Tag Archives: social business

Innovate for Impact & Profit will Follow: 10 Lessons from the Social Innovation Summit

  What do the captain of the gold medal US Olympic women’s gymnastics team Aly Raisman and polar explorer Robert Swan have in common? On an afternoon in Palo Alto this week, their shared mission was to inspire. Not nascent gymnasts nor endorphin junkies, but┬áventure capitalists, social entrepreneurs, corporate executives and foundation heads gathered for […]

15 SXSW Panel Picks for Social Impact

This year attracted a record number of proposals (3,283) for sessions at SxSW Interactive. Listed below are some of the topics I hope to see brought to life, hashed out, revered and questioned at the festival next March. As they primarily (although not all, black market innovations and digital nomadism made the list) relate to […]

8 Fallacies About CSR That I’ve Heard This Week

This past week I’ve run into a lot of misconceptions about social responsibility and business. ┬áTaken from conversations with professionals “outside the sector” to those influencing it, from articles, blog posts and comments, here are this week’s top-eight fallacies about corporate social responsibility (CSR). .. It’s a new movement, so there’s time before my company […]