Science, Technology, and Society
Social investment to help the most vulnerable.
The global development bridge consists of many bricks. Among them: social investing, support of developing-world entrepreneurs through grants and microlending, small-scale cleantech like solar radios and cookstoves, and empowering women. And a recent study by SCU’s Center for Science, Technology, and Society assesses best practices—and shares lessons learned—from around the world on how to support these efforts.
Download and read the Coordinating Impact Capital PDF.
Coordinating Impact Capital: A New Approach to Investing in Small and Growing Businesses, looks at how “impact investors” launch and grow social enterprises to yield meaningful returns.
Sometimes those returns take time—twice as long as other types of investments. Another lesson: Syndication is a winning strategy, perhaps in terms of sharing risk; so is passing the baton, where investors work sequentially.
A personal note of thanks to SCU alumni. You came through in record numbers to secure a $1 million gift for the University.
From business to government to college campuses, it’s not always a question that gets asked. But here’s how the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics set out to change that.
For a quarter century Charles Barry has told Santa Clara’s stories in photographs. Here are a few.
Palm Drive becomes a grand pedestrian promenade.
More than 1,000 grads were on hand to hear the address by Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63 at SCU’s 162nd commencement exercises.
Julie Johnston ’14 makes Glamour magazine’s list of top 10 college women.