Year in Review: SBO editor's choice (Photos)

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Lee van der Voo broke the news that a $20 million social impact fund, tied to the business education firm TenX, would hit the ground in Portland this fall. The fund is led by Carolynn Duncan, CEO and founder of TenX who is formerly affiliated with the Salt Lake City-based venture capital firm EPIC Ventures. This fund, indeed, signals that there's a growing demand for social impact companies that assemble engineers, entrepreneurs and fund managers to address world problems.

Let's have some fund

It's not a complete exaggeration to say that I learned hundreds of things this year.

You see, part of being a journalist entails constantly learning about new topics. Doing so keeps both the brain firing and the job fresh. I try to jump into each story I cover with the intent of becoming educated, of learning about both the subject matter and about the people involved with it.

And since I assumed the SBO editor's position in late February, we've published hundreds of stories. Many were written by Lee van der Voo, an award-winning journalist who herself regularly teaches me things. Some were written by Mason Walker, our associate editor. And many more were written by our excellent team of guest bloggers who submitted Voices blogs during the year.

As part of our year-end coverage, many PBJ/SBO types are rifling through our archives and compiling some of our favorite stories. These aren't necessarily our best pieces of work, but, instead, they're the ones that for one reason or another — they were newsy, they were entertaining — stood out. Click through on the picture above if you want to, ahem, learn more about the year in sustainable business.


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