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Model Natalia Vodianova gets personal in bid to save disabled children from orphanages

Oct 20 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova is best known for strutting down catwalks but she is most proud of her behind-the-scenes work – such as campaigning to keep disabled children out of orphanages as efforts mount to stop institutionalizing children.

It's a date: women-to-women business fund comes to UK

Oct 18 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A women-to-women investment fund is coming to Britain next month to boost financing for female-owned businesses, its founder said on Thursday, as efforts grow to close the gender investing gap.

Lawyer hopes ethical business can secure peace in the Philippines

Oct 12 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Could ethical business be the key to ending one of Southeast Asia's most intractable separatist conflicts? That is the hope of lawyer Anwar Malang, who has campaigned for decades to bring peace to a Muslim enclave of the Catholic-majority Philippines.

'War' on food waste can save money and boost profits, tech firm says

Oct 09 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wasteless, an Israeli firm seeking to reduce food waste and save consumers money, won $2 million in funding on Tuesday, as more businesses seek to cut food losses amid rising global hunger.

Scottish pupils learn to 'make life better' as ethical entrepreneurs

Oct 09 2018

EDINBURGH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When an 87-year-old man fell down outside their primary school, the children brainstormed how to help elderly people in their Scottish village. And their conclusion was to start a business.

Feminist writer promotes Britain's ethical businesses with 'anti-patriarchy' bag

Oct 07 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A best selling feminist author is collaborating with British businesses that seek to do good as well as make a profit to promote equality and support so-called social enterprises.

Emma Watson urges global access to abortion in open letter

Oct 01 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Actress Emma Watson called for action to end restrictive abortion laws on Monday as she paid tribute to the Indian woman whose death helped overturn Ireland's 35-year ban.

Zero waste shop wins award as 'Blue Planet' effect grows

Sep 26 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A zero waste shop won an ethical business award in Wales on Wednesday night, highlighting a growing trend among retailers to cut plastic use as worry over its environmental impact rises.

Oxford University offers boost for businesses that put people before profit

Sep 24 2018

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After decades of incubating science and engineering companies, Oxford University announced on Tuesday it is branching out to support businesses that put people before profit, seeking to maximize the impact of its academic research on the world.

INTERVIEW-Transgender minister seeks to break barriers in Taiwan

Sep 23 2018

EDINBURGH, Sept 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a transgender woman and one-time anarchist revolutionary, Taiwan's digital minister Audrey Tang has spent her life challenging preconceptions.

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