information for transformational people

Collection: Business for Good

 
Who's job is it to build a better society? What if employers encouraged colleagues to look for marginal gains in society in the roles that they're already paid to do? It's good for motivation, good for business, good for society and needn't be complex.
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A London social enterprise running skate and streetwear stores. Helps young people break down barriers keeping them from work. 76% find employment. An initial 9 people helped has become 400.
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A not-for-profit microfinance organisation, set up to tackle unemployment and economic problems in communities. Helps people on benefits or a low income to start their own businesses, lending to people who are excluded by the traditional lenders.
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A programme from Ben and Jerry's to support people who have refugee status get back into business and remove barriers they face entering the job market.
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Sonny Vu and Christy Trang Le, co-founders of Misfit Wearables, have had their faith tested as entrepreneurs. But relying on their faith, they helped build up a company founded on servant leadership.
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B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
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A new digital-only bank aims to address financial risk by incenting five controllable behaviours - not spending more than we earn, not saving regularly, not having insurance in place, not paying off property and not investing for the long term.
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Housing non-profit New Story and construction tech firm Icon debuted a 3D printed home for a project focused on providing low cost homes to house the homeless.
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Saddleback Leather is a business that supports ministry/missions, but also has a mission all its own — loving people, especially customers and employees.
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Luminary is a social enterprise designed to offer opportunities for women to build a future for themselves. They use baking as a tool to take women on a journey to employability and entrepreneurship, equipping them with transferrable skills.
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In the past, some monasteries, communities of Christians, have focused on interacting with local communities to provide services, supporting themselves through work. What would that look like today? An example.
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The homes, the classroom, the workplace or the marketplace can become sanctuaries as we learn how to love those places and all who share them with us.
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"There's hope in broken people. There's beauty in broken things. That's not just what happened to us but what also God wanted to do through us - bring hope, expose beauty."
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A network of businesses, big and small, aiming to provide meaningful employment opportunities for a whole range of people who might otherwise struggle to find work.
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Lenny takes his pop-up barbershop to dementia care homes, providing a much-needed service to the men who reside there. But Lenny does more than cut their hair..
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A pathway out of homelessness which engages the community, links with specialist support services, develops life skills and gets people into employment whilst generating income from social enterprise.
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With the PSR model, employees drive their own social good footprint and the employer follows their lead.
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Practical action for employers minded by the common good to help address the widening gap between top earners and lowest paid workers.
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Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever, talks about his personal mission to be a force for good instead of just making a profit.
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The Partnership's ultimate purpose is the happiness of all its members, through their worthwhile and satisfying employment in a successful business.
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Joe Garner, CEO Nationwide talks on how mutuality in business - an inclusive, self-reliant form of capitalism where people help one another, is more relevant than ever today.
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A different way of doing business following research from Mars Inc on 'What is the right level of profit for its business activities?'
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Groundbreaking results among graduates including an under 7% three-year recidivism rate vs national average of nearly 50%.
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Envisage - a social enterprise helping individuals, businesses and community harness benefits of an ageing society and change way we transition into later life.
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A dental practice but with an added dimension. “It’s restoration of lives.” 
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Electrical contractors, the Weifield Group are making a lasting impact on their community by giving ex-offenders and drug addicts a second chance.
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Encouraging and using adventure very strategically to help produce something greater in people - humility, curiosity and wonder.
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Whatever you do, wherever your work takes you, God has uniquely equipped you to serve and to meet people at their point of need.
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The Eating Place in Coventry doesn’t have prices on its menu. Coventry City Mission began the scheme in their café as a pilot project about a year ago to help people suffering from loneliness or poverty.
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Recently there has been a Kickstarter campaign for designing 'The Purpose Hotel'. It was oversubscribed. The concept is based on guests, who use the hotel, 'changing the world while you sleep'.
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This month will be the first anniversary of Albuquerque’s There’s a Better Way program, which hires street people for day jobs tidying up the city in partnership with a local charity, St Martin's, that serves the homeless population.
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A challenging story from the USA about Dan Price, the CEO of Gravity Payments who earned $1.1M pa and decided to reduce it so that all workers in the company could earn a minimum salary of $70,000pa
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If you are a business person and want to run your own business, why not consider an impact franchise? Impact franchises are commercial franchises that have social impact beyond that of job creation.
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