Happy Herb Company Supports Indigenous Access to Health

Food is medicine, but for many Indigenous communities most of the food available is closer to poison. Australia’s first people are struggling under the heart-rending burden of chronic disease, and an important aspect to addressing this…
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Social Entrepreneurship and the State- Bossing Capitalism for the right reasons

By David Anderson Like a leopard with those recalcitrant spots, the fundamental tenants of capitalism will not change without the interventions of the State. In her  blog , “Why social entreprenurship has become a  distraction: it’s…
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Creating a Culture of Innovation in Australia

  Having been rated 2nd on the 2016 Australia-wide Innovation Index last week, I just got off the phone from Give Easy's CEO and innovation guru, Jeremy Tobias, to discuss his team's findings. The report highlights that innovative…
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The Problem of Measuring Impact

Impact investors are rightly applauded for the many gifts they undoubtedly bring to the social sector, but what if some of these market-based, social enterprise style gifts, turn out to be unexamined Trojan horses containing ideas that perpetuate…
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How A Strong Brand Can Help Achieve Your Social Purpose

Most NFPs hear the question “but what do you actually do?” all too often. Unfortunately, the best tool for ensuring people know who you are and what you’re about - a strong brand - is often discarded as unnecessary unless you are in…

The Sustainable Development Goals and One Health-The Highway to Holistic Health

The recently agreed Sustainable Development goals are a great step forward for holistic health from the current Millennium Development Goals and One Health is perfectly placed to assist. Imagine buying new car, with brand new seats, tyres…
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Social Enterprise Tourism – A Prosperous Path for Vietnam

One progressive Vietnamese company is turning trips to Halong Bay into education for hill tribe kids. 12 years ago, the overnight flight from Saigon to Sydney was a rather pleasant affair in economy. One could stretch out almost horizontally…

Acupuncture for All – A Social Enterprise Model

Anahita received a good education and became an accomplished artisan and educator, and imagined she would have a good future in Iran. But war put paid to her plans and she found herself with no choice but to flee for her life. In the cramped…
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Burning Herbs for a Burning Need: an Interview with Moxa Africa’s Merlin Young

Merlin Young seems to be rather well named. For many tuberculosis sufferers in Uganda and South Africa, the health benefits that they garner from Merlin and his Moxafrica project means he might as well be a real sorcerer, rather than simply…
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How a Video is the First Step to Health.

“You know what this means, don’t you”, said the young doctor in the middle of the night. “No, I don’t!” I wanted to scream. He was speaking to me in French and I was in Geneva, Switzerland, in the early stages of labour for what…