At GOOD, we're excited about the social enterprise sector. To help give budding social entrepreneurs a leg up—and give the rest of us an idea of how business that combine profit with social impact are changing the world—we've been talking to the folks behind the most successful companies in the impact economy and other stakeholders in the sector, from investors to designers. Every Friday, we'll give you one minute of insight with a key player in the field.
At the end of thia week, GOOD Business is traveling to the 2011 Net Impact Conference in Portland, Oregon—a meeting of next-generation business leaders trying to solve the world’s toughest problems. Net Impact is an organization dedicated to making it easier and more effective for people’s careers to be a vehicle for social impact, so we’re expecting to meet a lot of like-minded folks. In advance of the conference, though, we thought we’d spotlight some of the GOOD companies who will be participating in the conference and sharing their best practices for the impact economy.