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GIIRS | Global Impact Investing Rating System

GIIRS | Global Impact Investing Rating System | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
Setting a standard for the social and environmental performance of companies and funds.
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Report: Social Entrepreneurs Innovate Solutions To Big Problems

Report: Social Entrepreneurs Innovate Solutions To Big Problems | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
Video A recently released report from McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute asserts that a new breed of social entrepreneurs is innovating solutions to "entrenched social, economic and environmental problems." The full report is available for free...
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Universities that teach you to change the world

Universities that teach you to change the world | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
Radical, useful ideas pop up in classrooms, labs and startup incubators, all meant to make the world a better place
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How To Spot A Successful Social Innovation

How To Spot A Successful Social Innovation | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneurs talk about how they find good ideas.
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New book designed to educate students, raise awareness of Africa's challenges | Penn State University

New book designed to educate students, raise awareness of Africa's challenges | Penn State University | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it

«This book is the first of a three-part series of short stories Mehta wrote based on his experiences conducting research and advancing technology-based social ventures in East Africa over the past decade.

The Kochia Chronicles are a series of fictional stories about the inhabitants of Kochia, a rural area in western Kenya.»

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Social entrepreneurs and farmers for social change

Social entrepreneurs and farmers for social change | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
How can social businesses help improve the agricultural sector? Stakeholders discuss different initiatives in the Social Business Summit 2013
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Cut from a different cloth

Lacking the feminine touch RATAN JADHAV, a shy, slight woman in her 30s, works on a farm in Osmanabad, a remote part of the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Her...
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Investing in Children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage - Analysis of the ... - European Public Health Alliance

Investing in Children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage - Analysis of the ... - European Public Health Alliance | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
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Social Entrepreneur Peter Thum Is Converting Guns Into Jewelry - Forbes

Social Entrepreneur Peter Thum Is Converting Guns Into Jewelry - Forbes | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
Social Entrepreneur Peter Thum Is Converting Guns Into Jewelry Forbes I look forward to a follow up story on the impact the company makes as well as learning more about the business model structures that are allowing him and others like him to...
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Improving Social Services in an Era of Budget Cuts: Social Impact Bond ... - Huffington Post

Improving Social Services in an Era of Budget Cuts: Social Impact Bond ... - Huffington Post | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
Improving Social Services in an Era of Budget Cuts: Social Impact Bond ...
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Social impact bonds have gone from concept to execution faster than any other social innovation we have seen in years.
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These Bamboo Bikes Fight Poverty in Zambia | Social Entrepreneurship on GOOD

These Bamboo Bikes Fight Poverty in Zambia | Social Entrepreneurship on GOOD | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
It is early morning in Lusaka town, as the Zambikes store in the town center opens. Manager Paul Mulenga wheels bikes onto the concrete display slab.
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Social innovation for social change - Muscat Daily

Social innovation for social change - Muscat Daily | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
Social innovation for social change
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Social innovation is a creative way to make a positive change in any society simply by tackling specific community issues using a creative solution.
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The Innovator’s Opportunity (SSIR)

The Innovator’s Opportunity (SSIR) | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
Many people think that the term “government innovation” is an oxymoron, but innovation does occur in the public sector and the pace is accelerating.
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Social Innovation Creates Prosperous Societies (SSIR)

Social Innovation Creates Prosperous Societies (SSIR) | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
The old paradigm of government aid is inadequate. What's needed are innovative solutions that foster sustainable economic growth.
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The Key To Entrepreneurial Success In South Asia | TechCrunch

The Key To Entrepreneurial Success In South Asia | TechCrunch | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
The combination of skinny jeans, hipster glasses and confident personalities like Dave McClure or Steve Blank, it seems, is irresistible. But this style has..
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The Key To Entrepreneurial Success In South Asia | TechCrunch

The Key To Entrepreneurial Success In South Asia | TechCrunch | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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A Call For More Games To Promote Social Good

A Call For More Games To Promote Social Good | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
As great as gaming has become and will keep improving, there are still parts of gaming and game culture that haven't changed as much as they should.
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Global innovators gather for summit |

Global innovators gather for summit | | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it

For this reason, Stephen Groff, vice president of the Asian Development Bank, urged that for social business to succeed, it would need the support of both the public and private sector. Groff outlined the role for legislators, financiers, businessmen and educators alike.

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Want Social Change? Make Politics Part of the Equation

Want Social Change? Make Politics Part of the Equation | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
When planning our work, political context is often relegated to the column of uncontrollable variables. Our communities need smart, honest and principled politicians, but are millennials up for the challenge?
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What Will The World Look Like In 50 Years?

What Will The World Look Like In 50 Years? | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
We need to make radical changes to the frameworks in which we operate. The world is now an interconnected neural network, where problems are considered shared and where solutions are crowdsourced -- we're no longer living in silos.
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« We must work together to redefine what -growth- and -development- really mean. »

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Can We Move Beyond the MOOC to Reclaim Open Learning? - Huffington Post

Can We Move Beyond the MOOC to Reclaim Open Learning? - Huffington Post | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
Can We Move Beyond the MOOC to Reclaim Open Learning?
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We want to find the five best examples of innovation happening right now in higher ed. The best of truly open, online and networked learning + The ...
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Mythbusting: scaling up and spinning out does not guarantee social impact - The Guardian

Mythbusting: scaling up and spinning out does not guarantee social impact - The Guardian | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
The Guardian Mythbusting: scaling up and spinning out does not guarantee social impact The Guardian Toby points out that: "Housing associations are the opposite of the hip image of the social enterprise sector as a hotbed of innovation and...
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A Simple Solution For Buying Better Food While You’re Shopping In The Supermarket

A Simple Solution For Buying Better Food While You’re Shopping In The Supermarket | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
The supermarket is ground zero for making unhealthy food choices. And while supermarkets don’t particularly care what you buy as long as you buy lots of it, healthier foods tend to be higher-priced.
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Experiments in Scaling Social Impact - Huffington Post

Experiments in Scaling Social Impact - Huffington Post | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
Experiments in Scaling Social Impact Huffington Post Impact investors and social entrepreneurs will realize that this strategy is much more easily said than effected: measuring social impact is challenging at best -- outputs are more frequently...
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Collaboration: the Fuel for Innovation - Huffington Post

Collaboration: the Fuel for Innovation - Huffington Post | Social innovation impact | Scoop.it
Collaboration: the Fuel for Innovation Huffington Post This program is helping to accelerate economic growth in South Africa by creating a framework for assessing the quality and impact of available services, helping both financiers and enterprises...
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Tech Cities: Africa's Next Big Thing? - Namibian

Tech Cities: Africa's Next Big Thing?
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For a starter, the impact of what is referred today as the 'Silicon Valley' industry on our lives is everywhere. You may not know ...
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