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Can Rural America be Saved? A New National ‘Challenge’ tries to see

On a windy hilltop, midway between the twisting waters of the New River and the folds of Draper Mountain, Lee Spiegel works alone. Her uniform is utilitarian: jeans and a black fleece jacket for warmth, Crocs to battle the mud, and white wraparound sunglasses to shield her eyes from the winter sun. Read more.

Corporations Sponsor Nonprofits for Innovative Revenue Management Program

A dozen companies and foundations have sponsored more than 80 nonprofit organizations from across the country to participate in “New Strategies,” a nonprofit revenue management program recently launched by the Global Social Enterprise Initiative… Read more.

Partnership Explores Niger Delta

Promoting economic growth and addressing conflict in the Niger Delta in a socially responsible manner will be the focus of a new Georgetown partnership, announced Feb. 6. Read More.

Investment That Can End Poverty

Some business schools and MBA students see impact investing as a way to make a difference, as well as turn a profit. Read more.

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and The Niger Delta Partnership Initiative Collaborate on Economic Growth

The Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) Foundation and the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business today announced a partnership to support the reduction of conflict and promote equitable economic growth in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Read more.

ScoutPro of Iowa Named Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneur of the Year

The American Farm Bureau Federation together with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Global Social Enterprise Initiative and Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative’s StartupHoyas has announced the Farm Bureau Entrepreneur of the Year as part of the first-ever Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge. Read more.

Innovative Design, education may lead baby boomers to embrace in-home techonology

Where do you want to live as you age? For most of us, the answer is, “In my home.” In fact, 90 percent of Americans between the ages of 50 and 80 years old—a majority of which are baby boomers—have this desire. Read more.

Food and Beverage Companies Unite to Cut Calories in the American Diet

Sixteen major food and beverage companies voluntarily pledged to reduce the number of calories they sold into the American market place by 1.5 trillion. They exceeded that goal within four years. Read More.

Major Oceans Summit in April Aims to Activate Millennials

On April 25, 2015, the Sustainable Oceans Alliance will host a Sustainable Oceans Summit at Georgetown University. The summit, a student led effort, will highlight the role of three sectors: science and technology; responsible business and development investments; and policy. Read more.

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