Social Change

Transformation at the Crossroads: Impact Investing in South Africa

South Africa's Lessons for Impact Investors

by Donna Katzin, Executive Director, Shared Interest, a social investment fund that mobilizes the financial and human resources of South Africa’s lowest income communities of color. Since 1994, Shared Interest has helped to create more than 180,000 new small and micro-enterprises, 1.9 million jobs, and 120,000 affordable homes – benefiting 2.3 million economically marginalized South Africans – the majority of them women. 

Women of FOX Sports and Geena Davis Institute discuss importance of female role models in sports


Guest post by Kelly Engle, FOX Sports

More than 100 people gathered in Los Angeles on July 28 to hear from a panel of truly inspirational women on the importance and impact of positive role models in the world of sports. At the beautiful Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica, the Women of FOX Sports partnered with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to host "A League of Their Own: Sports Inspiring Social Change."

SECURE THE FUTURE Hosting Teens at AIDS 2016

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SECURE THE FUTURE program is hosting over 100 teens living with HIV at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa this week.  The young people are coming together to share their stories of living positively.  These teens face unique challenges.

Teens Sharing Their Stories at AIDS 2016

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Teens are coming together today in Durban, South Africa, to share their experiences and challenges living with HIV.  A full-day workshop sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundations SECURE THE FUTURE program will engage young people with HIV in developing their own ‘call to action’ for adolescent HIV policy and programming to be shared at the IAS conference. Learn more at our website, or follow u

Booz Allen Partners With MCON to Inspire Social Change


Social change takes passion. It takes ideas. It takes people who want to turn interest into action.

Sappi North America Opens 2016 ‘Ideas that Matter' Call for Entries

17th Annual Grant Program Enables Social Good through Creative Design
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BOSTON, June 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ –  Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced its call for 2016 Ideas that Matter grant proposals, inviting designers to show the world how design, specifically print, can play an important role in changing lives for the better.

Bard MBA in Sustainability Podcast w/ Pepsi's Manoj Fenelon

@BardMBA's Sustainable Business Friday's podcast series w/ Pepsi's Manoj Fenelon - The Gospel of Doubt
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On September 4th, Bard MBA in Sustainability spoke with Manoj Fenelon, Director of Foresight & Innovation for PepsiCo about The Gospel of Doubt.

In a world teeming with answers, Manoj helps ask good questions that catalyze and channel collective imagination.

Get in the (Engagement) Loop: Gamification for Workplace Giving Programs


Unsung Heroes that Motivate Greater Giving Participation

Tap into your team’s passion for giving – and have a little fun while you’re at it. We’ve put together a list of motivational (but often overlooked) features for corporate giving and matching programs that increase participation by creating an Engagement Loop.

Cisco Live US 2015: Cisco CSR Partners Help to Speed the Pace of Social Change

by Austin Belisie

Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility aims to empower global problem solvers with the skills they need to thrive and speed the pace of social change around the globe, but that mission wouldn’t be possible without the help of our partners, many of whom are here at Cisco Live US 2015.

Management Lessons Inspire Social Impact

Authentic Leadership Fosters a Culture of Positive Change

“It really wasn’t me- all credit goes to my great team.” How often have we heard that line from a leader, or used it ourselves? We admire that manager’s humility and assume anyone using that approach must be great to work for. Right?


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