Small business community commit to the Sustainable Development Goals with month long campaign showcasing social and environmental action

Small business owners are renewing their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals this July, through a social media campaign designed to inspire others to learn about the SDGs and make a positive impact in their home, work and businesses. #GoalsForChange is a collaborative project between members of the Ethical Hour community – an online support network that helps purpose-driven business owners learn how to make more income and impact through ethical marketing. Community member Claire Lyons, Founder of The Frugal Family – a website that promotes ethical living for families…

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My Favourite Posts of the last year

As we approach our first anniversary and because I love me a list I am doing a list of some of my favourite articles/interviews/pieces of last year, these may not always have been the most popular but they are the ones which resonated with me and I think are always worth highlighting again 🙂 These are in no particular order. Sian is the founder and runner of Ethical Hour which has been growing a lot over the last year and her embrace of the Ethical Community and her ability to…

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Ethical business community unites to make 2018 the most ethical year yet

According to the Ethical Markets Report 2017 the overall value of ethical spending grew by 3.2% last year to £81.3 billion – the highest total so far. In the first 2 weeks of 2018 ethical news has dominated the UK headlines, from the suggested 25p #LatteLevy to reduce plastic waste from takeaway cups to the ban on plastic microbeads coming into effect. All around the world it feels like consumers are waking up to ethical issues and demanding more from brands. As the demand for companies to have a positive…

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Ethical brands unite to support small business this Black Friday

It’s almost the time of year again where shoppers flock to the streets and hit their computers to snap up a pre-Christmas bargain. Although originally an American tradition, Black Friday is becoming increasingly popular in the UK with shoppers reportedly spending £2.9bn last year. Black Friday is a time when retailers encourage us to bag a bargain – often shopping for things that we don’t really need or want, with queues forming outside hours before the shops even open. A survey by Traidcraft found that 54% of shoppers admitted to…

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