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The Article:From Social Experiments To Social Enterpreneurship: Injoy Uses Gifting To Make A Difference
The Scoop:One good turn deserves another is the guiding principle of Injoy, an experience-based gift giving site based out of Dubai that thrives under a simple business model: “Small social experiments in practicing generosity.”
The Article:Investing In Youth For A Sustainable Future
The Publisher:Huffington Post Impact
The Scoop:In the next 15 years, 600 million jobs will need to be created to accommodate new entrants into the workforce, the majority of which will be young people. The key may lie in social enterprise, which helps empower young workers and could promote job growth.
The Article:Ten Socially Responsible Businesses That Are Changing The Way New York Does Business
The Scoop:The 2011 authorization of b-corps in New York has allowed many socially conscious businesses, like Etsy and Warby Parker, to find their footing and make major waves in the market—a trend that shows no sign of slowing down.
The Article:Will People Pick Headphones With A Charitable Mission Instead Of A Celebrity Endorsement?
The Publisher:The Verge
The Scoop:Sometimes, your product and mission are such a good sell, the hardest part of your work is scaling up. Lstn managed to overcome that roadblock with a little bit of hustle and some out-of-the box thinking.
The Article:Want A Holistic View Of The World Of Social Innovation? Try These Four Books
The Publisher:National Geographic
The Scoop:As summer comes to a close, it’s time to put away the light reads and dive into a few works that will keep you up to date on the big shifts in social change and technology.