In 2008, Grameen Foundation launched Bankers without Borders (BwB) to create an efficient, operational framework to mobilize, engage and leverage the talent and skills of the private sector to help support both its own mission and the missions of other poverty-focused social enterprises.
While cash transfers have long been a subject of interest as a tool to fight poverty, the overall impact of large transfers of cash, given without conditions, to poor households has yet to be measured. This study evaluated a cash transfer program administered by the NGO GiveDirectly, which gave an average of USD 513 to poor families in rural Kenya. The transfers led to significant increases in income, assets, psychological well-being and female empowerment. Variations in the format and size of the transfers led to differences in outcomes.
More and more, analysts fear that investment in parts of the fossil fuel industry is becoming an increasingly risky bet. Talk of stranded assets and even a carbon bubble in fossil fuel stocks is spreading from environmental groups to the very heart of the investment mainstream. These concerns should prompt a fresh look at exposures to the hydrocarbon segment and a consideration of other energy industry sectors.
When you’re incapable of working or unable to find a job, there is a social safety net. This makes sure that you have enough income to stay alive during the period that you’re unemployed.
In his first few years as a big giver, Mr Omidyar went from embracing the conventional wisdom to challenging it. Mr Omidyar started out doing that, but quickly concluded that handing out grants was not the most effective use of his money.
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On a recent Thursday, dozens of Latina immigrants clustered in a small, noisy second-floor office in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens, waiting for one of a half-dozen loan officers to call their names and hand over a check.
Helpsy was created to provide ethical fashion that also happens to be cutting edge. What exactly is ethical fashion? Can there really be ethical fashion in an industry riddled with low wage labor?
Recently at Techcrunch Disrupt, the CEO and Founder of Indiegogo gave some interesting statistics which translates into advice. Here are some of the things coming from the interview which I think all campaign managers should look over.
You’ve probably been told on more than one occasion not to take life too seriously – sound advice over the punch bowl at the office Christmas party, but not very helpful when you are building or managing a business. In the end, if you don’t take your work seriously, no one will.