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The Science of Social Impact is a podcast designed to educate and inspire you to make social impact a key ingredient in your life. Whether you are a business professional looking to incorporate social impact into your workplace, an entrepreneur looking to start a social impact business, or just someone who loves to make the world better and hear stories of others doing the same, this podcast has the stories, tips, and news you need to succeed.

The Science of Social Impact is a podcast designed to educate and inspire you to make social impact a key ingredient in your life. Whether you are a business professional looking to incorporate social impact into your workplace, an entrepreneur looking to start a social impact business, or just someone who loves to make the world better and hear stories of others doing the same, this podcast has the stories, tips, and news you need to succeed.
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The Science of Social Impact is a podcast designed to educate and inspire you to make social impact a key ingredient in your life. Whether you are a business professional looking to incorporate social impact into your workplace, an entrepreneur looking to start a social impact business, or just someone who loves to make the world better and hear stories of others doing the same, this podcast has the stories, tips, and news you need to succeed.

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English


Episodes

Social Impact Roundup 12/2/2019

12/10/2019
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The Investment App That Lets People Make Money - And A Positive Impact On The Planet: The article features Tickr, the “new social investment app that enables people to back globally-listed businesses that are committed to make positive social change.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisoncoleman/2019/10/10/the-investment-app-that-lets-people-make-moneyand-a-positive-impact-on-the-planet/ The Highs and Lows of Creating the World's First Social Stock Exchange: After launching the world’s...

Duration:00:10:33

Deep Dive: Social Impact Certifications

12/9/2019
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In this episode, we join Nicholas and Cam to go over and describe what various Social Impact Certifications mean, how they are achieved or gained and the costs associated with them. With so many different labels and certifications sometimes we forget what each of them represents. We picked 12 different certifications such as B Corp, Better Cotton Initiative, Energy Star, USDA organic certified, and a bunch of others that you may or may not have heard...

Duration:00:16:51

Mallory Brown, Founder of Walk a Mile

11/22/2019
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In this episode, we sit down with Mallory Brown, impact storyteller, humanitarian filmmaker and founder of Walk A Mile. A marathon journey to walk 26 miles in the shoes of 26 different females working hard to get their families out of poverty. We discuss everything from her first trip to a developing country during college that sparked her drive in this field, all the way to her current endeavors with Walk A Mile, which takes us from displacement camps in Haiti to Syrian refugee camps. This...

Duration:01:03:33

Social Impact Roundup 11/11/2019

11/13/2019
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Social Impact Bonds Help Nonprofits Help Others: This article announces the Social Impact Bond for a Grand Rapids based federal Healthy Start program, Strong Beginnings, in "addressing social challenges at the front end to avoid significant problems down the road." https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/columnists/carol-cain/2019/10/26/social-impact-bonds-help-nonprofits-help-others-heres-how/4090113002/ New Law Brings Overdue Changes to Nonprofit Tax Filings: The Taxpayer First...

Duration:00:08:50

Deep Dive: Social Impact Snacks

11/13/2019
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This Saves Lives Snack Bar A delicious snack bar with a mission to end child malnutrition. https://thissaveslives.com/collections/all/ Yumbutter A buy one, feed one, nut butter snack that gives 100% profit directly to malnourished children in Guatemala. https://www.yumbutter.com/collections/shop/ The Soulfull Project A Social Impact Oatmeal, buy one, give one to a food bank in the region where it was purchased. https://thesoulfullproject.com/products/ Endangered Species...

Duration:00:08:44

Adam Alonso, CEO of Build Inc.

11/13/2019
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The number one role for the Executive Director or CEO is to raise money for the organization so it can survive and thrive. Adam's most passionate about helping young people see that they have potential in a future. BUILD has served over 100,000 young people since they started over 50 years ago. BUILD works with young people by creating a mutual accountability plan: Additionally, BUILD put on over 50 community events each year. Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention reports the...

Duration:00:47:07

Deep Dive: Social Impact Bonds

11/3/2019
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There are three players in the social impact bond game: In a social impact bond, impact investors provide the working capital for that service provider to be able to solve the problem. For ideas to be considered feasible, they must meet three basic criteria: Four reasons why one would seek an impact bond versus a more traditional type of funding: Currently there are 151 active social impact bonds in use by 29 countries. Active social impact bonds mentioned: Brookings Global Economy &...

Duration:00:31:13

Social Impact Roundup 11/4/2019

11/3/2019
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Why a Social Enterprise is Much More than a For-Profit Venture: This article discusses the concept of social entrepreneurship as it continues to evolve and become mainstream, and how the aim of a social entrepreneur is beyond just profit. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/341238 National Philanthropic Trust Introduces Four Proprietary Impact Investment Options: What we learn from this article is that one of the biggest independent sponsors of donor-advised funds is now giving people...

Duration:00:07:03

Sarah Spitsen, Chief Candle Lady & Food-Giver at Feya Candle

11/3/2019
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In this episode, Sarah Spitsen, Chief Candle Lady and Food Giver at Feya Candle, stops by to talk with us about her story of having to shut down her first business, to growing Feya Candle to where it is now! Sarah has such a great story and has accomplished so much in her short time making Feya Candle what it is today. We dive into everything from her first brick and mortar candle store and the hardships of shutting that down due to financial reasons in 2013, all the way to starting Feya...

Duration:00:39:47

Will McCoy, CEO of No Bully

11/3/2019
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In this episode we chat with Will McCoy, CEO of No Bully, about how being bullied at a young age and a kind encounter with a stranger inspired him to serve in an organization that provides bullying prevention programs around the world. Will was born with a genetic disorder which affected his bones. He was assigned nicknames and bullied by his peers. But a kind gesture from a friend changed his whole perspective. His whole life, Will struggled with being judged for this one aspect of his...

Duration:00:49:34

The Science of Social Impact

11/1/2019
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What is the Science of Social Impact? A podcast designed to educate and inspire you to make social impact a key ingredient in your life. Who's it for? A business professional looking to bring social impact into their office, an entrepreneur wanting to start a social impact business, or just someone who loves to make the world better and hear stories of others doing the same. Why? We believe we can make the world better through social impact, and it’s our mission to share the...

Duration:00:13:38