Category Archives: The New Pioneers Case of the Month

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The New Pioneers Case of the Month: General Electric’s Health Mission

Like an increasing number of other companies, General Electric (GE) has realized that it can create more value from its philanthropic contributions, if they are related to their core business. One example is GEs programme Developing Health Globally.
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The New Pioneers Case of the Month: Triodos Bank – How to Survive a Global Meltdown

As the world plummeted into global recession in 2008, one bank showed that one way to make a bank economically sustainable is to make it environmentally and socially sustainable: Triodos Bank. Continue reading

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The New Pioneers Case of the Month: Peepoople – taking the backdoor to sanitation

Just imagine for a moment that you did not have a toilet. Scary, isn’t it? This the reality for over 2.6 billion people on the planet, who lack access to even the simplest latrine. Peepoople has found a solution: a single-use, biodegradable and self-sanitising Peepoo plastic bag which serves as a personal, portable and low-cost latrine. Continue reading

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The New Pioneers Case of the Month: Apopo – Making rats man’s best friend

When dealing with the societal and environmental challenges we face today, the most common approach is often the same. For example, putting our faith in some new technology that has been developed in a lab in Geneva or from a … Continue reading

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The New Pioneers Case of the Month: Acumen fund – Putting focus on the Social Return on Investment

A new movement within investing and philanthropy is making its mark worldwide. Commercial investors of capital are steering away from sectors and companies whose social or environmental risks and potential liabilities may jeopardize their financial interests – and social venture … Continue reading

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