Tag Archives: social enterprise

The secret behind FoodCycle’s success

Mary McGrath is the CEO of FoodCycle, which runs volunteer-powered community projects across the UK – working to reduce food poverty and social isolation by serving tasty, nutritious meals to vulnerable groups. They are an award-winning social enterprise and recently won Ashoka’s Makers of More challenge.   What was the inspiration behind tackling food wastage and the food poverty problem? We throw …

Your background plays a big part in your entrepreneurial journey

Abi Billinghurst created Abianda in 2011 as a social enterprise designed to tip the balance of power in society in favour of marginalised and disenfranchised people, helping them inform the decisions and policy that affect their lives. Abi has worked for more than 15 years with young people and disadvantaged groups within society, supporting them to have a voice.   …

Dedication and teamwork helped us get to where we are today

This week’s champion of change are Forbes 30 under 30 Emily and Betsy Nunez, Founders of Sword and Plough – a fashion company that works with veterans to re-purpose and recycle military surplus fabrics into fashionable bags and accessories. This unique social enterprise has a quadruple bottom-line: supporting veteran employment and entrepreneurship, bridging the civilian-military divide by educating the public about …

What humanity can do for you and what we can do for humanity

We caught up with a remarkable champion of change, Yonathan Parienti, Founder and CEO of Horyou. Yonathan has built a dedicated social networking platform for Social Good where Members, Organisations, and Personalities support and promote solidarity through actions, while advocating a humanistic approach to technology. Horyou provides resourceful functionalities to encourage new ways of interacting with one another. At Horyou, social networking facilitates the process from …

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 …

Cultivating Entrepreneurship and Education in Developing Countries to Spike Economic Growth

Let’s start off with a little exercise: try to analyse your life for a few minutes and identify the learning opportunities available in your environment. Try to think of the number of people that are or have been acting as mentors, the inspiration you can find in your surroundings and the number of supporters that help you through the steps …