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Connected Conscience

The web is empowering new charities and services that trigger social conscien

Description - Ethical business awareness is on the rise. Kiva Loans was the first online platform to lend capital to entrepreneurs in developing countries. For every pair of TOMS shoes sold, one pair is given to a child without shoes. Todae offers environmental assessment for businesses. And DoTheRightThing.com allows anyone to vote if they think a company is “doing the right thing” regarding new businesses tactics.

Implications - As society becomes more values-oriented and spiritually-driven, businesses need to respond in socially responsible ways in order to maintain their appeal. Companies that espouse social responsibility strengthen relationships between businesses, consumers and investors.
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Jan 07 — Dec 07
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Giving 2.0
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Eco Assessments
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