- Prizes With an Eye Toward the Future
Tina Rosenberg explores how prizes have been used throughout history to accelerate innovation. She also highlights examples of how they are being rediscovered today. ...
(essay/opinion, webpage, 2012)
- Innovation for the People, by the People
This Fixes column focuses on prizes and challenges as catalysts for innovation. David Bornstein takes a look at examples from the federal government’s open innovation strategies. ...
(essay/opinion, webpage, 2012)
- Florida's Brownfields Redevelopment Program
This presentation from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2011 Community Involvement Training Conference introduces Florida's Brownfields Redevelopment Programs, reviews the EPA's federal brownsfield programs, demonstrates program ...
(caselet/profile, presentation, 2011)
- Best Bits: Social Enterprise and Local Government Commissioners (A Round up of the Advice and Insight Provided by Our Expert Panel)
What tips and tricks do social enterprises need to know when it comes to commissioners? ...
(essay/opinion, webpage, 2011)
- The GIIRS Potential: Beyond Profit E-Magazine Issue 14
This coming July will mark the official launch of the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS). As you will read in this issue, GIIRS is a project brought to life by the not-for-profit B Lab, in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, USAID, ...
(research/study, text, 2011)
- Government and Social Innovation: Current State and Local Models
This article offers an analysis of other models that have developed over the past several years, especially in the three years since the founding of Louisiana’s Office of Social Entrepreneurship. At all levels of government, these new frameworks for ...
(case/model, document (pdf), 2010)
- Preventing Odious Obligations: A New Tool for Protecting Citizens from Illegitimate Regimes
This report sets out a way to prevent an all-too-common form of theft from some of the world’s poorest people. An illegitimate, unelected regime signs a contract with a foreign agent, handing over part of the national patrimony in exchange for a short-run ...
(toolkit/manual, text, 2010)
- Open Markets for the Poorest Countries: Trade Preferences That Work
Many rich countries provide special market access for exports from least developed countries (LDCs), but the trade preferences are often inhibited by tough restrictions and do not extend to the products that matter most to poor countries. Improving these ...
(research/study, text, 2010)
- Tedcor: Profitably Creating Sustainable Enterprises While Enhancing Government Service Delivery
TEDCOR started its community-based refuse removal system in 1992. Today, using TEDCOR's model, over 80 trained entrepreneurs operate their own small businesses in 16 local authorities. They provide employment to more than 1,000 historically ...
(case/model, text, 2010)
- New Philanthropy Capital's Manifesto for Social Impact
With the recession, and the prominence of the voluntary sector in the coalition's Big Society agenda, now more than ever there needs to be a sharper focus on social impact. The 2010 election offered a great opportunity for government to review and ...
(essay/opinion, document (pdf), 2010)
- Beyond Carbon: Biodiversity and Water Markets
It is widely acknowledged that well-functioning ecosystems provide reliable and clean flows of water, productive soils, healthy and balanced biota and many other services for human well-being. It is also widely documented that today many ecosystems and the ...
(case/model, text, 2009)
- Agriculture and Climate Change: Impacts and Opportunities at the Farm Level (A Policy Position Paper)
This paper focuses on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to agricultural production to the point of the farm gate. It is, however, also important to note that there are significant GHG emissions from the U.S. food system beyond the farm gate, including ...
(research/study, text, 2009)
- Advancing Social Entrepreneurship: Recommendations for Policy Makers and Government Agencies
Advancing Social Entrepreneurship introduces policymakers and leaders in government agencies to social entrepreneurship as a new way to address old problems. Given the traditional role of the government in responding to market failures—and the $1 trillion ...
(research/study, document (pdf), 2008)
- Manila Water Company: Improving Water and Wastewater Services for the Urban Poor
Manila Water Company, Inc. (Manila Water) is a water and wastewater concessionaire operating in the east service zone of Metro Manila. Since assuming operations in 1997, Manila Water has connected over 140,000 low-income households to the piped water ...
(case/model, text, 2008)
- How Nonprofits Get Really Big
Since 1970, more than 200,000 nonprofits have opened in the U.S., but only 144 of them have reached $50 million in annual revenue. Most of the members of this elite group got big by doing two things. They raised the bulk of their money from a single type ...
(tips/guidelines, text, 2007)
- Social Entrepreneurship & Government: A New Breed of Entrepreneurs Developing Solutions to Social Problems
Social entrepreneurship—the practice of responding to market failures with transformative, financially sustainable innovations aimed at solving social problems—has emerged at the nexus of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. It is a new breed of ...
(research/study, document (pdf), 2007)
- Transfer of Development Rights: A Market-Driven Planning Tool
Only recently have people begun to realize that good land use planning is its own reward. Without it, unmanaged growth wreaks havoc on the economy, drinking water resources and other quality of life factors. The loss of valuable natural assets, including ...