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Crowdfunding and support for products doing good in the world. We use this blog to champion social entrepreneurs prioritising purpose + profit.

Which Sustainable Business Model is Right for Your Startup?

“Economics, as it has emerged, can be made more productive by paying greater and more explicit attention to the ethical considerations that shape human behaviour and judgment.” – Amartya Sen Traditional business models have succeeded in driving technical innovation and creating exponential change in our lives. However, capitalism as we know it today has also caused unprecedented inequality and environmental damage. …

The Future of Social Enterprise: Challenges and Opportunities for the Industry

Social Enterprise as a business model combines the social mission of a non-profit or government program with the market-driven approach of a for-profit business. Social entrepreneurs embrace the purpose and promise “to create a world where everyone has access to basic needs and opportunity”, explains Amy Ann Cadwell, cofounder of the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA). Opportunities  Improved ROI, increased revenue, reduced …

Navigating the Ethical Beauty Space // An Interview with Skin Creamery Founder, Hannah Rubin

Skin Creamery, creates luxury natural and organic skin care products which incorporate fair-trade oils from the African continent. Based in South Africa, Skin Creamery was founded by Hannah Rubin 2014 while she was working in the beauty industry. Hannah was kind enough to share her insights with us and our audience of social entrepreneurs so that we might learn from her experience …

Meet the UpEffect Team

At UpEffect, our team is dedicated to helping social entrepreneurs worldwide achieve their dreams and make a lasting impact on the world. Each member of our team is passionate about making the world a better place through self-sustainable social and environmental ventures with exponential potential for positive change. As a UpEffect campaign creator, you will be working with our core …

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 …

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, …