Category Noteworthy Organisations

Grow Client

How I’ve Helped Create 700 Jobs in Africa, and How You Can Too

In five years, Grow Movement has helped create 719 new jobs in Uganda, Rwanda and Malawi. How has this been done? By helping entrepreneurs and small business owners to run their businesses more effectively.

Consultants from around the world volunteer their time to advise clients remotely via phone, Skype and email. Would you like to do some good? Will you be one of our consultants? […]

Uganda600

What if…

What if you could eliminate poverty in Africa from the comfort of your home?
What if you could use your business skills to change the lives of others?

You can! Here’s how […]

Vision

Warby Parker: Social Enterprise, Improved

The most well-known form of social enterprise is “Buy One, Give One.” Warby Parker improves this model by using a market approach, rather than a charity approach, to the giving part. […]

Which U.S. Companies Inspire You?

Would you like your company to have loyal customers who spend more with you and happily recommend you to friends and family? Then adopt an inspiring mission!

Read on to learn more about the most inspiring companies in the USA. […]

Solar Sister Eva Walusimbi

Solar Sisters Light Up Africa

Small organisations can make a difference too! Solar Sister is a network of women selling solar lighting to poor communities. The women make a commission on each sale, with most of them spending the extra income on education for their children. […]

Big Companies Making a Big Difference

Large corporations are easy targets. By definition their global brands tend to be very visible and historical decisions that are no longer socially acceptable cause uproar in today’s socially conscious environment. But companies are just tools in the hands of those that build and run them and like money, can be transformational catalysts for good. . […]

Edgy Boots, IT Microwork and Poverty Reduction: Leila Janah links them all

Moved by the lack of opportunities girls in Africa face, Leila Janah, then a teenager, determined to dedicate her life to help give others a chance in life. Since then she’s started a number of initiatives focused on improving the prospects of women and youth around the world by leveraging her connections in North America and generating microwork for those living in poverty. […]

Dominion Farms: Feeding Africa and Battling Critics

Businessman Calvin Burgess has invested $40 million over 10 years into turning a swamp in western Kenya into a model farm producing rice, fish and rotation crops. The mission of Dominion Farms is to reduce poverty, transfer technology and advance sustainable capitalism in East Africa. The greatest challenges however have not been in turning the marsh into productive agricultural land, but in countering the critics. […]

The Grow Movement: Consultants Doing Good!

London fund manager Chris Coghlan was making emerging market investment decisions every day based on telephone calls and email. One day he wondered whether consulting assistance provided solely through telephone and email could benefit a developing country entrepreneur, and what impact this economic empowerment would have on local communities.

An idea became a plan, a plan became a movement, and today the Grow Movement has 250 entrepreneurs, volunteer consultants and support team members in 30 countries from every major culture. The first 40 projects in Uganda helped create 100 jobs and increase profits by an average of 20 percent. […]

The Majority World in Pictures: Unlocking Creative Value from Unexpected Places

A business built on images from lesser known photographers: identifying and unleashing value from the majority world.

A young girl backstage waiting her turn at a beauty pageant. Family members sharing a joke. Children playing on a jungle-gym. You might see these images in any newspaper or magazine. But these are unique. They were taken by photographers that were capturing moments of the life around them, a life they happen to be part of as nationals from the majority world. […]