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Selected Links to Organizations, Articles and Books Related to Social Entrepreneurship and Social Investing

BALLE, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
Business for Social Responsibility

Columbia Business School’s Social Enterprise Club Reading Lists: one, two and three

Consultative Group to Assist the Poor

Clean Edge
Clean Energy Investors Directory

Community Development Venture Capital Alliance
Emerging Venture Network

Ethical Markets

Fast Company Social Capitalist Awards

Fourth Sector
Global Social Venture Competition

Investors' Circle
Natural Step
Net Impact

Next Billion

New Economics Foundation

New Heroes
Roberts Enterprise Development Fund
Rocky Mountain Institute

Skoll World Forum

Social Edge

Social Enterprise Alliance
Social Investment Forum
Social Venture Network
Springboard Enterprises
Sustainable Business
Whole Profit Exchange

Xigi.net

 

Interesting Blogs on Social Entrepreneurship

 

From Tribeca to Tanzania

John Elkington

Microcapital: On Microfinance and Micro Credit Investment

Mission Measurement

Philanthropy 2173

World Changing’s Social Entrepreneurship Blog

SustainAbility’s Think Tank Blog

 

Selected Links by Theme: (more to come):

 

1. Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship

What’s Wrong with Profit?

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Social Innovation Conversations: Podcasts

Social Venture Network’s Book Series

 

2. Capital Markets

Mission-Related Investing: A report from IC's 2003 workshop for foundations - Sara Olsen & Woody Tasch

Developing a Social Equity Capital Market 2006, Jessica Brown and Mark Campanale

 

3. Social Impact Assessment

Mission Measurement

Urban Institute Outcomes Indicator Project

 

Some great impact reports:

Citizen Schools’ Growth with High Engagement Funders

Coastal Enterprises: Measuring Impact in Practice

Media Development Loan Fund’s Impact Dashboard

Endeavor’s Impact Reports (click on results, then impact reports)

Jumpstart: National Evaluation Results (2005-2006)

Pacific Community Ventures Expanding Social Return (2005)

 

And info on social impacts and responsibility of forprofit ventures:

Honest Tea on Social Responsibility

Ice Stone on Sustainability

Ripple Effects’ Research Studies and SROI

Seventh Generation on Making a Difference

Shorebank’s Annual Report 2005

Stonyfield Farm’s Earth Actions

Tweezerman on Social Responsibility

Zipcar’s Green Benefits

 

 

Social Enterprise Listservs and Mailing Lists

 

The Enterprising Voice, a publication of the Social Enterprise Alliance. 

Stanford Center for Social Innovation Newsletter

Origo Cross-Sector News

Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Monthly Newsletter

CSRwire Weekly Alerts

On Philanthropy