The Year in Social Innovation: Seven Key Trends
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Social Impact Investing Had a Breakout Year
In 2011, investors started to get serious about combining financial return with social impact. Impact investors
Daily Deal Sites Came of Age
Daily deal sites went big this year as more consumers and businesses began taking advantage of the internet's ability to put buyers and bargains together. The big name in the sector, Groupon, la
Social Enterprise Boosted Developing Economies
In 2011, we saw social enterprise help clear the path to economic development in emerging markets. In Africa, social entrepreneurs helped tackle
Crowdfunding and Democratic Finance Gained Momentum
As banks earned criticism for their failures, new models of democratic finance gained steam in 2011. A rare bipartisan consensus is beginning to emerge in Washington, where la
Buy-One-Give-One Business TOMS Attracted Competitors—and Criticism
BOGO went from being a TOMS industry to being critiqued for hurting more tha
Revolution Was in the Air
In Cairo, demonstrations in Tahrir Square helped topple dictator Hosni Mubarak and kickstart the Arab Spring—and Egyptians even found time to start
Microfinance Went Through a Rough Patch
At the end of 2010, major microlender SKS was in trouble after its stock tumbled foll
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