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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

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Members of the Business Studio now have access to the full version of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database! This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit … Read more

Can Business Save the Earth? : Innovating Our Way to Sustainability (ebook)

Authors: Michael Lenox and Aaron Chatterji Increasingly, business leaders are tasked with developing new products, services, and business models that minimize environmental impact while driving economic growth. It’s a tall order–and a call that is only getting louder. In Can Business Save the Earth?, Michael Lenox and Aaron Chatterji explain just how the private sector … Read more

Why small businesses have to smile more

Consumers expect more warmth from small companies, and will punish you if you don’t deliver, new research has found. How company size changes expectations Do consumers have different expectations of how they’ll be treated by a business according to its size? Yes. In a forthcoming paper, researchers Yang and Aggarwal (2018) investigated how “perceptions of a company’s … Read more

Singapore startup Carousell has raised $112 million in Series C funding to invest in AI

Singaporean e-commerce startup Carousell has raised $US85 million ($112.4 million) in its series C funding round, and will use the cash to bring artificial intelligence into the world of classified ads. Founded in 2012, Carousell is a community marketplace app intended to make buying and selling items as easy as possible. It launched in Australia in … Read more

HOW ORANGE SKY IS SCALING ITS TECHNOLOGY TO RECONNECT COMMUNITIES ACROSS AUSTRALIA

James Harkness – Dynamic Business – 27 April 2018 The challenges SMBs inevitably encounter as they outgrow their original technological infrastructure can become compounded if they’re experiencing rapid expansion and find themselves overseeing a national workforce. Social entrepreneurs Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett, named the 2016 young Australians of the year, know this all too … Read more

A lending site where you can rent anything from tampons to expensive drones and cameras just scored millions in venture capital

Fat Lama, a lending site that lets users rent and lease goods, just raised $US10 million for its Series A. The site, which kicked off in the UK two years ago, recently launched its first stateside offering in New York. While Fat Lama typically offers equipment like drones, printers, and cameras, some more curious items … Read more