For the Better

  • Social Enterprise

    Are Social Enterprises the Latest Trend for Entrepreneurs?

    In my first article, we learned about what social enterprises were and highlighted some I admired. The second article focused more on the impact social enterprises make. This is the third and last article of the series and I’ll explore if social enterprises are to stay or are they...
  • Social Enterprise

    Do Social Enterprises Actually Make a Difference? 

    In my first article I shared with you what social enterprise is and highlighted some I admired, in particular TOMS and Thankyou.™. In this second article I’ll focus more on the impact social enterprises make. My last article in our series of three will explore whether I think social enterprises...
  • Social Enterprise

    What is a Social Enterprise and Why Would You Start One?

    When I started my company I knew I wanted to have a social cause attached to it. I wanted to contribute in a way that would help others where I could. To me, this was a no-brainer. Inspired by other companies, I decided to donate a percentage of sales...
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    World Environment Day

    World Environment Day (WED) is observed on the 5th of June. This has occurred every year since 1972, marking a turning point in the awareness and development of international environmental action. In 1972, the inaugural conference on environmental issues was convened under the United Nations in Stockholm. It was...
  • Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in 2017 – Get on Board!

    Once again Earth Day is here and we become painfully aware of the environmental and climate change issues surrounding us. We wonder how and where we can start taking action. Why not start this weekend on Earth Day 2017. Earth Day was first conceived in 1970, when environmental activist and...
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    Interview with the Founder – Vanderohe (Beauty is in the Detail)

    I first came across Vanderohe.com when I was researching the clean beauty market in Singapore and got in touch with the Founder, Olivia Thorpe. On meeting her, I was struck by her warmth and positive energy, not to mention her glowing skin! It came as no surprise to me...
  • Time to Get Serious about Water

    The 22nd of March every year is marked as World Water Day by the United Nations since 1993. For 24 years now, it has been marked as a day to celebrate water, for those of us who have it and to bring awareness for the millions who don’t. Mostly,...
  • Flavour Notes: A Taste Test of Water (Blind Tasting Nordaq Fresh)

    We all know that water is important and thankfully, the global movement to decrease the amount of bottled water consumed has stepped up significantly. Globally, the conservation and sustainability of water has become a key topic for all nations. And so it should… but what about pampered palates and those...
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    Reduce Plastics with These Awesome Reusable Produce Bags

    Have you ever wondered where your garbage goes? The answer is, after incineration, it goes to the beautiful island of Semakau, just south of Singapore, near Palau Bukom. When I say beautiful, I seriously mean it (without the slightest hint of sarcasm). Island Semakau is the world’s first ecological...

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