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Shop here to be a real hero
HEROShopping is a non-profit initiative in which anyone can take part simply by shopping online. The concept is based on affiliate marketing; shoppers go to www.heroshopping.com and click through to a number of partner shops to start buying. In return for the shopping lead, the partner stores pay a ‘thank-you bonus’ (commission) to HEROShopping who transfer the funds to the United Nations World Food program and skate-aid.
Why it matters
In 2010, an estimated 15,4 billion euros was spent online. How can your brand combine shopping with a good conscience for both shoppers and retailers?
Dharhara, a small village in India has found a novel way of tackling declining sex ratios, global warming and climate change all in one go.
The birth of a baby girl in this village is welcomed by planting at least 10 fruit trees, which the child inherits when they grow up. The trees are an asset base for her, which can be utilised by the family to finance her education and future development, with a marginal investment.
The National Foundation of Good Causes has devised a simple online test that recommends charitable organisations to people wishing to donate, according to their beliefs and values.