Tag Archives: economic development

How What I Learned On a Pacific Atoll Should Influence Your CSR Programs

The Context I made my home on a 3.4 square-mile atoll for a year while I volunteered as a teacher and newspaper editor. On many parts of Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands, a 120-degree swivel of my head would provide a view of the lagoon and the ocean. The beginning of this story […]

An Avon Approach To Healthier and Wealthier Communities

The concept is simple and brilliant. When I came across Living Goods, my stomach flipped with the potential impact of the organization’s work. ┬áThe mechanisms, intent and appeal match that of blockbuster social enterprises Kiva and charity: water. Living Goods replicates Avon’s model of door-to-door selling, but instead of peddling lipstick and mascara to middle-class […]