Travis heads up strategic partnerships here at Previously, he has worked with several social enterprises including Calvert Foundation, SOCAP and Karisimbi Business Partners, a socially motivated management consulting start-up in Rwanda. He has also served in Guatemala as a Social Entrepreneur Corps Fellow and continues to support Wild River Organics, his family’s organic fruit farm. Travis received his BS in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He can be reached at and followed on his blog at


G Adventures: The Company That Runs on Happiness

Last week, TriplePundit’s Travis Noland celebrated with adventure travel company G Adventures on its 25th anniversary, as it announced a groundbreaking partnership with National Geographic.


Dharavi: Squalid Slum or Sustainable Industry?

I was conflicted before visiting Dharavi, India. As I prepared for my visit, I became part of an ongoing debate about the real impact of “slum tourism.” I was loath to join the swaths of voyeur tourists, turning hardship into photographs. But Reality Tours transformed my perceptions.


Why Rwanda’s Youth Are ‘Wired’ to Lead Africa

A shift is underway across young Africa. According to a 2012 survey by Jacana Partners, a pan-African private equity firm, 70 percent of African students studying at top 10 American and European business schools plan to work in Africa following graduation. No place does the yearning for home seem greater than in Rwanda.

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Unilever and SAP: Raising the Corporate Bar in Africa

In contrast with the history of western corporations laying waste to African villages, modern-day companies SAP and Unilever are thriving in Africa – creating jobs and empowering communities.

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SOCAP: Leaving an Impact After You’re Gone

Premal Shah, President of, summed up the week at SOCAP13: “If everything you do, you do for yourself, then when you die it all disappears. If everything you do, you do for others, it all lives on.”


Creating Magic Through Shared Value

The 3rd Annual Shared Value Summit gathered top executives from around the world to discuss the future for business. Learn how companies are profiting by serving their communities.