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

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.22.2015 | 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...

4 Ways Your For-Profit Business Can Do "Good"

Chirag Kulkarni | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Chirag Kulkarni

Too many businesses are concerned with making money, and not about creating value. Moving into the new era of startups, we are discovering business models that are making not only a financial impact on our economies, but an environmental impact.

Emily Peck

When It Comes To Social Responsibility, People Think Of Microsoft Before The Red Cross

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 04.30.2015 | Business

When asked to name a socially responsible organization, people were more likely to point to for-profit companies like Microsoft and Starbucks than non...

A Tuesday With Turlington and TOMS

Nana Meriwether | Posted 04.09.2015 | New York
Nana Meriwether

To understand how a gorgeous supermodel transitioned to understanding public health issues surrounding women's maternal health in depth, you must know Turlington is not your typical model.

How to Turn Your Brand Into a Social Crusade

Tom Hayes | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Tom Hayes

Today, successful brands create social movements around themselves: the key proposition is not 'buy me' but rather, 'join me.'

#Made in India: Go Kolhapuri

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 12.30.2014 | Style
Sriya Chakravarti

The Kolhapuris are comfortable, stylish and quite durable and are available in a variety of designs, patterns and colors. They can be easily used for any occasion, and can cater to a large genre of audience. Almost every age group can find something that may strike their fancy.

'Oh, The Places You'll Godin' -- Seth Godin on Pushing Beyond Fear to Be a Social Entrepreneur

Mark W. Guay | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Mark W. Guay

It's often easy to look at the past and see how leaders pushed through fear. But, in the present, it can be painfully difficult to push through fear when it's so much easier to sit comfortably. Not take a leap of faith. Not start an idea. Not question a boss.

TOMS & Target Are Collaborating, Just In Time For Holiday Shopping

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Style

At this point, we've seen our fair share of Target designer collaborations. And while we've waited on epic lines and refreshed our browsers over and o...

America's First Billion-Dollar Social Enterprise?

Auren Kaplan | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

I was shocked and deeply moved when I heard the news this morning - Bain Capital is purchasing 50 percent of TOMS, the One For One shoe, eyewear, and ...

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...

Why This Entrepreneur Finds Success Through Giving

Posted 03.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie was thrilled when he realized the difference a pair of shoes could make in a disadvantaged kids life, but it was the tempo...

Congress Could Use a Lesson From America's Innovators

Marc Joseph | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Marc Joseph

These budget impasses remind me of the movie Groundhog Day. There have got to be some innovative thinkers outside and inside government who can get us out of this rut of repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

Q&A With Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS

Quora | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora. Answers by Blake Mycoskie, Chief Shoe Giver, Founder of TOMS Q: What is the mission of TOMS?A: While...

Man Going Barefoot For A Year For 300 Million People Who Can't Afford Shoes

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact

It’s getting pretty cold in Kentucky and his job requires him to stand on his feet most days, but Richard Hudgins is not going to wear a pair of sho...

WATCH: TOMS CEO Responds To Big Criticism

Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.14.2013 | Small Business

Toms Shoes' "buy one give one" model -- a pair of shoes is donated with each purchase -- was instrumental to the company's success. But the practice ...

WATCH: TOMS CEO Responds To Criticism

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.14.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

TOMS CEO Blake Mycoskie joined HuffPost and responded to the criticism his "one-for-one" model has received. ...

Are These Boots The Next Uggs?

Posted 10.18.2013 | Style

If you're in the market for new winter boots and you want something that kind of looks like UGGs but not really, you're in luck: TOMS now sells boots....

One Visible Thing You Can Do To Highlight Eye Care Poverty On World Sight Day

Posted 10.10.2013 | Impact

Let's face it, those of us who wear glasses could deliberate for hours over perplexing choices such as retro, oversized, bookworm, cat-eye, glossy, ma...

Kim Bhasin

TOMS Founder Addresses The Haters

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 07.05.2013 | Small Business

For a company that gives millions of pairs of shoes to the needy each year, TOMS ends up receiving a startlingly heavy amount of criticism. The mos...

One Day Without Shoes 2013

Blake Mycoskie | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Blake Mycoskie

One Day Without Shoes is a critical part of the One for One movement and a beautiful illustration of a powerful movement. This is a day to challenge your own perspective on consumerism, challenge your peers, and lastly, challenge us.

Jackson Browne and "Doctor My Eyes" for World Sight Day - Oct 11

Turk Pipkin | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Turk Pipkin

Thursday, October 11 is World Sight Day. It may seem odd to celebrate something we so often take for granted like eyesight, but every five seconds someone in the world goes blind. Spread the word. Together we can all let a little light in.

One Man Enriches The World Through Social Entrepreneurship

Auren Kaplan | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

What's your gift to the world? It's the question we all face, at some time between birth and death. Are we living our bliss, giving our gift to the world with as much courage and strength as we can muster? Or are we toiling away at the status quo?

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...