Play has the potential to reduce inequality
26 studies of play in 18 countries found in disadvantaged areas, kids showed greater learning gains in literacy, motor and social-emotional skills in centres with a mix of instruction, free and guided play.
Home insurance for those needing it most
1/3 of of South Africa live in informal dwellings in settlements, rural villages. Many are shacks. For people living, working, raising families in these conditions, insurance protection is unavailable. Until now.
The legitimacy of a business should depend on its ability to create value for society. How do you measure that and create accounting standards that reflect a company’s financial, social and environmental performance?
Youth STEM Matters
Glasgow based social enterprise, YouthSTEM2030, is determined to empower young people around the world to use science, technology, engineering and maths to change the world through progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Turning customers into activists
Tony’s Chocolonely was set up in 2005 with a clear purpose: “Together we make chocolate 100% slave free”. It pursues that purpose by producing and selling chocolate. They actively track down and combat child labour.
Is Britain a fair country?
Wealth inequality has been rising rapidly in Britain for the past 30 years. Is the public aware of the extent of this growth in inequality? Do we think we live in a fairer society than is the reality?
Online - Undoing Inequality Through Business
How business can make the world a fairer place?
In the Bible, ‘jubilee’ points us to the God-given practice of undoing inequality. For Old Testament Israel, it meant slaves were freed, prisoners were released, and debts were cancelled every seven years. People got a fresh start, and the society of God’s chosen people was realigned with the kingdom of heaven.
How can we model that vision in the 21st-Century UK and beyond? And in a global society that often seems dominated by market forces, what role can businesses play in creating a fairer world?