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Doing Well By Doing Good: Who Are Today’s Social Entrepreneurs? (Infographic)

Social entrepreneurs seek to solve the world’s social and environmental problems through revenue-generating enterprises that champion innovative solutions.

Doing Well By Doing Good: Who Are Today’s Social Entrepreneurs? (Infographic)

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One-for-One: Doing Good for the World (and the Bottom Line)

Making money and making the world a better place don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, they can (and often are) both be at the heart of a company’s business model. In order to pursue this double bottom line, more companies are adopting what’s known as the buy-one-give-one model, or “one-for-one” model, in which they donate products or services to some those in need every time a customer makes a purchase. Here’s a closer look at the work some of these companies are doing and the level of impact they have had around the world. Related: Four Companies that are Doing Good by Giving Back

One-for-One: Doing Good for the World (and the Bottom Line)

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4 Companies That Are Doing Good By Giving Back

It’s no secret that more and more for-profit companies are finding ways to make a positive impact on the world and give back to their local communities at the same time.  Here’s a look at four companies spearheading life-changing initiatives designed to make the world a better place. MGM In keeping with its mission to protect and preserve the Earth’s natural resources, MGM Resorts International partnered with NRG Energy to install a massive solar panel system on the roof of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Comprising 20 acres of space, these solar panels generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 1,000 homes throughout the year. But this is just the latest development in MGM’s ongoing work to leverage the blazing Las Vegas sun as well as other natural energy sources: In only the past five years, MGM Resorts International’s conservation efforts have saved enough energy to power 22,000 U.S. […]

4 Companies That Are Doing Good By Giving Back

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Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: Doing Good

Here are FreeEnterprise.com's five most popular stories of the year in the Doing Good category.

Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: Doing Good

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Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: Doing Good

Over the next week, we'll be showcasing the most popular stories from each of our five content categories.

Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: Doing Good

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This App Is Good For Your (Financial) Health

Mobile and big data technologies are rapidly changing the way we think about and manage our money. It’s no surprise then that so called “fintech” startups have emerged as one of the hottest and most innovative technology sub-sectors, with financial technology firms securing more than $23 billion in venture capital and growth equity over the past five year. One of the entrepreneurs making noise in this booming industry is Brooklyn-based entrepreneur Byron Sorrells. After co-founding a startup called Healthcare Connect in 2009 and later working at Twitter, Sorrells opted to go the solo entrepreneur route with his new venture, Lemon — an automated financial assistant and money tracking software he launched in 2015. At its core, Lemon aims to inform people in a simple and straightforward fashion about their spending patterns across all their credit cards and bank accounts. The app tracks where users can save money and notifies them […]

This App Is Good For Your (Financial) Health

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Putting Public Insights to Good Use in Tel Aviv

— This story originally appeared in Challenge Cup news at the 1776 site– It’s becoming common practice for government agencies to ask for public input in making decisions about programs and policies that affect citizens. Often though, what comes out of that ask is a long list of suggestions that leaders aren’t able to make sense of. That’s where Insights comes in. The Tel Aviv-based startup is a crowd-consulting platform that sorts through citizens’  feedback data and provides meaningful, actionable insights that leaders can use to be more inclusive and responsive. Insights won the smart cities category of the Tel Aviv Challenge Cup and will go on to compete in the Challenge Festival in D.C. in May. After the event, Founder and CEO Gal Alon gave some examples of the work his company is doing and how he plans to make an impact longterm. You want to help government agencies […]

Putting Public Insights to Good Use in Tel Aviv

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Rolls-Royce Shows How Investing in the U.S. is Good for Business

When Rolls-Royce built its first U.S. plant it was investing in the community and getting a return in terms of talent and innovation.

Rolls-Royce Shows How Investing in the U.S. is Good for Business

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How a Unique Public-Private Partnership Helps This Food Startup Fight Global Poverty

Kuli Kuli does well by doing good, collaboratively bringing about positive social change rather than simply making a profit, and that’s part of the big idea.

How a Unique Public-Private Partnership Helps This Food Startup Fight Global Poverty

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Eight Companies Making the World a Better Place

With the holiday season upon us, we wanted to highlight businesses across the world doing good. Here are eight companies making the world a better place.

Eight Companies Making the World a Better Place

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Giving Tuesday: How This California Music Tech Startup Gives the Gift of Hearing

For every pair of headphones social entrepreneur Bridget Hilton sells through her startup LSTN, she helps restore hearing to someone in need.

Giving Tuesday: How This California Music Tech Startup Gives the Gift of Hearing

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The 5 Must-Watch TED Talks For Any Aspiring Social Entrepreneur

These five moving TED Talks center around solving some of the world’s biggest challenges through innovative business solutions. Check them out to get inspired.

The 5 Must-Watch TED Talks For Any Aspiring Social Entrepreneur

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