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    1. How a Laundromat and Restaurant Combo Can be a Beacon of Hope for Literacy

      How a Laundromat and Restaurant Combo Can be a Beacon of Hope for Literacy

      Found this fascinating article in Forbes and thought that it's such a good read. We just had to share it with you. It's called With A Bit Of Work Any Business Can Become A Social Enterprise.

      In it, David Thorpe shares about Melba's in Louisiana - a laundromat and restaurant combo that has promoting literacy baked into its DNA. Here's the subtle way that they're making a positive impact:

      To further celebrate literacy, the Wolfe’s regularly host authors in the shop who do readings or talk about their books, many dealing with local stories and ...

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    2. Millions of Lives Are Being Uplifted Through Social Entrepreneurship

      Millions of Lives Are Being Uplifted Through Social Entrepreneurship

      Stumbled upon this article from Entrepreneur titled How Social Entrepreneurs Have Improved The Lives Of Millions. It's by Hilde Schwab of the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.

      In it, she shares some eye-opening perspectives. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      The vision for corporations, government and civil society as equal stakeholders in the global commons – captured originally in the 1973 Davos Manifesto and adapted this year in the 2020 Davos Manifesto – is even more relevant today as we see the responsibilities of business evolve to address a collective future and a shared vision for an inclusive, fair economy on a sustainable ...

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    3. Even Fund Managers Think Investing in Environmentally Conscious Businesses is the Way to Go

      Even Fund Managers Think Investing in Environmentally Conscious Businesses is the Way to Go

      Thought we'd share this intriguing piece from the Motley Fool. It's called The world is changing… are your investments?

      There's some really interesting points of view here. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      We think it’s likely that future events — policies, choices, and whatever else — will conspire to make it unlikely thermal coal companies will deliver market beating performance.

      Take a look at the rest of this article to learn more about this...

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    4. This Environmentally Conscious Cosmetics Company Is Also Good to Their Employees

      This Environmentally Conscious Cosmetics Company Is Also Good to Their Employees

      Thought we'd share this fascinating article from the Financial Times. It's a feature on Lush's co-founder and chief executive, Mark Constantine.

      It makes some really interesting observations about the company and its leader. Here's an interesting excerpt:

      Lush’s secret plan is not all that secret. It is, in fact, emblazoned on a large board behind him: make products for every need; be number one in every category; create a cosmetic revolution to save the planet. The company’s structure tries to answer all three.

      To learn more, take a look at the rest of the ...

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    5. Easing Hunger Through Logistics and a Little Help from Blockchain

      Easing Hunger Through Logistics and a Little Help from Blockchain

      Thought this interesting social entrepreneurship was worth the share. Here's how it works:

      At Goodr, we’re solving the surplus food supply chain problem, ensuring the safe delivery of this food from businesses that have it to nonprofit organizations and people that need it, all while allowing businesses for the first time to be able to track, account, and earn from their donations. We focus on connecting the business and the nonprofit, and our logistics platform is what we built that does that for us.

      Jasmine Cowe, Goodr's founder has some really interesting ideas that are worth listening ...

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    6. Motivation in Social Entrepreneurship

      Motivation in Social Entrepreneurship

      Adam Force leaves us with some really thought-provoking insights with his article titled 5 Lessons Social Entrepreneurship Teaches Us About Motivation. 

      Here's one of them:

      Look for motivation and find out what makes you tick by interacting with people and communities you care about. Understand their needs and map your skills and expertise to solving a problem that’ll make a difference in their lives.

      Often times there’s no substitute for getting boots on the ground and find out how you can make an impact through participation and trial-and-error.

      It's published on the Addicted to Success blog ...

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    7. Is Pro-Social Investing a Paradox?

      Is Pro-Social Investing a Paradox?

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review. It’s titled The Paradox of Socially Responsible Investing. 

      It offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy: 

      As financial logic overtakes a country’s economy, the number of socially responsible funds founded first expands, and then contracts, in an inverse-U-shaped pattern. That’s in part because of competing organizing principles among those with pro-social ends, such as “unions, religion, and green political parties,” and those with financial ends. Paradoxically, financialization provides not only the means for creating SRI but also the ...

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    8. Social Investing on Environmental Startups

      Social Investing on Environmental Startups

      There's nothing like making money while doing good. This is why investing social investing has become such a boon to industry in the last couple of years.

      This piece from Shoe Money, shares with us some investible startups that aim to help the environment. Here's a short excerpt of article's rationale:

      If you’re going to invest in a startup, energy startups will both make you money and make you feel good for helping in the fight against climate change. Here are some of the top startups developing energy-efficient technologies for enterprise and beyond.

       Learn about which ...

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    9. The Importance of Social Innovations

      The Importance of Social Innovations

      Salesforce CEO, Rob Acker gives us some things to ponder on in this really uplifting article. It's called Social Innovation: The Answer to Progress. 

      He freely shares some really interesting points of view here. This one, we thought, was particularly powerful: 

      We have a responsibility and opportunity to leverage technology to accelerate impact for non-profits, educational institutions and philanthropic organizations. We can do this when we explore ideas and build technology for the greater “why” – to improve the state of our world.

      Have a look at the complete article for more of Rob Acker's perspectives on business and ...

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    10. The Importance of Re-framing Charity

      The Importance of Re-framing Charity

      This article from the Nelson Mandela Foundation ring loudly and echoes in our minds here at Soulful Business Magazine. It's called The Gates Effect: Social Entrepreneurship Reframes Charity.

      It has some really perceptive insights. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      But the question to ask is: Who benefits from this act of giving? Is it the recipient — thankful for the funds so that they can deliver their essential service, or the receiver, whose humanity and sense of good citizenship is reaffirmed by the action of giving?

      The irony in funding our social development with acts of benevolence is ...

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    11. How Vera Can Help You Track Your Impact on the Environmental Efforts

      How Vera Can Help You Track Your Impact on the Environmental Efforts

      When donating to an environmental cause, it's next to impossible to track where and how your money is spent. Vera, aims to change this.

      It's an environmental advocacy group that features a progress monitor so you can track how much your subscription is helping environmental efforts. Here's a short excerpt from Cause Artist:

      As soon as you sign up, you get redirected to your personalized dashboard where you can track & visualize the impact you’re making, and get access to a beautiful library of carefully-curated wallpapers. More perks like discounts from eco-friendly brands are also coming very ...

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    12. The Reality of Conscious Capitalism

      The Reality of Conscious Capitalism

      Here's a compelling article from the Harvard Business Review. It's called "Conscious Capitalism" is Not an Oxymoron.

      In it, John Mackey and Raj Sisodia share some perceptive observations. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Ultimately conscious businesses create lasting value as the world evolves to even greater levels of prosperity, helping billions of people flourish and lead lives infused with passion, purpose, love and creativity — a world of freedom, harmony, prosperity and compassion.

      Have a look at the rest of the article for more of the author’s observations.

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    13. Products From Social Businesses That Are Making an Impact

      Products From Social Businesses That Are Making an Impact

      Thought we'd share this incredible list of products from conscious businesses. It's called The Social Impact Holiday Gift Guide For Conscious Consumers.

      It's got some really interesting businesses. Here's one of them:

      In partnership with the some of the world’s most impactful organizations, each Conscious Step sock design contributes to a different global cause. In partnership with UNAIDS, the company has socks that provide 1 week of HIV therapy for an expectant  mother; with Room to Read they have socks provide 2 schoolbooks; for Action Against Hunger they have socks that provide 6 meals for ...

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    14. The Sustainable Issues with Toilet Paper and the Company That's Trying to Turn that Around

      The Sustainable Issues with Toilet Paper and the Company That's Trying to Turn that Around

      Here's a compelling article from the Vox. It's called Disruption Has Come for Toilet Paper.

      In it, Dan Nosowitz shares some interesting points on sustainability in the toilet paper industry. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      The new toilet paper revolution is one of those specifically odd 2019 things. It’s an industry full of copycats and irritating influence-entrepreneur speak, of cutesy videos and banana-leaf designs, of claims to sustainability that don’t always hold up to inspection. It’s born from people, sometimes lazy or opportunistic or gullible but generally trying to do the right thing ...

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    15. Are You Brave Enough to Become a Social Entrepreneur?

      Are You Brave Enough to Become a Social Entrepreneur?

      Found this interesting article from the Entrepreneur. It's called What It Means To Be A Social Entrepreneur.

      It gives us an idea of what is required of a budding social entrepreneur. Here’s one that’s particularly intriguing:

      Like any other business, social entrepreneurs should leverage business techniques to ensure operational efficiency and ensure that financial needs are met, i.e. expenses such as salaries, etc. But the overriding driving force has to be passion with a societal focus.

      Have a look at the full article to learn more...

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    16. Save Money and Help Worthy Social Causes By Setting Up an Account In this Financial Firm

      Save Money and Help Worthy Social Causes By Setting Up an Account In this Financial Firm

      Here's a compelling article from Rachel Reilich. It's called Save Money and Do Good with this Financial Firm’s Socially Conscious Rewards Program.

      In it, she shares some interesting facts about the up and coming financial firm, Aspiration. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Aspiration is a financial institution with a conscience — one built to help serve everyone. That shouldn't be revolutionary, but it is. Perhaps it's worth taking that analogy one step further: Aspiration isn't changing the face of finance. It's giving it a face by restoring a long-absent social conscious to ...

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    17. Conscious Capitalism Works

      Conscious Capitalism Works

      Tony Schwartz wrote this Harvard Business Review article back in 2013 but it's just as relevant today as it was then. It's called Companies that Practice “Conscious Capitalism” Perform 10x Better.

      In it, he shares some really thought-provoking insights. Here's one as an example:

      The Container Store’s CEO Kip Tindell explained why he pays full-time sales employees a minimum of nearly $50,000 a year — approximately double the average for retail stores. Put simply, Tindell believes the best and most motivated employees, which he says the store is consistently able to attract, are three times as ...

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    18. How Social Enterprises Can Help Bring About Peace in a War Ravaged Nation

      How Social Enterprises Can Help Bring About Peace in a War Ravaged Nation

      This article from the National Geographic piqued our interest. It's titled Could Farmers Bring Peace to Nigeria?

      It shares some interesting nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Masha runs Babban Gona—Great Farm—which aims to lift young, small-scale farmers out of subsistence by boosting their yields and access to higher priced markets. Agricultural investment is the most effective form of foreign aid in reducing conflict—while other types of aid can exacerbate it

      Give the rest of this article a read at the link below…

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    19. How the Victoria Government Helps Conscious Capitalists and Social Businesses Thrive

      How the Victoria Government Helps Conscious Capitalists and Social Businesses Thrive

      We came across this noteworthy piece from Social Traders and thought that we would share it. The article title is Victoria Continues to Lead the Way with Social Procurement Framework.

      It shares some interesting insights. This one was particularly fascinating:

      With a collective spend of approximately $25 billion, the Victorian Government’s commitment to social and sustainable procurement reflects a growing national and international focus on the strategic use of procurement to drive social, economic, and environmental outcomes.

      Give the rest of this remarkable piece of writing a read for more information and context...

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    20. This Man Took Over 1,000 Children Of Fallen Soldiers To Disneyland Free Of Charge

      This Man Took Over 1,000 Children Of Fallen Soldiers To Disneyland Free Of Charge

      Gary Sinise is among the celebrities who use their fame and wealth to help those in need.

      The famous actor and musician is widely recognized for his roles in Forrest Gump, The Green Mile and Apollo 13, but his philanthropic work is something he is greatly appreciated as well.

      He played Lieutenant Dan in the movie Forrest Gump and now works hard to honor and help US military veterans.

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