Neil Parmar
Neil Parmar writes about social impact, startups and technology for publications such as Entrepreneur, Inc. and Money. He has taught social entrepreneurship as well as journalism courses and worked as the managing editor of WSJ.Money. His articles have been published in Forbes Life, Psychology Today and The Wall Street Journal, where he spent eight months contributing to a page one investigative report that became a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2014. Previously, former president Bill Clinton announced that he was among three winning teams that won the Hult Prize for proposing a solution to a social problem. Contact him via

Entries by Neil Parmar

How Ashoka's "Changemakers" Are Morphing Canada

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 3:10 PM

Think you've got the next socially innovative idea that's going to change the world for the better? But need a bit of a boost to get started? Consider pitching the concept to Ashoka.

The global organization has long been an advocate for individuals who want to create social change. It...

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"Teach for Canada" Schools Itself Ahead of Formal Launch

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 2:27 AM

Young students from Canada are ranked among the top academic performers in the world. So why does a strategy consultant and law student want to import parts of Teach for America, an educational improvement program that at times has proven controversial, up north?

Only 7.8 per cent of...

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Forget Door-to-Door, Digital Fundraising is All the Rage

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Back-to-school season often means the return of door-to-door fundraisers hawking boxes of cookies, chocolates and other goods that have fuelled a $1.4-billion cottage industry.

But executives behind Better the World, a for-profit social enterprise based in Toronto, hope to flip how Canadians give to charitable causes. Their pitch...

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