Daughter Continues Mom's Legacy of Helping Others

Kaela Hammerstrom Combs is the second generation to run a national organization founded by her mother decades ago -- Blessings in a Backpack, which works through schools to distribute backpacks Read More...

Category: Interviews

Author: Kimberly Eddleston

What If Activists Target My Company?

Conventional business wisdom holds that innovation comes from smart strategizing inside the company. However, business innovations are often prompted by factors outside of a company. Increasingly, Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Theodore L. Waldron , James C Wetherbe , Chad Navis , Elizabeth Karam and Gideon Markman

How to Build an Innovative Mindset

In January 2021 I joined the Great Resignation and took an early retirement from the University of Minnesota (UMN). I had spent 12 years there teaching social entrepreneurship and managing  Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Fred Rose

Foster Business Family Identity Through Social Impact

Ford, Estee Lauder, Hyatt. What do these names have in common? For starters, they are behind some of the largest family firms in the world. But they are also associated with a revolution in finance Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Author: Jeanne Roche

Measuring Your Social Impact: What the Research Says

Consumers, policymakers and society at large are caring more and more about businesses' commitment to loftier causes than just making money, such as social justice, the environment, and the welfare Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Hans Rawhouser , Michael Cummings and Scott Newbert

Social Innovators Spur Change in the Dominican Republic

More than 2 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water, and each year more than 1 million people die because of water-related diseases. These facts can make life unbearable for affected Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Coraima Yanez , Jennifer Long and Shilpa Alva

When Does Microfinance Do the Most Good?

Since the mid-1970s, microfinance has been seen as a way to lift people in emerging economies out of poverty by providing them access to financial services, particularly microcredit. Micro-loans are Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Pushan Dutt , Jasjit Singh and Arzi Adbi

How Social Entrepreneurs Can Create Impact for a Better World

Climate change, income inequality, injustice and other vexing social and environmental challenges are changing our thinking and the way businesses operate. As social media helps good and bad news Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Ozlem Ogutveren Gonul and Zuhal Senyuva