The Biggest Challenge of Running a Social Enterprise

The Biggest Challenge of Running a Social Enterprise

Still in its infancy, social enterprise as an industry is quickly moving from a slow crawl to a giant leap. The commercial world is starting to pay attention with success stories like ThankYou Group, Toms and Warby Parker leading the way and inspiring others to step...
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Ensuring that No One is Left Behind

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The Role of Businesses

“On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at a historic UN Summit — officially came into force.  Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that...
Why Buy One Give One Companies Really DO Help

Why Buy One Give One Companies Really DO Help

When asking whether the Buy One Give One model of business giving really helps to improve lives, it might help to follow it with another question. Whose lives are we aiming to improve? The giving model of Buy One Give One (B1G1) may appear to be all one sided –...
8 Questions To Ask in Building A Great Company Culture

8 Questions To Ask in Building A Great Company Culture

Based on the myriad of books on the subject (113,510 at last count) understanding, articulating, developing and growing your company culture is not as straightforward as deciphering a spreadsheet. Yet all of us readily acknowledge that a strong and clear company...
Charities vs. Businesses: A Double Standard

Charities vs. Businesses: A Double Standard

The following is an excerpt from Buy1GIVE1 Founder Masami Sato’s latest book, Giving Business. It’s available for sale on Amazon. It seems like there is a double standard when it comes to charities and businesses. But why is that? When a charity messes up and loses...