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Putting your money where the social impact is

Putting your money where the social impact is

April 01, 2020 Companies focused on social and environmental challenges, will soon have access to a significant new investment fund. KKR, the American global investment firm, has raised over $1.3 billion which it says is earmarked for companies that match purpose with profit. It will support growing start-ups and enterprises that intend to support the delivery of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs aim to act as a blueprint for companies and governments to implement and monitor their contribution to the world’s most pressing social and environmental issues. The money will be invested in companies that use technology to enhance safety, address mobility and sustainability, deliver waste management solutions, create sustainable products and services, or address the environmental impact of existing industries. Read more >
Audible celebrates 30,000th lunch and winning community investment strategy

Audible celebrates 30,000th lunch and winning community investment strategy

April 01, 2020 Once a week, Amazon-owned audio entertainment company, Audible, gives $15 each to hundreds of employees, for them to buy lunch in the local community in Newark. This initiative has pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into the city’s economy and hit its 30,000th meal milestone on 4 March, where Audible Founder and Executive Chairman, Don Katz, Mayor Ras Baraka and Newark Alliance Chief Executive Officer, Aisha Glover, joined employees for lunch to celebrate. Read more >
Tech giants support start-ups on social impact

Tech giants support start-ups on social impact

April 01, 2020 Microsoft and Accenture are teaming up to help deepen the reach of entrepreneurs and start-ups that are focused on social impact and sustainability. The joint initiative will provide hands-on support and technologies to social enterprises, helping them to build scalable solutions and business models that can lead to more tangible and lasting benefits for a greater number of people around the world. Read more >
Gen Z shoppers driving demand for sustainable retail

Gen Z shoppers driving demand for sustainable retail

February 28, 2020

The resale market is booming, with its growth arguably attributed to Gen Z. This generation is, according to a new report by online thrift store thredUP, adopting second-hand twice as much as all other age groups. The second-hand […]

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