Enterprise Stories

Vietnam and its Magical Beans

Monthly Feature | 2017.06 Vietnam  Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia with over 6.5% economic growth projection in coming years despite the regional slowdown. Among all the commerce, coffee trade is the major source of income for Vietnam since the early 20th century. Vietnam produces 16% of the world’s total coffee. Over the last decade, more than 1 million tonnes of coffee products had b...

27 Jun 4:22 PM 0 Read More...

Vietnam: Mekong Quilts

Quits that stitch with love Imagine you are a mother with 3 young children, living in a poor rural village in Vietnam. You really hope to earn some money to help the family but you must stay at home looking after your children. Yet, you find the unemployment rate ... Unemployment, female (% of female labor force), The World Bank Bangladesh     4.7% Cambodia       0.2% Thailand         0.6% Vi...

20 Jun 10:00 AM 0 Read More...

Fukushima Cotton: Sowing the seeds of change

In 2011 the Fukushima region of Japan was devastated by an earthquake and nuclear disaster. Six years on, the residents have begun to rebuild their lives and are producing bespoke, Japanese cotton to create Lush Koi and Mixed Fruit Knot Wraps. The Great East Japan earthquake and its aftermath made agricultural land in Fukushima difficult to farm. The effects of the tsunami and nuclear disaster left soil with a...

31 May 11:41 AM 0 Read More...

Join TripAdvisor's charity fund-matching in the Refugee Crisis Relief

The scale of the global refugee crisis is staggering. More people have been forced to flee their homes by conflict and crisis than at any other time since World War II. In the Middle East, Europe and beyond, millions of men, women and children are now in urgent need of humanitarian aid. As a traveler, we know that we are all citizens of the same world.  Steve Kaufer, Co-Founder & CEO of Trip Advisor invites t...

28 Dec 11:32 AM 0 Read More...

BURRTZORG NEIGHBORHOOD NURSING: Professional and Personal Care at Home

Buurtzorg is Dutch for “Neighborhood Care” and is a highly successful award-winning model of quality home care originating in the Netherlands. First established in 2006 by Jos de Blok and a small team of professional nurses, who were dissatisfied with the delivery of health care by traditional home care organizations in the Netherlands. Together they decided to create a new model of patientcentered care focus...

07 Sep 3:14 PM 0 Read More...

Hong Kong - iBakery

Background: Established in July 2010, iBakery is a social enterprise operated by Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and is the first social enterprise in Hong Kong obtaining the accreditation of ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System. Being a 3-in-1 bakery comprising bakery production, bakery cafe and bakery classes, we are dedicated to train and employ people with disabilities through the production of safe and quali...

12 Aug 5:51 PM 0 Read More...

Boyan Slat's Ocean Cleanup Project Launches Historic First Prototype at Sea

21-year-old Boyan Slat just launched his first prototype to clean up our world's oceans.  Boyan Slat, CEO and founder of The Ocean Cleanup, said “This is a historic day on the path toward clean oceans. A successful outcome of this test should put us on track to deploy the first operational pilot system in late 2017.” The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch foundation developing advanced technologies to rid the...

09 Aug 11:28 AM 0 Read More...

Turning Plastic Bottles to Travel Bags

  Hamilton Perkins Collection is a certified B Corporation®, offering designer travel bags at an affordable price, while holding the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.  Each bag is made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles and lined with vinyl from repurposed billboards. Each bag is different, each bag is unique. "The bigger goal I always h...

03 Aug 3:44 PM 0 Read More...