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Business For Good

Business For Good

Get inspired by stories of entrepreneurs using empathy as a source of innovation and re-defining success in business.

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  • Brighter

    What if you could pay for a young woman’s university education by providing her with a “gap year” job?

    In Uganda, where few women are encouraged, or can afford, to attend university, Liz Forkin Bohannon decided to do something about it. She taught three young women to make strappy sandals which ...

  • Into Something Beautiful

    What can a construction company do to transform personal brokenness and solve systemic injustice?

    Amid their own personal and professional brokenness, Amy and Braden King discovered that most of the employees at their new construction company had a history of addiction, homelessness, and/or crim...

  • When God Roars

    How can a real estate photography company in the U.S. help provide healthy livelihoods to trafficking survivors in the Philippines?

    Called to work with those exploited and traumatized by human trafficking, Sam and Mindy started Regenesys to create living-wage jobs for survivors. In partnership...

  • Why B Corps Matter

    There’s a lot of negative feelings about capitalism right now,” says Kris Lin-Bronner who is the Strategic Advisor of Dr. Bronner’s. Her words are indicative of the wide-scale erosion of trust between companies and consumers. It seems that, time and again, we unearth ugly truths behind the produc...

  • Vital Voices: Manal Yaish Zraiq

    Manal Yaish Zraiq wears many hats: businesswoman, manager, mentor, networker, and key force in one of the world’s most intriguing real estate developments. Manal is a key figure in the Rawabi project, the first planned city in Palestine and the largest private sector undertaking in Palestinian hi...

  • Threads

    Torn from her family, her paintings, and her beloved Calcutta after the partition of India, artist Surayia Rahman finds a new life in Bangladesh teaching marginalized mothers to embroider her story-telling designs. An inspirational example of the power of art and the impact of empowering women a...

  • The Story of Stuff

    The Story of Stuff is a fast paced, fact-filled look at the often hidden underside of today’s globalized systems of production and consumption. It calls on viewers to help build a more sustainable, healthy and fair system.

    Director: Louis Fox
    2013 | 21 min
    USA

  • The Silicon Valley of Africa

    Rwanda experienced a violent civil war between its two main ethnic groups, the Hutu and the Tutsi, that killed around 1 million citizens in 1994. Militant Hutu left the country in a state of poverty after using machetes to maim, rape, and murder civilians. Twenty years later, survivors of the gen...

  • Second Cycles

    Bicimaximo is a social enterprise with a heart of a non-profit organization. With a passion for bicycles, Baker Nicholaou – the director and co-founder of Bicicmaximo – traveled from the United States to Nicaragua to open up a business in hopes of providing better quality bikes while training loc...

  • Megolonyo: With a Mother You Are Rich

    Set in a rural village in Northern Uganda, this short-doc tells the story of a Women's Empowerment Group started by female survivors of the Northern Ugandan War in search of rehabilitation, economic stability, and emotional support.

    Director & Producer: Justice Nnanna
    15 min | Uganda, USA
    Langua...

  • Empowering Waste: Banners to Bags

    Banners to Bags is a social and environmental entrepreneurship venture based in Kathmandu, Nepal. This is the story of their vision to create alternatives to plastic bags by designing durable and reusable bags from waste materials.

    Director: Rohit Shakya
    2012 | 7 min
    Nepal

    
Banner Bags are an...

  • Dignity With Flowers

    HelpUsGreen is a unique social enterprise based in Kanpur, India. It collects four tonnes of waste flowers everyday from temples and turns it into sustainable products such as organic fertiliser and incense sticks. In doing so they prevent pesticide laden flowers from entering the river Ganges th...

  • Desmeem

    This film captures the three months of the DESMEEM project that took place in Lebanon in 2012. Designers and activists from Europe and the US traveled to Lebanon to work with local designers and activists to co-create user-centered solutions to social and environmental challenges. Each team took ...

  • Brazil's Warrior Women

    The humble babassu palm provides a livelihood for communities of women across North Eastern Brazil. Bread, charcoal, oil and soap are produced from the nut and husk; the surplus is sold on. But production has not always been so peaceful. Babassu: Brazil’s Warrior Women tells the story of the hard...