New enterprise to address growing waste problem in Vietnam recognized at Taiwan summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnamese enterprise mGreen won a Biosphere Sustainability award at the 2019 Asia Pacific Social Enterprise Summit for its unique initiative that encourages citizens to s...

Interview: Hong Kong Social Enterprise Business Center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Hong Kong Social Enterprise Business Center (HKSEBC) connects social service providers with funders to bring to life ideas on how to make society a better place. Th...

E. Sun Bank recognized by APSIPA for low-interest loans to social enterprises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- E. Sun Bank was awarded the Asia Pacific Social Innovation Partnership Award (APSIPA) in Kaohsiung on May 11 for offering loans with low-interest rates to meet the financial ne...

Singaporean cleaning firm Spic & Span provides career progression opportunities for the disadvantaged

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Spic & Span is a cleaning firm with a difference, placing social outreach at the core of its operations. The company hires disadvantaged workers that face difficult...

Indonesian sustainable village project wins grand prize at social enterprise forum in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The unique approach of addressing civil society issues with design ingenuity won an Indonesian social enterprise organization the Grand Jury prize at this year’s Asi...

Asia Pacific Social Enterprise Summit bolsters promotion of public well-being

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Asia Pacific Social Enterprise Summit wrapped up on May 12 in Taiwan’s southern city of Kaohsiung, “bolstering regional cooperation in using innovative commerci...

Asia Pacific Social Enterprise Summit set to open May in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Asia Pacific Social Enterprise Summit (APSES), one of the most significant summits on social enterprises in the Asia-Pacific region, will take place at the Convention Center of...

India's water woes: Could special ATMs solve the lack of clean drinking water?

The families living at the edge of the Bhalswa landfill site in Delhi came to the capital from West Bengal in search of a better livelihood. Their makeshift and brick houses press up against a soaring...

Exhibit on US Latina 'cholas' opens in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A national Hispanic center is displaying a unique art exhibit on the chola — the working class, Mexican-American urban female often associated with gangs. Th...

Films, exhibits, tours to put spotlight on homeless in Taipei this October

Taipei (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's wealth gap has been widening over the past decade. As more glittering high-end shopping malls have been erected in eastern Taipei to woo the super rich, some people...

The Poseidon Foundation: Liverpool Bids to Be First ‘Climate Positive’ City by End of 2020

LIVERPOOL, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 19, 2018--The Poseidon Foundation (“Poseidon”) have signed a ground-breaking partnership with Liverpool City Council in a bid to make Liverpool the world’s fir...

Homegirl Cafe offers 'platos' by ex-gang members with hope

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a different time, at another place, and under other circumstances, you might have run away from Latisha Valenzuela and Glenda Alvarenga. But at Homegirl Cafe, a Los Angeles break...

Taipei to host first ever ‘Facebook #BuildDay 2018’ event

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei will host its first-ever "Facebook #BuildDay 2018" event on July 8, in a bid to help connect Taiwan's scientific and technological talent to the world...

Prudential names Caroline Feeney head of Individual Solutions Group

NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 13, 2018--Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) today announced that Caroline Feeney, currently president of Individual Life Insurance, will serve as head of Indivi...

Infogain Accelerates NTUC Link’s ‘Digital Transformation’ to Launch the Plus! Mobile App

SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 5, 2018--Infogain, a leading provider of technology solutions and services, is pleased to announce its collaboration with NTUC Link Pte Ltd (NTUC Link) on their recent ...