Why Social Sustainability Should Be Part Of Every Business

Co.EXIST   
July 30th, 2013

Why Social Sustainability Should Be Part Of Every Business

Taking care of workers may be the smartest profit-making strategy a business can do. Not only does it improve production, but it creates better lives for the employees who are major contributors to the business’s success.

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Free Life Insurance With Your Phone Bill? Ghana’s Tigo Tries It

Global Envision   
June 6th, 2013

Free Life Insurance With Your Phone Bill? Ghana’s Tigo Tries It

With cellphone users only growing on the African continent, it should be expected that companies are trying every selling method to retain their customers. Because of this, companies are now offering free life insurance with a subscription to their service. Offering this safety-net may help alleviate many individuals who find themselves moving into greater poverty.

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4 Innovative Models Changing Health Care In Africa

Co.EXIST   
May 24th, 2013

4 Innovative Models Changing Health Care In Africa

Despite physical and theoretical obstacles, private sector organizations are managing to find unique ways to deliver systems of healthcare to low-income people in Africa who need it most.

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The Diaspora Can Help Fuel Rwanda’s Technology and Digital Ambitions

allAfrica   
May 18th, 2013

The Diaspora Can Help Fuel Rwanda’s Technology and Digital Ambitions

Rwanda is becoming increasingly more involved with market and capital ventures and investments, which may bring more technology- and thus economic profit- to the resource poor country.

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We Need To Redesign Our Economy To Make It Work For Profits, People, And The Planets

Co.EXIST   
March 14th, 2013

We Need To Redesign Our Economy To Make It Work For Profits, People, And The Planets

In order to live in a world that can support all of the people who use its resources, businesses must take a new approach toward finding ways of operating and profiting- even if it means going against the norms of capitalism.

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Bank Andara: A Bank For Banks In Indonesia Grows Micro Businesses And Turns A Profit

Global Envision   
July 1st, 2013

Bank Andara: A Bank For Banks In Indonesia Grows Micro Businesses And Turns A Profit

Over fifty millions Indonesians are self-employed. Many of these have no support from a financial services institution. The Bank of Andara is looking to tap this potential through microfinancing. Because of this, many Indonesians will have the opportunity to expand and dig themselves out of the hole that is poverty.

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Avon In Uganda? How Microfranchises Create Small, Low-Risk Jobs

Global Envision   
June 1st, 2013

Avon In Uganda? How Microfranchises Create Small, Low-Risk Jobs

Microfinancing has been a concept that has been drastically changing struggling individuals around the world. Although there is little money in this sort of loan, Living Goods shows the ability it has to help in alleviating poverty in the developing world.

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Resource Optimism

Baobab Africa   
May 23rd, 2013

Resource Optimism

The blogger Baobab gives insight as to why many African countries struggle economically despite having a wealth of natural resources to use to their advantage.

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How The Walmart Labor Struggle Is Going Global

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
March 16th, 2013

How The Walmart Labor Struggle Is Going Global

What began as a warehouse workers’ strike in California late last year has expanded into a global struggle against the world’s largest private employer, Walmart.

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Flower Vendors Promote Election Peace In Kenya

VoiceofAmerica   
February 14th, 2013

Flower Vendors Promote Election Peace In Kenya

Flowers are usually associated with love, especially on Valentine’s Day. But in Kenya, flower vendors have joined together to send a message of peace to Kenyans as the country prepares for next month’s elections.

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