Month: April 2021

Diversity & Inclusion in Sport and the Corporate World. Meet the Problem Solver – DeAna Oliver!

DeAna Oliver currently works as a Talent Acquisition for a PR & Marketing firm in New York City. She also works with Fencing in the Park, providing fencing lessons for youth development in the city.   “Changes are products of intensive efforts.” – Professor Yunus   Creating change is often a challenging task for those …

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Building Social Business in Your Organization: Successful Ventures to Inspire You

Beauty can come from ashes. Professor Yunus’s Nobel Prize-winning work shows this. It gives us immense hope as the world promises an opportunity for building anew. Here are three steps (with examples!) to help your corporation build social business and lead the new normal. A devastating famine struck Bangladesh in 1973. It was the depth …

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Social Business is Shifting the Economic Landscape — Here Are 5 Simple Ways You Can Be Part of Shaping It

Good news is always welcome, but there are a few occasions when it is especially appreciated. Now is one of those times. Despite big questions about the wellbeing of our society, we can glimpse a silver lining. Our economic terrain has shifted. Social Business is on the horizon. Hundreds of recent studies point to “the …

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Sport’s Connective Power. Meet the Problem Solver – Pierre Chastroux

Though social entrepreneurship never entered his career frame, Pierre’s fascination with the connective power of sport ultimately led him to pair it with his passion for economic development. His work with the YSH team today stems directly from that uncanny ability sports have to connect the seemingly disconnected, bridging private sector, public sector, and grass-roots …

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So You Want Your Sports Event to Solve a Problem? Social Business Can Help

Not a seat is open in the stands as you walk in. The stadium is packed with a sea of chanting fans. The energy is so palpable you feel as though the heavy concrete of the arena perimeter is shaking beneath your feet as the crowd jumps in unison. Your picture may look something like this. …

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The 5 Best Authors (and their books) to Up Your Social Solutions

“There is more treasure in books than all the pirate’s loot on treasure island,” — Walt Disney When I was growing up, there was a series of children’s books my mom used to read to me and my siblings at night. In the books, the main character would be transported from her home to different …

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Using Friendship & Sports to Include Refugees. Meet the Problem Solver – Noemie Marchyllie

Noemie Marchyllie, building friendship through sport, one newcomer at a time. There’s an old Randy Newman song, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” that plays in my mind as I think about the work of this sport & social business entrepreneur, Noemie Marchyllie. The song happens to match the tone set by Noemie and the …

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How These 4 Tactics Can Turn Your Fan Base into a Problem-Solving Community

In the words of Professor Yunus, “Sport is a big power, and that power must be used for social purposes.” Sport has an immeasurable impact on society across the world. Harnessing that impact and using it for social purposes has the potential to make local and global change. So you want to make a difference …

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