In the first post of our #followsocent series, we shared a few of our favorite blogs and news outlets to stay updated on the latest in social impact innovation. As you learn and build community around different ideas, join the conversation by following social impact thought leaders and institutions and engaging in real time. We’ve put together a list of more than 20 Twitter accounts (and relevant hashtags) to get you started:
Accounts and Hashtags Every Aspiring Changemaker Should Follow on Twitter
Global Impact Investing Network@theGIIN
The GIIN is a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing. Get the latest insights and news about impact investing.
Hashtag to follow: #impinv
World Economic Forum@wef
If you’re interested in globalization and the impact economy, follow WEF for insights on cross-sector cooperation. “As an international organization with no commercial interest, the Forum provides a platform for leaders from all stakeholder groups from around the world – business, government and civil society – to come together.”
Hashtag to follow: #wef19
MIT Technology Review@techreview
MIT Technology Review is a great resource for anyone interested in the potential applications of technology for good. MIT Technology Review is first to report on important new technologies that will affect your organization, your career, your life.
Hashtag to follow: #techforgood
Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship@millersocent
Miller Center is the largest and most successful university-based social enterprise accelerator in the world. Its focus is accelerating global, innovation-based entrepreneurship in service to humanity.
Hashtag to follow: #socent
Fast Company inspires readers to think beyond traditional boundaries to create the future of business. It’s a great source for anyone curious about how companies are changing to keep up with the rapidly transforming landscape of work.
Hashtag to follow: #futureofwork or #digitaltransformation
Brands Taking Stands@brandstkgstands
Brands Taking Stands is a movement driven by informed consumers evaluating ethics in companies when making purchasing decisions, driving companies to increasingly take stands on the big sociopolitical issues. This feed is run by Leon Kaye the Editor at TriplePundit.
Hashtag to follow: #brandstakingstands
Ashoka shares inspiration and insights to make ‘Everyone a Changemaker’ – showing how small investments can create world-changing results.
Hashtag to follow: #changemaker
The Skoll Foundation drives large-scale change by investing in the social entrepreneurs solving the world’s most pressing challenges. You’ll find a diverse collection of fresh news and ideas from around the world.
Hashtag to follow: #SkollWF
Social Capital Markets@SOCAPmarkets
SOCAP connects global innovators who are dedicated to increasing the flow of capital toward social good. Check out the hashtag below to stay updated on the latest leading up their world-renowned annual conference:
Hashtag to follow: #socap19
Net Impact inspires and equips emerging leaders to build a more just and sustainable world.
Hashtag to follow: #SDGs
NextBillion chronicles new trends in market solutions to poverty that benefit the world’s 4 billion low-income producers and consumers – often known as the base of the pyramid. If you’re interested in new market-based solutions to global challenges, definitely check it out!
Hashtag to follow: #emergingmarkets
The leading platform for mobilizing talent for social good. You’ll find insights from industry leaders, reports, best practices, and morek.
Hashtag to follow: #experteering
The Bridgespan Group@bridgespangroup
A global nonprofit organization collaborating with mission-driven leaders, organizations, and philanthropists to break cycles of poverty.
Hashtag to follow: #socialchange
Stanford Social Innovation Review@SSIReview
SSIR uses its platform to inform and inspire leaders of social change.
Hashtag to follow: #equity
UN SDG Action Campaign@sdgaction
UN SDG Action Campaign is coordinating a global movement to advance the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Learn, collaborate, and pick up tips for making your life more sustainable.
Hashtag to follow: #Act4SDGs
United Nations Global Goals@globalgoalsUN
Official UN Twitter account for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Stay up to date on the progress and innovation towards transforming our world by 2030!
Hashtag to follow: #globalgoals
A globally-read online publication on CSR, social entrepreneurship, green jobs, and the triple bottom line in sustainable business.
Hashtag to follow: #sustainability
The Official Twitter Feed of B Corporations, companies using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. You’ll find stories about innovative new business models in action.
Hashtag to follow: #BtheChange
Echoing Green identifies tomorrow’s transformational leaders today. Follow their platform for sustainability and social innovation news and stories highlighting emerging leaders.
Hashtag to follow: #socinn
Impact Alpha shares out the latest global trends in impact investing and social impact in new financial markets, venture capital and impact investment funds.
Hashtag to follow: #fintech
Social Enterprise Alliance@SEAlliance
Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) is the champion for social enterprise in the United States. SEA has built a movement of over 1000 leading social entrepreneurs and social enterprises spanning 16 chapters across the U.S.
Hashtag to follow: #globaldev
Devex is the media platform for the global development community, and a trusted source for global development news and insights.
Hashtag to follow: #sustdev
Cause Artist @causeartist
Cause Artist shares stories of Causeartists around the world – people who use their talents and skills to impact the world.
Hashtag to follow: #causeartist
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