Posts Tagged ‘SVN’

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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SVN Launches “Best Advice I Never Got” Video Series

Posted by Social Venture Network, @SVNetwork We hear a lot of advice from business leaders focused on profit. But what about the growing community of mission-driven business leaders who are leveraging their company to do good? What does it take to align profit and p...
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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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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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Entrepreneurship for Corporate Social Innovation

Guest post by Dhaval Chadha, Partner at Cria and Pipa Perhaps the core idea behind social innovation is that by thinking of social problems as business opportunities companies can gain a competitive advantage. It follows then, that perhaps the most important core-...
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American Ingenuity Offers Solution to Industrial Health Crisis

ITHACA, N.Y. - When Comet Skateboards started out in 1997, firm president Jason Salfi was determined to find a way to manufacture their product without the use of harmful chemicals, particularly benzine. That petroleum derivative, which has been widely used as an indust...
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Sharpening My Focus at SVN’s Spring Conference

Guest post by Daniel Phillips, co-founder of Greenaid Seedbombs and SVN Bridge Project scholarship recipient One of the stories I heard at my first SVN conference in San Diego was an allegory set in the forest.  As I recall the story goes something like this: A hulking...
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How Whites Can Navigate the New Digital Divide

Written by Evan Coller, Social Venture Network This weekend, at SVN’s 2013 Spring Conference, Cheryl Contee brilliantly called on white business leaders to Wake Up! and help bridge what she calls the New Digital Divide. Cheryl Contee was the only young black woma...
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