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The Article: Social Impact 101: Building Companies That Make a Difference
The Publisher: Knowledge@Wharton
The Scoop: Wharton Business School’s social entrepreneur in residence shares his definition of social enterprise, the challenges they face and why he thrives on the tension between sustaining profitability and a venture’s social mission.
The Article: What if African nations operated as one big innovation ecosystem?
The Publisher: Quartz
The Scoop: Africa’s social entrepreneurs are raring to go, but many lack expertise and funding to turn innovative ideas into fully-fledged commercialized products and services. In order to pave the way for African innovation, there must be a comprehensive shift of mindset.
The Article: Why Measuring Social Impact Has Become Just as Important For Companies as Doing the “Right Things”
The Publisher: The Financial Post
The Scoop: More companies are quantifying their social impact in order to establish credibility with consumers and ensure that their purpose remains center stage.
The Article: How a Career in Tech Prepared One Social Entrepreneur to Shake Up the Mental Health Sector
The Publisher: Forbes
The Scoop: With hundreds of millions of people in the world struggling with mental health issues, one social entrepreneur has helped normalize access to mental health professionals through an online platform.
The Article: Self Awareness is Your Most Important Attribute
The Publisher: Inc.
The Scoop: From identifying strengths and weaknesses to finding peace in your abilities, knowing who you are is the key to success.