In the country at the Cape of Good Hope, social responsibility is not just a buzzword, but is brought to life in manifold ways. Volkswagen Group’s main focus for the region rests on education and on helping people to help themselves. Nonkqubela Maliza, Director of Corporate and Governmental Affairs at Volkswagen Group South Africa, explains: “We think on a long-term basis and always ask whether our contribution will ensure sustainable progress in the community.”
Sandra Ramses, owner of YallaYoga, shares how her mentoring relationship through the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women with Jennifer Hurd, Bank of America Business Support Manager, was critical to the success of her business
Sandra, a woman entrepreneur who started her business, YallaYoga, in Egypt at the young age of 25, soon realized that she needed not only strategic counsel but also a sympathetic listener who understood the difficulties of founding and running a business. Through the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s Mentoring Program, Sandra was paired with Jennifer Hurd, Business Support Manager at Bank of America.
The Enactus World Cup showcases college and university students around the world who go above and beyond to help their communities through entrepreneurial action. This year the event will be held in Beijing, China from 22-24 October and select events will be livestreamed.
Don’t tell Paul Rice his idea is ridiculous. That idea you just scoffed at might just become a global phenomenon.
Rice is the president and CEO of Fair Trade USA, a non-profit organization that sets standards for sustainability and worker safety and then certifies those products that have been produced in settings that meet its criteria. Products that have been audited are stamped with the Fair Trade emblem, allowing consumers to make more educated purchasing decisions.