“ROI + I” A Study Tour with a New Dimension

The Hunger Project… Changing Mindsets – Changing Lives

Hunger Project LogoThe Hunger Project is setting a whole new pace for charities.  They are one of the most financially efficient ‘Not-For-Profit’ organisations on the planet. They are committed to spending less than twenty percent on overheads, which includes fundraising and administration, while they go about the business of changing both the lives of the donor-investors and their recipients as equal partners in the process. [Read more...]

Making a Difference at Home and Abroad

Reho Travel LogoThe story of Reho Travel reads like a journey through the changing of the guard of business and society over the past thirty years. [Read more...]

G Adventures – Using Overseas Tourism as a Force for Positive Change

G Adventures - Bruce Poon TipAfter returning from a backpacking tour of Asia, in 1990, Canadian Bruce Poon Tip founded Gap Adventures (renamed G Adventures in 2012) with nothing more than two personal credit cards and a burning desire to create an authentic, sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen before. By offering adventure-craving travelers an alternative to the resorts, cruises and motor-coach tours they were accustomed to, he not only changed the way people looked at their holiday time, but changed the face of travel forever. What started off as a one-man show has since grown to become the world’s largest adventure travel company with over 1350 employees. [Read more...]

The Ultimate Gesture in Staff Appreciation

Here is a wonderful story to kick off 2014 with regard to employer-employee relations. A Texas restaurant owner is selling his family business of 17 years to donate the money to his teenage waitress needing urgent treatment for a brain tumour. Brittany Mathis
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Welcome to a deep, lasting consumer trend that will probably outlast your lifetime

Water ProjectSociety is heading towards a more sustainable, tolerant, progressive future. There are sweeping social and environmental changes that have been taking place this last decade that is being forced upon us by governments and consumers alike. And now it is taking shape as a business led movement driven by socially and globally aware employees; savvy investors for the future and inspired leaders of today. Just recently it was officially described as one of those deep-seated societal trends that we only see come our way every fifty or so years by the global trend tracking organisation Trendwatching in their September article “Demanding Brands.” So what is a demanding brand? [Read more...]

When Spreading Good Fun and Goodwill is the sustainable competitive advantage

Red Balloon Logo on TagWhen RedBalloon opened their doors in 2001, they didn’t just want to open an online gift retail shop, they opened their doors to start a happiness revolution… [Read more...]