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This is the second post in my series, The Picture: big and small. In my first post I explored how land and oceans are integral to the survival of the earth (pretty obvious) and how they are threatened by climate change and pollution. I started big, and over the next few weeks I will be getting smaller, finally ending with …

Justice & Ethics in a Capitalistic World: How Your Spending Affects the Rich and Poor of the World

Today, accumulated wealth sits in a small number of pockets around the world and the gap between the rich and the poor has widened. More than 82% of wealth created in 2017 went to 1% of the world’s population. Half of the world is still living in poverty while a relative handful reaps excessive wealth. The trillions of dollars spent …

This Founder is preventing crime through coaching in prison

Baillie Aaron is the Founder of Spark Inside, a London-based organisation taking coaching into prisons to encourage rehabilitation, reduce violence and lower reoffending to ultimately prevent crime and future victims. Prison isn’t effective at reducing crime, or keeping us – the public – safe. Nearly half of all people leaving prison will commit another crime within one year of being …

What Makes Crowdfunding a Vital Tool for Social Entrepreneurs?

Though an early-stage social enterprise should prioritise bootstrapping as its means of financial sustenance, for some, this is not always a viable option. Converting some ideas into businesses can be capital-intensive, particularly those dependent on expensive production, research and development. This is why crowdfunding is becoming the go-to option for so many entrepreneurs, including those launching a social enterprise.  Traditionally, …

5 Social Impact Companies Making a Difference Through Blockchain

Michael Pisa, a fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C., warns to be cautious about considering blockchain a “silver bullet” to the world’s problems. “This imbalance has led to unrealistic expectations about what blockchain solutions can do, how easy they will be to implement, and how quickly they can scale, if at all. The result has been …