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The cheapest smartphones can prove to be valuable for those escaping countries including war-torn Syria and Iraq, as they help connect with loved ones abroad while rebuilding lives in their new homes.
General Motors recycled 2 million water bottles, many of which are from Flint, into products including winter coats for the homeless.
Until there is a change in how payday loan companies are regulated, technology is offering more alternatives for those who find themselves suddenly cash-strapped.
One of the non-profits that benefits from its relationship with the national thrift chain Savers is Big Brothers Big Sisters.
A-list fashion designer Izzy Camilleri just put out a new line designed specifically for people who use wheelchairs for mobility.
Unfortunately for Louise Linton's future career prospects, the reception of her self-published book about a voluntourism stint in Zambia did not go well. Critics accused of her of describing a crassly fictionalized version of life in sub-Saharan Africa.
If you want to see just how complicated a supply chain can be, the operations of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) on Hainan Island, China, gives an idea of what goes into products that we often take for granted.
A visit to some of APP’s facilities in China, where millions of tree seedlings are germinated each year, suggests that the $12 billion company is keeping its zero-deforestation promise.
The popular Blue Bottle Coffee company is upping the ante with a high-end cup of joe sourced from Yemen that would make some of the most expensive cafes in Dubai or New York City blush.
Marks and Spencer, which operates over 1,000 stores across the United Kingdom and three continents, makes the case that customers should be at the core of any company’s drive to stay profitable while becoming even more responsible.
Uber has its struggles, but there is one market where the ridesharing company is eyeing virgin territory and sees potential: Africa.
The NGO HANDS Pakistan recruits women to work door-to-door in remote rural areas where there is little or no access to contraception, or even public health care.