This is part 3 in my interview with Greg Spencer, Founder & Chairman of The Paradigm Project, part owner of EzyLife, which was recently featured on this site. (W)e look for solutions that do not require a compromise either to principles of excellence in business or to fulfilling our social mission Russ Browder: Does driving a […]
I caught up with Greg Spencer, Founder & Chairman of The Paradigm Project, part owner of EzyLife, which was recently featured on this site. According to its website, The Paradigm Project is “a social venture company working to create sustainable social, economic and environmental value within developing world communities. To do this, we collaborate with local […]
Smallholder farmers in developing countries live off approximately one hectare of land. The income-generating opportunity from farming can be huge, but it is often only one part of a portfolio due to the great risk represented by relying on farming alone.
In the countries where we work, the roads are often difficult, even treacherous to travel. So how do we get our products to the furthest reaches of society in developing countries? We found that local people on the ground are best suited to deliver our goods. Locals know the land, the language and the culture. […]
The Rockefeller Foundation defines “impact sourcing” as Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) that “intentionally employs people who have limited opportunity for sustainable employment – often in low-income areas.” CloudFactory is an excellent example of impact sourcing – a company built to process overwhelming amounts of data with scalable teams of talented “cloud workers” in developing countries.
CloudFactory employs 130 full-time employees and 3,000 part time “cloud workers.” In this story, Cloud Worker Anuk Shakya tells about the impact employment has had on him. I am filled with hope which leads to zeal and enthusiasm to work harder. I never imagined I would be able to handle my present circumstances with determination […]
Story by Evan Kubicek, VP of Workforce, CloudFactory. For 5 months my family and I called Kenya home. We moved to the green city in the sun, Nairobi, to expand CloudFactory’s operations into Africa. What I envisioned as a transfer of company culture and departmental processes proved to be a greater task.