Vietnam

What counts when the environment doesn’t

2017-10-28T07:17:57+00:00February 10th, 2017|Featured, Gender and Education, Project, Sustainable Energy|

Innovation in cookstove technology must reflect Lao culture for a chance of success Lao people don’t care about reducing carbon emissions from their traditional cookstoves, nor do they really care about the long-term negative health effects these stoves create. What they do care about is the operating cost. This is in fact a convenient truth, [...]

Socially inclusive business is for everyone

2016-12-18T13:13:45+00:00December 18th, 2016|Project|

Business in the UK and around much of the world is stuck with the perspective of the past in assuming social development is a side-line to business goals; this attitude ignores massive opportunities available to those willing to explore the concept of socially inclusive business. Kym Viet, a social enterprise that employs women with [...]

The education of women and girls is important to us, and should be to you too

2016-12-06T12:22:28+00:00December 6th, 2016|Gender and Education, Project|

Education is the best investment: a sign in an English language school, Hanoi Girls worldwide, in their millions, are denied education. Unlike their brothers, some girls are never sent to school, or stop attending school after primary school. Education is not considered a worthwhile pursuit, and instead a pointless investment, for a girl [...]