#520: Research Center Works To Prove And Improve Impact Of Social Entrepreneurs
Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: http://bit.ly/joindevin. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2mdnSRv. --------------------- The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, commonly referred to as J-PAL, is based at MIT and seeks to reduce poverty by providing academic research on interventions by social entrepreneurs and others working in the space. Quentin Palfrey, the executive director of J-PAL North America, worked for the Obama Administration before taking on the role at J-PAL. He notes that the center receives its funding from MIT and other philanthropic donors. The center has a staff of more than 30 full-time employees. He says, "J-PAL North America does not charge for services or generate sales revenue." J-PAL works on global poverty. J-PAL North America focuses on poverty in the United States. A lawyer by training, Palfrey thinks about the work in terms of policy implications. The lessons from J-PAL may be more relevant to social entrepreneurs who may be betting more than some public funding on their ventures. ----------------- Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/2mdnSRv. Need a corporate social responsibility speaker? Learn more about Devin Thorpe at http://corporatesocialresponsibilityspeaker.com.