Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

This startup is repurposing li

This startup is repurposing lifejackets to help refugee communities in the US

Today, a staggering 25 million refugees have been forcibly displaced from their homes as a result of conflict, persecution and other devastating factors beyond their control. In an effort to raise awareness about the plight of refugees across the world, a Minnesota-based apparel brand, called Read More...

Social enterprise allows famil

Social enterprise allows families in Zambia to make a living by harvesting honey

Here at the Optimist Daily, we praise and admire business ideas that come into being on grounds other than just making a profit. Take, for example, Martin Zuch – who, after discovering his spiritual side 10 years ago, decided to leave his job as a hedge fund manager and start a honey-making Read More...

Markets with a social mission

Markets with a social mission

After the meltdown on Wall Street, a small group of entrepreneurs is trying to make the market better, stronger and focused on the social good. Janet Paskin | May 2009 issue By now, doctors and developmental therapists know plenty about how to treat children with cerebral palsy. But all that Read More...

How to run a social enterprise

How to run a social enterprise, in three (not so) easy steps

Kevin Lynch | March 2009 issue There's a big pile of problems out there: violence, poverty, environmental degradation, human rights violations, disease and more. It's a big and daunting pile. It's so well chronicled that we needn't repeat endless statistics about its scale and scope, nor endlessly Read More...