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Why returning citizens should be given a chance
Chance Bleu-Montgomery has turned his life around after spending 16 years in prison, now dedicating his time to focus on inclusivity and breaking down barriers for others in his position. In this article, as part of our focus on 'Second Chances', he explains why employing returning citizens can unlock the hidden potential in some of society’s most resilient and determined individuals.
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Social Justice and the Circular Economy – with Ashish Gadnis, Co-Founder & CEO, BanQu.
As part of our 'Regenerate' channel, we are considering the role the circular economy can play in advancing the creation of resilient communities through regenerative practices, job creation and education, and the value that can be created in the health, wellbeing and human rights sectors. We spoke to Ashish, co-founder and CEO of BanQu, on how little attention is paid to the human element of circular value chains, and how the circular economy is one of the biggest opportunities we have to create an equitable world and protect our planet at the same time.
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Social Justice and the Circular Economy – with Fernando Lopez del Prado, Co-Founder, Sustaineers
As part of our 'Regenerate' channel, we are considering the role the circular economy can play in advancing the creation of resilient communities through regenerative practices, job creation and education, and the value that can be created in the health, wellbeing and human rights sectors. We spoke to Fernando, Co-Founder of Sustaineers Consultants, on the interconnection between social justice and circularity, and how we can create more opportunities in the transition from linear to circular systems.
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Social Justice and the Circular Economy – with Joyce Kamande, Co-Founder, Safi Organics.
As part of our 'Regenerate' channel, we are considering the role the circular economy can play in advancing the creation of resilient communities through regenerative practices, job creation and education, and the value that can be created in the health, wellbeing and human rights sectors. We spoke to Joyce, co-founder of Safi Organics, a social enterprise focused on the economic empowerment of rural smallholder farmers, improving their livelihoods through sustainable agriculture.
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Podcast: How the International Committee of the Red Cross is using sport to change attitudes towards disability in conflict zones
Continuing our look at disability and employment, Suzy Christopher, Co-Founder, Untapped - our Knowledge Partner for Accelerate - spoke to Jess Markt & Pat Glennon, from the International Committee of the Red Cross, who are delivering their physical rehabilitation and workforce inclusion programme using sport to change attitudes towards disabled people in conflict and war zones.
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Extending Product and Material Lifespan – with Alina Bassi, Founder & CEO, Kleiderly
As part of our 'Regenerate' channel, we hone in on one of the main objectives in a circular economy - the drive to eliminate waste and pollution, inviting entrepreneurs working towards extending the lifespan of the products, materials and services they use, to share with their success stories and the barriers that still affect them whilst operating in a predominantly linear system.
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Tailor-made: how the ICRC is supporting women with disabilities in Niger
Following our discussion with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on improving the employment chances of disabled people in the world’s conflict zones, we are shining a spotlight on the organisation's work in supporting women with disabilities in Niger. This article is based on an interview between Suzy Christopher, Co-Founder of our Knowledge Partner, Untapped, and Elia Bernabeu Mira, Project Manager, Physical Rehabilitation, ICRC.
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Workshop Summary: Helping Impact Entrepreneurs Become Investor Ready.
The first Meaningful Business member workshop of 2022 brought together social entrepreneurs from 12 countries for an interactive discussion led by two experienced impact investors; Konstantin Hapkemeyer, Investment Manager, Seedstars and Stacey Fruitman, Founder & CEO, Style with Substance Ventures. Focusing on fundraising strategies - including what to look for in an investor, how to approach them and what a good pitch deck looks like- this was the first in a series of activities designed to help impact entrepreneurs become investor ready. Below are some key takeaways from the conversation:
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Fundraising as a female entrepreneur – Alexandra Smith shares her experience and advice.
Gender disparities still persist within the fundraising system, with women-led companies only accounting for a small portion of deal flow and overall volume invested. In this series of articles, we will highlight the challenges, biases, and opportunities facing female social entrepreneurs around the world. Here, Alexandra Smith, Co-Founder & Partner, Futureplus and The Sustainability Group, shares her experience and advice.
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How European tech VC Octopus Ventures is turning its attention to the planet
As we approach Earth Day on Friday 22nd, April 2022, we are focusing on the theme of 'Investing in our Planet’, to understand what climate entrepreneurs and investors believe are the funding gaps and how more capital can flow to the right places. In this article, Isha Sharma, Portfolio Analyst, Octopus Ventures, discusses the firm's climate tech strategy and how it supports a growing portfolio of investments.
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Urban Impact Ventures’ mission to improve quality of life in European cities
As we approach Earth Day on Friday 22nd, April 2022, we are focusing on the theme of 'Investing in our Planet’, to understand what climate entrepreneurs and investors believe are the funding gaps and how more capital can flow to the right places. In this article, Hans van Houwelingen, Founder & CEO, Urban Impact Ventures, discusses their focus on the sustainable transformation of urban areas, and the vital role that impact venture capital can play in supporting entrepreneurs with urban transformational ambitions.
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What companies can do to support maternal mental health
To align with ‘World Maternal Mental Health Day’ in May, we are focusing on what more companies can do to support expectant and new mothers. Petra Velzeboer, mental health consultant, shares her personal journey of navigating motherhood, and the importance of an individualised approach to maternal healthcare.
Cemal Ezel
Cemal Ezel

Cemal Ezel is the Founder of Change Please CIC, Old Spike Roastery and Coal Rooms Restaurants. Change Please is a…

Saskia Bruysten
Saskia Bruysten

A leader in the social business movement, Saskia co-founded Yunus Social Business (YSB) together with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof….

Tania Cosentino
Tânia Cosentino

Tania Cosentino has been Microsoft Brazil General Manager since January 2019 and has more than 30 years of professional experience….

Shashank Kumar
Shashank Kumar

Shashank Kumar is an Indian entrepreneur who co-founded Green Agrevolution also known as Dehaat, a start up working in the agriculture sector in India. DeHaat is a…

Peetachai (Neil) Dejkraisak
Peetachai (Neil) Dejkraisak

Peetachai (Neil) Dejkraisak is CEO and co-founder of Siam Organic, a social enterprise that was established with a mission to…

Morag Lucey
Morag Lucey

Morag Lucey is the CEO of Televerde, a global sales and marketing technology solutions company that specialises in inside sales…

Cara Boccieri
Cara Boccieri

As the founder of Akamae and the Co-creation Fashion Movement, Cara Boccieri lives with remote refugee communities in Mae Hong…