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Dimensions of social enterprise leadership: Part 3

Series: Third of Five I like giving information interviews. (There. I have said it. If the phone now rings off the hook my own fault.) At least thrice each week, a brave entrepreneur (for the record, I believe they are all brave) sends me an email, or gives me a ring, to ask if they can “buy me a coffee” …

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Putting Trust at the Core of Communicating CSR

Leading examples of meaningful CSR communications that are building trust and pushing CSR to a mainstream tipping point Last year, the Indian government passed a landmark bill—the Companies Bill 2013. One of the positive aspects of the bill was the section related to Corporate Social Responsibility. It suggests minimum CSR spends for companies of a certain size, turnover and profitability. …

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SVI 2014 Profile | Jenny Kassan, Cutting Edge Capital

Some people know from an early age that they want to be entrepreneurs, while others fall into business without even trying. Jenny Kassan, CEO of Cutting Edge Capital in Oakland, California, puts herself in the latter category, having primarily spent her early years working at nonprofits. “When I first got out of law school, I’d never been involved in any …

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SVI 2014 Profile | Derek Gent, Vancity Community Foundation

After a long break, Derek Gent is heading back to SVI once again… and is looking forward to the magic of the mix. Vancity at SVI As it has been for over a dozen years, Vancity, Canada’s largest credit union, will once again be the lead sponsorship partner of the Social Venture Institute, taking place September 10-14, 2014 at Hollyhock …

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Innovate for Impact: Disruptive Corporate Social Responsibility

ACT Foundation aims to forever change education and workforce development across the United States. Founded in 2013 by ACT Inc., one of America’s oldest and most prominent educational and career testing companies, ACT Foundation exists to drive the shift to a ‘National Learning Economy’ that recognizes and supports workers’ lifelong learning. ACT Foundation’s multifaceted approach includes four initial investment areas. …

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Coming Soon: SVN India!

The team at Junxion India is thrilled to announce the launch of Social Venture Network India this fall. For 27 years, SVN has been a thriving community of North American and European change-makers, and has helped launch new organisations like Net Impact, BSR, BALLE, ASBC and SVN Europe. SVN and its sister organisations have seen a progressive vision move from …

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How Can We Get There from Here?

Reflections on Social Change Institute 2014. It feels like nothing is simple any more. Complexity permeates all that we do in the social impact community, and the bigger the challenges we aim to take on, the more difficult the solutions are to define. This was a central theme across all the keynotes, workshops, breakouts and one-on-one consultations at last week’s …

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What Matters Most: Highlights from the Social Venture Network’s Spring Conference

From April 24-27, more than 300 change-makers gathered for three days of thought-provoking dialogue in San Diego. The annual Social Venture Network spring conference is a highlight of SVN’s yearly programming. Under the theme, What Matters Most, the Spring 2014 edition saw a roster of notable speakers provoke and inspire SVN members to pursue their goal of leveraging the power …