Economy Archive

Tough Engineering Problem Tackled by ‘Coopetition’

Participants around the globe compete to transform irrigation in Bihar, India

Last year, Greenpeace Innovation Lab waded into an open design challenge different from anything it’s done before.

Awards Intended to Build Global Community of Women Social Leaders

‘Women have to know they hold the power of positive influence in their hands’

Khalida Brohi runs Sughar Women, aiming to reduce honour killings, through providing socio-economic empowerment to tribal women in Pakistan.

Inaugural Social Enterprise Toronto Conference to Convene, Build Sector

Social enterprise procurement possibilities among emerging opportunities

Social Enterprise Toronto’s (SET) upcoming conference will be convening those involved and interested in the sector to share expertise and possibilities to collaborate.

B.C. Urban Farming Social Enterprise Gets Set to Flourish in 2014

Social Enterprise Hero says $15,000 consultation prize has cultivated valuable business tools and skills

Gavin Wright is eagerly anticipating this year’s growing season as his farming social enterprise tests new business tools and skills acquired through $15,000 in consulting services awarded as the winner of British Columbia’s 2013 Social Enterprise Heroes.

International Summit to Convene Co-operatives on Global Issues

Gathering provides opportunity for co-ops to co-operate across borders

The 2014 International Summit of Co-operatives is calling upon co-op leaders to “say loud and clear” that co-operatives are providing solutions to global challenges.

Want Joy at Work? New Book Shares the Inside Story

Richard Sheridan intends to bring hope and inspiration to readers

When Richard Sheridan thinks of one of his favourite examples of joy at work, he tells the story of the first “Menlo baby.”

Does Local Food Have to Cost More?

Sandra Hamilton pioneers initiative to supply local food into Vancouver Island hospitals

Is it possible to supply local food into public institutions without a financial premium? Business consultant and marketing specialist Sandra Hamilton is driven to answer this question just in time for the North Island Hospitals Project (NIHP), which involves the construction of two new hospitals on Vancouver Island, B.C.

2013 a Banner Year for Social Enterprise in Canada

Hosting Social Enterprise World Forum, unveiling of North America's first Social Venture Connexion amongst the accomplishments

A number of key happenings made 2013 a banner year for Canada’s social enterprise sector.

Push is on for Consumers to 'Buy Social,' Help Build a 'Better' Economy

Advent calendar, holiday gift guides promote products and services from social enterprises

The sturdy wooden benches and flower planters gracing the outdoor space of a Vancouver housing complex have a story you couldn’t guess by looking at them. Each was crafted by a woman or youth facing a barrier to employment such as homelessness, mental health issues or single parenthood.

Meeting Co-ops Across the Globe through Film

A few suggestions for insightful holiday viewing
The holidays often mean there’s finally time to watch some films you’ve been meaning to see, like some intriguing and insightful documentaries about co-ops.