Posts tagged with 'social enterprise'
Meters for Moto-Taxis
Meters for Moto-Taxis
Two American expats living in Thailand think they’ve found a way to revolutionize the motorcycle taxi industry: Equip the bikes with portable “Moto-Meters.” It seems like a no-brainer, but surprisingly, these meters don’t always exist, especially in such an unregulated industry where ...
Not Your Typical Greenwashing: Wash Cycle Laundry's Bike-Centric Business Model
Not Your Typical Greenwashing: Wash Cycle Laundry's Bike-Centric Business Model
A new wash-and-fold laundry service, Wash Cycle Laundry, avoids the three big (and not-so-sustainable) components of the delivery and manufacturing industry: trucks, parking lots and loading docks. As a result, the bike-centric delivery model is far less harmful to the ...
Social Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong: Cabs for the Disabled
Social Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong: Cabs for the Disabled
Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk) is a startup that seeks to invest capital and provide capacity building and results measuring to social enterprises. The organization is currently working with a project called Diamond Cab – one of a number of ...
New Bike-Powered Phone Charger Could Encourage Sustainable Micro-Business
New Bike-Powered Phone Charger Could Encourage Sustainable Micro-Business
Microfinanciers may soon have a new market in developing countries:  aspiring cycling cell phone chargers. On Thursday, June 3, Nokia Oyj released a bicycle-powered phone charger, which charges your phone as you ride. The complete charge kit comes with a ...
NextBillion's New and Improved Hub for "Base of the Pyramid" Solutions
NextBillion's New and Improved Hub for "Base of the Pyramid" Solutions
Our friends at NextBillion.net, a joint project between the World Resources Institute and the Acumen Fund, have enjoyed the first full month of their recent makeover, flaunting a sleek new design and host of interactive features. The Web site, which ...
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