Alltop répertorie de nombreux articles sur l'entrepreneuriat social à travers le monde.
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On just about every Saturday from May through October, you can find Chancey and her husband Dennis at their stall under a banner that reads ‘Banana Manna’ in the Greenville, South Carolina farmer’s market. Chancey has been selling her acclaimed banana bread at the market for over 10 years, ever since the family she worked for as a nanny moved away to Texas and she found herself unexpectedly unemployed.
Read more about Chancey at Kiva's Medium page.
01.05.2016 8 Most Creative Entrepreneurs in History
In this article, you will learn about 1) the key characteristics of entrepreneurs and 2) a list of the most creative entrepreneurs in history. CHARACTERISTICS OF ENTREPRENEURS What do these creative entrepreneurs, who have made significant contributions and indelible marks in history have in common? They are inventors and innovators. There is a clear distinction […]
01.05.2016 Giant snails: A winning combination
Eating giant African snails, predominantly the Achatina achatina and Archachatina marginata species in Central and West Africa, has outstanding health benefits. They are rich in protein, low in fat and contain amino acids and iron. They also help to combat anaemia. With demand for snails generally outstripping supply, agricultural development, deforestation, slash-and-burn farming and over-harvesting are presenting an increasing threat to the wild population.
01.05.2016 YEC Members Offer Tips on Business Expansion
30.04.2016 3D printed clothing ? It's On The Way
Loughborough University has teamed up with global textile and garment manufacturer the Yeh Group, to embark on landmark work in 3D textile printing that could revolutionise how clothes and footwear are made.
Personalised 3D printed fashion — manufactured within 24 hours — is the end goal of a new project led by Loughborough University that’s set to change the way we shop for clothes.
30.04.2016 Welcome Shawn Rubel, Founder and CEO of Eezy
30.04.2016 How to Protect Your Company against Hackers
High profile hackings have become a common place in the world of business. Each year seems to bring about more cases while security experts are constantly lashing out warnings. But what is hacking all about and how should your business protect itself against this growing threat? This guide will provide you an understanding of hacking […]
30.04.2016 Molecular Machines
Victoria Richards investigates the world of artificial molecular machines – where have they come from and where are they headed?
What if we lived in a world run by molecular machines, too small to see but impacting all aspects of our everyday lives? In one sense, we already do: biology uses them for absolutely everything – from harvesting energy from the sun to the way that we see, with proteins being the most complicated of the lot. Scientists have taken to calling them machines because, just like those designed by humans, they produce mechanical motion in response to an input, allowing them to perform a task. Whereas biology has perfected its machines over billions of years of evolution, chemists keen to imitate these structures are just getting started...[more]
30.04.2016 The secrets to stress-free sustainability
30.04.2016 YEC Monthly Recap: April 2016
29.04.2016 Why I opted out of full-time kindergarten
29.04.2016 Roundup: Chicago’s $100M Impact Test, World Bank Relevance Check – And Defending ‘White Savior Barbie’
A crucial factor in the success of an organization in achieving its goals is its workforce. In the organizational structure, it is unavoidable for a hierarchy to be in place, whether it is set by the organization itself, or through informal means, such as those that were established by the employees. There are the supervisors […]
29.04.2016 Anna Gincherman at the AfDB Annual Meeting
Les échanges ont été animés par Claire HÉDON, journaliste à RFI. Sont intervenus le Dr. Clara BERMUDEZ-TAMAYO, docteur en économie de la santé, Ecole d’Andalousie de Santé publique...
Cet article L’Afrique face à l’essor des maladies chroniques : comment faire face ? est apparu en premier sur Ideas for development.
29.04.2016 Duke Energy Raises Clean Energy Goal 33%
29.04.2016 When Doers become Makers
With a population of 21 million, ultra-developed artisanship and manual trades, markets teeming with electronic and second-hand treasures, the Mexican metropolis is the perfect nest for makers. However, here the movement is barely a year old. “The Mexican people are creators, but we needed someone to light the spark,” says Antonio Quirarte, who instigated the local movement with his website Hacedores, followed by his makerspace of the same name, opened in 2015.
Since then, makerspaces have popped up all over the city (which covers nearly 1500 km2, or about 14 times the area of Paris), blending in perfectly with existing hackerspaces and labs, which didn’t wait for the maker movement to “make”. Part 1 of our guided tour features the pioneers and precursors!
29.04.2016 The Case for Universal Basic Income
29.04.2016 Your Weekly YEC Social Roundup
28.04.2016 Conversations on Responsible Business
28.04.2016 World’s First Social Experiment in Renewability Says Renewable Living is the Key to Happiness
We’re constantly bombarded with messages about what makes for a happy life: advertisers and brands tell us it comes from owning and consuming their products. The media says it’s about [...]
The post World’s First Social Experiment in Renewability Says Renewable Living is the Key to Happiness appeared first on SocialEarth.
Tapas Tuesday at Patricia’s house. Prahok Khatiss Noodles at Monica and Kelvin’s? Or stop by Kelly’s for Bean Soup with Pancetta? Hungry yet? Sounds better than that frozen pizza or [...]
The post Josephine Empowers Home Cooks Through Small-Scale Production and Community appeared first on SocialEarth.
28.04.2016 The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs
28.04.2016 TrustBrand™ | The Influence of Value
28.04.2016 James Redfield - Part 2 (book launching)
28.04.2016 Introduction to Social Venture Capital
Governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and charities used to be the major players in the battle against some of the biggest social and environmental issues. However, due the interconnected nature of our modern societies, together with the improved technology, entrepreneurs are also looking to solve social issues. Socially responsible investing and entrepreneurship have led to the […]
28.04.2016 La vaccination, un choix politique
27.04.2016 The income of the world’s poor is going up, but they’re $1 trillion poorer. What’s going on?
April is the Month of Microfinance and the perfect time to share how microfinance has touched our lives. As April comes to a close, we wanted to share with you Nadine’s story and how a Kiva Zip loan helped her start her own business educating families about the importance of nutrition. Read Chef Nadine’s story, written by Innae Park, below:
For Nadine, food is more than just sustenance for the body. Food sustains her life.
“It’s my passion, passion, passion that keeps me in the game and moving forward.”
Chef Nadine, as she’s known to many, owns a small business called Nutrition Synergies, LLC in Washington. D.C. It represents the fruits of her hard labor, as she has overcome obesity and long dreamed of being a successful entrepreneur. The desire began in college, when she and her best friend Sharon decided to make it their goal to be featured in “Black Enterprise Magazine.”
Thanks to a Kiva Zip loan in 2013 and support from her trustee, Union Kitchen, Chef Nadine is making her mark on the food scene in the nation’s capital. However, it’s not by being the next celebrity chef.
Her mission is to “feed, teach, empower and build communities using culinary art,” with the idea that she will educate families and neighborhoods about the importance of eating healthy and living healthy to succeed, especially seniors and lower-income residents in D.C.
Her influence is growing quickly! Last year, she was selected to open a brand-new culinary space in southeast D.C., which will be called “Mustard Seed Café.”
While Nadine’s dreams are becoming reality, she acknowledges there is someone who has made sure to back her dream.
“When I called Sharon and told her of the opportunity, she literally dropped EVERYTHING in her life to focus on helping me develop this new concept,” said Nadine. “That is unconditional love, support and friendship.”
Nadine’s – and Sharon’s – dream is coming true. And there are others waiting to become reality!
The Retail Impact Investing Guidebook for Canadian Credit Unions, jointly authored by Purpose Capital and the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA), was released this week. The Guidebook can be downloaded at www.impactinvesting.ca. In their capacity as lenders, investors and wealth managers, credit unions are already leaders in the Canadian social finance space, with over $698.2 […]
The post Guidebook on impact investing for credit unions released appeared first on Social Finance.
27.04.2016 Wellness Universe Episode (RP)
The past few years have seen a huge surge of interest towards China. Foreign businesses are taking advantage of the country’s lower manufacturing and labor costs, as well as the huge market potential the country offers. If you’re thinking about finding a supplier in China for your products, this guide will help you navigate through […]
26.04.2016 Tikamgarh revisited, what’s happened to the amazing fishing communities I visited in 2006?
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This week, we continue our exploration of LinkedIn as a social media and content marketing platform for small businesses, contractors, nonprofits, private practices, Main Street and online storefronts, and all the little people who don’t staff an entire floor of HQ with marketing analysts. But we turn our attention to the LinkedIn Company Page now. We’re the do-it-yourselfers of the business world.… read more →
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26.04.2016 Democracy that Delivers Podcast #13: WEConnect International’s Elizabeth Vazquez on the One Thing Women Entrepreneurs All Over the World Want the Most
26.04.2016 From Stalemate to Solutions (Blog)
26.04.2016 Quotable: Excesses of global economy
The widening gaps between the rich and poor, the desperation of the marginalized, the power of corporations over politics, is not a phenomenon of the United States alone. The excesses of the unregulated global economy have caused even more damage in the developing countries. They suffer not only from the boom-bust cycles on Wall Street, but from a world economy that puts profits over pollution, oil companies over climate safety, and arms trade over peace.
—Bernie Sanders, Democratic presidential hopeful, at the Vatican’s 25th Anniversary of Centesimus Annus, which was written by Pope John Paul II in 1991 to help redefine Cold War concepts of global social and economic justice.
26.04.2016 A Dream Come to Life
When I moved to Mexico and started working as a “location independent” business owner, my friends and family had a vision of me beachside, in a hammock, sipping a margarita and “working hard.” (Or, if you would have asked them…hardly working.) At the time, I resented this idea. First, I relocated to the mountains of […]
The post Yes, I’m Working On the Beach, No, I’m Not Getting Anything Done appeared first on RKA ink - Web Design With Heart.
Chelsea Mozen joined the inaugural class of Bard’s MBA in Sustainability program in the fall of 2012 because she wanted to help rewire the world with clean energy. Today, one year after [...]
The post Etsy to Make Their Decentralized E-Commerce Model 100% Renewable by 2020 appeared first on SocialEarth.
26.04.2016 Lessons From Nearly Losing My Life.
26.04.2016 Do You Know Your Nonprofit’s Target?
25.04.2016 More than 750 Million Anti Malaria Treatments for Adults and Children Provided Without Profit
Today is World Malaria Day. Malaria is preventable and curable, yet it is still one of the most deadly diseases in developing countries. Despite extraordinary progress in the fight against [...]
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25.04.2016 Myths of Bhutan Revealed
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As young people in Africa prepare to become job seekers and entrepreneurs, how can the employment ecosystem ensure that opportunities are accessible to all?
Future Forward's panel of Ashoka Fellows and Meredith Lee, Deputy Director of Youth Livelihoods at The MasterCard Foundation, will discuss solutions to the challenges young people face across the lines of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and ability.
The panel will share their perspectives on how the employment and education ecosystem can work toward ensuring that all young people in Africa have access to building prosperous livelihoods. During the live Google+ broadcast, you’ll be able to submit your questions to the group as well!
- What challenges do young people face when it comes to equal access to jobs and entrepreneurship?
- What are promising solutions for shifting mindsets around young people that belong to socially excluded groups?
- What are some exciting emerging fields that are being created by young people and unlocking equal opportunities?
- How can young people be equipped with the skills and education to ensure that they can overcome barriers and access the jobs of the future?
Meredith Lee - Deputy Director, Youth Livelihoods at The MasterCard Foundation Meredith manages Youth Livelihoods projects that focus on the intersection between work and education, as well as those that address technology as a vehicle for training and employment. Meredith has over 15 years of experience working with youth both domestically and internationally in experiential education, program design, and implementation. Most recently as Director of Programs for Street Kids International, Meredith worked in various capacities in youth development and program management in over a dozen countries in the Global South including four years living in Latin America and the South Pacific. She holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in International Development Studies from the University of Toronto, Canada and a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University, Canada.
Vickie Wambura Wamonje - Nafisika Trust (Kenya) - Vickie is unlocking the potential of ex-prisoners and reducing their rate of recidivism by redefining the role of prisons as safe spaces for reformation as well as professional and personal development. She has developed the first prison entrepreneurship curriculum that is taught within prison walls. She engages citizens, including teachers, corporate professionals, students, university professors and well-wishers, as volunteers to reform, train and treat prisoners. By making society part of the solution, Vickie is facilitating prisons to bridge a stifling human resource gap and debunking societal stereotypes about prisoners.
Irene Mutumba - The Private Education Development Network - (Uganda) - Irene is an Ashoka Fellow working to revolutionize the education system in Uganda. By promoting and integrating practical and fun entrepreneurial learning and teaching through after school programs, Irene changes behaviors, attitudes and mindsets among youth and their communities. A graduate teacher by Profession, Irene is an independent business development support consultant, with considerable hands on experience in management and support services.
Wamuyu Mahinda - Youth Banner (Kenya) - Wamuyu is catalyzing entrepreneurship among Kenya’s rural and urban youth by focusing on re-designing the entire infrastructure that these youth-led businesses need to grow to scale, while inspiring youth from disadvantaged groups to engage in entrepreneurship. She founded Youth Banner to work with youth serving organizations all over Kenya in applying the success principles she has learnt over the years to better empower their target groups. Through partner organizations, Wamuyu is setting up Youth Enterprise Clubs at district level all over Kenya as a forum to facilitate peer learning and support among young and aspiring entrepreneurs. She is establishing a network of business mentors and setting up an information directory that will become a reference point for any young entrepreneur seeking guidance and or support to start or grow their business. Wamuyu is further expanding the scope of the Business Enterprise Clubs to address the unique challenges facing young and rural business women among other socioeconomic issues.
Fredrick Ouoko - Action Network for the Disabled (ANDY) (Kenya) - Fredrick is creating a barrier-free and equal opportunity society for youth with disabilities; and in doing so, is unlocking their previously untapped potential within society. To do this, he is working to create a platform (in and outside of the formal workplace) to remove unfounded fears and discrimination toward people with disabilities. The platform helps youth with disabilities shed their self-victimizing attitudes and develop the skills and confidence they need to become active agents of change in their lives and communities.
Lynsey Farrell - Program Manager at Ashoka - Lynsey is a Senior Change Manager and works with the Global Partnerships and Africa Teams. Since 2013, she has been managing Ashoka's partnership with the MasterCard Foundation, a multi-million dollar grant supporting innovations in youth livelihoods in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to Ashoka, Lynsey directed American University’s semester abroad program on “Issues in Sustainable Development" in Nairobi, Kenya. Lynsey’s experience in Kenya began with a Fulbright student fellowship, followed by doctoral studies in cultural anthropology at Boston University. Her doctoral work was based on seven years of ethnographic research with youth self-help organizations in Nairobi’s largest informal settlement. In East Africa, Lynsey also worked as a consultant on a range of strategic planning and capacity strengthening assignments for a variety of non-profits, including the East Africa Law Society and Maendelo ya Wanawake, the largest and oldest grassroots women’s organization in Kenya.
Cover Image from KadAfrica, a winner of the Future Forward challenge
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25.04.2016 Why my son is the future of fighting malaria
24.04.2016 Links I Liked
A Toilet for India that Also Delivers Clean Water
A smart solution for India’s sanitation needs: A toilet that generates the money to clean itself.
Poor countries must find $4tn by 2030 to avert catastrophe, says climate study
As Paris climate change agreement is signed in New York, developing country
negotiators highlight gulf between ambition and funding.
Leaders Roll Up Sleeves on Climate, but Experts Say Plans Don’t Pack a Wallop
The NY Times
After a quarter-century of failed diplomatic efforts, signs are growing that nations
have turned a corner in their political willingness to tackle climate change.
If the war on drugs is failing, U.N. Assembly doesn’t see it
The LA Times
Advocates for drug reform, who were hoping that a high-level summit this week
might lead to a turnaround of decades-old global drug policies that many consider
failed steps in the war on drugs, left the meeting disappointed.
Nigeria must stop unsafe abortions killing women
I will never forget the 19-year- old who died after she endured an abortion performed
with the spoke of a bicycle wheel.
A Young Fighter Against Child Prostitution
Wall Street Journal
At 19, Cheryl Perera founded OneChild Network and Support to combat the sexual
exploitation of children
24.04.2016 How I Quit Daydreaming and Started Doing
22.04.2016 Pope: Integrate migrants
22.04.2016 3 Reasons Why David Heinemeier Hansson is Correct: You Don’t Need Investors to Start a Business
Personally, I think David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) is correct when he says that the VC, angel investment is a gamble, and that entrepreneurs should be very careful when taking money from investors. DHH is the founder of Ruby on Rails and Partner at 37Signals. I recently listend to an interview with DHH on a podcast, and I’ve been listening to DHH’s thoughts and philosophies ever since I started on my own entrepreneurial journey.Bootstrapped Business VS Angel/VC-Funded Startup
When I was just starting out as an entrepreneur, I would listen to DHH’s point of view of the long-term, sustainable, profitable and bootstrapped business, and I would compare it with the view of actual angel investors, venture capitals and the general startup media’s portrayal of ...
It’s early evening and the sun is glowing, low and golden, above a homestead located a 3-hour drive from Cape Coast, Ghana. The air has cooled just enough for Grace and her family to start cooking their dinner over an open fire.
Tonight they are making gravy and yams, and crushing together tomatoes and garden eggs, a popular type of eggplant.
Read more about our work with clean cookstoves at Kiva's Medium page.