Archive for the ‘Sustainable Solutions’ Category

Communities by Design: Multiple Layers of Good

Written by Casey Lauderdale, Social Venture Network, @Radiant_City Bob Massaro and Bonny Meyer are in the business of community building, but it may not be what you think- they aren’t community organizers or political activists in the sense normally associated the ...
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4 Ways We Can Catalyze Positive Change

Written by Kasey Kissick, Social Venture Network, @SVNetwork Addressing climate change. Confronting malnutrition. Helping veterans heal. Building an equitable workforce. At the 2014 SVN Spring Conference, a speaker series titled “Catalyzing Positive Change” broug...
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The Case for Renewable Energy Simplified into Two Pieces: Oil and Electricity

Written by Kasey Kissick, Social Venture Network, @SVNetwork “Would you rather die of oil well fires, climate change, nuclear holocaust, or all of the above?” asked a wry Amory Lovins, an internationally acclaimed physicist and co-founder, Chief Scientist and Cha...
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Brand Souls

Written by SVN member Jared Levy, Founder, Guru Media Solutions Several years ago the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are to be treated as individuals in the eyes of the law. I certainly don’t agree with that as it pertains to campaign donations and oth...
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An Open Letter to Larry Page

Guest post from SVN member Mal Warwick, Business Solution to Poverty, @MalWarwick Dear Larry, In your recent conversation with Charlie Rose at TED, you said you’d rather hand over your cash to Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX, Solar City) instead of donating it to a...
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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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Shopping Free or Slave? Nelson Mandela and Freedom as a Choice

Guest post by SVN member Ben Bingham, 3Sisters Sustainable Management, @GBBingham Originally posted in the Huffington Post. This holiday season, I am wondering if it is possible to feel good about the workers in our \"free trade\" world. I was picked up and driven to t...
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Creating a LGBTQ–Inclusive Business Community to Fuel Social Change

Written by Casey Lauderdale, Social Venture Network, @Radiant_City  Social Venture Network conferences are designed to both support and challenge entrepreneurs to better the world through business.  Yet, until this Fall there was an important part of our conversatio...
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Investors ‘miss out’ as women and minority groups turn to alternate investment routes

It’s well known that women and minority entrepreneurs miss out on some of the opportunities that their white male peers enjoy -- the traditional “old boys’ network” is still a powerful source of support and investment money for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. But b...
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