Convincing a corporation to commit to real change or support an impact initiative can make a huge difference – but it’s not always easy. Top tips from Yunus Social Business, B Lab Europe and more, shared at this week's Latimpacto conference.
Danone, Aqua for All and BNP Paribas are among investors who have committed €36m to Water Access Acceleration Fund, to provide funds to entrepreneurs providing safe drinking water to 30m people in Asia and Africa.
Smallholder farming can be a thankless way to make a living. To boost incomes, social enterprise Nuup connects farmers with a whole range of players while making regenerative techniques more accessible. And it wants others to steal its best ideas.
Danone UK and Ireland is one of the biggest B Corps in the region, but it also partners with – and learns from – smaller, innovative businesses in the B Corp community. Danone's Rebecca Lovelady reflects on the power of partnerships to drive change.
What does it take to change a corporation into a force for good? The former CEO of Danone – a champion of purpose-led business – shares four ways senior managers can ensure they're pushing for positive change.
“Everything starts with imagination,” the Nobel prize laureate says, calling on social entrepreneurs to follow the lead of science fiction creators – and advising budding intrapreneurs to be “outrageously bold” in their ideas.
France’s purpose-led companies movement continues to grow, with 176 enterprises à mission two years after the status was recognised in French law. Researchers note the movement is still in its “pioneer stage”.