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The Article:: How the Social Mission of Ben & Jerry’s Survived Being Gobbled Up
The Publisher: The New York Times
The Scoop:When Unilever, a consumer-goods conglomerate, took over the Vermont-based ice cream company in 2001, the brand feared a loss of jobs, autonomy, and perhaps most concerning, their personal ethos. But a strong social message and a commitment to their business model kept them thriving.
The Article:Business Not As Usual: The Millennial Social Entrepreneur
The Publisher: Forbes
The Scoop:With the worldly connection of the Internet at their disposal and Baby Boomer parents who worked themselves to the limit, Millennials are prioritizing creative and meaningful work in social enterprises over big paydays with traditional companies.
The Article:Social Business Can Combine Passion and Sustainability
The Publisher: The Miami Herald
The Scoop:In Miami, several arts-focused social businesses are working towards creating a sustainable lifestyle for the local artist community, enabling them to spread social good through their work.
The Article:Leaders as Entrepreneurs: The Power of Creating Change
The Publisher: Huffington Post impact
The Scoop:Entrepreneurs are problem solvers and leaders by nature. What happens when you think outside of the box and use those skills for social good?
The Article:Ten Years After Katrina, A New Startup Sector Takes Hold In New Orleans
The Publisher:Fast Company
The Scoop:When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, it was a devastating blow to an iconic city. As rebuilding efforts continue a decade later, social entrepreneurs are working to transform New Orleans into a hub for new and innovative businesses.