Corporate donations shouldn’t be Band-Aids. Big bets on social enterprises will make more change [Fast Company]

Corporate charitable donations were critical in order to absorb the immediate shock and disruption of the pandemic. But for business leaders willing to consider a far-sighted approach, there is another, higher-risk strategy with potential for longer-term change: betting on social enterprises. Corporate donations shouldn’t be Band-Aids. Big bets on social Read more…

Responding to failure: the promise of market mending for social enterprise [Public Management Review]

As more non-profits embrace social enterprise, it is important to examine the role social enterprise plays in society. Market failure is the prevailing economic theory explaining non-profits’ existence, and applies to social enterprise. However, market failure theory presents a contradiction: how can social enterprise activities address market failures if they Read more…