Social Enterprise

Illuminating Tintinto | Hunt Institute’s Project for SMU Giving Day 2021

April 13 is SMU Giving Day – the one day of the year for all Mustangs to come together in support of the SMU causes and students we care about most. Giving day is not about how much we each give, it’s about the impact we can make as a collective. The more Mustangs who [...]

2021-04-08T19:03:49+00:00 March 29th, 2021|

Spotlight on Women Social Entrepreneurs

As we close out the month of March which celebrates and honors the contributions of women throughout history, we want to shine the spotlight on some women social entrepreneurs that are doing amazing work around the world. Maya-Camille Broussard, Justice of the Pies Justice of the Pies is a low-profit limited liability company (L3C) that [...]

2021-03-26T23:26:56+00:00 March 26th, 2021|

How Can We Build Back Better: Helpful Insights for Climate-smart Inclusive Economic Development from the United Nations’ Recent Assembly

Last month, on February 22, 2021, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) convened representatives of its 193 Member States and other stakeholders to discuss how to build back better as we begin the return to a post-pandemic world. In preparation for UNEA-5, the United Nations Environment Programme’s North America Office (UNEP North America) led a [...]

2021-03-11T15:57:10+00:00 March 11th, 2021|

Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions Design Competition

Land for the Rulegura Center Kijiji Innovative Sustainable Solutions (K.I.S.S.), in partnership with SMU’s MASD Program, the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity and three universities in Tanzania, has officially launched an architectural design competition for the building of the Rulegura Center. The primary purpose of the Rulegura Center, which will be located [...]

2021-02-05T16:17:10+00:00 February 5th, 2021|

Julianna Bond, Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort Intrapreneur

Julianna Bond joins the Hunt Institute’s Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort as an Intrapreneur. Her focus is on enabling the enablers: how can consulting firms use their unique position—straddling organizations, industries, and sectors—to accelerate innovation and amplify social impact? Consultancies are already experts in fostering partnerships, disseminating knowledge, coordinating efforts, elevating solutions, and catalyzing change. Within [...]

2021-01-08T17:07:11+00:00 January 7th, 2021|

Pharr Andrews, Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort Intrapreneur

Pharr Andrews joins the Hunt Institute's Social Enterprise 2021 Cohort as an Intrapreneur to find solutions to address the energy poverty gap exasperated by the effects of climate change. Energy poverty describes the situation where low-income households are not able to adequately provide basic energy services in their homes at an affordable cost. For example, [...]

2021-01-11T14:59:18+00:00 January 7th, 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|

2021 Social Enterprise Cohort

Since the launch of the Social Enterprise Program in 2019, we had the opportunity to work with some amazing social entrepreneurs whose work is improving lives and livelihoods locally and around the world.  This year’s cohort is no different.  What is new, however, is that this cohort is dedicated to "social intrapreneurship". This is a [...]

2021-01-11T14:55:41+00:00 January 6th, 2021|

2020 Social Enterprise Cohort

Our 2020 Cohort took a journey none of us could have planned or expected. We celebrated as both Dr. Lynch and Jin-Ya advanced in their work, we moved forward as Mohammed Nijie's work branched out into a new phase, and we expanded to add a new Social Entrepreneur, Clara Rulegura Ford. This cohort focused on [...]

2021-01-07T21:02:38+00:00 December 15th, 2020|