This Is A Custom Widget

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.

This Is A Custom Widget

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.

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?

Illiteracy in India

India has by far the world’s largest population of illiterate adults. A whopping 287 million people are illiterate, which is about 37 percent of their overall population. With staggering statistics like this, it is no wonder why many children in India are illiterate as well.

Why does India have such high illiteracy rates?

Gender inequality. Women in […]

By |March 8th, 2017|People|Comments Off on Illiteracy in India

Supporting Communities in Climate Crisis

This is  guest post by Kelly Upton, Interior Trading Company.

It’s hot. I’m tired and sweating. The tuk tuk bounces over endless pot holes leaving a dusty cloud in its wake.  In transit, the rush of air brings welcome yet short lived relief.

We arrive at the canal known as ‘the port’ but there are no boats […]

By |August 6th, 2016|Ethical Business|Comments Off on Supporting Communities in Climate Crisis

Bringing Ultrasound to the Developing World

This is a guest post by Clarius Mobile Health co-founder, Dave Willis.

In the developed world and city centers, we often take medical imaging tools like ultrasound and X-ray for granted. Yet despite their clear value, in many remote communities and rural areas of developing countries, such basic tools are not easily available and quality of care […]

By |July 17th, 2016|Ethical Business|Comments Off on Bringing Ultrasound to the Developing World

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

Let’s Talk Social Impact

This is a guest post from Marissa Willcox, Buy Social Canada. 

Landing on this blog post, you most likely agree with the need to create sustainable solutions to social problems, through “ethical business alternatives”.

For starters, lets define social impact. Social impact in a business sense, accounts for how a business or organization’s operations affect social and […]

By |May 19th, 2016|Ethical Business|Comments Off on Let’s Talk Social Impact

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

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