Two organisations have teamed up to help the residents of Melkhoutfontein upcycle waste into sought-after products – helping them generate an income, clean up the environment, and even tap into a part-forgotten cultural heritage.
Social investors are too busy looking to the rooftops, instead of spending time helping investees build strong and solid foundations – leaving a clear role for impact-first foundations moving into this space.
Sustainable energy entrepreneur Harish Hande argues that a major shift towards greater social equality will only happen when businesses understand "it is not about profiting from the poor but... by partnering with the poor".
For the first issue of our new print magazine, Pioneers Post Quarterly, we spoke to Muhammad Yunus. Nearly a decade since he suggested we put poverty in a museum, we asked the great man how we can do it.