information for transformational people

Marketplace renewal

In order for transformation to take place, change has to come to the marketplace, and marketplace Christians must play a key role.

If we think of worship as something we do on Sunday and work as something we do on Monday, this is not what God designed nor what he desires for our lives. The Hebrew word avodah jointly means work, worship, and service. The word for working in the fields is the same word used for worshipping the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Many people spend a great deal of time at work and yet they don’t see how their work intersects with their faith. We might spend 2 hours of our week at the church building or in a small group. This kind of worship is biblical and a vital rhythm in the life of a Christian. But during the other 166 hours of our week, we have just as much potential to worship the God who created us. Our time at church and small group should launch us out into the world—which includes the marketplace—prepared to take the hope of Jesus with us.
In the articles in this section, we highlight some of the theology behind this kingdom thinking, stories of and opportunities for marketplace ministers.
Bookstore 492
Thinking of bookshops as cultural civic centres
“Reimagining Bookstores is a movement for strengthening communities, deepening literacy, paying living wages”. Independent bookstores “need to have a broader vision - not just be a channel for publishers.” More ...
From an article by Stanford Social Innovation Revi
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The fifth industrial revolution 
“I see a crisis of trust in technology. In the Fifth Industrial Revolution, we’re going to have to have a chief ethical and humane use officer. Are we using these technologies for the good of the world?” More ...
From articles by Regenesys Business School and Dig
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Community businesses - helping make places better 
"With their ability to adapt and respond swiftly to their communities’ changing needs, community businesses are playing an integral role in levelling up the country towards a fairer economy." More ...
From a report by Power to Change
Blessing 492
Selling as a way to bless customers
How do you see sales or how do you see the act of selling? What if it was actually a way to serve, or bless others? Reaching out to a customer as a friend. Effectively putting love into it... More ...
From a talk at Faith In Business
Dignity 492
The dignity of work 
It is a phrase which is growing in usage, but what does it mean? Examples from experience of working, an exploration of biblical perspective and why it is relevant to all of us. More ...
From an article by Beautiful Enterprise
Leader 492
It takes one person to change a company
While corporate transformations are almost universally assumed to be top-down processes, in reality, middle managers and supervisors can make significant social impact change when they have the right mindset. More ...
From an article by Harvard Business Review
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From textile waste to refugee livelihoods 
In 5 years, Refugee Artisan Initiative has diverted 5,000lbs of textiles from the landfill and produced 120,000 items, 37 women have earned £400,000 in income, and eight have launched online shops. More ...
From an article on Reasons to be Cheerful
Partnership 492
Five lessons from ten Corporate-Charity partnerships 
From charity partnership with 10 FTSE100 companies, key lessons for coys to have a positive impact on poverty, the environment, and working well together with charities and government. More ...
From an article on Business Fights Poverty
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Creating a 'Social Business City'
Taoyuan City, Taiwan has created “an enabling ecosystem for social businesses, social enterprises and social innovation” by removing obstacles and giving them the “power, means, opportunities and authority to pursue their goals” More ...
From an article by Pioneers Post
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Redirecting procurement to social enterprise suppliers 
Social procurement creates better outcomes for society, the environment and a business. It prioritises social and environmental outcomes alongside financial factors. More ...
From an impact report by Supply Change
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Social Impact Entertainment
The term social impact entertainment (SIE) broadly refers to entertainment media that aims to drive progressive social change - typically via raising awareness of an issue and then promoting some form of behaviour change on the part of the audience. More ...
From an article by Nesta
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There's never a right time to start a business 
If you can carve an amount of regular time into your busy diary, do not underestimate the power of what you can achieve. Our lives, whatever we do, don't stop us from building a business - it's the perception of our time. More ...
From an article by Holly and Co
Build 492
BUILD 2022 - merging tech skills with faith
A weekend hackathon of cross-church productivity, focus, community building, and worship. Project with biggest potential for Kingdom impact was.. Project people would've liked to work on besides their one was.. More ...
From an article by Kingdom Code
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Tiny farms
Sparking the creation of a swarm of biointensive microfarms that can be run by people with other jobs. Clusters of these farms can supply regional food to supermarkets, caterers, schools, etc within a radius of 50 miles. More ...
From an article by Reasons to be Cheerful
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Knowing when to quit
“What are the signs that, if I see them in the future, will cause me to exit the road I’m on? What could I learn about the state of the world or the state of myself that would change my commitment to this decision?” More ...
From an article by Behavioural Scientist
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The Washing Machine Project 
70% of the world does not have access to an electric washing machine. Hand washing clothes is time and water-consuming.affecting livelyhoods, health. The Project developed an off-grid, manual machine, which saves 60% of time and 50% water. More ...
Geoff Knott
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Masaka Creamery
"I can say that it's a blessing for the company and also to the community to employ youth with disabilities or hearing impairments. I've come to realize that actually they're not disabled because they are so committed." More ...
From a video by Faith Driven Investors
Food 2 492
Buying local - food
In Colombia, a law mandates all gov. agencies that buy food eg hospitals, schools, etc., buy a min of 30% of food from local small holders/farms. Addresses rural poverty, cuts food miles, helps food security, creates local markets. More ...
From a presentation at a GoLab Conference
Ripple 2 492
Own your own source of low cost green power
Ripple Energy offers people part-ownership of a wind farm with 1000's of others as a co-op. This gives consumers direct access to UK's cheapest source of electricity-helping reduce bills and carbon footprint. More ...
From information from Ripple Energy
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The case for Living Wages
Paying living wages throughout core operations and the value chain strengthens business performance, resilience, stability, while delivering measurable social impact and enabling more effective delivery on human rights obligations. More ...
From a report by Business Fights Poverty
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Facing the poverty tsunami
COVID, conflict, climate change are some of challenges driving tsunami of poverty already crashing into lives of vulnerable people, communities around the world. An extra 1bn people will live in poverty. How can business help? More ...
From a paper from Business fights Poverty
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Six ways social entrepreneurs can help refugees 
Half of refugees in the UK struggle to get employed. What can those of us working in the social impact space do to help them find meaningful work? More ...
From a webinar by Pioneer Post
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The Outcomes Matrix - plan and measure your social impact
A useful tool to a) Gain a starting point for planning and measuring your social impact outcomes, b) Communicate your impact to social investors and key stakeholders and c) Think about future areas of development for your organisation More ...
From a resource hosted by Good Finance
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Work: The Bigger Picture
God is intensely interested in how each of us uses the talents, resources, power, opportunities, and freedoms he’s given us at work. And why wouldn’t he be? He loves us. More ...
From a video by LICC
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Pureflow - a founder's story
There are over 1M motorcycle drivers in East Africa and less than 20% own their bike. Pureflow's lease-to-own program gives opportunity to own. This creates sustainable income, opportunities to save, and financial independence as well as kingdom growth. More ...
Geoff Knott
Prayer 4 492
The importance of prayer for entrepreneurs 
Why would my business look the same as someone who didn't know God? One of God's favourite ways of growing our businesses is by growing us. He does like to work internally as well as do things for us externally. More ...
From a podcast by Faith Driven Entrepreneur
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How businesses can shift from social responsibility to social change 
Including people with lived experience of social problems in identifying, implementing solutions creates impactful, sustainable social change in ways not possible with just board decisions. More ...
From an article in Stanford Social Innovation Revi
Entrepreneur 4 492
Discipling entrepreneurs in church to live out their faith 
Entrepreneurs want to connect Sunday to everyday, work to their faith and make an impact for the kingdom. Why not form a group and let them work through an 8-week Foundation series - videos, guides, etc? More ...
From an initiative by Faith Driven Entrepreneur
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The miracle of the dirt
The site that needed levelling was solid rock in every direction, the dirt/gravel needed would bankrupt him. John turned to prayer and the Lord revealed that something big was going to happen that day... More ...
From a video from the producers of The Chosen
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21st Century Pioneers: Faith, enterprise + social purpose 
Christians are playing a key role in purpose-driven businesses, social enterprises of all sizes, across the UK and a wide range of sectors. Working in business is a vocation for many. Renewal is happening today and needs to be encouraged. More ...
From a report by Jubilee Centre
Agros 492
Developing commercial farmers - creating path to land ownership for the poor
Agros purchases large tracts of land and invites landless families to join a village, where members buy for their land by building agri-businesses and working cooperatively. More ...
From a film by Faith & Co
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The 5 vital signs of a scalable idea  
Some ideas that initially seem so promising fail to work on a bigger scale - voltage drops. There are five specific and universal causes of voltage drops and how to avoid them. If these can be overcome then... More ...
From a blog by Behavioral Scientist
Passion 492
Being a witness at work 
God determines where we live, where we work, and who we work with. And he has given you a unique set of workplace relationships. As a Christian, the best chance your colleagues have of hearing the gospel is probably through you. More ...
From a video by A Passion for Life
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Global economic inequality: what matters most is not who you are, but where you are 
A person’s knowledge, skills, and how hard they work all matter for whether they are poor or not but together far less than being born into a large, productive economy. More ...
From an article on Our World In Data
Workplace 2 492
Faith changes everything about your work - 2
You need to be preaching in ways that talk about their work, thinking about city impact from their work, what work suffering does in their hearts, blogging about their work, visiting them at their workplaces. More ...
From an article on Redeemer City to City
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Faith changes everything about your work - 1
By seeing something broken and trying to care for people impacted by that brokenness, an act of love in the workplace led to natural evangelism conversation about how it all began because of Christian beliefs. More ...
From an article on Redeemer City to City
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Unshattered - ending the addiction relapse cycle
They save 3000+ lbs of fabrics, textiles from landfill yearly. Women with lived experience use reclaimed material to create unique, handcrafted handbags, etc - making a difference for planet and themselves. More ...
Geoff Knott
BizMin 492
BizMin - equipping a generation of Christian entrepreneurs to do business as ministry
A 10 session course for Business owners and leaders - Kingdom Entrepreneurs - who have unique opportunities and responsibilities in the Kingdom of God. More ...
From resources by BizMin
Community Business 492
Thriving community businesses provide economic and social boost despite the pandemic 
They are run by local people, trading for the benefit of the community to which they are accountable. They make positive impacts and exist to help make places better. More ...
From a report by Power to Change
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The Flourishing Business Canvas
The Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit is a management innovation to enable leaders to design their flourishing enterprise: socially beneficial, environmentally regenerative and financially viable. More ...
From Flourishing Enterprise Innovation
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Entrepreneur: Don't worship work
Solomon identifies four areas of work life that disappoint us. Entrepreneurs need to keep a close eye on each of these, lest well intended efforts become vapour. Solomon also has four truths to help avoid the dangers.. More ...
From an article by Faith Driven Entrepreneur
Transport 492
Decarbonising transport
Two examples of green innovation. Replacing a diesel transport refrigeration unit could be the equivalent of removing 31 cars from the road and solar foils which can be customized to any vehicle rooftop. More ...
Geoff Knott
Boardroom 492
Boardroom of the future?
In many cases, board members are limited by the traditional rules and culture of business. There is an opportunity to engage key people involved with your business, tackle the challenges that lie ahead and make necessary decisions. More ...
From an initiative by B-Lab UK
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More than a receptionist
All of us are God's ekklesia. We can transform whatever environment we're in. And we can transform all these different industries, including the medical industry, to become more loving, and for God's hope to be spread instead of despair and hopelessness. More ...
From a session at the Transform Our World conferen
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Poverty Cure
We are called to a loving and generous concern for the poor. We often ask what causes poverty. But the real question is; how do people create prosperity for themselves, their family, and their community? More ...
From information by Poverty Cure
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Humanising the supply chain 
Marianne Hughes was a regular shopper on the High Street when she heard about a factory collapsing in Bangladesh. She became fascinated by: "Who made my clothes?" and set out to do whatever she could to find an answer... More ...
Scaling 492
Lessons in scaling for impact
‘Impact at scale’ remains a buzzword; widely talked about but little understood, especially when it comes to practical implementation. Spring Impact have distilled the lessons learned in 10 years of helping mission-driven orgs to scale. More ...
From a report by Spring Impact
Becoming 492
The interview question is, "How would working here help you become who you're hoping to become?" "It is an amazing opportunity for people to experience being truly cared for. The way that we care for people feels like the gospel fleshed out." More ...
From a video by Faith & Co
Prosperity 492
Three reasons anti-poverty programs don’t work, and how there’s a better way 
71% of people who escaped poverty said it was due to economic transformation such as jobs, new income, new businesses. Provides insight as to what works in eradicating poverty. More ...
From an article by Christensen Institute
Diversity 3 492
Diversity, equality, and inclusion measurement tool 
A free tool to support organisations to accurately measure and report against indicators related to organisational diversity and equality. More ...
From an article by The Big Issue
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51 percent
"What I did was an act of obedience. God asked for shares in the business. I gave him shares and now the owner of this business is God. He wants to help people out of poverty and correct the wrongs of the past. And it starts with faith." More ...
From a video by Faith & Co.
Worth It 492
Worth It
The old way of treating employees as an expense to be minimised is not effective as treating them as valuable assets and human beings. It hinders growth and keeps everyone from realising their full potential. More ...
From a book by Dan Price, CEO Gravity Payments
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Basic patterns of impact businesses
An analysis of 500 example organisations having social impact showed 12 different groups of businesses with 24 sub-groups. All solve social problems through business action. More ...
From a report by Reframe Ventures
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Risk, Reward and Values
Kingdom entrepreneurs are people whom God has gifted with the ability to create and innovate enterprises, culture, products and services in a way that demonstrates human redemption. They are being prophetic to their world. More ...
From a book by Nick Nicholson
Unleashing 492
Unleashing the potential of young people 
There is a shift in the important skills to develop for future workforce - social and emotional in nature e.g. empathy, creativity, leadership, adaptability. Business leadership essential to address skills gap. More ...
From a paper by Standard Chartered Bank
Stress 1 492
Toxic workplaces increase risk of depression by 300% 
A year-long study has found that full time workers employed by organisations that fail to prioritise their employees’ mental health have a threefold increased risk of being diagnosed with depression. More ...
From an article in Neuroscience News
Willicroft 492
Putting nature at the core of business strategy
After building a strong foundation, with new products e.g. plant-based gouda + cheddar, Willicroft are making every decision, whether related to packaging, supply chain or energy, on effect on the planet. More ...
From an article by Pioneer Post
Experiment 492
The 'experimental revolution' in business 
A fundamental shift in the way businesses make decisions is taking place. Traditionally, running experiments has been the domain of scientists, but managers across industries have been adopting them to inform decisions at an unprecedented scale. More ...
From an article by Harvard Business Review
AI 492
Beating the bias in AI 
As organisations implement machine learning algorithms, it is crucial that we understand the implications of the biased decisions AI can make. ETIQ have built tools to detect and stop the bias, unfairness and bad decisions. More ...
From an article by ETIQ.AI
Proof 492
Proof Bakery
Situated in Coventry, Proof Bakery was founded as a social enterprise to help refugee women learn professional baking skills and find steady employment. Their specialties are sourdough bread, focaccia and Middle Eastern-inspired bakes. More ...
Geoff Knott
Slavery 2 492
Modern slavery due diligence technology 
Slavery is an issue of our time and exists in all industries and countries. Companies are expected to conduct ongoing due diligence. Failure to act creates ethical, operational, reputational and legal risk. More ...
Geoff Knott
Entrepreneur 3 492
12 tips for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs
Three entrepreneurs, who have continued to grow their businesses in the pandemic, reveal their top tips for anyone out there looking to start a business. More ...
From an article by Nesta Challenges
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Kingland Global
Dennis Yandi runs a motor spare parts business in Nairobi, Kenya. He shares stories of how the Lord is giving him opportunities to serve Him through the business. More ...
From a story sent out by Sinapis
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Integrating work and faith - 2
There are believers in every domain of work, in every single pathway that you can imagine, who are living out their faith in these really profound ways that they often don't even recognise as being particularly profound. More ...
From a study 'From Secular to Sacred: Bringing Wor
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Integrating work and faith - 1
The experience of work is more positive for people who have strong faith commitment and who live that out in their life. Increased satisfaction with their job and commitment to the organisation that they're working for. More ...
From a study 'From Secular to Sacred: Bringing Wor
Business 2 492
Business as ministry
Business people have not been affirmed in their gifting in the body of Christ. And business itself remains a largely untapped resource for global mission. How do we achieve the paradigm shift from where Sunday and Monday are disconnected? More ...
From a conversation by Business As Mission
Leader 492
Paul Polman: individual courage and leadership are missing pieces in shaping new economy 
Representing 60% of GDP, 80% of job creation, businesses had scale, expertise, resources, innovation to “make an outsized contribution” to addressing global problems. More ...
From an interview in Pioneers Post
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The Lantern Network
Imagine that friends got together, built out an ecosystem of microchurches, little businesses, not only to sustain livelihoods, but to engage culture and bless it. Someday they might say, "You're making it hard not to believe." More ...
Geoff Knott
Recycle 492
Recycling plastic waste to make bricks that are stronger than concrete 
Nairobi, Kenya-based, materials engineer Nzambi Matee is transforming plastic waste into bricks that are lighter and five to seven times stronger than concrete. A social enterprise recycling waste and creating jobs. More ...
From a video on The Kids Should See This
Harvest 492
Stewardship as surrender 
After travelling on various short-term mission trips, Robert Kim started imagining the role of investing as a tool to uplift communities – as a conduit of God’s blessings. He sets out 3 elements of stewardship.. More ...
From an article by Faith Driven Investor
Jericho 492
Jericho social enterprises
Providing people with work, training in their social businesses, projects. They are breaking barriers, changing lives. 7 businesses offering goods, services to their communities and employment to local people who need it most. More ...
Geoff Knott
Fruit 492
5 checkpoints for work as worship
Is our business a God-centred business, using profit for giving, innovating best products and services, building good processes, nurturing people? An altar to worship Him in a deeper, meaningful way? More ...
From an article on
Wallet 492
How poverty makes workers less productive 
Poverty is like a parasite, consuming mental energy that could be put to more beneficial use. "Being poor is like having just pulled an all-nighter, and that hurts the ability to escape poverty." More ...
From an article by NPR
Entrepreneur 3 492
What does it mean to be a Christian entrepreneur? 
There are hundreds of Christian entrepreneurs who struggle with anxiety. Why? It relates to identity. It comes from a feedback loop that doesn’t come from their time in Scripture, but from society at large. More ...
From an essay by Henry Kaestner of Sovereign's Cap
home 1 492
Home insurance for those needing it most
1/3 of of South Africa live in informal dwellings in settlements, rural villages. Many are shacks. For people living, working, raising families in these conditions, insurance protection is unavailable. Until now. More ...
From an article by Insurance Thought Leadership
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Ethical Addictions
They prayed that EA would be a company that honours God; gives back to the communities they buy from; build relationships with people and do right by them... Now 14 years later, Covid hits.. More ...
From a guest blog by Ian Meredith, head bean at Et
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Redemptive entrepreneurship 
A vehicle and language for vocation. How do I live who am I called to be if I'm not called to be a pastor of a church? How are we equipping people to actually do the work of the kingdom through the work of their calling? More ...
From a video of the Un-Famous Collaborative Confer
BUV 492
Transforming communities through transport and enterprise 
A Basic Utility Vehicle designed travel the roughest tracks in developing countries. Robust, easy to build and maintain, a first/last mile solution for small-holder farmers and communities. More ...
Geoff Knott
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Impact-Weighted Accounts 
The legitimacy of a business should depend on its ability to create value for society. How do you measure that and create accounting standards that reflect a company’s financial, social and environmental performance? More ...
From an article by the Institute of Chartered Acco
livful 492
Their mission is to discover, develop, and distribute life-saving, life-innovative products to those who need the most help around the world. More ...
From a presentation at Praxis Labs The Gathering 2
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What is prosperity?
Prosperity is much more than mere wealth or economic growth. True prosperity is when all people have the opportunity to thrive and freedom to fulfill their unique potential taking responsibility for contributing to their communities and nations. More ...
From material by Legatum Institute
purpose 2 492
Are businesses ditching purpose post-Covid? 
What impact will the crisis have on organisational purpose? Will SMEs continue to embrace it, or deem it a luxury they can no longer afford? Research uncovers the answers.. More ...
From a research by ABA
Community 5 492
Creating community in work 
"My purpose in life is to glorify God, to know Him, and to make Him known. My strength is being able to have conversations with folks. I feel I'm in a ministry every day. I was called to be a missionary in my own backyard." More ...
From a video by Faith Driven Entrepreneur
Vietnam 492
Inclusive innovation – innovation that helps the community 
Vietnam has had very low infection rates during two waves of Covid-19. Grassroots innovators+socially minded entrepreneurs have helped. This has meant that society’s most vulnerable have had access to.. More ...
From an article in the The Conversation
High St 492
Saving the high street: community takeover? 
The number of community businesses has been growing, with many in high street locations. Research shows how these have created more vibrant and resilient high streets. More ...
From a report by Power to Change
Tonys 492
Turning customers into activists
Tony’s Chocolonely was set up in 2005 with a clear purpose: “Together we make chocolate 100% slave free”. It pursues that purpose by producing and selling chocolate. They actively track down and combat child labour. More ...
From an article by Corporate Rebels
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Helping small businesses to grow - a story
Clyne started a company in 2019 with just one van which supported the family and repayments on the van. He needed funding to expand to the next level but found it difficult to get money. He now has 3 vans and... More ...
From an article by Purple Shoots
Imperative 492
Time to reset capitalism
To build a future where all people can work with dignity, care for themselves and loved ones, where our planet is healthy, our economy thrives, we must reimagine our economic system so it works for all of us today and long-term. More ...
From Imperative21
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Best practices
Victor Ho's start-up hit a rough patch and needed to lay off 50 people. Best practices suggested handling this with surgical precision. Victor felt compelled to take a different approach that was consistent with the company’s values. More ...
From a video by Faith and Co
Plastic 492
Time for a plastic paradigm shift 
Plastic pollution is getting worse, and fast. Solving this growing problem requires creating a plastics economy that is smart, sustainable, and circular. 10 critical findings re actions.. More ...
From a report by Pew Trusts
Entrepreneur 2 492
Change agents: why entrepreneurs are uniquely equipped to tackle poverty
The story of Waweru Kuria, a Kenyan entrepreneur. In this challenging time, the need for Kingdom entrepreneurs in emerging markets is at an all time high. We need the impact job creators can make in the lives of countless individuals. More ...
From an article by Sinapis
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The Stump
There is a proverb that the rich think their wealth protects them; they imagine themselves safe behind it. But a life devoted to things is a dead life, a stump. Some reflections.. More ...
From a track by Z317 Music
Outsourcing 492
From outsourcing to ethical sourcing 
Every employer has the power to effect significant social change right now – through their purchasing and outsourcing decisions. Three key tests.. More ...
From a report by Clean for Good
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5 insights from Business Fights Poverty Online 2020 
Attended by 1000+ delegates worldwide, the pandemic has put the spotlight on business purpose, protecting the vulnerable in value chains, technical skills, equity, interconnectedness... More ...
Geoff Knott
vocation 492
Social enterprise and the Church
What if our models shifted from donations to empowering sustainable initiatives that spark lasting change in individuals and communities? Sharing the love of Christ can extend in powerful ways to the hurting and hungry. More ...
A follow-on from the blog 'Let's continue to build
Weakness 492
Weakness is an invitation to connect with God
We are told success is the thing to pursue and woe betide if you show weakness along the way. Yet God says, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.”. As a result both we and the world are deeply blessed. More ...
From a blog by Heaven In Business
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Vallejo - the impact of the MTS Training Academy
A programme with dramatic results as a company dedicated to God ministers to the re-entry population: people that have been released from prison and helping them get re-established in society. More ...
From a video by Transform Our World
Job queue 492
Let's continue to build community - employment
Employment in our communities will be affected by Covid-19. Many people will struggle to find employment they are used to. Churches i.e. the people, can have a pro-active role to play. This could be... More ...
From a talk by Mal Fletcher at an Everything event
Nehemiah 492
A second chance company
Many employees who join Nehemiah Manufacturing just need a chance to prove themselves. "If I had to describe it in one word, it would be grace. When society deems that we are out of chances, Nehemiah gives us another chance." More ...
Geoff Knott
Stereotype 492
The unstereotype experiment
If you could help to broaden the way people see themselves and the world around them, could they be more open to questioning how they might inadvertently stereotype people and will that help inclusivity? More ...
From a video by Unilever
Connections 492
Businesses as transformational agents for the common good 
Business has a higher purpose beyond mere sustenance or just financial returns. We seek holistic transformation of people and societies. A positive impact on multiple bottom lines for multiple stakeholders. More ...
From an article by Transformational SME
Rebuild 492
Building resilient, responsible, sustainable businesses in a post-Covid world 
How are personal and professional challenges experienced going to impact future? How will this reshape our economy and society? What does that mean for businesses that emerge? More ...
From an article by Seth Finegan, UK CEO at Informe
Tech 492
Tech for good in the fight against coronavirus 
The emergence of technological solutions has been one light at the end of the tunnel. Details about some of the most innovative tech solutions that have sprung up throughout the world. More ...
From an article by Business Chief
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Olderpreneurs needed
Entrepreneurship has also never been a route just available to the young. A growing number of people over 50 are joining the start-up community, using skills, experience they have accrued in order to start a successful business. More ...
Geoff Knott
Care 1 492
My job is caring for people
Jamie was very task focused but now understands he has to lead in a relational way - praying "Lord, break my heart for my team." Result is an incredible workplace where people feel loved and supported. More ...
From a video by Kingdom at Work
Action 492
One action can have a big impact
How can business support the most vulnerable in value chains and communities in the face of Covid-19? Examples of how businesses around the world are responding. More ...
From an article by Business Fights Poverty
Delivering sanitation services to the poorest urban citizens 
In Bangladesh, 30M urban residents lack access to sanitation facilities which enable faecal waste to be safely collected and removed for treatment. SWEEP is starting to create significant change. More ...
From an article by Business Fights Poverty
Pivot 492
Pivoting your business in response to Covid-19 
The Covid-19 crisis has made it necessary for many commercial companies to shift their business models quickly. Many are repurposing their assets to create new value, protect the brand and survive. More ...
From an article on
Divide 492
When I Grow Up 
What would happen if the 99.5% of Christians working in the marketplace saw their job as sacred? More ...
From a video by Kingdom at Work
MYOB 492
Mind Your Own Business
Launching your own business or social enterprise is a big leap of faith. A new free business start up workbook can be used by individuals or a small group working together. More ...
From an article by MYOB
Agenda 492
Trends that should be on your Board’s radar 
Governing boards should have various issues as standing items on their agenda apart from operational and financial performance. Here are seven. What would your seven be? More ...
Cyber 492
Digital health projects helping citizens lead healthier lives 
Making data available and useful to citizens, to help them lead healthier and more independent lives. Some stories of individuals who are starting to use the technologies. More ...
From an article by Nesta
Embed 492
How can companies and investors embed purpose authentically into business? 
Businesses that embrace a social purpose are contributing towards a better world. Purpose benefits businesses through happier, more engaged employees, increased market share. More ...
From research by Business Fights Poverty
PPB 492
Principles for Purposeful Business 
Eight principles aiming to re-organise the corporate sector around purpose and around corporations’ contributions to solving social, political and environmental challenges. More ...
From a report by The British Academy
Mustard 492
Norwich Mustard - story of a co-operative 
Since 1858, Norwich has been the home of mustard but in Jan 2018, Unilever, which owns Colman’s, announced they were moving production. Local people came up with an idea to start their own cooperative community business. More ...
From an article by Power to Change
3DCommunity 492
The world’s first 3D-printed neighbourhood
A giant 3D printer is creating new homes in rural Mexico. Each takes 24 hours and lets local families upgrade from a shack to a two-bedroom house. Could this be part of the global housing solution? More ...
From an article by Fast Company
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Beneath the Ink
In Zanesville, Ohio, USA, tattoo artist Billy Joe White has started a crusade to "erase the hate" and has offered to cover up swastikas, Nazi images, and other hate-filled ink for free. He's been very busy. More ...
From a video by GQ Video
Legatum 492
The world is more prosperous than it has ever been 
Of the 167 countries measured and tracked for prosperity in the Legatum Institute's 2019 index, 148 (88% of the world’s population) have seen an improvement in their prosperity since 2009. More ...
From a report by the Legatum Institute
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Lessons learned from B Inspired 
A conference hosted by B Corps attended by over 600 people looking to explore the changing role of business in society. Some insights from a delegate. More ...
From an article by Nishita Dewan of CollaboratEQ
ethics 492
Good Business: Ethics at Work 
Quakers and Business Group have published an updated edition. Acts as a guide and inspiration to running a better and ethical business for the benefit of all its stakeholders. More ...
From a publication of Quakers and Business Group
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Business in the context of a God who has given it all
Keep these pivotal things in your mind from scripture - love God, love your neighbour. Am I trusting God? Am I looking outwards to those who are in greater need than me? Is my business in the context of a God who has given it all? More ...
From a talk by David Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingha
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Second Shot Coffee 
When Julius Ibrahim became increasingly interested in tackling homelessness, backed by social investment, he opened Second Shot Coffee, a social enterprise café in East London. More ...
From a case study by Good Finance
Hartley 492
William Hartley
Founder of Hartley's Jams. Looked after his workers and suppliers. Set aside a specific portion of income for religious and philanthropic purposes. This %age was continually increased. More ...
From a biography by Arthur Peake
living goods 492
Bringing healthcare to the people - the last mile
Living Goods-supported community health workers in East Africa reduced under-5 mortality by 27% and stunting by 7%, all for less than $2 per person annually. More ...
From articles by Living Goods
Diary 492
Are you willing to give God your diary? 
I began to pray over my diary, emails and phone every week and asked God to be my Chief Scheduling Officer. I began to see the goodness of God in how my schedule seemed to align so specifically and detailed each week. More ...
From an article by Heaven in Business
buysocial 492
When you Buy Social, you’re helping to build a better world 
Social enterprises are at the forefront of developing the solutions and fairness that we need. Social enterprises can only create impact if people buy from them and help build a better world. More ...
Geoff Knott
Sinapis 492
How do you grow your business without losing yourself? 
Insights from an event in Nairobi exploring faith and entrepreneurship. Part of building an ecosystem that supports faith driven entrepreneurs, beyond training and networking. More ...
From an event by Sinapis Nairobi
Neuro 492
Want to be an innovative company? Think neurodiversity.
The business world is now recognising that a neurodiverse workforce is more creative, innovative and productive, and one in which people with a range of strengths, backgrounds and viewpoints contribute to success. More ...
From an article by Wellbeing Pulse - the blog of t
Gains 492
Who's job is it to build a better society?
Who's job is it to build a better society? What if employers encouraged colleagues to look for marginal gains in society in the roles that they're already paid to do? It's good for motivation, good for business, good for society and needn't be complex. More ...
From a TEDx talk by Joanna Finlay
OpenMic 492
Open Mic music events - what an opportunity
Sunday..the band is great, the songs are amazing-all that creativity + talent up front for 30 mins, helping us focus on God. Is that it though? If God has given such talents + his command is to go, what could you do? More ...
Geoff Knott
SDGs 492
The SDGs Game
The 2030 SDGs Game participants wake up to the systemic impact they already have. They see ways they can take action to make positive change that they previously had not considered. More ...
Geoff Knott
Prosperity 492
How to make poverty history? 
We need to get rid of some intellectual weeds; the idea of a poverty line, a main cause of poverty is about people and their decisions, we can reduce poverty by focusing on the poor, that redistributive or targeted programmes are key to poverty reduction. More ...
From a talk by Dr Lant Pritchett
coding 492
Teaching prisoners coding 
"It’s rare to meet so many passionate learners, and their drive is humbling and contagious to be around. Graduates are now working as programmers, product managers..." More ...
From the Code 4000 initiative
Circle 492
Circle Collective
A London social enterprise running skate and streetwear stores. Helps young people break down barriers keeping them from work. 76% find employment. An initial 9 people helped has become 400. More ...
From an article in The Big Issue
owner 492
Community empowerment through crowdfunded investment 
How investment crowdfunding models can be used to fund projects which are owned and run by the communities they serve, enabling community-led regeneration and boosting local resilience. More ...
From a report by Nesta
SRG 492
Self-Reliant Groups
Small groups of people who come from a shared economic and/or social background to support each other, develop friendships, save, share skills, start small businesses. More ...
From an article by Nesta and WEvolution
Mum and child playing 492
Childlike faith… in business? 
How does being childlike work out in the context of work? Being childlike in a business environment is surely exactly what we don’t want to be? Being childlike, worry free and totally dependent on someone bigger and stronger than yourself. More ...
From a blog by Heaven In Business
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Purple Shoots
A not-for-profit microfinance organisation, set up to tackle unemployment and economic problems in communities. Helps people on benefits or a low income to start their own businesses, lending to people who are excluded by the traditional lenders. More ...
From an article by BusinessNews Wales
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Thought for the day
Kelly Stewart is an employee at Taco Bell in Camillus, New York. She always tries to include an extra serving of inspiration with her customer orders by taking the time to write inspiring quotes and encouraging anecdotes on the back of customer receipts. More ...
From an article by Good News Network
Migrate 492
Recipes rebuilding lives 
What started as a pilot in a home, has now developed into a charity with chefs who are refugees from all corners of the globe facilitating cookery classes for thousands of participants. More ...
From a blog by Migrateful
Ice Academy 492
The Ice Academy
A programme from Ben and Jerry's to support people who have refugee status get back into business and remove barriers they face entering the job market. More ...
Geoff Knott
Sent 492
SENT: grow transformational leaders 
SENT is a new small group course from the Evangelical Alliance to help churches equip public leaders in their congregations to be transformational in the workplace. More ...
A small group course from the Evangelical Alliance
guide 492
UK employers' guide to hiring refugees
Hiring refugees is an impactful way for companies to drive their business forward while addressing one of the most pressing challenges of our time - the global refugee crisis. More ...
A guide published by Breaking Barriers and Tent
Misfit 492
God is there and enough
Sonny Vu and Christy Trang Le, co-founders of Misfit Wearables, have had their faith tested as entrepreneurs. But relying on their faith, they helped build up a company founded on servant leadership. More ...
From a video by Faith & Co
BLab 492
Rethinking the idea of a company
B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. More ...
Geoff Knott
LeanImpact 492
Lean Impact - 2
Helping us figure out how to adapt best practises of innovation to the realm of social good. A lot of challenges have answers that are not clear and need different approaches that emphasise the speed of learning - what innovation is all about. More ...
From a talk by Ann Mei Chang
LeanImpact 492
Lean Impact - 1
Helping us figure out how to adapt best practises of innovation to the realm of social good. A lot of challenges have answers that are not clear and need different approaches that emphasise the speed of learning - what innovation is all about. More ...
From a talk by Ann Mei Chang
Scattered 492
Repositioning the Church to reach the lost
It's easier to attend a church that gathers lost people than become a people who alter communities. Yet God is not sending lost people into church; He sends the Church out into the world. More ...
From Scattered Servants by Alan Scott
Discovery 492
A behavioural bank
A new digital-only bank aims to address financial risk by incenting five controllable behaviours - not spending more than we earn, not saving regularly, not having insurance in place, not paying off property and not investing for the long term. More ...
Geoff Knott
Executive Toolbox 492
Executive Toolbox
Executive Toolbox run by LICC is a programme for Christian workplace leaders, which is uniquely structured to help you have a significant impact on the way you work, the people you work with and the organisations you work in. More ...
Modular 492
Modular housing
Products that could be used in small sites locally for rapid housing development. Quality housing, manufactured offsite to minimise on site disruption, whilst keeping the price well below the market average. More ...
Geoff Knott
Healing 492
God's healing for businesses
Can the activities of businesses be affected by spiritual factors just as individuals are? Are there spiritual issues in your company that should be addressed and change brought to those areas? More ...
From a book by David Shadbolt
houses 492
A stepping stone between renting and owning
Launching in early 2019, we will see an innovative approach called Unmortgage which will help people progress towards home ownership as they rent. More ...
Geoff Knott
coffee 492
Focusing on the 1%
"We've got employees that have a label of 'ex-offender' but here they're producing product rated in the top 1% of coffees. We're doing that so that the quality of their work will change the perception of the public." More ...
Geoff Knott
3DPrint 492
3D printed low-cost housing 
Housing non-profit New Story and construction tech firm Icon debuted a 3D printed home for a project focused on providing low cost homes to house the homeless. More ...
From an article by ICON/New Story
Stress 1 492
Give managers basic training in mental health 
Training managers to help care for employees' mental health would turn a contributing factor of mental illness—the workplace—into a protective one. More ...
From a blog by Quartz
offices 492
The spirituality of professional skills and business  
Of Jesus’ 132 public appearances, 122 were in the marketplace. Of 52 parables Jesus told, 45 had a workplace context. Jesus spent his adult life as a carpenter until age 30 before he went into a preaching ministry in the workplace. More ...
From an article by Business as Mission
Workplace 492
Hey Papa, got a minute? 
“If Papa had a physical office in our company, how many decisions would you make without Him and what decisions would you consult Him on?" More ...
From a blog by Co-Labor Ministries
Saddleback 492
Where can I get a bag like that?
Saddleback Leather is a business that supports ministry/missions, but also has a mission all its own — loving people, especially customers and employees. More ...
From a video by Faith and Co
Luminary 492
Luminary Bakery plans next steps
Luminary is a social enterprise designed to offer opportunities for women to build a future for themselves. They use baking as a tool to take women on a journey to employability and entrepreneurship, equipping them with transferrable skills. More ...
Geoff Knott
maze 492
What is your vocation?
Remember when you were a child, and everyone always asked you "what do you want to be when you grow up?" Now that you are an adult, does that question seem easier, or harder, to answer? More ...
From a video by Kuneo Worship Gathering
Monastry 492
Monastery 2.0
In the past, some monasteries, communities of Christians, have focused on interacting with local communities to provide services, supporting themselves through work. What would that look like today? An example. More ...
From a film by Seattle Pacific University
Key 492
Being a witness for God in the marketplace
"We're always on display and I think that's the way God intended it. So many times whenever we interact with people, people are watching us." More ...
From a video by Workmatters
Abundance 492
Lausanne Global Classroom: Wealth Creation 
Highlights the importance of wealth creation for global Christianity and the church in order to inspire young leaders, established leaders, churches, organizations, and individuals. More ...
Geoff Knott
Orchard 492
You won't save places you don't love
The homes, the classroom, the workplace or the marketplace can become sanctuaries as we learn how to love those places and all who share them with us. More ...
From a video at a Faith@Work event
Broken 492
Beauty out of brokenness
"There's hope in broken people. There's beauty in broken things. That's not just what happened to us but what also God wanted to do through us - bring hope, expose beauty." More ...
From a film by Seattle Pacific University
Grace 492
Grace Enterprises 
A network of businesses, big and small, aiming to provide meaningful employment opportunities for a whole range of people who might otherwise struggle to find work. More ...
Geoff Knott
public 492
Bringing Jesus to work 
If you use the gifts He has given you to serve others and declare Him as the ultimate source of your motivation, you have a platform to speak about the saviour who calls us. More ...
From an article by the Evangelical Alliance
Transform 492
Unilever/DFID Transform programme 
Calling on social enterprises in developing countries to apply to TRANSFORM, so they can help scale up their bold ideas. More ...
From a blog by Unilever
afresh 492
Transforming lives of resettled refugees through entrepreneurship 
How can we best help them start afresh? We can offer refugees the opportunity and the means to shape their own through entrepreneurship. More ...
From a report by The Centre for Entrepreneurs
Manter 492
Speak life to your surroundings 
The Police Chief recently reported that ‘We are one of the few cities in where crime has gone down instead of up!’ More ...
From an article by Transform Our World
Year here 492
Year Here 
A year to test and build solutions to some of society's toughest problems. More ...
Geoff Knott
Waves 1 492
Going against the current 
"You don't drift toward holiness because the currents that we live in are all drifting toward the values of a broken world, the easy path, a lukewarmness that Jesus spat out." More ...
Froma vlog by WorkMatters
Barber 492
The Barber helping men with dementia 
Lenny takes his pop-up barbershop to dementia care homes, providing a much-needed service to the men who reside there. But Lenny does more than cut their hair.. More ...
From a video by BBC3
Recovery 492
Recovery space 
Policy recommendations to ensure that people receiving medical support for a mental health crisis are protected from financial harm, and given space to recover More ...
From a report by the Money and Mental Health Polic
Walk 492
Discerning God in the local economy 
A ‘Retreat on the Street’ practice leads to an unexpected approach from some local businesses. More ...
From an article in Journal of Missional Practice
UTurn 492
U-Turn - a sustainable way to address the needs of the homeless 
A pathway out of homelessness which engages the community, links with specialist support services, develops life skills and gets people into employment whilst generating income from social enterprise. More ...
Geoff Knott
help 492
Who have we helped today? 
The practice of generosity. Watch this inspiring short video. More ...
An advert by a mobile phone company
CLH 492
Community-led housing - policy and case studies 
Why and how Councils are enabling and supporting community-led housing (CLH), together with case studies. More ...
From a report by The Commission on Community-Led H
GABV 492
Global Alliance for Banking on Values 
A network of banks, credit unions, microfinance institutions, etc from around the world committed to advancing positive change in the banking sector and society More ...
Geoff Knott
Faith at work 492
When you feel like you don't fit in because of your faith 
We know how to make our faith deeply personal. But we struggle to make it massively public. At times, we feel like we don’t really belong or fit in with our surroundings. How do we navigate this difficult tension? More ...
From a blog by Workmatters
community 1 492
Neighbourhood economics 
Why do we need to wait for government or authorities to steer money to local projects? Here's some ideas about getting the local community involved in action and funding. More ...
Geoff Knott
PSR 492
Beyond CSR - personal social responsibility 
With the PSR model, employees drive their own social good footprint and the employer follows their lead. More ...
Geoff Knott
Renewables 492
2017 - breakthrough year for renewable energy
9 milestones seen for renewable energy in 2017. Cost, capacity, phasing out of old ways. More ...
With thanks to Bulb Energy
pantry 492
Local Pantry social franchise launched 
Churches and organisations across the UK can now get tools and support to set up a 'Local Pantry' community food store. More ...
2018 492
Three changes for 2018 
Relatively easy changes that businesses can make in 2018 that help people either avoid poverty or help them get out of poverty. More ...
Farm 492
Food security and jobs for unemployed 
On the rooftops of the tall buildings in Johannesburg, a green revolution is happening - an initiative to create urban gardening businesses on vacant roofs aimed at creating jobs for the unemployed whilst at the same time providing food. More ...
From a report by the Thomson Reuters Foundation
Balance 492
Practical action for employers minded by the common good to help address the widening gap between top earners and lowest paid workers. More ...
Geoff Knott
Unilever 492
Today's leaders need to commit to a purpose 
Paul Polman, the CEO of Unilever, talks about his personal mission to be a force for good instead of just making a profit. More ...
From an article on Forbes
St Anns 492
StART Haringey 
A community group In North London aims to build 800 homes on a former hospital site, 75% of which will be genuinely affordable to local residents. More ...
From a blog by New Economics Foundation
Wealth 492
Wealth creation and the Church
What is the role of the Church and its leaders in enlightening, educating, equipping, and empowering God’s people for the service of wealth creation? More ...
From a report by the Lausanne Movement and BAM Glo
JLP 492
John Lewis Partnership 
The Partnership's ultimate purpose is the happiness of all its members, through their worthwhile and satisfying employment in a successful business. More ...
Geoff Knott
SME 492
How entrepreneurial is your area? 
A report and mapping website which examines performance of small and medium-sized businesses across the UK by local authority. More ...
From a report by Nesta and Sage
Nationwide 492
Leading for mutual value 
Joe Garner, CEO Nationwide talks on how mutuality in business - an inclusive, self-reliant form of capitalism where people help one another, is more relevant than ever today. More ...
From talk by Joe Garner, CEO Nationwide
Grid 492
Will your community be going off-grid? 
There's a global shift away from old utility models toward self-reliant, local generation and transmission. More ...
Geoff Knott
Planning 492
Community-Led Development
A look at community involvement in local planning which can then lead to self-build schemes as well as neighbourhood improvement. More ...
Geoff Knott
Completing Capitalism 492
Completing capitalism 
A different way of doing business following research from Mars Inc on 'What is the right level of profit for its business activities?' More ...
Geoff Knott
Always 492
Always with us?  
Dr Liz Theoharis issues a strong theological call for ending systemic poverty in her book,  'Always with Us? What Jesus Really Said about the Poor'. More ...
From a book by Dr Liz Theoharis
Light 492
Helping us to be human? 
The Light Phone is a very simple, credit card-sized cell phone designed to be used as little as possible. More ...
Geoff Knott
PEP 492
Prison entrepreneurship programme 
Groundbreaking results among graduates including an under 7% three-year recidivism rate vs national average of nearly 50%. More ...
Geoff Knott
StartSE 492
How to start your social enterprise 
If you are considering starting a social enterprise, there is an updated guide to help you consider all the steps. More ...
From a guide by SEUK and NatWest
Selfbuild 492
Self-build housing - a win, win, win? 
With the housing shortage increasingly acute, groups and LAs around the UK are looking to community self-build as a potential solution. More ...
Geoff Knott
Start 492
Doing our common business for the love of God 
An event called 'Start:Stop' -enabling working people to start their day by stopping to reflect for 10 minutes. More ...
From a blog by Jonathan Evens, Priest-in-Charge of
Heart 492
Everybody's Business 
How do we as Christians approach the whole business of economic development? (Lord) Rowan Williams reflects on ethics and enterprise. More ...
From a talk by Rowan Williams
change 492
Change the World Course 
The Evangelical Alliance have created a 4 week 'Change the World' course for small groups. This course is intended for anyone who is interested in playing a role in transforming society, More ...
A small group course from the Evangelical Alliance
vocation 492
Marketplace vocation
How do we labour? Through the practise of vocation - using our gifts and our talents to contribute, to not only the flourishing for our own lives, but for the world around us. More ...
From a talk by Greg Thompson and Gabe Lyons
TGIM 492
Thank God It's Monday 
How do you take a church focused on the few leaders to a church of the many helping people in the marketplace know Jesus? A pastor's story. More ...
Geoff Knott
Buy Social 492
Buy Social Corporate Challenge 
A Challenge with an aim of getting businesses to spend £1 billion with social enterprises by 2020. Could your company participate? More ...
Geoff Knott
shares 492
What is the purpose of business? 
Is it to 'maximise shareholder value' or something else? More ...
From a blog by Hugh Whelchel, Executive Director o
Woodland 492
A community powered by its own renewable energy 
A small town in Austria became a net energy producer—generating more energy from renewables than it uses and this has brought prosperity. More ...
Geoff Knott
Social Progress 492
UK in top 10 countries in world for social progress
The Index of Social Progress measures 160 countries on; Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing and Opportunity. More ...
Geoff Knott
Innovation 492
How could faith-based organisations do good, better? 
Theos report explores different aspects of religious social innovation. Organisations and individuals who are thinking and acting innovatively. More ...
From a report by Theos
pathways 492
Care farms 
Promoting mental and physical health by giving people the opportunity to spend time working on the land. More ...
Geoff Knott
Envisage 492
Preparing for the 100 year life 
Envisage - a social enterprise helping individuals, businesses and community harness benefits of an ageing society and change way we transition into later life. More ...
Geoff Knott
worklife 492
A new Bible study resource from Navigators UK celebrates work as a crucial part of the life for which we were made. More ...
A Navigator Bible study about faith and work
SE 492
Changing the World, A Young Person's Guide to Social Entrepreneurship
UnLtd have published a guide covering the stages involved in setting up a social venture. More ...
From a guide by UnLtd
wellness 492
Better lives, better businesses 
A sustainable social enterprise focused on improving the well-being of employees in local organisations? More ...
Geoff Knott
mens sheds 492
Men's Sheds 
A place where men feel at home and pursue practical interests with a high degree of autonomy. Considerable health benefits. More ...
Geoff Knott
Happiness 2 492
Does increasing income make you happier?
Occupations like publicans and members of the clergy, which have similar income levels, seem to have very different levels of wellbeing. More ...
Geoff Knott
Halftime 492
I feel like God’s called me to the mission field, which is here in this office
A dental practice but with an added dimension. “It’s restoration of lives.”  More ...
From an article by The Halftime Institute
Weifield 492
Business transforming a community
Electrical contractors, the Weifield Group are making a lasting impact on their community by giving ex-offenders and drug addicts a second chance. More ...
From a video by the American Enterprise Institute
offices 492
Five ways church leaders can teach that work matters 
Communicating implicitly that they value the connection between faith and work as well as the validity of various callings. More ...
From a blog by Dr. Art Lindsley, Institute for Fai
Kammock 492
Kammock - moving people beyond a product into a deeper experience  
Encouraging and using adventure very strategically to help produce something greater in people - humility, curiosity and wonder. More ...
Geoff Knott
MacGregor 492
Rev. William MacGregor - champion of the poor
Sought to improve the lives of the poor in Tamworth in many ways and paid a price. More ...
Geoff Knott
Resilient Business 492
The Resilient Business 
How do we move from individually living out Christian values at work to embedding a Christian ethos at the heart of our organisations? More ...
From a publication by the Jubilee Centre
Pay Compare 492
Pay Compare - helping make pay ratio reporting common practice 
The pay ratio enables employees, shareholders, consumers see how serious a company or organisation is about fair pay and equality. More ...
Geoff Knott
Theology 492
The Theology of Work Bible Commentary 
A free, online resource that explores what the Bible says about faith and work, book by book through the Bible. More ...
Geoff Knott
hair 492
More than hair
Whatever you do, wherever your work takes you, God has uniquely equipped you to serve and to meet people at their point of need. More ...
From an article from The High Calling
business 492
Everyone’s Business: Making Business Work for All 
A CSJ report looking at what changes might be needed to help businesses increase the societal impact of their activities alongside their commercial returns. More ...
From a report by The Centre for Social Justice
Ed Moy 492
The effect of purpose at work
Ed Moy connected the everyday work of the U.S. Mint to a larger narrative and experienced a dramatic turnaround in employee morale. More ...
From a blog by The Gospel Coalition
Hauge 492
Hans Hauge
Hans Hauge was born in 1771 in southeastern Norway into a farming family. Despite only having a primary school education, he read the Bible and devotional books daily. In April 1796, he was ploughing a field when.. More ...
From material from Hauge Institute
spotlight 492
Commissioning people for the workplace
Recognising and commissioning people for the work they do during the week is a powerful message that their work matters not just to them but to fellow Christians and, above all, to God himself. More ...
From an article by The Mockler Center
Tutor 492
Tutoring for disadvantaged students
In the last year alone, 10% of all state-educated 11 – 16 year olds in England and Wales, about 280,000 students, were tutored. One quarter said they had received private tuition at some point in their schooling. More ...
From a report by Sutton Trust
greenleaf 492
Servant leadership
Jesus demonstrated servant leadership. How does this apply to leadership in an organisation? Robert Greenleaf articulated this based on his experience in business. More ...
Geoff Knott
ethics 492
Change incentives to reward ethical behaviour?
Existing incentive schemes can lead to bad behaviour. What if the incentive scheme in your company was changed to reward encourage good and deter bad behaviour? More ...
Geoff Knott
The eating place 492
Café where diners pay what they can
The Eating Place in Coventry doesn’t have prices on its menu. Coventry City Mission began the scheme in their café as a pilot project about a year ago to help people suffering from loneliness or poverty. More ...
Geoff Knott
True 492
Quaker values and innovation
What were the ethics and values that Quakers brought to business in the 18th and 19th centuries which brought them so much success? More ...
From Chocolate Wars by Deborah Cadbury
Paranaque 492
Paranaque City transformation
In recent years, this city has been transformed, as the leaders have declared Paranaque a city dedicated to God. A major breakthrough occurred when permission was given to Christians to hold daily prayer meetings right in the heart of the City Hall. More ...
From Transform Our World
Dallas Willard 492
Finding God in Business 
Business is a primary arrangement on God's part for people to love one another and serve one another. If God wasn't in 'business', it wouldn't even be there. More ...
A talk by Dr Dallas Willard
Employment 492
Ten good reasons to hire ex-offenders
"I find the staff we’ve recruited from prisons are among the best colleagues we’ve got. We see this as a great way of not only helping people but of getting people to work for us." More ...
Geoff Knott
Jesse Boot 492
Boots the Chemist
A High Street name founded by a family of faith with the motive of bringing affordable medicines to the poor - breaking monopolies and transforming healthcare. More ...
Geoff Knott
Purpose 492
Purpose businesses - redesigning business for social impact
Recently there has been a Kickstarter campaign for designing 'The Purpose Hotel'. It was oversubscribed. The concept is based on guests, who use the hotel, 'changing the world while you sleep'. More ...
Geoff Knott
ThisTimeTomorrow 492
This time tomorrow
Churches in the Diocese of London are creating This Time Tomorrow slots in their services to encourage congregations to pray for their church family not just on a Sunday, but on Monday, Tuesday and every other day of the week. More ...
from an article Diocese of London
Better Way 492
A sign that read: “Want a Job. Anything Helps.” 
This month will be the first anniversary of Albuquerque’s There’s a Better Way program, which hires street people for day jobs tidying up the city in partnership with a local charity, St Martin's, that serves the homeless population. More ...
Geoff Knott
Justice 492
Justice - practically living it out
Richard Gough, General Secretary at the Diocese of London challenges us to think about justice as consumers, in the context of business and with our assets. More ...
From CapitalMass
CIPD 492
Mental health in the workplace 
The importance of supporting people’s mental health at work has slowly but surely gained recognition in the UK over the past few years, and with very good reason. Here are the key findings of a survey of 2000 employees by CIPD. More ...
From a report by CIPD
Alan Scott 492
Present your life before God as an offering
Alan Scott, a leader of Causeway Coast Vineyard Church in Coleraine, North Ireland gave a talk on Romans12 at the Catalyst Festival in May 2016 on Christianity in the Marketplace. More ...
Geoff Knott
Work as worship 492
What is Work as Worship?
A helpful 3 min video from RightNow Ministries exploring how working in the marketplace with our God-given skills can be an act of worship. Many people spend a great deal of time at work and yet they don’t see how their work intersects with their faith. More ...
Geoff Knott
Bless 492
When you bless those who curse you
You may have seen or experienced anger, mockery, opposition by those who disagree with you or perceive you as a threat. You will have seen such behaviour in society concerning local and national issues, using all sorts of media. How can Christians More ...
Transform Our World
Dan Price 492
The CEO who cut his pay to give his staff a £50,000 minimum wage 
A challenging story from the USA about Dan Price, the CEO of Gravity Payments who earned $1.1M pa and decided to reduce it so that all workers in the company could earn a minimum salary of $70,000pa More ...
Geoff Knott
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Linking CEO pay to rates of lowest paid staff? 
Some time back, I attended a workshop on inequality. One of the questions that intrigued me was, 'What should be the ratio of the CEO's pay in a company and the lowest paid workers?' More ...
Geoff Knott
Catalyst 492
Advancing the Kingdom in the workplace
A 3 minute video from Catalyst. Three Christians in the workplace tell of their ministry in the marketplace. Daniel, an entrepreneur from the world of fashion, Dawn, a nurse and Danny, a children's worker. More ...
Geoff Knott
Workplace 492
Social action in the workplace
"What is it about... spending so many hours of my life here? If it's only about trying to find the very rare occasion to talk about faith, well, something is wasted. What I had to learn is God's calling for me here. More ...
Geoff Knott
Cyrus and James Clark
Cyrus and James Clark
Clarks Shoes started in 1825 as a business making sheepskin rugs and slippers. Their sheepskin slipper, named the ‘Brown Petersburg’, was a huge success. Within years of its unveiling, its unique design graced feet the length and breadth of the country More ...
Geoff Knott
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Transforming work - small group resource
"The primary action of the church in the world is the action of its members in their daily work." Leslie Newbigin. How can a church equip its congregation for the majority of the time they spend interacting with the majority of the unchurched world? More ...
Geoff Knott
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Impact franchises
If you are a business person and want to run your own business, why not consider an impact franchise? Impact franchises are commercial franchises that have social impact beyond that of job creation. More ...
Geoff Knott
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Foodbank involvement - changing local businesses?
I was having a conversation with a church leader some time back about social enterprise. He then went on to talk about the difficulty with financially sustaining some ‘community franchises’ More ...
Geoff Knott
Sir John Laing
Sir John Laing
The story of John Laing of Laing Construction. From the early days, John Laing was concerned for the well-being of his employees. Although he expected much from his staff, he also worked consistently to see an improvement in their conditions. More ...
Geoff Knott
Brian Burton 492a
Transformation and explosive church growth in Thailand
Led by Pastor Brian Burton from the UK, the Phuket Christian Centre (PCC) has been the catalyst for many great works of God in Phuket, on the Thai mainland, and even in neighbouring Myanmar. More ...
Adapted blog from Int. Transformation Network
Joseph Rowntree
Joseph Rowntree
By 1900 the Rowntree company had become one of Britain's most famous firms, both for its commercial success and in the field of industrial welfare. Rowntree was an influential social reformer as well as a businessman. He realised that old-fashioned More ...
Geoff Knott
Sentul City 492
Transformation Sentul City Indonesia - Eliminating Systemic Poverty
Business leaders implement biblically based social entrepreneurship to eliminate systemic poverty by reclaiming land, employing squatters, building schools, and launching More ...
Geoff Knott
Sir Titus Salt
Sir Titus Salt
Sir Titus Salt was a successful 19th Century businessman who helped improve conditions for his workers, building a model factory and village. Influenced by his Congregationalist faith he brought a social conscience to capitalism at a time when many More ...
Geoff Knott
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Reaching the marketplace - a Luke 10 model
The Lord now chose seventy-two other disciples and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit. These were his instructions to them More ...
Geoff Knott
Transformation book side
A few years ago I read a book that has had a deep effect on me as a business person. The book 'Transformation' by Ed Silvoso tells us that 'Transformation begins with you!' More ...
Geoff Knott
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