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Weekly Social Good News From Around the Internet 10/08/14

Reclaiming The American Dream II: Making Capitalism Cool In the wake of the financial crisis, there has been no shortage of hand-wringing about the over-representation of top college graduates in a handful of fields, particularly finance, consulting, and law. Andrew Yang, himself a graduate of Brown University and Columbia Law School—whose first job was with a white-shoe law firm before leaving to lead a successful business school test-prep company—decided to do something about what he viewed as “an inefficient allocation of talent in this country”. Read the full story at Forbes» She Leads Africa Connects Female Start-ups in Africa to...

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To b or not to b… B-Lab Benefits Corporations to Redefine Business Success

The recent establishment of B-Lab in Australia provides companies, which aim to generate both profits and social and environmental benefits, with the ability to seek an independent stamp of approval. B-Lab, a non-profit organisation, certifies B-Corps. Conceptually, it’s like Fair Trade or Organic certification. Companies that attain B-Corp certification voluntarily meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency that involve every aspect of their operations. Since it began in 2006, B-Lab has certified more than 1,000 B-Corps in 33 countries, with almost 40 enterprises being in Australia. Read the full story at...

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Weekly Social Good News From Around the Internet 9/10/14

Should You Consider Forming A Public Benefit Corporation? Did you form your business to benefit the public and is it designed to operate in a responsible and sustainable manner? Does your business focus on pursuing a net material positive impact as well as making a profit? If so, you may want to consider forming a public benefit corporation, which is a business form that accommodates both a public mission and private commercial ambition (e.g., TOMS or FEED Projects). Read the full story at JD Supra» How Can We Shape Education To Create The Most Engaged Workforce? We know that the issue of...

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Weekly Social Good News From Around the Internet 9/07/14

Ben & Jerry’s Seeks ‘Social Change’ With Global CSR Campaign Ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s kicks off its 2014 ‘Join Our Core’ global contest today, calling on social enterprise start-ups to compete for a $10,000 (£6,000) cash prize. The brand is running the competition for the third year with social entrepreneur network,Ashoksa. It is inviting18- to 34-year-olds from across 11 European and Asian markets who are using business to “create social change” to claim the prize, which also includes business mentoring and a trip to Ben & Jerry’s HQ in Vermont, USA.A spokeswoman for Ben & Jerry’s said...

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Weekly Social Good News From Around the Internet 8/10/14

Women Entrepreneurs Think of Social Gains A WOMEN’S social entrepreneur network is expanding in Southeast Asia as delegates come together to share their experiences working in industry, discussing the challenges they face both as entrepreneurs and as women.Social entrepreneurs, we should note, take into account not only profit and return but |positive returns to society.The Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs Seminar hosted last week by the Association for the Promotion of the Status of Women (APSW) aimed to create a larger network for growing social entrepreneurs to change issues such as health, education, and services.Delegates from five Mekong countries - Cambodia, Laos,...

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