Research and Select Media


Fiona Wilson Presentation at Berwick Academy's Innovation Celebration | May 2018

Local Owners Driving Lasting Solutions: An Innovative Model for International Development and Poverty Alleviation | Carsey Perspectives | Dec 2017   

Meeting Farmers Where They Are: Increasing Agricultural Sustainability in Malawi Through Business Format Franchising | Carsey Perspectives | Dec 2017 

New Hampshire's Electricity Future: Cost, Reliability, and Risk | Carsey Perspectives | March 2017, May 2017 Update 

Bridging Farm and Table: The ‘Harvest to Market’ Innovation: Highlights from a Social Venture Innovation Challenge Winner | Carsey Perspectives | September 2016 

Saving Salt, Protecting Watersheds, in Winter Road Maintenance: Highlights from a Social Venture Innovation Challenge Winner | Carsey Perspectives | March 2016 

The following presentations were part of a coordinated three-part research project undertaken by three former Summer Social Innovation interns who were inspired by the knowledge they gained about the field of sustainable investing. Their research was undertaken to help inform and inspire the UNH Foundation to consider its investment practices, in particular in relation to aligning the University’s endowment with UNH’s sustainability values and commitment.

Media Coverage

ReVision and Social Innovation: Hands-On Internships for Bright, Young Minds - ReVision Energy Blog | August 2018

Summer Success as a Social Innovation Intern - UNH Today | August 2018

Interns on board: UNH students assist regional nonprofits - Union Leader | July 2018

A Global Force for Change - Franchising World | May 2018

Timberland collaboration transforms plastic trash into merchandise - Foster's Daily Democrat | April 2018

What is Social Sector Franchising? - Franchising Dictionary Magazine | April 2018

Food Justice Fair Educates Public - The New Hampshire | March 2018

Helping Students Transform Causes into Careers While Creating a Pipeline of a Socially and Environmentally Minded-Workforce in NH - Stay Work Play New Hampshire Blog | March 2018

SVIC 2018 Winner Update: Share a Hive with a Friend - Foster's Daily Democrat | March 2018

UNH Students Conduct J-Term Field Research Across the Globe - UNH Global |
March 2018

Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise - UNH Podcasts | March 2018

Using the Fast-Food Model for Social Good - UNH Today | March 2018

B-Schools That Help You Make Money AND Make a Difference - Poets & Quants | February 2018

Not Your Typical Major - UNH Today | February 2018

How Tanzania is betting on coding to help close the gender gap in its tech sector - Quartz | February 2018

Q&A with zero-waste pioneer Alex Freid - NHBR | January 2018

IdeaShare pushes ideas to reality - Seacoast Online | December 2017

Talking Entrepreneurialism in China - UNH Today | December 2017

UNH Announces Winners of Statewide Social Venture Innovation Challenge - Fosters Daily Democrat | December 2017

Winning Ideas - UNH Today | December 2017

Londonderry student wins UNH's Social Venture Innovation Challenge with buzzworthy idea - Union Leader | December 2017

UNH Honors 1972 Graduate as Social Innovator - Associated Press | November 2017

UNH alumna to receive Social Innovator of the Year Award - Foster's Daily Democrat | November 2017

NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge finalists named: Competition to be held Dec. 5 at UNH - NH Business Review | November 2017

UNH Students Bring Hope to Togo | October 2017

UNH's 'Social Innovation Challenge' is Looking for Applicants - NHPR | October 2017

2017 Social Venture Challenge seeks competitors - NH Business Review | October 2017

Beyond Social Sector Franchising: Where do we Fit into the Social Enterprise Landscape? IFA Social Sector Task Force webinar presented by Dr. Fiona Wilson | September 2017

Paul Post: Alumni and Paul College partner to provide internship sites with a social mission | Summer 2017
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A Look at Housing Costs in New England: Paul College senior finds new passion through internship - UNH Today | April 2017

Affordable Drinking Water in Emerging Markets: Student Field Research in Rwanda - UNH Global | March 2017

UNH promotes sustainability through panels and fairs - The New Hampshire | March 2017

UNH students gain insight into repair, reuse movement - Union Leader | March 2017

Patagonia’s ‘Worn Wear College Road Tour’ adds UNH to list of stops - The New Hampshire | March 2017

UNH to host eco-friendly event encouraging people to be mindful of environmental issues - NH1 News | March 2017

Social Sector Franchise Roundtable Mulls Barrier, Actions for Growth - Franchising World, Page 62 | February 2017

Enterprising Students Have Much To Teach About Innovation - Investor's Business Daily | February 2017

Social Innovation at Exeter: Ideas to Actions to Solutions - Phillips Exeter Academy | February 2017

Meet Innovator of the Week, Sharyn Potter - Live Free and Start | January 2017

Semester in the City Impacts Future - UNH Today | January 2017

Back from Boston - UNH Today | January 2017

30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs, Galen Welsch, Cofounder of Jibu - Forbes Magazine | January 2017
Jibu is one of three social sector franchises selected for CSIE's Social Sector Franchise Initiative Accelerator Program.

Q&A with Pax World Investments CEO Joe Keefe - New Hampshire Business Review | December 9, 2016

Three teams take home top Social Venture Challenge honors - New Hampshire Business Review | December 5, 2016

Social Venture Innovation Challenge crowns winners - The New Hampshire | December 5, 2016

Master's student wins NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge - Union Leader | December 4, 2016

Shrimp farming plan wins social innovation competition - Concord Monitor | December 4, 2016 

Winners of NH's 4th annual Social Venture Innovation Challenge announced - NH1 | December 2, 2016

UNH Social Venture Innovation Challenge finalists picked - New Hampshire Business Review | November 29, 2016

UNH names Keefe ‘Social Innovator of the Year’ - Union Leader | November 20, 2016

UNH names Keefe 2016 Social Innovator of the Year - New Hampshire Business Review | November 15, 2016

Seizing the Opportunites, From Black New England to CNN to Semester in the City - UNH Today | November 15, 2016

Timberland Supports Next Generation of Sustainable Business at NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge - Sustainable Brands | October 24, 2016

Timberland Supports Next Generation of Sustainable Business at NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge - 3BL Media | October 21, 2016

Grooming Leaders of Change, new internship program promotes social innovation - UNH Today | October 5, 2016

Semester in the City program has students living and learning in Boston - The New Hampshire | September 26, 2016

Annual social innovation challenge gains momentum - The New Hampshire | September 26, 2016

Being the Change - UNH Today | September 25, 2017

Program offers students credit for internships - Boston Globe | September 10, 2016

2016 Social Venture Challenge seeks contestants - New Hampshire Business Review | September 2, 2016

Building Momentum, Internships help students gain confidence and connection - The College Letter | September 2016

From Dunkin’ Donuts to Farm Seeds: Discovering the Promise of Social Franchising - Next Billion | August 2016

Supported by Opportunities, Social innovation internships help students find thier passion, UNH Today | August 2016

Semester in the City, Founding intern spreads program infor at UNH, UNH Today | December 2015

Press Releases

UNH Hosts Social Innovation Internship Showcase July 28, 2018 | July 2018

Winning Ideas | December 7, 2017

Honey and Flowers for All | December 6, 2017

UNH Announces Winners of Statewide Social Venture Innovation Challenge | December 6, 2017