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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

About Ross Townson

Passionate about business, development and writing, Ross is an international lawyer and development expert with specific expertise in microfinance, food security, human rights and counter-terrorism.
Hit him up on twitter @rosstownson where he shares his latest thinking on these topics and whatever else takes his fancy.

What is a B Corporation and Should I Become One?

If you’ve been around this ethical/sustainable business world for a little while, you would have heard about ‘B Corps’, touted as the new standard in corporate social responsibility.

But what are B Corps, and are they really as impactful as everybody seems to think?

The Community of B Certified Corporations (https://www.bcorporation.net/) sums it up as follows:

B Corporations […]

By |August 24th, 2017|Consumers, Economics, Entrepreneurialism, Environment, Ethical Business, People, Politics|Comments Off on What is a B Corporation and Should I Become One?

Recent Changes to UpWork Pricing – Kicking the Little Guy While He’s Down

In May 2016 Stephane Kasriel – CEO of Upwork, shocked his community of millions of freelancers and employers alike when he announced a range of changes to UpWork’s fee structure.

For employers, they will now incur a transaction fee of 2.75% per month, or $25 if they opt into a flat fee structure – where previously […]

By |June 4th, 2016|People|Comments Off on Recent Changes to UpWork Pricing – Kicking the Little Guy While He’s Down

Mighty Good – Organic, Fair Trade Underwear

Did you know that the average pair of jeans uses over 20,000 litres of water over its lifetime? Or that over 95% of conventional cotton is a genetically modified organism?

Did you know that in China minimum wage in the garment industry is roughly one-half to as little as one-quarter of what is considered a living wage? And […]

By |May 12th, 2016|Ethical Business|Comments Off on Mighty Good – Organic, Fair Trade Underwear

The Day I Realized How the World Really Works

 

When I was in my third year at university, I recall distinctly the night before my big exam for BUSN3002 – Corporate Strategy – I watched an amazing documentary Called Surplus – Terrorized into Being Consumers.

It was pure happenstance; one of those moments in life where fate steps in and your life starts to take […]

By |October 14th, 2015|Economics|Comments Off on The Day I Realized How the World Really Works

Are We Moving Away From A Centralized Economy?

This is a theory I’ve been working on in my head for a little while now, so if it seems half-baked please forgive me.

You often hear the rise of entrepreneurship as a recent, latter-day kind of phenomenon. As though, with the rise and maturation of Silicon Valley, becoming an entrepreneur is a modern, almost hip, […]

By |October 12th, 2015|Economics|Comments Off on Are We Moving Away From A Centralized Economy?

Carbon Offsetting Our Domain

We have decided to buy carbon offsets for the express purpose of negating the impact of our domain name hosting.

You can find our exploration of carbon offsetting here.

How much in the way of carbon emissions does domain hosting generate?
In truth, very little. It’s hard to calculate with total accuracy, but we can make some assumptions […]

By |October 9th, 2015|Environment|Comments Off on Carbon Offsetting Our Domain

Carbon Offset Your Impact

You are no doubt aware that it is now easier than ever to carbon offset every aspect of your life. You can now choose to carbon offset your travel – right there on the booking page – you can buy green electricity, greener cars, carbon neutral furniture, web hosting – you name it, it’s probably […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Economics, Environment, Ethical Business|Comments Off on Carbon Offset Your Impact

Ethical Hosting and Domain Names – How do you do it the Right Way?

When we talk about building an end-to-end sustainable business, there really are so many factors that we need to think about.

Mel already wrote about the options for an ethical hosting company – this post is the follow-on from that.

So the response we received from the top two choices for hosting were – I won’t say […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Ethical Business|Comments Off on Ethical Hosting and Domain Names – How do you do it the Right Way?

The 9 Worst Things Employers do on UpWork

The internet is the wild west of the 21st century. There are few rules, few police and a cloak of anonymity that sees many of its inhabitants turn into savages when they’re in front of a keyboard – engaging in behavior so deplorable they’d never dream of it in the real world (see, e.g. Twitter […]

By |September 17th, 2015|People|Comments Off on The 9 Worst Things Employers do on UpWork

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