Digital Divide Data: our Partner in Laos

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The DDD student staff people work half days at DDD, proofing textbooks to make them accessible to students with print disabilities. The other half of the day they go to university pursuing advanced studies in numerous different fields (I asked a bunch of the students their area of study and heard answers like business, law, accountancy and even forestry). The head of DDD's Laos office is Ms. Benetech is a tech social enterprise.

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Southeast Asia, Social Enterprise Accidental Tour!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just spent almost three weeks in Thailand and Laos on a combined work and vacation trip. One of my business visits was to a long-standing social enterprise partner of ours, Digital Divide Data in Vientiane, Laos. I wrote about that visit in my last blog post: Digital Divide Data: our Partner in Laos. After trying and failing twice to get into Makphet (“pepper” in Lao) Restaurant for dinner, we had a fabulous lunch there.

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A History of How Modern ESG Came to Be

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Rather than a single moment in time, ESG was born out of actions in the business community over several decades that culminated into our modern understanding of ESG today. While not a new concept or strategy, environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs are on the rise.

Preventing Human Trafficking: An Interview with Christina Arnold

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We have financed many micro-credit loans for women and men who want to start their own businesses as an alternative way to make a living for their families so that they're not circumstantially forced to take work that would be degrading or demeaning to them. "I think a lot of people perhaps have gotten a one-sided understanding of this issue of trafficking. They see it as coercive prostitution, or just see prostitution as synonymous with trafficking, which is really not the case.