1.3.17

6 Lessons For Social Entrepreneurs From 2016

In recent weeks, I have seen a common theme proffered on social media: good riddance to 2016. For some it is about politics; for others, it is the deaths of favorite artists or actors. The fact is, however, 2016 wasn’t so different from other years, fu …

11.22.16

Patagonia Says, “Don’t Buy This Racket”

Outdoor clothing brand Patagonia famously took out an advert on America’s busiest shopping day five years ago, urging its adventurous customers not to buy one of its products. “Don’t Buy This Jacket,” ran that campaign. On Black Friday this year the ch …

11.17.16

Changing the Planet (And The Seafood Menu)

Bren Smith is the founder of GreenWave, an organization dedicated to restoring oceans, mitigating climate change and creating jobs via ocean farming of sea greens and shellfish. We spoke with Bren and his newest board member Mike Shim about why a ‘blue …

11.11.16

6 Socially Responsible Food Companies

A whole range of certifications give shoppers a clue which food products on grocery shelves are good for the earth, animals, or producers. Labels like USDA Organic, Fair Trade, and Best Aquaculture Practices give discerning eaters important information …

10.28.16

Establish a Meaningful Social Purpose for Your Brand

Weaving social purpose into a business is becoming an increasingly popular trend. From seeking certification as a B Corporation — in which a for-profit company meets certain standards of social and environmental performance — to pursuing impact inves …

9.27.16

Social Entrepreneurship = The New Black

Greed is good. Who cares about the rest? Luckily, that way of thinking is outdated thanks to the rise of social entrepreneurship worldwide. Focusing on the triple bottom line (people, planet, and profit) companies are now looking to create value for al …

3.2.16

Social Purpose vs. Benefit Corporations

Corporate lawyers often react negatively to benefit corporations. “I thought the idea was kooky at the first meeting,” says William Clark, a partner at Philadelphia law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath. “The law is impractical and unworkable,” says Mich …