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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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Illustration of a small building being placed next to taller and taller buildings.  Illustration of a small building being placed next to taller and taller buildings. | Illustration by Stefani Billings
April 13, 2016
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How One Social Enterprise is Scaling Faster Than The Rest

Growing an organization is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.

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Finding the right investment can be tricky |  iStock/JJ Pan
August 25, 2015
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Paul Brest: Making Money While Doing Good

Social impact investing is changing the way philanthropy is done.

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says focusing on health care will help improve the lives of the world's poorest. | REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo
January 11, 2016
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How the World Bank President Plans to Eradicate Poverty by 2030

Jim Yong Kim talks about how audacious goals bring real change.

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A man looking at graffiti  | Reuters/Nacho Doce
September 2, 2015
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How to Make Government Work More Attractive

Vetor Brasil matches leaders with opportunities in the public sector.

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October 1, 2007
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Case Study of an African Bank Comes to Life at Stanford GSB

James Mwangi, the head of Equity Bank of Kenya, is the central figure in a major microfinance success case.
October 1, 2007
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Infosys Leaders: We Aim to Benefit Stakeholders and Society

Narayana and Sudha Murthy explain that part of their business plan included large-scale job creation in India to help eradicate poverty.
October 1, 2007
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Natalie Portman: Microfinance Lifts Families out of Poverty

In the inaugural Social Innovators Speaker Series talk, the actress and activist explains her work with FINCA International.
September 1, 2007
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A Brand Is a Promise to a Customer

A strong brand personality can help nonprofits attract more support for their mission.
September 1, 2007
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Margaret Neale: Why You Should Make the First Move in a Negotiation

The scholar says acting first gives you more power.
January 1, 2007
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Blueprint Proposed for Wiping Out Disease-bearing Mosquitoes

Research explains how to eliminate the danger of dengue fever and other mosquito-borne diseases.
June 1, 2005
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The Surprising Reason Urban Schools Attract Less Qualified Teachers

New research shows that teachers seeking their first jobs overwhelmingly choose school districts near to where they grew up.
December 1, 2004
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How Do We Work Together on Sustainable Development?

Top U.S. environmentalists note that most Americans are "pro-environment," but the lack of a unified approach hinders progress.
October 1, 2004
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Outsourcing Has No Easy Answers, Say Panelists

Most panelists at the Oct. 9 conference say competitiveness is the key weapon against social inequality and unemployment associated with outsourcing.
March 15, 2003
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Economic Analysis: Debt Relief Doesn't Help Small Countries

Highly indebted poor countries should be targeted not for debt relief but for direct aid that would assist in building social infrastructure.