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Entrepreneurs and the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) they create contribute up to 78 percent of employment and more than 29 percent of GDP in developing economies. But the problem is that these entrepreneurs face a host of challenges when it comes to growing their businesses and succeeding.
María Rodriguez, founder of Byoearth is teaching women the value of the red wiggler worm and the use of vermicomposting to support sustainable farming. It’s a concept she believes in passionately and is having increasing success selling to both local farmers and non-profit aid organizations throughout Latin America.
Organic egg producer Vital Farms wants to expand its pastured farm network. And so far, it isn’t having any problem finding crowdfunding supporters to help “free the birds.”
Northern Trust announced this week that it has enhanced its offering of socially responsible investing solutions for institutional investors. Through an agreement with MSCI, a leading provider of investment research and support tools, Northern Trust’s institutional clients will now have access to a wide range of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research and indices.
Winning contests and prizes without ever impacting one life is not a viable business model. To create the permanent changes we desire, social entrepreneurs need to demand real-world results before offering rewards and celebrity.
The coal industry is in trouble. It faces competition from natural gas and renewable energy sources. This has led to shuttering coal plants and coal company bankruptcies.
The key to a sustainable and sustained business is knowing that failure is a critical part of success and, to reap the rewards, you have to make failure work for you.
The past month in Seattle has seen an incredible surge of efforts around sustainable, conscious, impactful business. Showcased across four events, more than four dozen emerging, impactful, social enterprises have shared their stories with the city and with the world.
Through its fellowship for young business leaders, ETIC is enlisting 200 fellows from some of the biggest corporations in Japan to move to the recovering region for 3 to 12 months and help run temporary housing units, put companies back together, and rebuild the transportation system.
Biolite has won awards for two innovative camp stove solutions for cooking in developing countries that eliminate toxic smoke and generate electricity for cell phone charging.
Edeniq Inc., surrounded by farms and orchards growing some of America’s most valuable crops, is pushing the boundaries of cellulosic ethanol innovation.