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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, …

It’s easier to get the right people on board when you have a social mission

This week we present to you champion of change, Jawad Aslam, founder of Ansaar Management Company (AMC).¬†AMC was founded in 2008 as the first private sector company dedicated to affordable housing in Pakistan. The company was initially¬†funded by the founder as well as Acumen. The unique model was based on the approach to development taken by Akhtar Hameed Khan and …

Inspiring Individuals and Communities to Create Social Value

History has conveyed that certainly one of the most sustainable and powerful instruments for empowering global development has been education. Community workers and philanthropists who have dedicated their lives to serving poverty-stricken areas across the world have universally agreed that education has been the only long-term resolution for getting communities on their feet.   Indeed, education is a powerful weapon …