Social Impact

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Designing with empathy.

Human-centered design (HCD) is at the core of CauseLabs’ empathetic approach to creative problem solving. This methodology defines a framework that seeks to better understand the needs, wants and behaviors of the user, and to best identify a technologically feasible and economically viable solution. By focusing on the end user’s perspective, their environments and routines, …

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Leadership for a Global Crisis: What I’ve learned and how I feel

The United Nations Global Compact is holding special Academy Sessions centered around #UnitingBusiness. You can view the previous sessions and register for the future ones here. Below are my reflections from the first Academy Session: New Leadership for a Global Crisis. It Starts with an Opportunity Our normal social constructs have disappeared and our day …

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CauseLabs Joins the UN Global Compact

Strengthening its commitment to sustainability, CauseLabs formally announced that it became a signatory to the UN Global Compact on August 30, 2019. The Compact is an initiative for companies to align strategies and drive operational awareness around universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption and take actions that advance societal goals. The UN …

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Brands That Give Back

Vote with your dollar this holiday season by investing in companies and brands with a purpose. By purchasing gifts from Certified B Corps and Social Enterprises, you’re not only giving a gift, you’re also supporting mission-driven companies that are balancing purpose and profit by working towards sustainable, ethical, environmentally friendly business practices. We put together …

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The Value of Five Dollars

I’ve recently returned from Mexico, where I attended a convening with 460 changemakers from around the world. Read this article if you want to know more about why I’ve attended for seven years. In short, Opportunity Collaboration broadens my perspective, gives me awareness of important programs that I share with others, and challenges me to …

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Reflections from Opportunity Collaboration

As of October 2019, I have attended Opportunity Collaboration (OC) seven times, which means that as a company, CauseLabs has participated in this annual unconference for over a decade. It’s no surprise that new delegates often ask me, “Why do you come back each year?”  I suspect there is a desired response. I suspect they …

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The 2019 Inclusive Economy Challenge

Once a year, B Lab presents Certified B Corps with a list of focus areas where their social and environmental sustainability could be improved upon through the Inclusive Economy Challenge. B Lab provides resources and opportunities to collaborate and learn from one another, so we can collectively improve our impact and move towards a more …

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10 Tools and Resources for Improving Financial Literacy

Ten tools and resources to help build your financial literacy and give you the skills to make smart financial decisions important to your everyday life.

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What are Social Impact Companies and Why Do They Matter?

If you pay any attention to business news and trends, then you have probably noticed an increase in the number of companies embracing “social impact” as a core value. Consumers are taking notice, as a 2018 study found that 78% of Americans expect companies to go beyond making profits; they must also positively impact society. …

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The 2018 Inclusive Economy Challenge

Since 2014, CauseLabs has been continually striving for social and environmental sustainability. So, we participated in the 2018 Inclusive Economy Challenge.

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Finding Alignment

As a company whose success (staying in business) relies on revenue, there is a tension between profitability and mission. We can’t achieve our mission if we can’t succeed as a business. However, we do not want to succeed solely through profits and charitable giving.

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Technology has the power to transform our world on a scale that is unprecedented. How might we, as social good organizations, learn, adapt, and benefit from these shifts?

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