Looking for a new way to be charitable? How about lending to a business on the other side of the world? New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof did, and traveled to meet his beneficiaries. He talks to Tess Vigeland.
Among the films opening this week is "There Will Be Blood." Daniel Day-Lewis stars as a wildcat oil driller in this loose adaptation of an Upton Sinclair novel. Commentator John Brady says the film offers a look at some uniquely American themes.
A community of Cistercian monks in Wisconsin has developed a Web business reselling ink and toner cartridges for printers at a discount. Sarah Caniglia wrote a book about her experiences helping the "laser monks" run their website. She talks with host Amy Scott.
When social entrepreneurs' mission-oriented businesses get big enough they also attract serious buyers. Steve Tripoli reports on how some business owners have dealt with the dilemma of turning over the mission to someone else.
A small-but-growing source of funding for social entrepreneurs, called "community development venture capital," has helped revive a cannery in a remote Maine community. Steve Tripoli reports in his series on social entrepreneurship.
Some people use their businesses to help fix what needs fixing. In the first of a series, Steve Tripoli reports on a Boston woman who's spent years fine-tuning the balance between her company's business and social goals.