Two of the biggest problems afflicting the people of West Africa is a lack of access to education and employment — without one, the other is difficult to attain. So says Valerie Lemke, Co-Founder of Jjangde, a social enterprise that strives to address both issues by connecting handmade goods from rural communities in Senegal to global markets, and using the profits to fund schools in the communities where the goods were made.
To mark the publication of Impact Investing 2.0, a watershed study of 12 successful impact investing funds, Maximpact talks to one of its authors, Jed Emerson. Emerson discusses the core skills needed on a “multilingual” leadership team and gives his thoughts on which graduate schools are successfully training the impact leaders of tomorrow.
After several years of effort, Patagonia says it has accomplished something that few clothing companies have managed: it has begun sourcing the goose down for its cold-weather clothing from 100 percent traceable and ethically produced and harvested sources. It’s a pretty good feat, even for Patagonia.
In an effort to bring technology to rural communities in Colombia, SAP announced last week that it has joined forces with the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) and the Manuel Mejía Foundation to improve the quality of life for Colombian farmers by providing them with the technology and training they need to develop more sustainable business practices.
Generation Z, the first generation born in the 21st century, will most likely buy a Zero Net Energy (ZNE) home as their first new home purchase. A ZNE home and its promise of low or no monthly utility bills will align with this generation’s fiscal prudence gained from the hard lessons of the Great Recession.
Join our Google Hangout Nov. 13th, where Nick Aster will speak with Mike Bellamente & Mark McElroy about their new approach to measuring sustainability.
Jed Emerson discusses the groundbreaking new report, Impact Investing 2.0, and what it means for the leadership of successful impact investing funds. In the first of a two-part series, Emerson reveals the reasons behind his personal interest in “multilingual leadership” and why the very nature of leadership in impact organization is changing.
Last year, Unilever announced it had achieved its goal to source all palm oil from sustainable sources. This year it has even bigger goals – and plans to complete them four years earlier than originally projected.
Nestlé said this month that its planned salt content reductions support a World Health Organization salt target of no more than 5g of salt per person, per day, by 2025.
Carrie Majeske, Associate Director of Global Sustainability Integration, Ford Motor Company, talks about her career, inspiration and recent accomplishments in our Women in CSR series.
The MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA is working to make sustainability a human imperative by focusing on changing human systems instead of physical ones. The goal is not to create expert inventors or engineers, but leaders who can inspire new thinking, behavior and collaboration among large communities of people.
If successful, Title 24 will open the door to increased amounts of energy efficiency financing, expanded sources of capital and lower financing costs.