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When the CEO Sets the Tone for Transformation in Business

Vivian Norris | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Vivian Norris

Lole in Paris, in Canada and elsewhere, holds what are called "meet-ups," or events to which they invite yogis, meditation and massage therapists to their atelier stores -- which double as relaxation spaces.

Products With a Purpose

The Morningside Post | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
The Morningside Post

While the entrepreneurs behind these socially conscious start-ups have tapped into consumer demands to play donor, they also raise questions about whether applying the profit motive can achieve positive and sustainable developmental ends.

TOMS Will Not Sustain You

Ruzan Sarwar | Posted 10.29.2012 | Impact
Ruzan Sarwar

TOMS' philanthropy is admirable but the execution is poor. It does not do developing nations any long term good. So, why is it being copied? Because it's sexy.

How to Shop While Supporting a Cause

Women & Co | Posted 10.21.2012 | Women
Women & Co

Socially conscious shopping seems to be all the rage as more and more companies align themselves with a variety of charitable causes.

PHOTOS: 10 Charitable Brands That Aren't TOMS or FEED

The Huffington Post | Brooke Bobb | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

You've done your spring cleaning, thrown away the tattered rags and given away the clothes that may not suit you anymore. And if you're looking to rev...

One Day Without Shoes: Lessons From the Parking Lot

Anne Goddard | Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact
Anne Goddard

When asked to name the one thing they needed to make their lives better, many of the children in developing nations in our hemisphere confided that what they most wanted was the capacity to walk without exposing their bare feet to the elements. Pick anything, and they chose shoes.

TOMS Shoes Controversy: A Call to Move From Discussion to Action

Kate Otto | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Kate Otto

Discussion is crucial, yet it's a first step. The second is doing. If you've blindly adored TOMS to date, take a deeper look at the potential issues in their model and educate yourself about proper design of service initiatives.

Celebrating Local Champions: An Alternative Campaign

Tom Murphy | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Last year a quickly hatched idea between Saundra, Teddy and I led to "A Day Without Dignity." It served as a sort of counter campaign to TOMS "One Da...

'I'm Going Barefoot Because'...Submit Your Photos For One Day Without Shoes

Posted 04.10.2012 | Impact

For many, going barefoot isn't a choice. That's why TOMS Shoes, a one-for-one company that delivers shoes to children in need around the world, ma...

Bare Your Soles!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.10.2012 | Black Voices

Free your toes today in support of TOMS "One Day Without Shoes!" Now in its fifth year "One Day Without Shoes" encourages people around the world t...

Top 10 Products for Purpose

Tina Wells | Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact
Tina Wells

Products raising money for a cause is nothing new. Whether it's the plethora of pink items supporting breast cancer or a Livestrong bracelet, we're used to giving money and being rewarded with a promo item.

An Evolved Take on Psychology, Brands and Poverty

Auren Kaplan | Posted 03.17.2012 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

I want people to understand how they are exactly the same as the person in the slum. In that uniquely human way, they are no better and no worse than them -- they are the same.

Capitalism You Can Fall in Love With

Auren Kaplan | Posted 02.09.2012 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

Capitalism is changing. It is evolving. And big companies are going to start to realize that when the cause is the brand, the consumer cannot get enough. That means two things: 1. More profits and 2. more good.

SLIDESHOW: The Top Gifts That Give Back

Posted 11.26.2011 | Impact

Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren't all about "stuff." Remember, it's also a good opportunity to give back. See our top picks of neckties that provid...

Jessica Prois

TOMS Founder Blake Mycoskie Introduces One-For-One Book-Giving Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact

For the disillusioned office worker who's realized cubicle life won't cut it, this book's for you. Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, released his firs...

Zola Jesus: The 5 Things I Can't Live Without

The Huffington Post | Erin Clements | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Angel Ceballos Zola Jesus (née Nika Roza Danilova) was trained as an opera singer, but now lends her layered vocals to a beguiling brand of genr...

WATCH: Mary-Kate & Ashley's Latest Adventure

The Huffington Post | Jenny Kang | Posted 10.30.2011 | Style

This past July, to celebrate the recent collaboration for The Row, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen joined TOMS and TOMS Giving Partner, World Vision, in Ho...

Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen Visit Honduras With TOMS (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Jenny Kang | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

This past July, to celebrate the recent collaboration for The Row, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen joined TOMS and TOMS Giving Partner, World Vision,...

Why I'm Speaking At Willow Creek Church

Blake Mycoskie | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
Blake Mycoskie

In light of recent events, I think it is important that I clarify TOMS' position with regard to my speaking engagements in advance of my upcoming appearance at Willow Creek Church.

Rod Kurtz

What Role Should Charity Play In Business?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.16.2011 | Small Business

Capitalism, as we've seen throughout history and are routinely reminded of, can be a tremendous force for social good -- creating jobs, lifting people...

Rod Kurtz

You've Got... Black Mycoskie, TOMS Shoes

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.12.2011 | Small Business

Blake Mycoskie, found and chief shoe giver at TOMS Shoes, explains why he's going barefoot for One Day Without Shoes and why you should, too. The ...

Tom's Shoes Founder Steps On Gay Toes

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion
Dr. Cindi Love

Public scrutiny is tough business. My hope for Blake and for the rest of us, is that we turn our missteps into opportunities to inform and educate and advocate for justice and peace.

Pro-Gay/Anti-TOMS™

Steven Nereo | Posted 09.10.2011 | Style
Steven Nereo

I've complained about Toms before, or at least dudes in Toms. I'm not going to lie here, girls sometimes look good in them. But recently someone broug...

TOMS Shoes Founder Expresses Regret for Focus on the Family Appearance

Joe Mirabella | Posted 09.08.2011 | Business
Joe Mirabella

Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, has issued an exclusive statement to Change.org in response to an embarrassing controversy linking the popular ...

TOMS Founder Under Fire For Speaking At Anti-Gay Organization

The Informer | Posted 09.10.2011 | Los Angeles

Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS shoes, landed in a heap of trouble when news broke on Friday that he spoke at a June 30 Focus on the Family event in O...