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Balancing Profits and Human Dignity in the Gig Economy

Balancing Profits and Human Dignity in the Gig Economy

Cities have been ecosystems to improve trade and connect humans since the earliest days of civilization. As they ... Read More

Batstone Not For Sale: Building a future without human trafficking and exploitation

Batstone Not For Sale: Building a future without human trafficking and exploitation

One morning, David Batstone read in the San Francisco Chronicle that his favorite Indian restaurant had been the ... Read More

Not For Sale founder recognized: El Granada resident will receive ‘Peace Award’ from UN

Not For Sale founder recognized: El Granada resident will receive ‘Peace Award’ from UN

David Batstone, founder of Not For Sale — a nonprofit with a mission to put an end to human trafficking and modern ... Read More

VIDEOS: Swimming upstream to stop slavery

VIDEOS: Swimming upstream to stop slavery

How can we address slavery at its roots and inoculate at-risk populations from the threat of exploitation? Not For ... Read More

Making Soup with Sex Trafficking Survivors in Amsterdam’s Red Light District

Making Soup with Sex Trafficking Survivors in Amsterdam’s Red Light District

"When we gave the women their certificates, they were crying and wanted to have them in a frame," says Toos ... Read More

David Batstone: Good Business

David Batstone: Good Business

Venture capitalist David Batstone was not looking for a social cause. It found him in a San Francisco Bay Area ... Read More

The Madonna Case – A Documentary Film on Human Trafficking

The Madonna Case – A Documentary Film on Human Trafficking

During a trip to Thailand Swedish journalist Nadia Dyberg realizes that the Golden Triangle is not only a place for Read More

A New Way to Fight Modern Slavery: Business

A New Way to Fight Modern Slavery: Business

In January 2000, as an undergraduate at the University of San Francisco my friends and I, one of my professors ... Read More

Tech’s new entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy

Tech’s new entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy

SAN FRANCISCO — It was the philanthropic pledge heard around the world of charity. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ... Read More

Impact Sourcing: A Critical Path for Social Change

Impact Sourcing: A Critical Path for Social Change

A great deal of discussion surrounds “impact investing” at the moment—even if a clear definition is wanting. At its Read More

MLB players fighting modern-day slavery

MLB players fighting modern-day slavery

More than 17 Major League Baseball players – from at least eight different teams – have joined the fight against ... Read More

Sex slavery: A global nightmare in your own backyard

Sex slavery: A global nightmare in your own backyard

An estimated 30 million people or more live as slaves today – working against their will for someone else. And ... Read More

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REBBL Wins Best New Beverage Award

REBBL Wins Best New Beverage Award

This year's winners competed in the largest pool of nominees the NEXTY Awards has ever seen, with over 1,000 ... Read More

World Changing Ideas Awards 2020

World Changing Ideas Awards 2020

Movies, books, videos, and other projects that expose issues or create actionable change. Read about the winner: ... Read More

How REBBL effectively connected with celebrities

How REBBL effectively connected with celebrities

It’s not every day that Batwoman calls and says she wants to be a part of a natural food company’s brand. That’s ... Read More

REBBL With a Cause: End human trafficking

REBBL With a Cause: End human trafficking

In 2000, David Batstone learned that a human trafficking ring was operating out of a local Bay Area restaurant.

Sparkling prebiotics: REBBL launches functional beverages range for digestive health

Sparkling prebiotics: REBBL launches functional beverages range for digestive health

Plant-based, functional beverages brand Rebbl has launched a new line of drinks that boast six grams of prebiotic ... Read More

REBBL Documentary a Case Study on Benefits of Ethical Supply Chains

REBBL Documentary a Case Study on Benefits of Ethical Supply Chains

Rebbl’s approach shows that creating value through an ethical supply chain is possible — but it requires companies ... Read More

4 Sustainability Practices That REBBL Swears by—and That Any Company Can Implement

4 Sustainability Practices That REBBL Swears by—and That Any Company Can Implement

At REBBL, sustainability is built into our ethos. We’re constantly working to ensure our organic super-herbs ... Read More

World Changing Ideas 2019

World Changing Ideas 2019

Fast Company‘s third annual World Changing Ideas Awards drew nearly 2,000 submissions across 17 categories. Fast ... Read More

Dignita

The 38 Essential Amsterdam Restaurants

The 38 Essential Amsterdam Restaurants

The dining scene in Amsterdam has changed dramatically in the last decade. In the wake of the bistronomy movements ... Read More

16 things to do absolutely in Amsterdam according to 2 Dutch girls

16 things to do absolutely in Amsterdam according to 2 Dutch girls

In 2001, Natalie Vodegel and Madelon Lanteri-Laura founded Polder , a label which since then has produced a ... Read More

Restaurant with training for trafficking victims sets sights on UK debut

Restaurant with training for trafficking victims sets sights on UK debut

M Restaurants founder and Gaucho boss Martin Williams is working with an anti-trafficking charity on plans to open ... Read More

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots in Amsterdam

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots in Amsterdam

When it comes to ‘gram-worthy places, there’s endless Instagrammable Spots across the globe, but which ones are the Read More

Making Soup with Sex Trafficking Survivors in Amsterdam’s Red Light District

Making Soup with Sex Trafficking Survivors in Amsterdam’s Red Light District

Dignita is an Amsterdam restaurant that runs culinary training programs to rehabilitate those forced into the Dutch Read More

Making Soup with Sex Trafficking Survivors in Amsterdam’s Red Light District

Making Soup with Sex Trafficking Survivors in Amsterdam’s Red Light District

"When we gave the women their certificates, they were crying and wanted to have them in a frame," says Toos ... Read More

Trafficked women learn to cook at Amsterdam restaurant

Trafficked women learn to cook at Amsterdam restaurant

Each month, thousands of tourists come to De Wallen, Amsterdam's red light district. In between a network of narrow Read More

Boll & Branch

The Truth About Your Cotton Bedsheets Will Give You Nightmares

The Truth About Your Cotton Bedsheets Will Give You Nightmares

In July, when the U.S. hit peak heat and humidity levels, Cotton Incorporated, the national trade association for ... Read More

Designer Spotlight: Boll & Branch First To Revolutionize Ethics In Luxury Bedding Industry

Designer Spotlight: Boll & Branch First To Revolutionize Ethics In Luxury Bedding Industry

Boll & Branch has created a revolution in ethics in the e-commerce luxury linens industry. Founded by ... Read More

With Organic Cotton and Online Ads, Boll & Branch Helps Indian Farmers

With Organic Cotton and Online Ads, Boll & Branch Helps Indian Farmers

When Scott and Missy Tannen were putting the final touches on their home renovation in Summit, N.J., a few years ... Read More

At This Startup, Family and Social Consciousness Are Part of the Fabric

At This Startup, Family and Social Consciousness Are Part of the Fabric

For husband-and wife team Missy and Scott Tannen, founders of fair trade organic cotton bedding company Boll & ... Read More

St. Clare

Is There Such a Thing as an Urbanist Café? Now There Is!

Is There Such a Thing as an Urbanist Café? Now There Is!

It doesn't take a Ph.D. in urban studies to know that coffee attracts San Franciscans. Maybe even more so than ... Read More

Saint Clare Coffee Comes to the SPUR Urban Center

Saint Clare Coffee Comes to the SPUR Urban Center

SPUR has long extolled the virtues of a great ground floor. Now we've put those ideas into action with a new ... Read More

St. Clare Coffee: Good Coffee With A Mission From San Francisco

St. Clare Coffee: Good Coffee With A Mission From San Francisco

Kevin Bohlin's Saint Frank Coffee is considered by some to be one of the world's best coffee shops, serving ... Read More

Kevin Bohlin Of Saint Frank Coffee Talks Origins, New Location

Kevin Bohlin Of Saint Frank Coffee Talks Origins, New Location

Saint Frank owner Kevin Bohlin came to San Francisco with coffee on the brain. Originally from northern Texas, he ... Read More