Keeping Your Chocolate Slave-Free

With a product as good as chocolate, it’s hard to imagine that it can have a part in modern day slavery. But the good news is that there is an industry-wide response to tackle the issue.  With over 58 million pounds (26 million kilograms) of chocolate consumed each year during Valentine’s week, about 5% of Read more about Keeping Your Chocolate Slave-Free[…]

Keeping the peace profitable in Mozambique

Mozambique has profited from its long period of peace, both in terms of tourism and foreign investment, but if they don’t transform the current conflict left over from the civil war, they have a lot to lose. Tourism is already suffering… who knows what will be next. Mozambique has developed impressively since the signing of Read more about Keeping the peace profitable in Mozambique[…]

The Story of Solutions – Changing the Economic Game

From Annie Leonard, founder of The Story of Stuff Project, a new video about changing the goal of the economic game from more to better.  The Story of Solutions, released in October 2013, explores how we can move our economy in a more sustainable and just direction, starting with orienting ourselves toward a new goal. Read more about The Story of Solutions – Changing the Economic Game[…]

Learn from the most successful enlightened business leaders

Do you want to build a thriving business that leaves a legacy of good for decades to come? Creating a conscious business can be hugely rewarding on so many levels. However, running a business that is aligned with your values and vision can also be extremely challenging. The good news is that these challenges can Read more about Learn from the most successful enlightened business leaders[…]

Bringing Peace to the DRC

Peace is Profitable Contributor Andreas Perez de Fransius writes about how peace and development are increasingly understood as linked.  As its name suggests, one of the key aims of “Peace is Profitable” is to show that peace facilitates prosperity. That does not mean that war cannot be lucrative, but that concrete steps can (and should!) Read more about Bringing Peace to the DRC[…]

Not Just Desserts: Oases in the Food Deserts

Andreas Perez de Fransius, Peace is Profitable Contributor, addresses food insecurity… in the richest country in the world.  Access to food is often seen as a problem that mainly affects poor countries. However, a closer look reveals that vast groups of people in richer parts are also starved of healthy food options, exacerbating widespread obesity. At Read more about Not Just Desserts: Oases in the Food Deserts[…]

The launch of Aid 2.0

Andreas Perez de Fransius, Peace is Profitable Contributor, discusses a new approach to international aid for developing countries.  Mentions of the European Union (EU) currently conjure up images of financial distress and bailouts. While facing such challenges, this much-maligned institution is currently debating how its international development cooperation can complement the individual efforts of its 27 Read more about The launch of Aid 2.0[…]

Kick-Start Your Love Based Economy

Peace Is Profitable Contributor Howard Rosenberg discusses a model of profitability based on peace and doing what you love.  Funny that people have a difficult time equating peace to profitability.  This should come as no surprise; much of our economy is fueled by purchases of goods and services bought by people plagued by insecurity.  Insecurity Read more about Kick-Start Your Love Based Economy[…]

Coffee Awakens Development

Peace Is Profitable Contributor Andreas Perez de Fransius explains how integrated supply and value chains can reap rewards for everyone from coffee growers to coffee drinkers. For many of us, enjoying a delicious cup of coffee can be a truly sensual experience. At the same time, a lack of caffeine can be a big turn-off, Read more about Coffee Awakens Development[…]

Biking to Success in Mozambique

The past week saw the resignation of one the most powerful CEOs in the world: Tom Albanese of the mining giant Rio Tinto. One of the factors that precipitated his downfall was an embarrassing write-down on the companies coal assets in Mozambique, of roughly 3 billion USD. The loss stemmed primarily from a failure to Read more about Biking to Success in Mozambique[…]