African Poverty Infographic
Where it’s from: Agora’s Britney Hamm
What it is: A visual look at how the devastating issues of African poverty and underdevelopment to be.
Why we like it: Modern western culture looks upon global issues such as African poverty and can’t help but ask, “How could something like this happen?” This graphic answers the question, prompting us to act and not let it keep happening!
Entrepreneurship & Startups
The 3 Things You Must Do Before You Approach An Investor
Where it’s from: Pro.com’s Matt Williams via Entrepreneur
What it is: Advice on what to do and not do before approaching a potential investor about your business.
Why we like it: Entrepreneurs are full to the brim with passion – they are always looking at how to best tackle the next step. This article encourages entrepreneurs to temper their passion with patience, viability, and sustainability before approaching investors.
Welcome to the Conversation
Where it’s from: PovertyCure’s Jonathan A. Moody
What it is: PovertyCure’s new blog kickoff encouraging readers to engage in the conversation about poverty, socially conscious business, and compassion.
Why we like it: We love PovertyCure all around, and we particularly love these new efforts to engage even more people in these conversations. It’s going to take an entire movement of socially conscious people to stop poverty in its tracks.
Socially Conscious Business
Howard Start-Up Targets Food Waste
Where it’s From: Amanda Yeager via The Baltimore Sun
What it is: A great example of an entrepreneur who saw a social need, and used otherwise wasted resources to solve it.
Why we like it: Resourcefulness is key in conscious business – this entrepreneur took wasted food and is selling it affordably to those in need of fresh produce!
Sustainable Community Pharmacy Network Launched In Kenya
Where it’s from: The Guardian
What it is: A story of a pharmacy chain that provides countless Kenyans with accessible and affordable pharmaceuticals
Why we like it: The investment here is sustainable, socially conscious, and provides necessities to many. Not to mention the jobs that are created when a new pharmacy is opened!