Business

How to make a coffee with a conscience?

What does it take to make a good cup of coffee and enjoy it guilt-free? The coffee industry has a huge impact on local communities at the origin and many controversial issues related to the supply chain. The story of Irish company Java Republic, has started 20 years ago when no one really knew the true cost of making coffee, yet they still wanted to be ethical and transparent.

Women on a mission: Challenging business as usual

Despite working in different fields, three women have one thing in common. They are passionately working to create a new norm where embedding social, environmental values into business strategy will be part of business as usual. How do these strong female leaders are making change happen and influencing others too?

Turning funky bags into a piece of advocacy for sustainability

Dublin-born sisters and designers, Jacki Parker and Nicole McKenna, embarked on the journey of creating the Wild by Water brand to share their love of everything that is naturally wild and water-related. They decided to combine their skills and passion for turning every accessory they make into a piece of advocacy for sustainability.

The big bamboo revolution

For a long time, the only choice for green promotional items was to go with the ’boring brown’ products. Bamboo can easily replace disposable plastic and even cotton in many cases which makes it easier for companies to build a better image without compromising quality, design or sustainability. But what makes this plant so unique and how it can revolutionise branding options?

Accelerating Investment Readiness programme for social enterprises

The 'Finance4Change' EU Interreg project offers prize money for value-driven business projects in the Danube region. It also aims to facilitate collaboration and knowledge exchange at European level between stakeholders in the social innovation space, such as entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers.

The impact of coronavirus on brand trust

The Edelman Trust special report reveals the expectations of brands in the time of coronavirus pandemic. The market study provides new data about the power and necessity of brands as well as their urgent need to address specific actions to help address the societal challenges posed by Covid-19.