Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Sullivan Foundation is committed to promoting the efforts of our partner schools and the social enterprise sector to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Here we provide news coverage related to Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth; Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; and Goal 17: Partnerships.

this photo shows a colorful Tempeh Buddha Bowl from a recipe offered by Better Nature

UK's Better Nature Becomes World's First Plastic-Neutral Meat-Alternative Company

Until the company can reduce its own plastic usage, it’s working with rePurpose Global to contribute to the removal of the same amount of plastic from the environment that it uses.
photo of Robin Shattock in his laboratory, a UK scientist leading a team that has developed a COVID-19 vaccine

UK Social Enterprise Will Bypass Big Drug Companies to Make COVID-19 Vaccine Available to the Poor

Founded by Imperial College London, VacEquity Global Health will waive royalties and only charge modest cost-plus prices for the vaccine to ensure affordability and availability in low-income countries.
photo of Lily Adeleye, Target's youngest retailer and CEO of Lily Frilly

She's the Bawse: Meet the Youngest Retailer in the History of Target

Lily Adeleye, CEO of Lily Frilly, is a child entrepreneur and daughter of black haircare maven Courtney Adeleye of The Mane Choice.
photo of Stedman Graham, an entrepreneur and the longtime partner of Oprah Winfrey

Stedman Graham: Self-Leadership and Finding Your Own Identity

In this video discussion with Kevin Edwards of Real Leaders Magazine, Stedman Graham talks about his "Nine-Steps Success" program and the importance of finding your identity.

Video: Solving the Single-Use Plastic Problem With Emma Rose of FinalStraw

Social entrepreneur Emma Rose talks with Kevin Edwards of Real Leaders Magazine about "Foreverables," fun, sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics, and America's recycling problem.

Video: Why Mary Kay, Inc. Is Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs

Kevin Edwards of Real Leaders Magazine talks to Deborah Gibbins, COO of Mary Kay, Inc., about the Women's Entrepreneurship Accelerator, a worldwide initiative launched in partnership with six UN agencies.