Here is a holiday gift guide composed of items that take care of our planet and the people on it. This is the type of commerce that is helping to forge a better world. Some of these items are also featured on Made For Good which is a “catalyst of collaboration”. They are paying forward their decade-old embedded generosity business concept. They do this through Made for Good sponsored events and resources, their wholly owned brands and their consortium of partnerships with powerful nonproﬁt organizations. They create new revenue streams for their partners through like-minded consumer product goods created to augment their endowment efforts and assist them with fundraising in their mission of giving – hence their tagline …… “a recurring model of giving”.
Elle Communications work with a host of companies who are giving back through sales this holiday season. Here is a greener more socially responsible holiday gift guide from Elle Communications:
The Paradigm Project: Purchase a Christmas Tree ornament and a stove will be given to a family in Africa, saving $280 of local income, 1,300 hours of time, 33 trees and a 60% reduction of toxic smoke.
Rain Tees: Purchase a T-shirt and plant a tree in an area of deforestation
Future:Standard: Shop from this online women’s apparel retail shop that features solely humanitarian and environmentally-friendly brands and give back to 1% for the Planet.
Given: Purchase a T-shirt and help eliminate famine in the Horn of Africa. Men’s and women’s available.
The Intersection Event: Finally, for the budding social entrepreneur on your list – or for the busy executive who wants to learn how to use their business success to give back – opt for tickets to The Intersection Event at Pixar Headquarters in January, feature speakers such as: actress and UNICEF ambassador, Susan Sarandon, technology expert and CTO of Walt Disney, Greg Brandeau; design connoisseur and CEO of IDEO, Tim Brown; the entrepreneurial founder of AOL, Steve Case; passionate leader and VP of Google, Marissa Mayer; social activist and SVP of Word Vision International, Dr. Chris Pitt; computer scientist and President of Pixar Animation Studios, Dr. Ed Catmull and more.
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