Archive for the ‘Member News’ Category

Coming Clean with Creativity

Guest post by SVN member Tolulope Ilesanmi, Founder of Zenith Cleaners, @tilesanmi Creativity is that seemingly elusive and desirable quality associated with the ability to think and act outside the box and bring into existence something new and beneficial. The new thi...
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We’re delighted to announce our 2014 Innovation Award Winners!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 8, 2014 Social Venture Network Announces 2014 Innovation Award Winners Meet the Next Generation of World-Changing Entrepreneurs Deforestation. Pollution. Soil degradation. Poverty. These are just a handful of the critical social and envi...
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Prospering in Common

Written by G. Benjamin Bingham, 3Sisters Sustainable Management, @GBBingham Stuart Williams is back on the international conference scene and instead of his very successful SRI firm, Strategic Research Institute, that created conferences for 300,000 global corporate e...
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Lessons Learned from Enterprise Opportunity Trip to Cuba

Written by Erin Roach, Social Venture Network [caption id=\"attachment_1133\" align=\"alignnone\" width=\"645\"] Mural de la Prehistoria, painted by Leovigildo Gonzalez Morillo, 1961[/caption] Stately old movie houses from the ‘40s dot Havana. Films are everywhere,...
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Heather White is Keeping Fast Fashion in Check with Her Boots on the Ground

Written by Evan Coller, Social Venture Network, @SVNetwork [caption id=\"attachment_934\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"614\"] Photo credit Luigi Casentini[/caption] Another garment factory fire, this time at a Chinese-owned clothing factory in the town of Prato, Ita...
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Bigger Than You Think: The Economic Impact of Microbusiness in the United States

SVN member Connie Evans is the President and CEO of the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO), a national membership organization and leading voice of microbusiness development in the United States. Connie recently spoke at SVN\'s Fall Conference about Tilt Forw...
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Child Labor Practices Still in Question at Apple Manufacturer

SVN Member Heather White is an expert on the current state of labor in China\'s factories. Via Financial Times \"Foxconn cuts number of student interns from assembly lines\" By Sarah Mishkin in Taipei Foxconn has said it has more than halved the number of  studen...
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ABC Carpet & Home Expands Their Slow Food Vision With ABC Cocina

Sister restaurant to ABC Kitchen, ABC\'s newest culinary adventure from Paulette Cole, CEO and Creative Director of ABC, Chef Jean-Georges, and Restaurateur, Phil Suarez, ABC Cocina expands upon the founders\' original mission to steward conscious dining in the heart of...
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Back to the Roots Hustle to be the Next Agricultural Disrupter

Guest Post by Nikhil Arora, Co-Founder, Back to the Roots Back to the Roots was founded during our last semester in college when my co-founder Alex and I heard in a lecture a random, crazy fact that intrigued the both of us – you could possibly grow gourmet mushroom...
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Joel Solomon: The Missing Ingredient From Your Portfolio

Guest blogpost written by David Laskarzewski for Impact Driven Joel Solomon is up to something. Sitting on a stool in front of a room of 100+ like-minded people at the LOHAS Collaboratory, his thick grey-black hair soaking in the morning Boulder sunshine that’s fi...
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