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Brands for Humans

Raphael Bemporad | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business
Raphael Bemporad

The role of brands in society must change. Here are five imperatives to stay relevant in a new marketplace and resilient for a new world. Like few t...

Beyond 1-for-1: Better Social Entrepreneurship

Fay Johnson | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Fay Johnson

We all love a win-win proposition. It's why we are drawn to the one-for-one model, which encourages consumers to buy a product because, in turn, the...

What can Vodka Do for Social Impact? Cause Marketing and Why It's a Good Thing

Alex Amouyel | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Alex Amouyel

Cause marketing - where brands associate themselves with a non-profit cause to entice you to buy their product - is nothing new. In fact it probably h...

Art Lives: Glaser, Artists Team with Rareform to Create Wearable, Recycled Art

Lauren Daley | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Lauren Daley

When I first heard about Rareform, the California-based company that repurposes billboards into bags and accessories, I thought it was a pretty amazin...

Young Christian CEO Scales Up 'Conscious' Concrete Company

Verne Harnish | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Verne Harnish

Dancer Concrete Design has grown revenues by 70 percent a year for the last four years through an aggressive focus on positively touching the lives of everyone.

Employee Engagement is a Two-Way Street: Co-Creating Your Culture by Empowering Your Employees

Karin Volo | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Karin Volo

When striving to create an amazing company culture, leaders must realize that the culture is co-created with the people. And the employees need to take ownership for their own engagement and happiness at work.

How to Change the World

Tony Woodcock | Posted 02.24.2016 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Do you remember that time in your youth when you talked about changing the world? It seemed as though that was our one and only mission, to turn the s...

Hats off to Caring Capitalism

Steve Chapple | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
Steve Chapple

Hats are back, and they are cool again. The source, at least in sunny climes around the world, is the Greenpacha Panama hat company, and the person responsible for Greenpacha is Florencia Gomez Gerbi, a cheerfully serious 33-year-old Argentine San Diegan.

Toms Shoes Is Investing In Companies That Actually Care About The World

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Toms Shoes is now a social-impact investor. The apparel brand, which pioneered a controversial business model that blends profit and phila...

Erase Extreme Poverty? We Need A Business Call

Blake Mycoskie | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
Blake Mycoskie

The urgency is now, but we have reason to be optimistic. Communities and entrepreneurs have come up with simple solutions to many of the tough challenges that people face.

Social Responsibility as a Startup Launchpad: A Look Into CSR and Entrepreneurship

Aaron Guo | Posted 09.14.2015 | College
Aaron Guo

What images come to mind when you think of Tom's? Perhaps it's an image of the fashionable espadrille, but for me at least, it's an image from one of their marketing campaigns: a group of Tom's employees walking towards the camera in an impoverished community with gifts in hand--the gift of shoes.

How a Pair of Flimsy, Old TOMS Taught Me a Lesson about Luxury

Jennifer Legra | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Legra

As I was walking past one of the Haitian workers here in Santo Domingo, I looked down and noticed his shoes. There wasn't anything too strange about his TOMS shoe except that there was just one. Yeah, one.

We Create Harmony: The Brand and Campaign That Kickstarts Careers

Sara Panagiotopoulou | Posted 06.28.2016 | Style
Sara Panagiotopoulou

One of the toughest obstacles new designers face is how to successfully market their label so that it produces a sustainable profit, allowing them to survive in the saturated marketplace.

TOMS Founder Explains Why Dads Need Paternity Leave

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.25.2015 | Parents

In May 2015, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie made waves when he wrote about his decision to take 12 weeks of paternity leave in Glamour. "It's an exper...

Instagram Users Went #WithoutShoes This Month And Gave 265,000 Pairs To Kids In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.27.2015 | Impact

Showing off your bare feet might not be the most glamorous trend on Instagram, but you might be able to argue it's the most impactful. Hundreds of ...

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Toms Shoes' Philanthropic Struggles And Comebacks

www.forbes.com | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact

Millennials are on track to spend $200 billion per year starting in 2017. One of the many things that sets this generation apart is its insistence tha...

Corporate Influence & Transforming From a World Created for the Non-Living

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Mark Chasan

There is hope that we can create a thriving, healthy and abundant world, but we have to do more than hope. We must take action to transform from the inside-out (personal change), ground-up (infrastructure, built environment and supply-chain) and top-down (government, corporations and regulatory environment).

On a Giving Trip With TOMS

Mark W. Guay | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

I stood up, my shirt sticking to my chest from sweat, and thought of my students in New York who had their first snowfall that morning. As their teacher, I wished they were here with me and could experience this. Just one day in my shoes would teach them more than a textbook could in a year.

Fashion and Philanthropy

Sara Panagiotopoulou | Posted 03.15.2015 | Style
Sara Panagiotopoulou

Customers want to feel that they are making a positive difference in the world. Giving a gift that "gives" even more than the actual item makes both the gift's giver and receiver feel a part of something greater.

Why Sustainable Engagement Is Built on Purpose

Karin Volo | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Karin Volo

Engagement seems to be the latest corporate "buzz word" -- but is it really? Or have we come to understand the significance of having employees that truly love their jobs?

The Secret to Winning the Race for Talent: Purpose Is So Much More Than a Paycheck

Karin Volo | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

You've probably heard the term "war on talent." People in human resources have been talking about it for a decade. Well, that time is really here now. However, I'd like to challenge us to change the vocabulary around this. War has such a negative connotation.

Bain Capital Just Bought A 50 Percent Stake In TOMS Shoes

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Private equity firm Bain Capital LLC has agreed to acquire a 50 percent stake in TOMS Shoes Inc in a deal that values the company, which m...

Social Entrepreneurs Need to Think Beyond the Business

Hila Mehr | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Hila Mehr

Social enterprises can become easily distracted building and managing their business instead of focusing on the problem they are trying to solve -- even if the solution involves running a healthy business.

Top 9 Signs You're at a Gay Wedding

Greg White | Posted 09.21.2014 | Comedy
Greg White

It's wedding season! Time to roll the dice down the aisle. Will this be the couple that lasts longer than a pair of TOMS shoes? Are the guests all in ...

8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently

The Huffington Post | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Small Business

Entrepreneurship goes beyond Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Garrett Camp, and it embodies something bigger than Twitter and WhatsApp. Entrepreneurshi...