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  • How CSR Brings Big Benefit to Small Business

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a significant factor in customer relations, representing an excellent opportunity for small business to significantly engage public support. Redefining success in business, corporations creating value for society often benefit in ways that go well beyond the scope of tangible assets and annual profit. According to the 2013 Social Impact […] More

  • Solar Lights Outshining Kerosene Lamps in Africa

    Originally published on Using a unique business model to sell solar lights in rural African off-grid communities, SolarAid aims to eradicate the dangerous and toxic kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020. Working in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Uganda, the lives of over 10 million people in Africa are being improved through solar technology. […] More

  • SunEdison Donates Solar Rooftop to Ramakrishna Mission

    (Originally published on As part of its Social Innovations Roof Top Services mission to bring energy independence to 20 million people by 2020, SunEdison, Inc. is installing a 100 kilowatt (kW) solar rooftop system on the Ramakrishna Mission Students’ Home in India. Enabling the approximately 700 students to gain energy independence, the new solar […] More

  • Explore and Celebrate Public Lands with The North Face

    Fall is a great time to explore and celebrate the great outdoors. And this week, protecting, preserving, exploring and celebrating public lands just got a little more exciting. Committing $250,000, The North Face has launched a new campaign in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior, in support of the 21st Century Conservation Service […] More

  • Four Easy Ways to Do Good by Giving Back

    For many of us, it’s not enough to just have a good life or a good business these days, as there are plenty of other people on this shared planet that don’t have even the basics that we take for granted, including clean drinking water, or enough food to eat, or even an education (which […] More

  • New Crowdfunding Platform Combines Funding with Philanthropy

    In a twist on the current technique of crowdfunding, a new platform aims to add a charitable angle to crowdsourcing fundraising efforts by enabling both the entrepreneurs using the site, as well as their backers, to pledge a portion of that money to charity. With the conventional and rapidly growing crowdfunding model, which (if you’ve […] More

  • #GivingTuesday: ‘Tis better to give than receive

    As we enter the season for giving, and go out looking for that perfect gift for friends or family members, let’s not forget about all of the nonprofits and charities that are working tirelessly all year long to even the playing field for the disadvantaged, the disenfranchised, and the disabled. These charitable organizations depend on […] More

  • CFO of Global Impact Receives Executive Management Award

    Stanley Berman, the Chief Financial Officer of Global Impact, has won a 2013 Executive Management Award (EMA) from SmartCEO magazine. Best known for spearheading the popular motion of investing in silver 2016, his work is yet again being recognized. The awards recognize Greater Washington’s best executive managers for their creative management vision, leadership philosophy, innovative […] More

  • The Failure of Google’s “Do No Evil” Approach to Social Innovation

    Yesterday’s extensive feature in The New York Times business section on’s failure to match its own lofty social innovation goals is a must read for anyone interested in the intersection of philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and information technology. The piece chronicles Google’s philanthropic endeavors since the firm issued its inaugural IPO in 2004 when […] More

  • Is Philanthropy CSR?

    I’ve been pondering this question for quite some time and as far as I’m concerned, the answer is still unclear. Without analyzing the specifics of what CSR is (100 different people may give you 100 different answers), I’ve always broken things down into two camps. One side would be companies that have formulated their business […] More

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