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When Companies Praise Good Behavior, They May Encourage the Exact Opposite

Why giving customers credit for altruistic purchases can backfire.

Operations

Can Going Big on Eco-friendly Practices Really Pay Off?

The case for doing even more than swapping out lightbulbs.

Entrepreneurship

Can Your Invention Take the Heat?

An infant HIV test offers lessons for entrepreneurs designing for tough conditions.

Entrepreneurship

Podcast: What Does It Take to Bring an Ambitious Product to Market?

Tips for entrepreneurs on when to shift the finish line.

A customer weighs the environmental benefit of a green product.
Marketing

Shh! Don’t Tell the Customers that Their Solar Panels Will Save Them Money

Green marketers should stick to a single message. But which one?

Marketing

A 10:30 Cupcake? Don’t Mind If I Do

Both consumers and marketers can benefit from knowing when self-control is lowest.

Entrepreneurship

How to Foster Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets

A Q&A with four entrepreneurs about the global startup landscape—and what governments can do to help.

Leadership

How Today’s Clergy Are Putting Their Faith in Management Training

Like CEOs, faith leaders face challenges running large organizations in a rapidly changing landscape.

Social Impact

How Hateful Rhetoric Can Create a Vicious Cycle of Dehumanization

The way we feel perceived can have dangerous consequences.

Social Impact

The Danger of Dehumanizing Others

People who think other groups are less evolved are more likely to support retaliation against them.

People enjoying social responsible wine.
Marketing

You Can Taste the Benevolence

If your customers know you donate to charity, will they like your products more?

Social Impact

Design Thinking Isn’t Always the Answer

The most durable solutions for social change come from within communities.

Social Impact

Communities Are Partners, Not Beneficiaries

Advice for getting global health projects off the ground.

Social Impact

When Higher Pay Attracts the Wrong Job Candidates

Labeling jobs as lucrative can backfire for socially minded organizations.

Entrepreneurship

A Crowdfunding App that Pays the Bills

A startup in Kenya captures an underserved market.

Finance & Accounting

Credit Where Credit Is Due

New ways of assessing credit worthiness could open up access to the global banking system.

Marketing

Philip Kotler on Marketing’s Higher Purpose

How social marketing can be a force for good.

Shareholder activism creates corporate change.
Social Impact

How Do Activists Create Change?

Small reforms can lead to profound transformation.

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Data Analytics

Data Visualization: More Than Pretty Pictures

Data visualization techniques are integral to memorable and persuasive messaging.

Nonprofit Collaborations Can Be Beneficial but Tricky

The complicated business of growing organizational mission.