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One in 20 UK workers part of 'hidden revolution' to reform capitalism

Sep 19 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in 20 British workers - or 2 million people - have jobs with firms that seek to do good while also earning a profit, research showed on Wednesday, dubbing it a "hidden revolution".

Lack of awareness holds back British businesses that do good - industry

Sep 14 2018

EDINBURGH, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lack of public awareness is holding back British businesses that put people before profit, industry leaders said at a conference in Scotland this week, comparing the social enterprise tag with the better known Fairtrade movement.

Scottish global gathering for good sees young, bright future for business

Sep 11 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Young people are driving the growth of businesses that benefit society and the environment, the organizer of a global gathering of ethical entrepreneurs said as it opens on Wednesday.

New wave of safety gadgets buoys women on the move

Sep 06 2018

LONDON(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Friends had warned Yasmine Mustafa about the dangers of touring South America solo. She came home with a notepad full of scary traveler tales and the seeds of a safety invention.

Pope leads Catholics to profit from, not just give to, the poor

Sep 06 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After decades of giving to charity, a growing number of Catholics are starting to put their philanthropic billions into profitable investments instead - a new aid model, backed by Pope Francis, that experts say could help end poverty.

Build-your-own broadband brings rural British communities together

Aug 30 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Before Chris Conder's village in northern England built its own broadband network, internet speeds were so bad that children who went away to study would refuse to come home for the holidays.

Fix a phone or 50 pushups: how to beat knife crime in Britain

Aug 16 2018

(This version of the story was refiled to remove the surnames of the ex-offenders)

Newspaper sanitary pad wakes Britain up to 'period poverty'

Aug 15 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A British maker of sanitary products has placed adverts in newspapers featuring a cut-out pad to raise awareness of "period poverty" in a country where one in 10 girls have had to use toilet paper, socks or newspapers.

Britain to help ethical firms win more government contracts

Aug 09 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain announced plans to give more business to firms that have a positive social impact on Thursday, as it seeks to cement its status as a global leader in the growing sector, but experts said the strategy did not go far enough.

British business helping women prisoners rebuild lives

Aug 01 2018

LONDON, August 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Rita neared the end of a 10-year jail sentence for money laundering, her first thought was getting back her four children - and finding a way to support them.

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