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Tata Social Enterprise Conference - Where Aspiring Entrepreneurs Get Advice
The Tata Social Enterprise conference is a one-day event where leaders from across the social enterprise sector gathered to provide their guidance and advice to up-and-coming social...more



Economic Development Director Spars with Lawmaker Over Tax Incentives
Debbi Durham, the director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority went head-to-head with Senator Bill Dotzler as she asked for more tax credits to attract new industry to the state. Durham...more

Homeless Summit Pinpoints Greater Communal Role
A summit with homeless liaisons recognizes ways and key solutions to bolster partnerships and coordinate services. However, a point that was touched on through the summit: how to make others aware...more

LaPorte County Council Approves Economic Development Funds
The Laporte County Council has recently voted to approve funding for the new Laporte County Office for Economic Development. The commissioners requested nearly $200,000 but a lesser amount was...more

Elected Officials Economic Development Orientation
About 45 elected officials and members of the Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance has recently hosted an Elected Officials Economic Development Orientation. The purpose of this...more

CHF Releases Statement on NYC\
The Coalition for the Homeless (CFH) shows its statement today in response to New York City's plans to kick out the Hurricane Sandy victims out of their hotel rooms by April's end. President of...more

Commerce Department Invests $1.25 Million For Infrastructure Improvements in Owingsville
The Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.25 million grant to Kentucky's city of Owingsville. The funds will support existing businesses and attract...more

Gardendale City Council Forms New Economic Development Committee
The Gardendale City Council has recently announced the constitution of the a new Economic Development Committee. The City Council formed a three-member Economic Development Committee. In addition...more

Rockefeller Invests $100 Million For Stronger Cities
The Rockefeller Foundation expressed enthusiasm in building up cities to be more stronger and resilient in times of looming disasters. The foundation has committed $100 million directly into city...more

White House Roundtable Results to Abacus Impact Investing Commitments
Abacus Wealth Partners will provide at least $126 million to impact investments over the next two years, following a White House roundtable on impact investing. The Abacus initiative is one of the...more






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5 Steps to Social Innovation


5 Steps to Social Innovation

While philanthropy, social responsibility and corporate governance all already play a role, we will probably see more powerful contributions when companies embed social innovation into their core business strategies and operations.




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