, 2012
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Innovation: Using Paralegals for Grassroots Justice

Nonprofit Namati brings legal resources to countries around the world that are short on courts and lawyers.
May 25, 2012
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Wanted: Health Care Entrepreneurs

The head of the Permanente Federation says innovation is critical to improving U.S. health care.
May 24, 2012
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Condoleezza Rice: Managing Global Transitions

The former secretary of state discusses political power in Russia, social stability in China, “the most surprising place in the world.”
May 18, 2012
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Tony Blair: A New Approach in Africa

The former British Prime Minister discusses the partnerships that could alleviate poverty and reduce the need for foreign aid.
May 8, 2012
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Globalizing Entry-Level Business Processing Employment

Digital Divide Data offers bright, ambitious — but poor — young people in Cambodia, Laos, and Kenya training, jobs, and support for higher education.
May 2, 2012
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The Value of "Values Affirmation"

Research shows that modest school interventions can help raise grades and improve health and happiness.
May 1, 2012
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An Internet Alternative to the Doctor's Office

A talk with a Stanford dermatologist and entrepreneur who cofounded a digital-diagnosis practice.
April 30, 2012
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Frank Flynn: Supporting Equality in Education

Raising teachers’ awareness about students' help-seeking dynamics could be an important first step in supporting equality in elementary school education.
April 20, 2012
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How Do You Encourage Recycling?

A social scientist says the key may be in the messaging.
March 21, 2012
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Eric Schlosser: In the Food Wars, Don't Forget Low Income People

The "Food Inc." filmmaker and author suggests critics of today's industrial food system should focus more on social justice.