Inclusive Economy Consortium

The Forgotten Fuel: Energy Efficiency in our Homes & Buildings

A Collective Action Program for ImpactNights® The Texas winter storm brought more than subfreezing temps to the state. The power outage left dozens of Texans dead, millions in the dark, and nearly 15 million with water issues. Damages from this storm may exceed the $125 billion in damages from Hurricane Harvey, potentially making it the costliest [...]

2021-03-19T19:54:38+00:00 March 10th, 2021|

How Civic Journalism Can Restore Trust and Create a More Inclusive Economy ImpactNights

A Collective Action Program for ImpactNights The program for this month’s ImpactNights was facilitated by Anna Clark, Hunt Institute Fellow, and co-founder of the Inclusive Economy Consortium on February the 11, 2021. Anna opened the event with an introduction that set the stage for a timely discussion on civic journalism and its role in rebuilding trust. “The year [...]

2021-02-25T19:58:37+00:00 February 12th, 2021|

Matt Sheldon, Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort Intrapreneur

Matt Sheldon joins the Hunt Institute's Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort as an Intrapreneur. His project focuses on waste to energy, a circular system to recover food waste and bioplastics and convert them into energy. This system helps divert waste from landfills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create new revenue streams. A coalition of local companies, [...]

2021-01-08T16:55:39+00:00 January 6th, 2021|

Women Artisans and the Case for Handicrafts

As more and more social entrepreneurs show up in industry, both non-profit and for-profit, there is increasing overlap between the initiatives of the Social Enterprise and the Global Development Lab. While this integration will be a primary focus for the Hunt Institute in 2021, the overlap between entrepreneurship and innovation has been evident in past [...]

2021-02-03T20:36:39+00:00 December 15th, 2020|

Social Entrepreneurs Critical to COVID-19 Response

Communities across the world are facing numerous challenges today, from racial injustice to climate change to economic inequality and, of course, the coronavirus. Do you have a sustainable idea that can address one of these issues? Why not start a social enterprise - an organization that uses business methods to achieve a social or environmental [...]

2020-10-22T14:11:43+00:00 October 22nd, 2020|

A Food System in Crisis

Fighting climate change and food insecurity are two core issues addressed by Dr. Eva Csaky, Executive Director of the Hunt Institute, co-founder of the Inclusive Economy Consortium (IEC), and creator of the Texas Sustainable & Inclusive Food System Coalition. These organizations are working together to address a food system that is in crisis. Social entrepreneurs [...]

2020-09-17T15:46:15+00:00 September 8th, 2020|

Hunt Institute’s First Student Social Entrepreneur

The Hunt Institute Social Enterprise Program is proud to introduce our first student social entrepreneur, Mohammed Njie. Mohammed is a rising senior at Southern Methodist University studying Electrical Engineering in Lyle School of Engineering. He was born and raised in The Gambia, a country in Western Africa. In the Gambia, 52% of people do not [...]

2020-10-28T16:30:14+00:00 July 1st, 2020|

Meet Jin-Ya Huang, Founder of Break Bread Break Borders

The Hunt Institute Social Enterprise Program is proud to have Jin-Ya Huang of Break Bread Break Borders (BBBB) as one of four social entrepreneurs in our founding cohort. Jin-Ya founded BBBB after she lost her mother, Margaret Huang, to cancer. Margaret was a chef, restaurateur, and community leader. BBBB exists to honor her legacy. Through [...]

2020-09-17T15:48:06+00:00 June 17th, 2020|

Networking Tech for Good

The Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity and The Inclusive Economy Consortium (IEC) are excited to announce the creation of a Mighty Network and virtual Roundtable series dedicated to facilitating conversations with policymakers, entrepreneurs, academics, and thought leaders about how technology can support and aid in the recovery for businesses most affected by COVID-19. Starting [...]

2020-06-30T16:11:43+00:00 April 16th, 2020|

Stephanie Byrd

Stephanie Byrd, EcoStruxure Marketing Director Schneider Electric Hunt Institute, Fellow Stephanie Byrd joins the Hunt Institute as a Fellow bringing her industry expertise in energy. Byrd is passionate about energy and its role in reshaping industries, transforming cities, and enriching lives. She works for a 180+-year-old company called Schneider Electric who has always [...]

2020-01-14T18:43:36+00:00 January 7th, 2020|