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The food firms fighting the ‘scourge’ of plastic waste from office workers' lunches

A London lunch food firm has joined major players in the ready meals sector to announce plans to stem the tide of waste produced by office workers …

Sustainability

How Afghanistan Is Building a Sustainable Future for Refugees

Gulshali uses a thick bamboo cane — a poor substitute for a walking stick — to make his way around the settlements near the dried banks of the Kunar …

The Future

12 Stunning Images That Won The Nature Conservancy 2018 Global Photo Contest

This was the year for the Nature Conservancy to break a record, with more than 57,000 submissions of astonishing, nature-related photos from 135 countries to its ever-more-popular contest.<p>The 2018 winners unveiled over the weekend include extraordinary photos of animals, humans and landscapes …

Nature Photography

AntonFrans: Rebellious Sunglasses that Help YOUR Social Cause

I’ve been rubbing elbows with some of the awesomest social impact entrepreneurs from around the world for over 4 years now, so it takes a lot to …

Entrepreneurship

Summer Memories Inspired This Founder To Start His Social Enterprise Impacting Marine Life

Cape Clasp was founded in 2013 by creating a bracelet shaped like Cape Cod. Through this humble beginning, founder Patrick Clarke, has went on to …

Entrepreneurship

Indosole Releases New Technology In Its Quest To Become The Most Responsible Footwear Company In The World

For a decade now Indosole has strived to be the environmental keepers of the future. They have successfully merged artisan skill with social impact, …

Sustainability

Food For Good: 4 Social Enterprises That Are Transforming The Food And Beverage Industry In South East Asia

<i>Source: East Bali Cashews</i><p>From compostable coffee capsules to rice berry, these social ventures have made it their mission to create more social and …

Sustainability

The 10 must watch YouTube channels for social entrepreneurs

These are the YouTube channels to watch if you're looking for inspiration, advice or expertise from social entrepreneurs who've already been there …

Entrepreneurship

4 Ways We Can Make Social Impact and Social Enterprise More Accessible

At the core of social enterprise is the notion that business models move beyond profitability solely, to incorporate a social mission. As noble and …

Entrepreneurship

7 Breweries Impacting the World Through Delicious Beer And Sustainability

I love beer. As a beer lover I have been amazed and impressed at the industry explosion over the past 5 or so years. With many type of industries …

Sustainability

Why Socially Responsible Investing Is Not Enough

Photo by rawpixel<p>Most are at least somewhat familiar with socially responsible investing. If you’re not, you can probably decipher what it means. …

Investing

These Social Entrepreneur Siblings Created A Swimwear Brand to Combat Ocean Pollution

Ever heard of World Environment Day(June 5)? Believe it or not, it’s been a noteworthy calendar event since 1974, serving as a vital means for …

Siblings

This American Made Brand Is Bringing Simplicity Back To Fashion

Meet UPRISING, a Los Angeles based performance driven fashion brand with a less is more concept. Founded by Michelle K. Hanabusa, UPRISING brings …

Selling

Measuring Social Impact: 3 Things Nonprofits Should Remember

Nonprofit work never ends. There are always other causes that need your attention, more people that could benefit from your support.<p>Instead of …

Marketing

This Fundraising and Action Platform Provides Everything Needed To Fight Climate Change

Photo by Randall Ruiz<p>Using crowdfunding has become this jungle where your little cousin’s debut CD album competes with your neighbor’s cat surgical …

Climate

5 Great Insights & Articles From Social Entrepreneurs And What They Can Teach You

If you’re setting out to create your social enterprise for the first time, or even the second or third, it’s worth getting as much advice as you can …

Entrepreneurship

Fundraising App Announces $10K For North Carolina Wishes Campaign

ALIST, a charitable fundraising app, and Make-A-Wish, the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, has announced their launch of a new …

North Carolina

Even Cats Want To Save The World And They Are Using Social Media To Do It

In today’s age of social media, it’s incredible to see how influencers and communities can create movements of change. Giving back has become easier …

Social Media

The Power of Buying Conflict Free and Second Hand Diamonds

<i>Sponsored by DELGATTO</i><p>According to The Wedding Report, quoted in a CNN article in 2012, the wedding industry is worth over $53.4 billion dollars in …

Shifting the Narrative about Refugees with One Journey Festival

Six months ago, I joined the founding team of One Journey Festival, a grassroots coalition that aims to shift the dialogue about refugees in America. …

How Mobile Apps Can Help You Become a Philanthropist

Running – you either love it or hate it. But, for those who can’t live without a run, the thought of missing one is almost unbearable. That being …

5 Crucial Tips I Learned from Veteran Entrepreneurs about Building a Social Impact Business

I’ve spent the last ten years rubbing elbows with some of the awesomest social entrepreneurs in the world. It all started for me back in 2003 as an …

Q&A With Dave Fanger, CEO and Founder of Swell Investing, the Socially Conscious Investor Platform

If you are not familiar with Swell Investing, let me take a second to introduce it. Swell is a social impact investing platform that provides …

Meet The World’s Longest Annual Charity Bike Ride Dedicated To Fighting Cancer

<i>Photo via: Texas 4000 for Cancer</i><p>In the heart of Texas, in the bustling city of Austin, there is a nonprofit organization that has boldly and …

Meet The Social Enterprise Startup Looking To Distrupt The Payday Loan Industry

Meet Fig Loans. Fig changes the way people with bad credit experience banking. They offer emergency loans and financial stability products to get you …

5 Ethical Cleaning Companies That Will Inspire You To Freshen Up Your Home

One of the very first areas in my home I wanted to give a MAD makeover was my cleaning supplies. I was shocked when I scanned a few of my go-to …

Meet The Woman Changing The Wedding Industry With Fair Trade Dresses

photo via: Rachel C. Veale<p>As your social calendar may have already noted, spring wedding season is officially underway. Just like anything else, each …

This Social Enterprise Uses Blockchain To Turn Plastic Waste Into Currency To Save Our Oceans

Using blockchain technology, the Plastic Bank offers a secure and transparent way to monetize ocean-bound plastic with a dual mission of protecting …

Meet The Ultimate Ethical Bag for Sustainable Travelers

The biggest advantage and the greatest challenge of a traveler: a good backpack. Whether 60L or 20L, comfort, durability, and sustainability are …

This New Pain Relief Alternative Gives Back To Small Clinics With Each Purchase

Founded by brothers Tony and Josh Breeden in January 2014 and launched in May 2017, b+b® was established on the principle of one-for-one giving. b+b® …