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40 Socially Conscious Videos

From Poverty Partnership Imaginings to Beauty Product Narratives

— December 8, 2011 — Social Good
Social businesses are increasingly using socially conscious videos to get their message across. Much like non-profits, charities and non-governmental organizations, social businesses and social enterprises wish to maximize their impact using the smallest amount of resources. Whether it is through social media, technology or video distribution channels like YouTube and Vimeo, this top list of socially conscious videos shows how social businesses make the most of what they have -- for good.

From poverty partnership imaginings by the legendary inventor of microfinance Muhammad Yunus to beauty product narratives and hip hop videos that endorse the Occupy movements around the world, narratives can be told and retold through video. This SocialBusiness.org top list of socially conscious videos span marketing campaigns to interviews and stop motion graphics.
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Computer Cradle Campaigns
Computer Cradle Campaigns
‘Saving Bletchley Park' is Restoring the Origin of the PC
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Child Activist Redefinitions
Child Activist Redefinitions
Bilaal Rajen Tells TEDxToronto to Say No to No
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38
Change-Making Social Networks
Change-Making Social Networks
Rebuild Your Community Lets Citizens Voice Their Civic Concerns
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37
Ethical Shopping Mobs
Ethical Shopping Mobs
Carrotmob Organizes Consumer Purchases to Encourage Social Change
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36
Poverty Partnership Imaginings
Poverty Partnership Imaginings
The Prof. Yunus James Chau Interview on CCTV Explores the MDGs
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35
Crowdsourcing H2O Texts
Crowdsourcing H2O Texts
NextDrop Uses SMS to Make Water Service More Reliable in India
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34
Purpose-Driven DNA Tests
Purpose-Driven DNA Tests
The GameChangers 500 Ranks Heart-Centered Social Businesses
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33
Digital Rural Medicine
Digital Rural Medicine
mDiagnostica Leverages Mobile Tech for More Efficient Healthcare
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32
Change-Making Communities
Change-Making Communities
Ashoka's Youth Venture Empowers Young People to Promote Positivity
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Beauty Product Narratives
Beauty Product Narratives
The Ethical Ocean Social Business Guest Post on the Story of Cosmetics
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30
Global Empowerment Tutor Sites
Global Empowerment Tutor Sites
EducateNcare Works with Students for a Social Purpose
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29
Altruistic Energy Drinks
Altruistic Energy Drinks
Every 50 Cent Street King Shot Feeds a Child in Need
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28
Local Multimedia Messages
Local Multimedia Messages
The Community Film Unit is a Youth-Focused Social Enterprise
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27
Cause-Based Social Networks
Cause-Based Social Networks
KooDooZ Acts as a Soapbox for Youth Entrepreneurs
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26
Visionary Social Change Videos
Visionary Social Change Videos
The Ashoka 'Everyone a Changemaker' Animation
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25
One-Man Nomad Charities
One-Man Nomad Charities
The Dirty Wall Project by Kane Ryan is Absolutely Inspiring
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24
Disruptive Entrepreneur Incubators
Disruptive Entrepreneur Incubators
The Unreasonable Institute Spurs Social Enterprise Ventures
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23
Indonesian Sourcing Trips
Indonesian Sourcing Trips
The Ethnotek 'Batik Hunting' Video Showcases the Brand's Ethos
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22
Global Microfinance Networks
Global Microfinance Networks
FINCA Provides Financial Services to Low-Income Entrepreneurs
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21
Paint Maestro Videos
Paint Maestro Videos
The Moral Fibers Artist Profile on Gurrier Puchon Creates Connections
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20
Micro-Crowdsourced Fundraising
Micro-Crowdsourced Fundraising
This 'How to Build a School in 3 Hours' Video is Sure to Inspire
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19
Ready-to-Use Food Campaigns
Ready-to-Use Food Campaigns
Two Degrees is a One-for-One Company Selling Nutrition Bars
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18
Non-Profit Toilet Paper
Non-Profit Toilet Paper
‘Who Gives A Crap' Supports Water Sanitation Programs
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17
Emissions-Free Delivery
Emissions-Free Delivery
GnewtCargo is a Logistics Organization Using an Electric Fleet of Vehicles
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16
Social Enterprise Beer
Social Enterprise Beer
SABMiller Commits to 'Farming Better Futures' with Impala Lager in Africa
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15
Urban Slum Sanitation
Urban Slum Sanitation
Sanergy Turns Kenyan Toilets into Green Social Enterprises
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14
Cause-Oriented Deals
Cause-Oriented Deals
Roozt Lets You Support Social Enterprise Brands and Products
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13
Curated Ethical Boxes
Curated Ethical Boxes
Monthly Blissmoboxes are Packed With Social Goodness
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12
Online Marketplaces for Good
Online Marketplaces for Good
KarmaGoat is Like Craigslist But Proceeds Go to Charity
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11
Corporate Gifting for Good
Corporate Gifting for Good
Handcrafted Gifts from Zoe Alliance Offer Ethical Employment
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10
Superstitious Karma Tees
Superstitious Karma Tees
'Reverse the Curse' Gives Goats While Helping Cubs Fans
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9
Recycled African Bags
Recycled African Bags
Colorful G-Lish Baskets Create Jobs and Clean up Ghana
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8
Like-for-Like Businesses
Like-for-Like Businesses
'One' Products Fund Similar Items in the Developing World
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7
Kenyan Art Clinics
Kenyan Art Clinics
The Bombolulu Workshops & Cultural Centre Empowers Artisans of All Abilities
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6
School Bags for Good
School Bags for Good
The Ark Collective Backpacks Help with a 'Get to Give' Model
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5
Better Biking Businesses
Better Biking Businesses
Bikeworks is a Social Enterprise with Oodles of Responsible Initiatives
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4
One-for-One Glasses
One-for-One Glasses
TOMS Eyewear is the Next Chapter in this Innovative Business Model
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3
Hip-Hop Social Enterprises
Hip-Hop Social Enterprises
The Global Block Foundation Promotes Personal Sustainability
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2
Culturally Relevant Luggage
Culturally Relevant Luggage
Ethnotek Creates Bags Using Direct Fabric Trade
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1
Utopic Eco Villages
Utopic Eco Villages
Costa Rica's Kopali Communities Adheres to the Triple Bottom Line
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