Entrepreneurs https://business-spirit.news/ en Why do ambitious changemakers upskill in Climate Entrepreneurship? https://business-spirit.news/news/why-do-ambitious-changemakers-upskill-in-climate-entrepreneurship <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Why do ambitious changemakers upskill in Climate Entrepreneurship?</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/why-do-ambitious-changemakers-upskill-in-climate-entrepreneurship" data-a2a-title="Why do ambitious changemakers upskill in Climate Entrepreneurship?"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a 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field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/climate-action" hreflang="en">Climate Action</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/entrepreneurship" hreflang="en">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/course" hreflang="en">Course</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Why do ambitious changemakers upskill in Climate Entrepreneurship?" title="Why do ambitious changemakers upskill in Climate Entrepreneurship?" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/1046.jpg?itok=QLybJw22" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Choosing a trailblazer postgraduate course focusing on climate action is becoming a top choice for innovators wanting to make a positive impact in Ireland.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3092 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3093 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The first course of its kind, the <a href="https://hubs.la/Q01jBzCK0" target="_blank">Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Entrepreneurship</a> hosted by <a href="https://www.tcd.ie/tangent/" target="_blank">Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workplace</a> in Dublin, offers students a hands-on learning experience to tackle climate change with an entrepreneurial mindset.</p> <p>Applications are currently open <strong>until the 16th of August</strong> for this part-time, blended learning experience delivered in person and online, with teaching lessons held two evenings per week.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3096 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3094 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>This unique course was developed in collaboration with the <a href="https://naturalscience.tcd.ie/" target="_blank">School of Natural Sciences</a> at <a href="https://www.tcd.ie/" target="_blank">Trinity College Dublin</a> and is now kicking off for a second year to equip participants with knowledge and tools to handle both the opportunities and challenges arising from the climate emergency.</p> <p>Professor Quentin Crowley, Course Director and the Director of Trinity College’s Centre for the Environment, speaks about who the programme is suitable for:</p> <p>“A key aspect of the course is that it is very multidisciplinary because climate change is very systemic and is not something that will be solved with one solution.</p> <blockquote> <p>We need different actors, sectors, and thinkers, so regardless of your background, we encourage you to apply.”</p> </blockquote> <p>The course aims to provide an integrated approach to preparing students for the opportunities and challenges emerging from the climate crisis.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3095 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/1048.jpg" width="431" height="574" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Professor Quentin Crowley, Climate Entrepreneurship Course Director at Tangent, Trinity College Dublin</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-3099"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3098 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>All those who wish to turn their climate action ambitions into reality can develop their lateral and critical thinking skills in this course, enabling them to take innovative approaches across numerous fields.</p> <p>Graduates will have the creative confidence to transform ideas into solutions.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3102 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3100 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Shanna May Breen, a past student from the first intake, shares why she decided to apply for the Climate Entrepreneurship programme:</p> <p>“I’m a creative, my background is in theatre making. Around four and a half years ago, I became quite worrisome in terms of climate issues. I started developing projects that looked at climate to make that intelligible for me."</p> <p>Shanna took her idea even further and developed a business called Tree Zero.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3101 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/1049.jpg" width="560" height="374" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Shanna May Breen, graduated from the first Postgraduate Climate Entrepreneurship course.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3103 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <blockquote> <p>"I’m not only a Climate Artist now, but I’m also a Climate Entrepreneur.”</p> </blockquote> <p>Since the course’s completion, she has been developing this product alongside Enterprise Ireland’s New Frontiers programme with top sustainable European designers.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-3105"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3104 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The course is best suited to those who want to actively address climate change and equip themselves with the creative confidence and innovation skills to transform their ideas into solutions.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3106 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The content covered in the classes is centred around three main modules, including systems innovation for positive climate action, entrepreneurship opportunities in climate adaptation and mitigation, and climate enterprise development.</p> <p>Caithriona McCarthy, another graduate of the course, speaks about why she decided to join: “For the last 10 years, I’ve been teaching sustainable horticulture and sustainable agriculture in the west of Ireland."</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3109 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3107 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/1050.jpg" width="548" height="198" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Participating in the Climate Entrepreneurship course helped Caithriona McCarthy to design a climate education programme for children. Image: Edible Landscape Project</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3108 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <blockquote> <p>"As a result of doing the Climate Entrepreneurship course, we were able to better communicate our message,” McCarthy adds.</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3110 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>She quickly adopted her learning, and by the time Caithriona finished the course, she had designed a climate education programme for children focusing on system thinking with her team.</p> <p>Joining the Climate Entrepreneurship course will help students be better prepared to reduce the future social and economic costs of the climate crisis while encouraging communities, businesses, and individuals to play their part.</p> <p>Caithriona also highlights the added value of working in teams:</p> <blockquote> <p>“I think the group work was brilliant because we were so motivated and that made us work well with each other. I’ve stayed in touch with groups I’ve worked with and bounced ideas off them too.”</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3111 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Those on the programme benefit from access to leading academics and a world-class entrepreneurial community as well as exclusive networking opportunities with regular guest talks by industry leaders, masterclasses, and events.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-3113"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3112 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>About the content, Shanna May Breen adds: :</p> <p>“I think the course is so interesting that you are eager to log on and meet up each evening.</p> <p>It was a very active course to participate in, and I would do it again in a heartbeat."</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3114 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The <a href="https://hubs.la/Q01jBzCK0" target="_blank">Postgraduate Certificate in Climate Entrepreneurship</a> will begin in September 2022 and runs until March 2023.</p> <p>Springboard+ covers 100% of course fees for eligible, unemployed applicants, and those who are employed pay just 10% fees at €375 for a level 9 qualification from Ireland’s leading university.</p> <p>You can learn more and submit your application<a href="https://hubs.la/Q01jBzCK0" target="_blank"> </a><a href="https://www.tcd.ie/tangent/education/postgraduate/climate-entrepreneurship/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. August</div> Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:21:41 +0000 Bronagh Loughlin 238 at https://business-spirit.news Sweetening the deal to make food ethics matter https://business-spirit.news/news/sweetening-the-deal-to-make-food-ethics-matter <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Sweetening the deal to make food ethics matter</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/sweetening-the-deal-to-make-food-ethics-matter" data-a2a-title="Sweetening the deal to make food ethics matter"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/sustainable-business" hreflang="en">Sustainable Business</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/ireland" hreflang="en">Ireland</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/entrepreneurs" hreflang="en">Entrepreneurs</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/entrepreneurship" hreflang="en">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/ethics" hreflang="en">Ethics</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Sweetening the deal to make food ethics matter" title="Sweetening the deal to make food ethics matter" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/1043.jpg?itok=kyZNfOcn" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">A chocolate range with exceptional taste and high ethical standards was brought to life by an Irish entrepreneur to raise awareness.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3079 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3080 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p><a href="https://www.chocolateyclare.com/" target="_blank">Chocolatey Clare</a>, alias Clare Tate followed her passion when she designed a chocolate range in Ireland with a sensational taste while raising the bar to the highest in ethics and sustainability.</p> <p>In this interview, she shares her secrets of running an ethical food business that goes beyond the usual ‘greening’ strategies.</p> <hr /> <p>I set up my business in 2016, knowing absolutely nothing about the food industry. After turning 50, I decided to just do something else entirely and switch to a completely different career by becoming an entrepreneur.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3083 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3081 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>I have been a vegetarian for about 30 years, and I turned vegan along with my whole family about seven years ago. I couldn't find any vegan chocolate that I really loved, even though I tried almost all of them.</p> <p>So I decided to make my own and started my business by searching the internet ‘How do you make chocolate?’. Besides finding the best taste, I had some other criteria on my list: to start with, it had to be vegan, but veganism extends to an approach to minimise the exploitation of not only animals but humans, the environment and the planet.</p> <blockquote> <p>In the finished product, you have your in¬gredients, processes, people, packaging, and everything has an effect.</p> </blockquote> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3082 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/1044.jpg" width="476" height="476" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Clare Tate, Founder of Chocolatey Clare is dedicated to raise the bar in food ethics.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3084 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Food ethics is one of my main principles, which means no animal or human exploitation in the production of my chocolate.</p> <p>I strive to ensure that all my ingredients are ethically sourced, so I would investigate the ethics policies and the sustainability commitments of all the suppliers I engage with. For example, when I use organic coconut milk powder, I also need to make sure that no monkeys are used to harvest the coconuts.</p> <blockquote> <p>I think there is no such thing as a neutral purchase because you support that company every time you buy something.</p> </blockquote> <p>One of the main challenges for me entering the food industry was having no previous experience whatsoever. I had to research everything, but I don't think it was all negative because it meant that I had no preconceived notions of what should I be doing.</p> <p>I investigated everything and looked at all possible options at the time.</p> <p>I went to a lot of trouble to find environmen¬tally friendly packaging. The boxes I use are made from FSC certified paper and printed with vegetable-based ink instead of petroleum basting. The printing company that I work with has printing machines that are actually wind-powered.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--b" id="callout-3086"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3085 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>My products are more expensive than the mass-produced options. But if you think about it, there is a good reason for that.</p> <blockquote> <p>Particularly in the food industry, there is an unrealistic expectation from the general public that chocolate should be cheap.</p> </blockquote> <p>If everybody in the supply chain is fairly paid and the environmental impact is taken into account, the end product will obviously be more expensive.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3087 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>At the same time, unfortunately, there is still a lot of exploitation and even slave labour involved in the cocoa industry.</p> <p>The result is that chocolate is cheap when it shouldn’t be, so it is a bit of an uphill battle to convince consumers that chocolate is a luxury item that deserves to be paid for and should be treated that way.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3090 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--42-58"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3088 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/1045.jpg" width="350" height="350" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">&quot;Chocolate is a luxury item that deserves to be paid for and should be treated that way,&quot; says Clare Tate.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3089 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>One of my other mantras is that you should buy less but buy better. I think consumers have all the power because if we stop buying something, then companies will stop making it or be forced to examine how they produce things.</p> <p>Most of my customers aren’t vegan and aren't really bothered about buying dairy-free products, but they like the chocolate we make. And this was another thing that absolutely was at the top of my agenda.</p> <p>Not only do I want to make chocolate according to my principles and my ethics, but it has to be delicious.</p> <p>Figuring out all the details and building up a business was not easy, and I was glad to receive such tremendous support from the <a href="https://www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/" target="_blank">Dublin City Local Enterprise Office</a>. It meant not just being able to have experts helping me but getting great exposure to my products and refining my positioning.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--3091 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>I would love to see many more people stand by the type of business I’m running.</p> <p>Considering that there are plenty of resources and food out there to feed the world, yet only a few per cent of humanity has the luxury to enjoy it, we would definitely need a systemic change.</p> <p>How the system works right now, how food is produced, priced, distributed, and consumed, is far from being fair or sustainable.</p> <blockquote> <p>It might look like an unrealistic or naive paradigm shift, but access to quality and safe food is a basic need and should be available to everyone.</p> </blockquote> <p>As a small business, I’m doing everything within my reach and power to get people to at least think about their impact when purchasing their food.</p> <p>Chocolate might just be a sweat first experience for them to feel good about making better choices whenever they buy something.</p> <hr /> <p>This content is a piece of an article originally published in the <a href="https://business-spirit.news/shop/make-change-happen-winter-2021-22" target="_blank">"Make change happen</a>" issue of <a href="https://business-spirit.news/profit-with-purpose-magazine" target="_blank">Profit with Purpose Magazine</a>.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. August</div> Mon, 08 Aug 2022 13:19:09 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 237 at https://business-spirit.news Open call for innovators who want to shape the future of cities https://business-spirit.news/news/open-call-for-innovators-who-want-to-shape-the-future-of-cities <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Open call for innovators who want to shape the future of cities</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/open-call-for-innovators-who-want-to-shape-the-future-of-cities" data-a2a-title="Open call for innovators who want to shape the future of cities"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" 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class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Open call for innovators who want to shape the future of cities" title="Open call for innovators who want to shape the future of cities" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/976.jpg?itok=e08fw-i0" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Urban Future international gathering of changemakers is looking for impact entrepreneurs with projects making cities greener and more accesible.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2882 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2883 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The <a href="https://urban-future.org/" target="_blank">Urban Future</a> event, the largest meeting for ‘City Changers’ will return as a live event in Helsingborg, Sweden, on the 1-3 June, bringing together thinkers and doers shaping the future of cities.</p> <p>Organisers are calling innovators and entrepreneurs with an idea to transform cities to become more sustainable and accessible. They are looking for projects that are tackling environmental or social issues in an urban space, touching the lives of citizens and passionate about driving change.</p> <p><a href="https://urban-future.org/news/call-social-businesses/" target="_blank">The application</a> is open until February 6, and 10 selected businesses will receive two complimentary conference tickets and have their travel and accommodation expenses covered.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2886 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--66-33"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2885 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Gerald Babel-Sutter co-founded the Urban Future global gathering in 2014 with the aim to bring together the brightest minds who strive to make their cities more sustainable and livable.</p> <blockquote> <p>“We usually choose our topics based on the main struggles City Changers go through when driving sustainability in cities,”</p> </blockquote> <p>said Babel-Sutter about how they decided on the focus of this year’s event.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2884 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/977.jpg" width="1000" height="667" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Gerald Babel-Sutter, co-founder of Urban Future </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2887 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The 2022 conference tracks combine the expertise of more than 450 leading urban shapers and will be structured around the following topics: Leadership; Changing Structures; Impact Entrepreneurs; Revitalising Neighbourhoods; Building New Districts; Skills for CityChangers.</p> <p>One of the highlights of the agenda will be the transformation story of the host city, Helsingborg and how they managed to fundamentally change their operation within ten years to become a top-class hub for innovation.</p> <p>“We immediately liked the fact that Helsingborg was so open with what it had tried and what worked and what didn’t,” Gerald continues.</p> <p>“Helsingborg has understood that to reach their goals, they need to experiment and make mistakes along the way. In Sweden’s first municipal innovation hub <a href="https://innovation.helsingborg.se/en/hbgworks/" target="_blank">Hbg Works</a>, any idea to improve the City can be tested. A no-strings-attached vision fund invites residents to join in and realise their city development dreams.”</p> <p>The Urban Future event takes place in different countries each year, offering a place for urban impact innovators to connect and exchange ideas.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">ű</span></p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://urban-future.org/" target="_blank">Urban Future</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. February</div> Thu, 03 Feb 2022 16:30:58 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 218 at https://business-spirit.news