Innovative companies and their corporate social investors are demonstrating a new, collective approach to impact – one that might just drive a shift in how big firms use their wealth, expertise and influence to “do good”.
With Brazil’s huge ethnic and cultural diversity and stark income inequality, there is a disparity in different women’s experience. A UK-Brazil partnership aimed to help women entrepreneurs overcome the obstacles they face.
Recife is the tech hub of Brazil, but the entrepreneurs working there are too often affluent white men. A recent project supports more women and Afro-Brazilians to test out new business ideas with promising results.
At the heart of one of Brazil’s largest favelas, a group of designers create edgy new fashions out of thrown-away garments. Through a UK collaboration, the Remexe clothing line has doubled its income and reached a new global audience.
Women fleeing to Brazil may arrive empty-handed, alone and unable to speak the language. Young Storymaker Pedro Lira on a social enterprise helping them to find their feet and make a living, while serving Rio's flourishing catering industry.
A Rio de Janeiro engineer – whose speedily-designed portable sinks allow workers and homeless people to wash their hands – on raising eyebrows as an all-female construction team and the 'rollercoaster of emotions' under Covid-19.