Consumo Colaborativo Shanaka Fernando – August 24th event | TEDxMelbourne Shanaka Fernando is a revolutionary. For many years he has been well-known in Melbourne, Australia, as the pioneer of the Lentil as Anything pay-as-you-feel vegetarian restaurants. In recent times he is becoming influential as a public speaker and motivator.. Shanaka inspires by example. Born in Sri Lanka, since his late teens Shanaka has travelled extensively throughout countries including Kenya, Brazil, Thailand and Indonesia, curious about the culture of people living more closely with nature, people who have little contact with civilization. Shanaka was named Local Hero in the Australia Day awards in 2007 for his non-profit, socially responsible Lentil As Anything restaurants. “You get fed and treated with dignity even if you don’t have any money, and the colour of your skin and your education and your beliefs only put you on a par with everyone else.” Shanaka lives and promotes a simple lifestyle and resided in a tent for three years in the dunes behind a Melbourne beach.
Impact Investing One of the most provocative investment themes to emerge from the financial crisis is “Impact Investing.” But what is “Impact Investing”? At the most strategic level, impact investing is based on the idea that philanthropy and government intervention alone cannot solve the primary challenges that the globe faces. There are two broad groups of impact investors: “Financial First” investors who commit capital with a minimum expected financial return, and “Impact First” investors who commit capital with a minimum expected ESG return.
Encuentros/I Encuentro de Wikipedistas de Mendoza Cerro de la Gloria. Wikimedia Argentina. De qué se trata[editar] Este encuentro se da en el marco de los esfuerzos de Asociación Civil Wikimedia Argentina por conocer y tomar contacto directo con los wikipedistas de todo el país. Cómo, cuándo y dónde[editar] Lugares recomendados[editar] Proponé debajo de esta línea un bar, pizzería, confitería, etc: (discusión) 18:14 30 may 2014 (UTC) Centro Cultural LeParc PARTICIPANTES[editar] Anotá tu nombre aquí debajo: Más informacíón[editar]
Lentil as Anything - Everybody deserves a place at the table - book by Shanaka Fernando “When money loses its value, the goodwill and kindness we extend to each other will emerge as the ultimate and most sustainable currency of exchange.” Shanaka Fernando is often hailed as a modern-day revolutionary. As the founder of the Lentil As Anything community restaurants in Melbourne that feed thousands every week, he advocates a unique business and life perspective. Entrancingly honest and refreshingly candid, Shanaka’s memoir hints at the roots of his early social awakening with tales of a 1970s childhood in Sri Lanka. Shanaka’s example of what can be achieved based on an inclusive ‘people-first’ philosophy will inspire, challenge and provoke insights and questions that are undeniably worthy of attention. "Fernando is one of those rare pioneers who are prepared to live by their convictions, flaunt social convention and challenge the status quo. Shanaka Fernando is a revolutionary.
Bank Betterment & Bank Breakers: A Fintech story of Boats, Icebergs & Orville. When I joined SVB UK from J.P. Morgan back in 2012, there hadn't been a new UK Bank in years. Small Banks weren't calling themselves ‘Challengers’ (they were just small) and even ‘Fintech’ was so embryonic that today’s “Disruptive Fintech companies” just called themselves FX Brokers. Oh I jest (well, sort of). Looking at 2015, we now have 6 new ‘Challenger Banks’ launching in the UK and Fintech is enjoying such a period of explosive growth that even Traditional UK Banks are taking notice. There’s lots of talk about Fintech being an enormous sector (it is) that’s hugely complex (it is) but when people describe Fintech as “hugely disruptive to Banking as a whole” it’s so often not the full story. Bank Betterment and Bank Breakers. Bank Betterment is the Fintech that partially or fully requires banks to enable their improvement of traditional products. I've long argued that today’s Banking experience in the UK looks a lot like crossing the Atlantic did 100 years ago. How will Banking react?
Circular Economy 100 What is the Circular Economy 100? The Circular Economy 100 is a global platform bringing together 100 pioneering businesses engaged in accelerating the transition to a circular economy over a 1000-day (3 year) period. The programme will provide the opportunity for companies to stimulate circular economy innovation, foster collaboration, build capacity and unlock the economic opportunity through accelerator workshops, distance learning modules and an annual summit, hosted by the Foundation and its Founding Partners. Business Rationale Following the launch of the Foundation’s first report in Davos in 2012 the circular economy has rapidly gained the attention of business and government and highlighted an opportunity worth up to 630bn USD for businesses making the transition towards a circular economy. Who's Involved Some 18 companies including have already confirmed their membership of the programme: How will your organisation benefit? The Library Acceleration Workshops Networks and Partnerships
Pay what you want Pay What You Want (or PWYW) is a pricing strategy where buyers pay any desired amount for a given commodity, sometimes including zero. In some cases, a minimum (floor) price may be set, and/or a suggested price may be indicated as guidance for the buyer. The buyer can also select an amount higher than the standard price for the commodity. Motivation Giving buyers the freedom to pay what they want can be very successful in some situations, because it eliminates many disadvantages of conventional pricing. Further reasons for sellers implementing PWYW pricing includes price discrimination and market penetration. Other names include "pay what you wish", "pay what you like", "pay as you want", "pay as you wish", "pay as you like", "pay what you will", and "pay as you will". History and commercial uses PWYW has long existed on the margins of the economy, such as for tips and street performers, as well as charities, and has been gaining breadth of interest. Research
300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know Ali Mese is a freelancer, wanderer, and contributor to few startup projects. Say hi on Facebook or Twitter. This post originally appeared on his Medium blog. I’ve prepared a list of 300 web resources that are not only awesome, but free to use. Business + Marketing HTML5 UP: Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 site templates.Bootswatch: Free themes for Bootstrap.Templated: A collection of 845 free CSS & HTML5 site templates.WordPress.org | WordPress.com: Create your new website for free.Strikingly.com Domain: Free website resources for strikingly.com domains.Withoomph: Beautiful logos designed instantly.Hipster Logo Generator: It’s Hip, It’s Current, It’s Stylish, It’s Hipster.Squarespace Free Logo: You can download free low-res version for free.Hive: First free unlimited cloud service in the world.Invoice to me: Free Invoice Generator.Free Invoice Generator: Alternative free invoice generator.Slimvoice: Insanely simple invoices. Design + Code Some hand-picked some free photo packs: Discover & Learn
From a Facebook group to an organization - the OuiShare Manifesto It all started in 2010, when Antonin Léonard was blogging about collaborative consumption in French. Little did he know that this was the beginning of the organization we now call OuiShare – a network of people with common values, which have finally been summarized in a manifesto. In its early stages, the OuiShare community was a Facebook group created by Antonin in April 2011 to connect people who believed in the potential of the collaborative economy and were trying to make it a reality. Shortly afterwards, they began to organize meetups every month in Paris at Next&Coworking or at Nathan Stern’s place to continue their discussions about the collaborative economy in person. It was then that Antonin felt he was on to something bigger: My intuition was that a new culture was emerging, a culture of openness, transparency, empathy and that this culture would be the foundation of what would become OuiShare. A mutual sentiment felt worldwide First meetups at Nathan’s place in Paris. Openness.
‘A ReaL MeaL’ Melbourne’s on-street soup kitchen In the last 3/12 years A ReaL MeaL has served over 15,000 hot meals The Big Umbrella is proud to be leading A Real MeaL, providing hot food to the marginalized communities of Melbourne. We seek to provide more than just food to these people, we aim to create friendships and build trust. A ReaL MeaL was initially created in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2010. The A ReaL Meal project provides nutritional meals to the homeless children of Kathmandu’s harsh streets. It is this approach and these values that we have taken from Nepal and adapted to the streets of Melbourne. A ReaL MeaL operates at Flinders Street Station every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at 7:30pm. A Real Meal is currently feeding, but more importantly, meeting 600 people a week. Sharing hot meals with the marginalised we provide more than just food… We aim to create friendships and develop trust. A ReaL MeaL soup kitchens at flinders st station very wednesday night. email@example.com