Category: Social Entrepreneurship

From Idea to Innovation: Insights from the 2012 Global Health Unite for Sight Conference

Sponsored by Unite for Sight, this past weekend’s 2012 Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University featured various speakers and panelists from diverse backgrounds in global health. The Acumen Fund, USAID, Management Sciences for Health, PATH, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation were just a few of the many organizations present. Esteemed speakers such as

Young firecracker sparks sustainability summit

Ellen Gustafson, named Inc Magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30” in 2010, spoke Friday night to approximately 60 Northwestern students and visitors. She was the opening keynote speaker to Northwestern University’s 7th annual Summit on Sustainability, a two-day event. This conference brings students and the community together so people could exchange ideas on how to improve

Lima through a lens: A chat with Hayley MacMillen

Electricity is something most of us take for granted.  Charging a computer, turning on the kitchen lights, toasting a piece of bread…with the flick of a switch or the plug of a cord we have access to safe, reliable, constant, unending power. This is not the case with many people living around the world today,

Miscanthus x giganteus: way of the future?

It looks as though John Caveny has imported a jungle to his 35-acre farm in Monticello, IL. But what appears to be the beginning of some vast tropical hinterland is in fact Caveny’s crop of Miscanthus x giganteus, a tall perennial from Southeast Asia.  Caveny, who describes himself as a “practical conservationist,” grows the grass

Social Entrepreneurship in Global Health: When Business and Humanitarianism Mix

Authored by: Student Guest Bloggers Jennifer Long and Rachel Park We were generously funded by the Office of International Program Development at Northwestern to attend Unite for Sight’s annual Global Health conference on April 17-18, 2010 at Yale University, where we were exposed to a variety of viewpoints and business propositions in the realm of