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What Doors Open When We Measure Impact?

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What Doors Open When We Measure Impact?

November 6th, join important dialogue to move social enterprise forward in Ontario!

International impact measurement provocateur Jeremy Nicholls and Ontario's Trillium Foundation's Blair Dimock - a leader deeply engaged in the evolving impact measurement agenda - will explore how the act of impact measurement can shift from a 'means to an end', to a door opening conversation designed to move social enterprise strategy forward.

INFOGRAPHIC | A Look at the “eBay Economy” In the US

Commercial sellers and full-time entrepreneurs on the eBay platform are responsible for creating more than 690,000 jobs, and more than a third of our U.S. sellers come from small towns and rural areas.
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by Dan Tarman, Chief Communications Officer, eBay

Online commerce has been one of the most powerful innovations in commercial history, enabling almost anyone, anywhere, to reach customers around the world. And eBay is one of the pioneers. We are guided by our purpose to empower people and create opportunity for all. The nearly $90 billion worth of merchandise sold on eBay last year forms what we call “the eBay economy.” We conducted an online survey among eBay’s 6 million US sellers to gain more information about the scale and impact of the eBay economy.

Whole Planet Foundation | Empowering Entrepreneurs: Interview with Christie Zangrilli

Meet the Co-founder of Party at the Moontower Event Rentals
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Christie is a new partner of Whole Planet Foundation whose design-forward and fun furniture provides inspiration and is a unique way of “lending”. Through her leadership, Party at the Moontower loaned and styled Whole Planet Foundation lounge furniture for our 2017 Annual Benefit & Live Auction.

Professionalising African Motorcycle Taxis: From Vitamins to Painkillers

by Barrett Nash and Peter Kariuki, Co-Founders of SafeMotos
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SafeMotos is proud to announce our new version of our smart phone application: what we believe to be the most localized piece of software ever built by an African startup. It’s been a rocky journey though, with many missteps along the way. Our hope is that we can pass on some of my lessons learned at SafeMotos to others so they can avoid some of our pitfalls.

Bringing Business Back Home: Biomass Energy of Sri Lanka

by Lucky Dissanayake, Founder of the Biomass Group
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In 2006, my London-based publishing house, Dakini Books, published the critically acclaimed ‘Global Warning – The Last Chance for Change’, Paul Brown's fact-based book on climate change and its consequences for the planet and humanity. This book gave me phenomenal insight into what to expect in the next 20 years, and more importantly what we need to do if humanity is to even have a chance. 

How Barclays is Helping to Create the Jobs of Tomorrow

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Barclays partnership with Unreasonable Impact has created more than 5,000 new jobs to date.

The challenge: The global labour market is undergoing major structural changes with far-reaching implications for future workforces.

Our ambition: We aim to address unemployment by focusing on three key areas - upskilling, training and creating employment.

Read about our access to employment progress in our ESG Report http://bit.ly/2EX5WTX

This Woman Turned a Hobby Into a Successful Business

HP's entrepreneurial training program helped her channel her creativity.
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In 2005, Atka Ben Abdallah received a land surveying degree that enabled her to work for eight years as a designer in an architecture office while staying in her hometown Kebili, Tunisia. Like many young people, despite her experience, her career prospects and salary remained insecure. She decided to leave the company knowing that she was unlikely to find another job. Entrepreneurship became an obvious alternative to unemployment.

Live #CiscoChat November 2nd: Leveraging Technology to Accelerate Social Entrepreneurship

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Smart home devices, driverless cars, fitness wearables, and retail beacons — our increasingly digitized world is becoming an increasingly connected world. And a connected world is a strong world.

Thanks to new, digital solutions, business leaders now have access to the tools and insights they need to make faster, better, data-driven decisions. Looking ahead, they stand to gain even more as the Internet of Things (IoT) expands to include 500 billion devices and objects by 2030.

2017 Net Impact Conference Invites Attendees to Discover Their Path to Purpose

The 2017 Net Impact Conference will take place in Atlanta, GA, October 26-28
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June 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Net Impact, the leading global nonprofit that mobilizes the next generation to use their skills and careers to make a positive impact on the world, has launched registration for their 2017 Net Impact Conference in Atlanta, GA this October 26-28.

For 25 years, the Net Impact Conference has guided attendees to careers with purpose and convened the world’s emerging leaders around one unified goal: getting the skills, connections, and inspiration that will allow them to have the greatest impact now and throughout their careers.

Changing the Way We Do Business

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When was the last time you upended your life – reevaluated the way you work, radically shifted how you measure success – and convinced 100,000 people to do it with you?

Now consider how the pharmaceutical industry traditionally markets and sells its products:

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