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.
Author: Travis Noland
Premal Shah, President of Kiva.org, 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.”
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.
Today, social responsibility is considered a fundamental tenet of Earth Day. Even more striking is the role of business in the environmental discussion. On April 22, 2013, both the social and business cases for environmental sustainability were powerfully emphasized at the first-ever REDD+ Talks.
Over the past decade, we have entered the Age of Big Data, where digital technology allows people around the world to transmit information at an unthinkable rate – 2.5 quintillion (2.5×1018) bytes of data per day, if you speak the language. I don’t, so I’d rather translate this to monetary terms: In 2010, the industry … Continued
Our history of aiding the poor and afflicted is mired in failure. Yet an emerging movement re-imagines the paradigm for how we ought to address our world’s greatest challenges.
At this year’s ECO:nomics Conference, energy leaders discussed the arrival of solar on the energy main stage. Learn about how an increasingly diverse energy market will rely significantly on the sun’s rays to power our lives.
For generations, our most successful advertisers have forgone educating people on the complexities of their offerings in favor of appealing to the emotion of the crowd. In doing so, they have proven that consumer habits are driven largely by what society deems cool.
“Africa is the world’s most underappreciated, undervalued growth story.” China sees its potential, but when will more businesses in the west take the investment plunge in Africa?
At its core, SOCAP is the world’s largest storytelling platform for those who dare to apply business principles to social change – a canvas on which socially conscious entrepreneurs, investors, corporate employees, philanthropists, artists and an increasingly broad array of enthusiasts come to tell their stories in front of 1,600 of their peers.
Jean Bosco Bakunzi, a 26 year old survivor and orphan of the genocide, founded Uburanga Art Studio, named after the Kinyarwanda word for “beauty” with the mission “to heal people mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.”