Facilitating Reforestation and Creating Jobs in Madagascar

Little Difference was founded in 2016 in New Zealand, by Sophie Stevens – an artist and Geology graduate – and Pete Oswald – a professional skier. They create beautiful hand designed Greeting Cards, Art prints, Notebooks and Calendars all made from 100% recycled card and wrapped in 100% biodegradable cornstarch bags. For every single product sold, 1 Tree is planted in …

The Ultimate Guide to Giving: Everything You Need to Know to Create Exponential Impact Through Contributions

Providing financial support for organizations benefitting human lives and the planet is something we at UpEffect applaud and encourage. Everyday, we are moved to see thousands of crowdfunding backers and entrepreneurs supporting each other – using their time, money and energy to make great strides towards a more just and peaceful world. Most of us feel like we have a …

Evolutionary Shift: From Consumers of Our World’s Resources to Enhancers of the Future for All

We could be on the verge of our most momentous evolutionary shift. For, as a species, we no longer need be subject to the primitive competitive instinct.   As animals this drive may have compelled us to compete for control of what hindsight indicated to be the scarce resources we needed to survive, without serious concern for our effects on the wider world.   But as intelligent, self-conscious beings we certainly do have a choice. …

Extraordinary jewellery, bags and shawls, ethically handmade by artisans in developing nations.

Artisan and Fox works to bridge artisans in developing nations that are unable to access the international market independently to socially conscious consumers worldwide! Their aim is to raise artisan incomes, reduce gender inequality in patriarchal communities, and preserve cultural heritage — all the while through ethically fashionable pieces that fit contemporary trends. We caught up with cofounder Jaron Soh, …

Social and economic impact of low cost water purification

Only two and a half percent of the planet’s fresh water supply is suitable for drinking Twelve per cent of the world’s population uses eighty-five percent of its water and 1.2 billion people in the developing world are denied adequate access to clean drinking water. The lack of proper water sanitation measures within developing countries has resulted in 250 million …

5 thoughts for social entrepreneurs

1) Get Inspired So, you want to engage with social problems to find solutions.  You recognize that there are clear benefits offered by social entrepreneurship to those involved with creating, promoting, and funding these ventures, and you see the potential value that social good ventures may bring to the world. You’ve decided that you have the creativity, motivation, entrepreneurship abilities, …

This street fashion entrepreneur is making an impact through ethical clothing

Adam Khafif is the Founder and CEO of LisnUp Clothing. In this interview with UpEffect, Adam shines a light on his entrepreneurial journey including wins and failures and how over the last six years he’s made LisnUp Clothing the go-to streetwear brand for Muslim influencers and socially conscious fans.   Just like any other kid, at 15 years old, Adam …