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First Step Staffing, Inc.

United States of America

We re working to secure sustainable income for individuals transitioning from homelessness. Steady and sustainable income is the only permanent reliable path out of homelessness.And we help provide that sustainable income by helping local businesses succeed.



United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

A decade ago we began our journey of designing developing and manufacturing renewable energy solutions for off grid homes. Our first award winning design GravityLight captured imaginations worldwide by powering a light with a bag of rocks. Today we continue our mission of eliminating the need for kerosene lamps by designing innovative and reliable renewable energy products perfect for any off grid scenario. Through consistent and rigorous user testing and feedback we produce products that are reliable clean and safe.



Palestinian Territory, Occupied

GGateway is the first Information and Communications Technology (ICT) social enterprise in Palestine and started as an initiative in 2012 inside the United Nations for Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). GGateway became an independent non profit entity in 2016 with a hybrid model between business and society.


Ethical Apparel Africa

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irela

Ethical Apparel Africa is a UK limited company that provides consultancy and sourcing support to apparel brands wanting to grow their Africa manufacturing base with social and environmental impact. EAA provides an intensive capacity building to factories to develop them technically and ethically to international export standards. We believe that ethical garment manufacturing should be the norm through delivering cost competitive quality products whilst ensuring workers are respected empowered and paid living wages



United States of America

The idea of an enzyme based cleaning formula was first conceived in the 1980 s by Dr. L.H. Sampson. At the time Dr. Sampson was working for Burroughs Corporation (Unisys) producing computer components. The various components Dr. Sampson worked on required the use of sensitive optical equipment. Naturally this equipment needed regular cleaning to achieve a consistent output. To clean the sensitive optical equipment Dr. Sampson first used a conventional cleaner that contained toxic solvents and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). These harsh chemicals eliminated most dirt and dust but over a relatively short period of time deteriorated the lens coating and left almost undetectable marks on the optics which were impossible to remove. These marks when left unchecked grew and multiplied as the conventional cleaner was used repeated times eventually leading to the destruction of the lens coating entirely. This led Dr. Sampson to explore new methods of optical cleaning. In the mid 1980 s Dr. Sampson began research to find an alternative to the inefficient cleaners he had been using in the past. Dr. Sampson s research revealed that an atomic charge held by the surface material is what causes dirt and dust to adhere to it so he narrowed his research to find a way to neutralize or even reverse this charge. In 1989 Dr. Sampson finally found the answer to this problem in the form of an organic aqueous solution which he called Ultratech. The product was the first of its kind and the reactions to early test results and trials were positive. Utilizing many resources Dr. Sampson gave samples to several scientific colleagues who marveled at this new cleaning solution. Among these colleagues were several scientists at Sandia National Labs who were working on various space flight projects. They expressed real interest in the usefulness of this formula for spaceflight. For the next several years Dr. Sampson encouraged by the positive response to his product continued his research to perfect Ultratech.


Next Gen Men


Next Gen Men is the product of Jason s advocacy Jake s vision and Journal's mission (if you work with us your name must begin with a J for example David is acceptable). We are a motley crew connected by the small world we live in but what we have in common is a simple belief that men can be better. NextGen Men is a non profit organization focused on building better men through youth and peer engagement education and empowerment.NextGen Men holds space to engage men and boys in conversations around gender. Through our gender transformative programs we aim to improve men's health and wellbeing reduce all forms of violence and promote gender equity.


Cedars Diagnostics


Cedars Diagnostics is a Social Entrepreneurship Solution to Improve Radiological Access to the underserved population. We have identified Managed Radiology Equipment and Skill Service (MRESS) a collaborative social entrepreneurship innovation to meet these challenges and improve public access to quality radiology We support local health centers including for profit Faith Based Organisations and government health institutions by facilitating financing commissioning training and management of radiology departments. We also leverage in technologies in image transfer such as Picture Archiving and Compiling Systems (PACS) and Teleradiology to remotely provide timely radiology reports to patients.




Unima develops fast and low cost diagnostic and disease surveillance technologies to solve the problem of lack of access to a timely diagnostic for 3 billion people living in the developing world or in low resource settings in high income countries.


World’s Biggest Garage Sale


The World s Biggest Garage Sale (WBGS) is a massive community event a garage sale where people donate their unused or unwanted household goods and we resell them to create purposeful profit. We make donations from the profits of the sale of donated items to Australian charity benefactors such as The Courier Mail Children s Fund with our donations making a positive impact in the community through charities such as The Pyjama Foundation and ACT for Kids. Our events provide our community members with alternate ways to source and purchase high quality products (such as clothing antiques furniture & whitegoods) at prices that are affordable. We are also proud to promote recycling and reuse within the community to engage members in more sustainable forms of shopping that diverts waste from landfill and creates a second life for products that were otherwise unused or unwanted.


Gone Rural Swaziland

South Africa

Gone Rural started organically in the 1970s and was officially registered in 1992. Our founder the late Jenny Thorne co founded a series of shops across Swaziland which sold local crafts. Through these she saw an opportunity to use handcraft as a means to empower the women of Swaziland. Until recently Swazi women had very few rights and were forced to rely on men to support them not even allowed to own a piece of land in their own name. But up in the mountains where the indigenous lutindzi grass grows wild Jenny saw women weaving and saw an opportunity to help them use these skills to secure a sustainable independent income with which to support themselves and their families. Today Gone Rural works with more than 750 artisans in 13 groups across Swaziland from young women to gogos (grandmothers) and often with three generations of women from one family. By providing our women with self employed home based work we empower them with a sustainable income while still allowing them to fulfill their traditional duties and provide care to dependents. Today we supply our woven products to hundreds of retailers around the globe allowing us to quadruple artisan incomes in the last few years. We also invest (at least) 30% of annual profits into our community development organisation Gone Rural boMake. Gone Rural boMake (meaning 'women') complements our income generation work with empowerment programmes including sponsoring school fees drilling boreholes and providing mobile clinics. To date we have provided clean water to more than 14000 people and in a country with the highest density of HIV in the world a remarkable 95% of our women know their HIV status (nearly three times the national average.) We also have peer educators working in every community and are governed by an Artisan Board (made up of the 13 group leaders). They set the prices and they discuss and debate the future of Gone Rural truly empowering our women to lead the way.

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