With 62% of customers wanting companies to take a stand on issues they are passionate about, businesses are becoming more purpose-driven than ever. Procurement is a great way for businesses to create positive change, by simply including the likes of social enterprises into the supply chain.
Globally, we produce 2.12 billion tons of waste each year. It is then sent to landfill, where it produces toxins and gases which contribute to global warming and damage our environment. But what if waste could be recycled and used again instead?
If you believed everything you read in the news at the moment, you’d be forgiven for finding the closest sandpit and burying your head in it! In amidst the columns of doom and gloom reporting from home and abroad, there’s much to be read about the tailspin that companies like WeWork and Central Working are finding themselves in.
In the UK, 36 people become homeless every single day, and there are over 300,000 people currently registered homeless. But the real level of homelessness is likely to be much higher, as only those in contact with local authorities or hostels are included in the official numbers.
It’s Recycle Week – and this year’s theme is ‘Recycling. It’s in our own hands’. So what better way to explore this, than by talking to BEEN London – a fashion brand who create beautiful sustainable handbags and accessories from recycled materials, and are one of the companies on our Future 20 incubator programme.
The importance of relationships – transforming lives, communities and nations
It’s proven: people with good friends and relationships live longer and more productive lives than those who are socially isolated. Not only that, they are happier at home and work, experience a greater sense of belonging, and require less support from social and health services.
It’s World Water Week, so we spoke to one of the companies on our Future 20 incubator who are working towards solving the global water crisis. Blue Tap create products to improve access to high quality drinking water in low resource settings.
Meet Seedlink; one of 20 companies to have joined the Future 20 – our national incubator programme for the most innovative social and tech for good start-ups. Seedlink are an Agri-tech* company helping small-scale farmers in Malawi to access markets to increase profitability and reduce food waste.
Free desk space and business support for 9 months in east London? Access to a programme of workshops and expert advice from mentors with no cost at all?
Work for good: Spotlight
43% of charities’ income in the UK comes from personal giving, yet only a mere 2% is generated from businesses. So how can businesses be encouraged to donate more to the charitable sector and improve the current contribution?