Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | Don’t we take design for granted? It’s so engrained in our culture, we sometimes don’t notice it at all. This article is a great read which breaks down design into its simplest term: “Using colours, letters and pictures to help people understand things.” I couldn’t help but notice that this designer has also battled the ongoing assumption from non-designers that designers simply “make things pretty.”
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | This article on employee engagement covers a range of topics including why it’s a good idea that all employees be given a liveable wage, and also delves into the idea that workers and businesses should understand and embrace their social purpose. This article is a bit on the longish side, but it’s worth the time spent reading it.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … plus what I’m reading right now | There is much talk these days surrounding the idea that CSR needs a serious facelift. The belief is that it’s an outdated system in which companies continue to maximize profit and give back only a small portion of their profits (mostly with the aim of improving PR exposure). This article talks about the idea that the system will not solve our present-day problems and suggests that CSR move away from being a cost centre and become a value centre instead.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | I was in Rwanda in June, 2013 and was impressed with the progress I saw there … for a country that had suffered so much and had been brought so close to the brink of disaster. Rwanda is adopting a creative approach to moving goods around in a land where it’s difficult at the best of times. A drone airport will courier medicine (as well as other goods) around the country. This is a great example of how technology can solve age-old problems.
Interesting or inspiring articles (perhaps a bit of both) … | Do non-profits need to act more like business? How can social enterprises make a positive contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? This article explains that to affect positive change we’ll have to get all hands on deck.