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Strengthening financial education in Argentina with honesty and integrity

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“It is important to try to understand your customers and their needs and supply what they need with honesty,” says Gastón Fontaine.

Revolutionizing responsible tourism in Nicaragua

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“Every action we take, big or small, can make a difference in our society,” says Damaris Guardado, co-founder of Purpose Driven Tours Nicaragua. “I I cannot change the world, but I can contribute to make it a better place to live.”.

Ashna Mahepal to Young Entrepreneurs: Identify Your Source of Empowerment

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Ashna Mahepal, founder of Young Help Suriname (YHS) , is a member of the YLAI Network and 2016 YLAI Fellow. She created the organization out of her passion for social entrepreneurial impact.

What kind of leader are you?

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The most effective way to encourage your employees to practice integrity is to practice integrity yourself.

State of MENA Startups 2019, Report

MAGNiTT and 500 Startups jointly launch first 'State of MENA Startups 2019" report. Survey findings reveal insights on trends in fundraising exercise, exit opportunities, hiring, and growth optimization.

How a Fashion Brand in Honduras Is Preserving the Country’s Traditional Culture

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Growing up in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Rafael López enjoyed, among other pastimes, hiding his money in his grandmother’s closet. She told me I would be successful because I took care of my money,” Rafael says.

Advancing your business with the help of an accelerator

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When emerging entrepreneur David Davila started to develop his idea of a family business selling coffee, one of his friends recognized that he had a great idea and encouraged him to apply to Union Kitchen, a startup accelerator in the United States.

Startup Communities – Where to Find Them and How to Get Involved

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An entrepreneur needs a network of supportive people and resources to maximize his or her chances of success, because there will always be fires to put out. While entrepreneurs can be found everywhere, some startup ecosystems are thriving more than others.

6 Ways to Sell Your Business on Social Media

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How many times a day do you check your phone? If you’re anything like the average millennial, you might be checking your social media feeds as often as 150 times per day. If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur, this statistic works in your favor.

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The Value of Media Literacy Education

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We grab our phones and tablets and brace ourselves for the hoaxes sure to be lurking behind every tap or click.

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NewsGuard: Fighting misinformation with Nutrition Labels for news

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NewsGuard helps its users distinguish between reliable news websites and those from bad actors trying to fool readers. By Macaela Bennett and Sarah Brandt. When you see a headline in a social media post or search result, do you know who’s behind the article or whether they have an agenda?

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Avoiding bias and making informed decisions when hiring

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By Amanda Hinojosa, Howard University. Hiring decisions are key decisions that can have a lasting impact on an organization. Choosing who to offer a job to is not a decision that should be taken lightly.

Design Thinking: Refresh Your Business Model and Insert Creativity into Your Routine

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The YSEALI Network’s #TechTuesday Design Thinking webchat provides powerful insights about the advantages that “design thinking” can bring to any undertaking.

Creating a community and brand beyond the product

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Building Your Brand: Lessons from SXSW 2019

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Establishing a brand identity is a critical element of your business success. In order to stand out to customers, business leaders should practice telling the story of their brands in a way that connects with their audiences.

3 Ways to Turn a Profit While Doing Good

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Looking to make a positive impact along with a profit?

Illustrating how to be an ethical leader, with Senior Director for Leadership Ethics, Ann Skeet

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“More and more, leaders are being held responsible in their organization,” says Ann Skeet, Senior Director for Leadership Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Ann guides programs in leadership, business, and social sector ethics, and researches, writes, and speaks about the ethical dilemmas of leaders. She understands the impact that a leader’s value and character have on the livelihood of their organization and the employees within it.

Expand Your Horizon: Explore New Ways to Find Partners and Grow Your Business

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Successful companies and emerging startups often find themselves in need of more resources and partners. Knowing how to find them can be hard, but it’s not impossible. Organization, persistence and patience will pay off as you search for new investors and business partners.

El valor de la educación en alfabetización mediática

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Tomamos nuestros celulares y tabletas y nos preparamos para enfrentar los engaños que seguramente están al acecho tras cada tecla que apretamos o clic que hacemos.

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Sparking a Change: Insights from LinkedIn’s Speaker Series discussion with Jennifer Dulski

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LinkedIn’s Speaker Series promotes innovative thinking about productivity and success. Recently, Jennifer Dulski spoke about her experiences in making a social impact through her work at Facebook and as president of Change.org. Anyone can spark change.

4 ways to foster transparency in your organization

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By Ana Gonzalez. Responsible business starts with you.

Honoring a family coffee trade with new innovations

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“You start every day with coffee, and you end every day with coffee.” From age 7, David Dávila, learned how to brew his own coffee before he went to school. Coffee before and after school was the norm in his household.

Taller con Óscar Tadeo: Textiles y moda artesanal

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Fecha: Sábado 21 de septiembre de 2019. Hora: 10:00 a.m. hora de El Salvador. Tema: Taller de textiles y moda artesanal. Regístrate con anticipación.

Taller con Wilson Saavedra: Innovación en la industria alimenticia

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Fecha: Sábado 31 de agosto de 2019. Hora: 10:00 a.m. hora de El Salvador. Tema: La internacionalización de empresas en la industria alimenticia. Regístrate con anticpación. Recursos de la presentación: Presentación [ PPT ] [ PDF ].

Taller con Miguel Solórzano: Calidad y proceso de manufactura de alimentos

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Este taller discutirá las buenas prácticas de manufactura de alimentos para emprendedores; las técnicas de medición de la calidad de un producto; la relación entre calidad, precio y producto; y cómo manejar y sacar provecho de los desperdicios.

Taller con María Ximena Cediel: Empoderamiento juvenil para el desarrollo comunitario

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Título: Empoderamiento juvenil para la construcción de una sociedad equitativa. Resumen: Esta charla describirá cómo los emprendedores pueden contribuir a ayudar a la juventud a generar ideas de negocio rentables con los recursos disponibles en zonas asociadas con la pobreza.

Conectar la comunidad con el ciudadano: Cómo los medios de noticias locales pueden desarrollar la comunidad y salvar a los medios nacionales

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Por Meg Jones. Con tantas fuentes de noticias y voces que hablan una sobre la otra, es difícil aquietar la mente el tiempo suficiente para evaluar la calidad de una noticia en los medios.

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“Eso suena bastante bien”: Sesgos personales y las noticias

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¿Qué es un sesgo? Según el Diccionario Cambridge, un sesgo es una opinión personal no objetiva que influye en la capacidad de formar juicio. A menudo, los sesgos se consideran negativos, pero todos los tenemos y afectan el modo en que vemos el mundo todos los días.

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Cuatro pasos que seguir antes de compartir un artículo

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Antes de compartir un artículo con amigos y familiares, determina si es verdadero o falso.

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4 Steps to Take Before Sharing a Post

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Find out if it’s fact or fiction before sharing an article with your friends and family. As you scroll, you see photos of your cousin’s baby, your best friend’s new dog, news articles from big-name outlets, and probably a few strongly worded statuses from friends and strangers.

Staying Ethical in a Digital Age

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The advent of the digital age has brought new challenges in the realm of personal and professional ethics.

Crear una mentalidad de “poder hacerlo” respecto a la integridad

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Por la dra. Liliana López Jiménez / Profesora de Administración de Empresas de la Universidad Externado de Colombia. Los jóvenes profesionales se encontrarán con desafíos de naturaleza ética desde los inicios de su vida laboral.

How to act on your values, with Giving Voice to Values founder, Mary Gentile

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When facing a conflict of ethics in the workplace, you may feel as though you don’t have the ability to speak up or make a change. You have more choice than you think you do,” assures Mary Gentile. Mary Gentile, Ph.D.,

Looking inward in an era of ‘fake news’: Addressing cognitive bias

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By Judith E. Rosenbaum and Jennifer Bonnet. In an era when everyone seems eager to point out instances of “fake news,” it is easy to forget that knowing how we make sense of the news is as important as knowing how to spot incorrect or biased content.

Desde Cero quiere asegurar que los jóvenes líderes alcancen la salud financiera

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Julio César Pineda, hondureño y miembro de la red YLAI, está haciendo una diferencia en su comunidad. Le pedímos a Julio que comparta el efecto positivo que su compañía ha tenido en las personas de su comunidad. Sigue leyendo para conocer más de Julio y su compañía, Desde Cero.

BELEAF – Esta empresa innovadora está convirtiendo artículos descartados en moda

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Cinthya Andino, hondureña y miembro de la red YLAI, está haciendo una diferencia en su comunidad. Le pedimos a Cinthya que compartiera el efecto positivo que su compañía ha tenido en las personas de su comunidad. Sigue leyendo para conocer más de Cinthya y su compañía, BELEAF.

The essence of a strong ethical leader

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This article is adapted from a 2016 Association of Corporate Counsel article by Jim Nortz.

Evitar sesgos y tomar decisiones informadas al contratar empleados

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Por Amanda Hinojosa, Universidad de Howard. Las decisiones de contratación son decisiones clave que pueden tener un impacto duradero en una organización. Elegir a quién ofrecer un trabajo no es una decisión que deba tomarse a la ligera.

Comprender y reconocer los prejuicios en el lugar de trabajo

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Por Amanda Hinojosa, Universidad de Howard. El sesgo es una preferencia o tendencia ya sea a favor o en contra de una persona, grupo o cosa en comparación con otra. Esta definición sugiere que el sesgo es algo que prevalece en todos los aspectos de la vida.

Understanding and recognizing bias in the workplace

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By Amanda Hinojosa, Howard University. Bias is a preference or tendency which can be for or against a person, group, or thing when compared to another. This definition suggests that bias is something prevalent in all aspects of life.

Innovative businesses that support local communities

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YLAI Network members Juliana Nieva de Castillo from Tucumán, Argentina and Julio César Bueno Cruz from Cali, Colombia illustrate two forms of social innovation and community support through unique business concepts. Recycling and Design.

Desarrollar una cultura ética

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Esta publicación de blog apareció originalmente en el blog Negocios con Integridad del Centro para la Empresa Privada International (CIPE). . Para que cualquier empresa alcance su pleno potencial, es necesario un cambio dirigido hacia una cultura de cumplimiento y ética.

Maximizing your code of conduct

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This blog post originally appeared in the Center for International Private Enterprise’s (CIPE) Business of Integrity blog. .