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Gains in Social Responsibility from a Mid-Year Surge Have Been Erased Based on Eighth Annual Conscious Consumer Spending Index

Charitable donations hit rock bottom while being green makes a comeback. Outlook on the world, voting behavior are key indicators for conscious consumerism
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December 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The eighth annual Conscious Consumer Spending Index (#CCSIndex) suggests that converging crises and ongoing uncertainty are causing a decline in conscious consumerism and charitable giving.

Back in May, a special release of the #CCSIndex showed that COVID-19 was having a radically positive impact on social responsibility as consumers reversed a three-year slide for a range of “do good” behaviors. But during the regular annual poll, that surge has slowed and purpose-driven behaviors are slipping.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E21: Ngozi Okaro, Custom Collaborative

Fashioning a Pathway to Success and Equity
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Custom Collaborative Executive Director Ngozi Okaro joins Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss nonprofit management during times of crisis.

The Capacities Foundations Need to Embark on Place-Based Impact Investing

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by Teri Lovelace, President, LOCUS Impact Investing

Place-based impact investing is sparking community development projects that create more just, equitable local economies, and build prosperous, vibrant communities. Place-focused foundations, like community foundations and family foundations are exploring ways to complement their traditional grant-making with local investments that can catalyze positive community change. 

Impact Investing and Building the Next Economy

A Millennial's view on today and tomorrow
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by Nikishka Iyengar Founder and CEO, The Guild 

Recycling Empowers Rural Populations to Overcome Poverty and Food Insecurity

Social Enterprise breaking the cycle of poverty in rural Colombia by exchanging recyclable waste for essential household goods such as food, medicine and agricultural inputs
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Boyaca, Colombia, November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Bancalimentos, a social enterprise that exchanges recyclable goods for essential household goods with vulnerable rural populations in Boyaca, Colombia,  joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to increase food security and generate sustainable incomes for 12,500 people by 2022. Established in 2015, Bancalimentos provides essential household goods such as food, medicine and agricultural inputs in exchange for household organic waste and recyclables. 

Local Investing for Impact: A New Tool for Place-Focused Foundations

By Deb Markley Senior Vice President, LOCUS Impact Investing
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After decades of working at the intersection of community development, philanthropy and community economic development, we see a significant shift in how philanthropic assets are being used to build vibrant, prosperous communities. More and more place-focused foundations are seeking to complement their grant-making with local investments to create greater impact in their own communities.

The Rise of Social Enterprise in New Zealand

Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 set to build on growing momentum
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More and more, citizens and consumers are becoming socially and environmentally aware, and want their purchasing decisions to reflect their beliefs. In a capitalist society, social enterprise provides consumers with a form of activism as organizations with a social purpose open up an alternative for consumers to spend their money responsibly rather than on goods or services that ultimately perpetuate the growing global wealth disparity.

The Timberland X Thread Partnership

Leveraging the Strengths of Social Enterprises Through Innovative Business Relationships
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The unbridled accumulation of single-use, post-consumer plastic bottles represents a social and environmental crisis affecting populations and landscapes the world over. While industrialized countries have evolved systems and customs that effectively displace this waste stream, the problem is glaringly evident in less-industrialized countries, ill-equipped to control the flow. Yet strategies to manage Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) plastic have led to surprising new markets.

The Rise of Social Enterprise in New Zealand

Social Enterprise World Forum 2017 Set to Build on Growing Momentum
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More and more, citizens and consumers are becoming socially and environmentally aware, and want their purchasing decisions to reflect their beliefs. In a capitalist society, social enterprise provides consumers with a form of activism as organizations with a social purpose open up an alternative for consumers to spend their money responsibly rather than on goods or services that ultimately perpetuate the growing global wealth disparity.

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