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Brand the change : the branding guide for social entrepreneurs, disruptors, not-for-profits and corporate troublemakers (book)

Author: Anne Miltenburg In a perfect world, great changemaking ventures would grow purely based on their own merit. In the real world, we have to be creative and strategic about how we brand our initiatives and get the support we need to help them grow into effective, sustainable organisations. Creating a strong brand is crucial … Read more

Reset : Business and Society in the New Social Landscape (ebook)

Authors: James Rubin and Barie Carmichael As consumers, our access to—and appetite for—information about what and how we buy continues to grow. Powered by social media, increasingly we look at the companies behind the products and are disappointed when their actions do not meet our expectations. With engaged citizens acting as 24/7 auditors of corporate … Read more

The moral marketplace : how mission-driven millennials and social entrepreneurs are changing our world (book)

Author: Asheem Singh In the midst of government retrenchment, austerity, and growing inequality, social entrepreneurs have in recent years come to prominence as sources of ideas, innovation, and funding for solving problems in societies worldwide. In this book, author and activist Asheem Singh shows how the social entrepreneurship movement developed from a number of extremely … Read more

Trust : Creating the Foundation for Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries (ebook)

Author: Tarun Khanna Entrepreneurial ventures often fail in the developing world because of the lack of something taken for granted in the developed world: trust. Over centuries the developed world has built up customs and institutions like enforceable contracts, an impartial legal system, credible regulatory bodies, even unofficial but respected sources of information like Yelp … Read more

Help build a bike or two to make a child’s Christmas spectacular

Remember that Christmas when you ran to the Christmas tree and saw the unmistakable silhouette of a bike leaning against the wall? There’s something inherently freeing about owning a bike, and when you’re a kid that freedom is amplified tenfold. This year, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) is partnering with the children’s … Read more

The Green Bundle : Pairing the Market with the Planet (ebook)

Authors: Magali A. Delmas and David Colgan The market for green products has expanded rapidly over the last decade, but most consumers need something more than eco-benefits to motivate their purchases. Magali A. Delmas and David Colgan argue that many green products now offer the total package–a “green bundle” that checks the environmental box, but … Read more

KATHMANDU’S CSR MANAGER ON COMBATTING MODERN SLAVERY IN RETAIL

Kathmandu has recently become the first brand in the southern hemisphere to receive accreditation from the Fair Labor Association (FLA). The Kiwi-founded travel and adventure brand, will join the ranks of Patagonia, Columbia and Nike in a commitment to enhance freedom and human rights in garment production across the globe. Kathmandu looks towards global best practice to … Read more

In the Business of Change : How Social Entrepreneurs are Disrupting Business as Usual (ebook)

Author: Elisa Birnbaum Our communities are facing the fallout from the demise of vital industry, bankrupt economies, bad policy or policing, and political mismanagement. People are looking for answers, and the “same old” simply won’t do. In the Business of Change is a practical and inspirational guide that showcases how social entrepreneurs from places such … Read more