Proof positive that people and planet go with profit
Ethical Corporation released a new report with case studies from Interface and PayPal on making the social purpose business case. The report shows comprehensive insight into issues such as how to convince leadership teams on this model, how sustainability is driving revenue and the benefits of social purpose on brand proposition.
Coline Vignon works on internal communications, event management and budget management in her role as executive assistant to Damien Perillat, Senior Director & GM Southern Europe, region out of PayPal’s Paris office.
She enjoys the variety and excitement of the job but she also has a passion for helping others.
Through PayPal Gives and Unity, she devotes her time and energy to helping refugees, mentoring youth and raising funds for children suffering from rare diseases.
Mike Todasco tossed a bunch of cardboard VR headset kits onto a table, welcoming the roomful of PayPal employees with a smile and sharing the lone rule for the next hour.
“You don’t get to keep your reader unless you give me at least one idea,” joked Todasco, PayPal’s Director of Innovation, as the group eagerly ripped the boxes open and prepped their headsets. “This is exciting stuff so let’s think about new ways to use virtual reality.”
It started with a simple question: Why couldn’t there be a platform to facilitate microloans between those who need help, and those who want to help all over the world?
To hear Kiva Co-founder and President Premal Shah tell it, the opportunity was sitting at the middle of that why. After returning from a family visit to India, he pondered: “If eBay and PayPal allowed complete strangers to buy and sell from one another, why can’t you invest in someone you don’t know across the globe?”
Lauren Shanks walked down North Charles Street this past weekend sporting #LoveWins swag as she took part in Baltimore’s Pride Parade for the third year as part of PayPal’s ongoing diversity efforts. The born and bred Baltimore native is an LGBT ally who spurred PayPal’s participation in the parade in 2015.
By Allie Burns, Managing Director, Village Capital
In 2017–18, we’ll continue our work with PayPal, running FinTech investment-readiness programs in the US, Latin America, India and for the first time — sub-Saharan Africa
For the past three years, we’ve collaborated with PayPal to support entrepreneurs around the world that are working on improving financial health. Today, I’m thrilled to announce that we’re continuing and expanding that collaboration and we’re kicking off our 2017–2018 schedule with a summer program for American entrepreneurs.
In his teens, while most of his peers were perfecting their video game skills, Brandon Tineo worked from 4-9 p.m. at his parents’ restaurant. Even with that dedication to the family business, he still killed it in the classroom, making grades that got him into college at Harvard. However, while an undergrad, misfortune visited the Tineo clan -- the family lost both their restaurant and their home.
By Yasmin Hosseinzadeh, Corporate Communications + Digital Content Manager, PayPal
This month, we are featuring Peggy Abkemeier Alford as part of our Women Leaders of PayPal series. Peggy is PayPal’s Global Head of Cross-Border Trade and was recently named SVP, Human Resources – People Operations.
Thanks again for taking time to share some personal insights with us today, Peggy. Let’s start with some background information – tell me about your family and early years.
Amit Mathradas, General Manager and Head of Small Business NA, PayPal
Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding experience. But we hear from small business owners time and time again that it is also very daunting. Starting an online business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and setting up an online store. And once the business is up and running, there’s cash flow to monitor, inventory to track, and the often tedious process of finding capital to grow.