July Impact Quarterly: Corum Prioritizes Corporate Social Responsibility

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Social Intrapreneurs THE MEANING BEHIND THE BRAND CORUM PRIORITIZES CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Deepa CorumLuxury brands are under more scrutiny than ever before. Increasingly, customers are demanding to know not just what a global niche luxury watch brand like Corum values, but also how it stands behind these values. “Today’s consumer …

Bargaining Power for Social Entrepreneurs

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Join this Week’s Live Discussions Reclaiming the Investment Dialogue for Social Entrepreneurs Financially viable social enterprises are a scarce resource, and social entrepreneurs need to reclaim their position of power at the bargaining table, say Felix Oldenburg, Michael Vollman, Paula Cardenau and Renee Manuel, from Ashoka. What do you think? …

B Lab Update: V3 Public Beta – Help Shape the V3 of the B Impact Ratings System

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B Corp Update B Corporations are a new type of company which use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. May 10, 2011 Dear B Corp Community, Today we are launching the Public Beta period for Version 3.0 of the B Impact Assessment. This is a 30-day …

Broadening Fiduciary Duty – Flexible Corp And Benefit Corp Explained

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Editor’s note: The New York Times is finally catching up with this story. See “A Scorecard for Companies with a Conscience” and “Ethical Businesses with a Better Bottom Line”. BROADENING FIDUCIARY DUTY IN CALIFORNIA One proposal unleashes capital for impact investing and the other creates more accountability for corporate social …

Social Enterprise Associates – Newsletter – April 2011

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ENTERPRISE IN ACTION NEWSLETTER April 2011 – Issue #: 22 Latest News We’re fresh back from the William James Foundation’s 8th Annual Gathering! Included in the excitement was the naming of the 2011 Entrant Recruitment Award after Drew Tulchin of Social Enterprise Associates, which went to The Social Venture Network. …

Social Edge: The Impact Investing Wave

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News on The Edge Welcome to the Social Edge update! When Cathy Clark was at the Skoll World Forum, she noticed that successful social entrepreneurs were eager to explore for-profit revenue models: “In their efforts to build sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, social entrepreneurs are now looking …