There are so many news sources out there that sometimes its difficult to find the stuff we are interested in. Here are 11 Great Resources For Social Impact News that I have found useful. If you have any other suggestions please let me know and I can update the list as we go.
Stanford Social Innovation Review is an award-winning magazine and website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is written for and by social change leaders in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors who view collaboration as key to solving environmental, social, and economic justice issues.
Published at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University, SSIRbridges academic theory and practice with ideas about achieving social change. SSIR covers a wide range of subjects, from microfinance and green businesses to social networks and human rights. Its aim is both to inform and to inspire. Follow them on twitter here.
B the Change is the news site for B Corp. they spotlight leaders and entrepreneurs elevating the idea of what a socially conscious business can be. B Corp is building a new sector of the economy. This rapidly growing movement encompasses more than 2,700 B Corps across 150 industries and in more than 60 nations around the world. B Corps use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.
Sustainalytics is a global leader in sustainability research and analysis, serving investors and financial institutions around the world. Our international perspective is strengthened by 20 years of local experience and expertise in the Responsible Investment (RI) and Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) markets. Follow them on twitter here.
NextBillion.net is a website and blog bringing together the community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy makers and academics who want to explore the connection between development and enterprise. It is a discussion forum, networking space and knowledge base for individuals and organizations interested in the “next billion”. Our goal is to highlight the development and implementation of business strategies that open opportunities and improve the lives of the world’s approximately 4 billion low-income producers and consumers. Follow them on twitter here.
Impatient Optimists features the work of the foundation’s grantees, partners, leadership, and staff, as well as other bloggers, to provide commentary and insight on these issues. On this blog you’ll find stories from the people working every day to help alleviate poverty, to help promote health, and to help every student in the United States realize his or her full potential. Follow them on twitter here.
Change Creator, a non-traditional media and education platform for conscious entrepreneurs with over 100+ expert interviews from the top minds around the world reaching 150+ countries.
Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. Ashoka launched the field of social entrepreneurship and has activated multi-sector partners across the world who increasingly look to entrepreneurial talent and new ideas to solve social problems. Follow them on twitter here.
Triple Pundit is a new-media company for highly conscious business leaders. We have grown to become one of the world’s most well read websites on ethical, sustainable & profitable business with over 350,000 unique monthly readers. Our philosophy is based on the triple bottom line – People, Planet & Profit. The TBL argues that economy, environment and society are inseparably related and an understanding of all three is critical to long term profitability. Follow them on twitter here.
UN Dispatch is a site providing commentary and coverage on the UN and UN-related issues. UN Dispatch’s intended purpose is to: Offer thoughtful perspective on the UN and UN-related issues, provide factual information about the UN’s work, Fact-check claims and coverage about the UN offered by pundits, journalists, bloggers and others. Follow them on twitter here.
A branch of The Guardian website that concentrates its content on Social Impact News. They share excellent global content from all over the world. They also post excellent case studies to demonstrate how social enterprise is really impacting communities, cities, and villages around the world. Follow them on twitter here. .
Devex believes a more efficient global development industry can change the world. They invite everyone working in the fields of international development, humanitarian relief, and global health to join 500,000 professionals in the world’s most popular international development network on devex.com. Follow them on twitter here.