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The Opportunity of the Innovation Age

According to Tom Vander Ark, CEO of Getting Smart, the world is living in a new era shaped by two human-made forces: artificial intelligence and global warming. Vander Ark explains that this new...more

Civil Society Collaboration in Measuring Impact Investments

In a collaborative research initiative of the MoALD (Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development), titled "Civil Society collaboration in measuring impact of adaptation investments: the case of...more

3 African Entrepreneurs Winner of Schwab Foundation Awards

The 2019 Social Entrepreneurship Awards run by the Schwab Foundation has recognized three African entrepreneurs. The social entrepreneurs from Africa are Kennedy Njoroge, co-founder of Kenyan...more

LISC Invests $1M in SustainVC Impact Investing Fund

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has committed to invest $1 million in SustainVC Impact Fund II, a $25 million fund supporting early-stage companies focused on social and...more

Bring Innovators Together for Transformational Impact

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) aims to find, accelerate, and scale solutions that address environmental issues as well as create economic opportunity for local communities. In partnership with...more

Social Entrepreneurship Conference Brings Together Students, Business Leaders

New College of Florida students Daniel Schell and Emiliano Espinosa organized a Social Entrepreneurship Conference. The conference, held Sept. 21, 2019 at New College in Sarasota, brought together...more

Scientists Urge Swift Action at UN Climate Summit

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recently released a climate science report to inform policymakers at the UN Climate Action Summit, which opened Monday, September 23. According to the...more

Growing Impact Investing Club Seeks to Transform Food System

Arabella Advisors and its food-system investment team recently announced the launch of "Good Food Ventures III." The launch of Good Food Ventures III is part of Good Food Ventures' (GFV's)...more

Lessons from Latin America in Sustainable Development
Foundation: Skoll Foundation

Skoll Foundation revisits a conversation they had with Sean McKaughan, who chairs the board of Fundacion Avina, at the Skoll World Forum several years ago. According to McKaughan, lack of...more

A Revolutionary Brand For Social Entrepreneurs

Alex Diaz shares his story about how he has been a COMMON member since 2015, but it wasn't until last October that he decided to take the plunge into this 3rd third by launching COMMON...more




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The Larder Cook School in West Lothian is a social enterprise that trains young people for a career in the food business. Recently, the school has launched a crowdfunder to help it teach another 80 students a year.




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