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Learning Microfinance from a Vending Machine

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By Riley Bathauer, 2nd year, Business Administration

Picture charity as a vending machine. We would see great options on this vending machine: I think I’ll choose the local animal shelter! I have a dollar in my pocket to spare, so I think I’ll donate that much today. When you put a dollar into the machine, out comes a token of appreciation instead of candy. This token is not tangible, but it has a deep value to you. By giving the machine a dollar, you made a difference.

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What is Social Entrepreneurship?

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Social entrepreneurship has no single definition because it can mean a lot of different things. People associate social entrepreneurship with philanthropy, environmentalism and even socially oriented business. It is very different from corporate social responsibility (CSR), so don’t get yourself confused.

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The “Big 4” Fashion Weeks & Microfinancing

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By Valerie Chen, 1st year, Pre-Haas

The “Big 4” fashion weeks occurring in New York, London, Milan, and Paris attract worldwide attention annually. Major fashion houses such as Chanel, Balmain, Christian Dior, and many more are all common names tossed around. Journalists, photographers, editor-in-chiefs, buyers, and many more diligently take note of the newest and latest trends. Pictures of young supermodels such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid strutting down the illuminated runway in the latest spring/summer 2016 collections are splashed across every major news source.

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How Important is Microfinance Really?

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By Jacinta Lu, 2nd year, Pre-Haas with GPP minor

If you’ve been following EthiCAL for a while, you’ve probably read countless blurbs and pitches briefly summarizing what microfinance is in relation to EthiCAL’s mission. If you are a Berkeley student and have had the lovely experience of being flyered to by an EthiCAL sales or marketing associate, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of:CONCEPT4PNG Read More

Why EthiCAL?

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By Vanessa Kim, 1st year, Pre-Haas

EthiCAL.

You may have heard of us through flyers on Sproul, social media, or perhaps a club you are associated with has ordered shirts from us before.

Or maybe, you’ve never heard of us.

So here’s a post for those of you who want to make a difference in other people’s lives but don’t know who we are or what we’re about. Read More