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Jane Chen started and runs Embrace Innovations, a technology company that has created a way to keep premature babies warm. | Stacy Geiken
July 31, 2017
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Jane Chen: Be Courageous Because You Will Fail

The CEO of Embrace Innovations explains the most important skill for a successful entrepreneur.

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Sean Hinton speaking at the Global Speaker Series | Kiefer Hickman
July 11, 2017
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Sean Hinton: Consider the Nonlinear Career Path

From yurt to boardroom, the CEO of the Soros Economic Development Fund discusses his unconventional path and the reasons impact investing often fails.

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Tracey Turner | Drew Kelly
June 27, 2017
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Bringing Online Shopping to Rural Africa, One Shopkeeper at a Time

The founder of Copia Global uses a century-old model to reach the world’s poorest people.

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U.S. President Donald Trump at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House. | Reuters/Carlos Barria
June 14, 2017
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Why Politicians Have Incentives to Let Outdated Policies Linger

Real-world disruptions inevitably lead to “policy decay,” but corrections are hard to come by.
Insights and ideas on the management and leadership of nonprofit organizations.

Latest Stories on Social Impact

January 30, 2017
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This Just In: Fake News Probably Has Less Impact Than You Think

By a large margin, more people saw actual election news, not the fabricated kind.
December 6, 2016
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Bringing a Business Mindset to Educating Visually Impaired Students

The country’s oldest school for blind students turns to mobile apps, online courses, and driverless cars.
October 31, 2016
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How Big Brands Can Cultivate Ethical Suppliers

To ensure that contract manufacturers act responsibly, employ a mix of strategies — and don’t skimp.
August 10, 2016
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How to Improve Working Conditions in the Developing World

A major sporting goods manufacturer found a surprising way to improve workers’ lives while maximizing productivity.
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.
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.
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.
October 26, 2015
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How the Habitat for Humanity CEO Moved Beyond Houses

During his tenure, Jonathan Reckford has pushed the nonprofit into advocacy, disaster relief, and sustainability.
September 2, 2015
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How to Make Government Work More Attractive

Vetor Brasil matches leaders with opportunities in the public sector.
August 25, 2015
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Paul Brest: Making Money While Doing Good

Social impact investing is changing the way philanthropy is done.