Issue #41
April 24, 2012

Presenting the Change you Want to See Series

By far my favorite part of working for Ethical Ocean over the past two years has been all the amazing organizations I’ve encountered, and the passionate visionaries who lead them. An unprecedented level of connectivity between people, as well as a growing global awareness has ushered in a new type of entrepreneur - one who starts their organization not for profits or fame, but to leave the world truly better than they left it. ... Read More

A New Approach to Tackling Poverty. That Works.

Ten years ago, Acumen Fund was considered a crazy idea. The concept—a not-for-profit that raises donations, but instead of giving the money away, would invest in businesses that serve the poor—broke all conventions. Grants and handouts were the norm, not investment. ... Read More

Going cashless in Zambia

In Zambia, 80% of adults don’t have bank accounts. Just consider the implications of that for a moment. Bank accounts allow us to save, get loans, pay bills, receive salaries, transfer money, invest ... Read More

Oliberté: Producing shoes and jobs in Africa

When it comes to economic growth and development in Africa, there is a lot of debate about what the continent needs most. Is it aid or trade? Social businesses or charities? I started Oliberté three ... Read More
Issue #41
April 24, 2012