Social Entrepreneurship

Enactus Students Upcycle Banners to Help Artisans

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Andrew Cranston presents:  Banners of Progress

The Global Chief Operating Officer of KPMG International, Andrew Cranston, shares how Enactus students in Mexico solve waste while employing struggling artisans. The students empowered the artisans to make fashionable accessories with discarded vinyl banners that are usually thrown away.

Enactus Students Create Fuel From Waste

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Refuse or fuel, what do you see?

An Enactus team in Zimbabwe saw a way to melt plastic and create diesel fuel as a byproduct. So far, 12 women have worked to convert over 3 tons of waste. Just 35 kg of plastic translates to 24 liters of liquid fuel and 7 kg of wax. Find out more about Enactus and this innovative solution at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/refuse-fuel-see/.

Live and Learn: The Greatest Mistakes (and Lessons) of Social Entrepreneurship

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I liken being a social entrepreneur to being a New York City resident; you don’t really feel like you belong until you can show others around. After celebrating two years of being a social entrepreneur, I am thrilled to share the story of how I turned mistakes into a meaningful enterprise.

Hope Springs Eternal: Spring Back Recycling

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“Two community problems addressed with a simple, yet brilliant idea.”

–Doug McMillon, CEO and President of Wal-mart Stores Inc., speaking about the Enactus Belmont University team in this video about the Spring Back Recycling Project, a mattress recycling program that provides employment opportunities for those in need.

Lack of Bins is Number One Roadblock to Recycling at Home: Cone Communications Survey

by Vikas Vij
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The 2014 Cone Communications Recycling in the Home Survey, in partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies as part of its Care to Recycle program, has revealed that the biggest barrier to recycling at home is lack of bins. Recycling efforts at home often do not go beyond the kitchen despite a genuine concern among the consumers to protect the environment.

Deloitte Study Says Strong Sense of Purpose Leads to Sustained Business Success

by Vikas Vij
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Deloitte LLP has released its third annual “Core Beliefs & Culture” Survey that highlights a key connection between a strong sense of purpose and business confidence, profit and investment. The survey findings show that companies that are driven by a strong sense of purpose are more confident in growth prospects, while others focus on short term monetary goals.

Dow, Coke, Puma, Barrick Gold, Rio Tinto, Webcor Builders: More Companies Explore Ecosystem Services

by Vikas Vij, Justmeans
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A growing number of companies are now exploring and engaging with ecosystem services issues worldwide. According to a new BSR report, 47 companies around the globe now mention natural capital and ecosystem services in their publicly available materials and policy documents. The figure represents a jump of more than a third in the number of such companies over the previous year.

Beyond The Corporate Meeting Room

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - It's hard to escape the corporate bubble, which is why some companies are looking outside of their business models to reconnect with what’s going on around them. A number of companies are consciously enabling their employees to get out more, stepping outside to transform their businesses and reconnect to society. Many feel the corporate world is too detached from the world around it.

Companies Use Dedicated CSR Websites and Blogs to Focus on Social Responsibility

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The demand for CSR news and data continues to grow among shareholders, institutional investors, media and industry analysts, and consumers. As the environmental, social, and governance impacts of companies become more material to the bottom line, this information increasingly figures in judgments about a company’s performance—and its value.

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