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- Tourism Australia suggested Indigiearth‘s Warakirri Dining Experience in a piece on eco-friendly experiences to give published in The Sydney Morning Herald.
- Kimchi Club is among the 15 South Australian companies accepted into the new National Trade Program to develop export capability for the next four years.
- Verve Super is among the investment funds calling on the Western Australian government to delay passage of new Aboriginal heritage laws because of pooer engagement with First Nations people and a lack of protection for cultural heritage.
- Ragtrader wrote about Australian brands turning their backs on Black Friday, including World’s Biggest Garage Sale. Pleasant State is also observing Green Friday instead.
- Nada, RainStick, Sitti Social Enterprise, and Sḵwálwen Botanicals are among the recipients of the 2021 BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program
- The Discourse is partnering with SheEO to offer free ads for companies such as Sḵwálwen Botanicals, Abeego, and Beam Paints during the holiday shopping season.
- How Stuff Works included Abeego in a piece on B Corps to support this holiday season.
- Alinker received the $25,000 POPular Choice award at the Pivot on Purpose Summit.
- Gotcare is one of three purpose-driven companies to receive investment from the TELUS Pollinator Fund for Good. Chenny Xia will discuss impact investing at BetaKit Live on Dec. 2.
- You can now watch Gotcare founder Chenny Xia’s TEDxToronto talk on changing how elder care is delivered.
- Iskwew Air is among the 20 airlines that have committed to support the use of innovative technologies to combat climate change as part of the World Economic Forum Target True Zero Initiative.
- Sheena Russell of Made with Local spoke to Business 2 Community about using LinkedIn to help build her business.
- RainStick has been honoured with a Best of CES 2022 Innovations Award for its RainStick Shower, which saves water and energy.
- Nicole McLaren of Raven Reads mentioned a collaboration with SheNative Goods in a piece on growing her business while helping suppliers grow theirs.
- CBC British Columbia highlighted Lynn-Marie Angus of Sisters Sage in a piece on award-winning Indigenous entrepreneurs.
- Sitti shared the story of Peace by Chocolate, another refugee-focused brand.
- The Weather Network shone a light on The Tare Shop and its recent B Corp certification.
- Billie Jo Hohepa-Ropiha of BDÉT and Chloe Van Dyke of Chia Sisters were finalists for the Rise Up competition for female entrepreneurs. (Wendy Quach, of & Again won the $10,000 prize.)
- AWWA blogged about turning Black Friday green.
- Brainfit shared a letter from an 85-year-old reader about getting through the lockdown with the help of her computer.
- Goodbye has launched a sustainable sunscreen complete with a refill system, which Becky Cashman spoke about on Magic Talk Sunday Cafe.
- Jobloads has developed the My Vaccine Pass Verifier App to help retailers verify vaccine status, building on technology it has been exploring for its workers.
- Stuff cited Kete Kai‘s Give a Christmas Dinner program in a piece on social entrepreneurs as a force for good.
- Nisa introduced another of its makers: Sayaka from Japan.
- RNZ and Stuff covered Supie‘s $2.5 million seed round to continue building its “Netflix for grocery shopping.”
- A Forbes article cited The Better Packaging Co. as a reason to feel optimistic about changing the world for the better.
- Clothes Doctor explained washing machine cycles to help take better care of clothes.
- Generation Medics shared what teachers think of the way the program helps students.
- Jillian Kowalchuk of Safe & the City co-authored a piece in The Times about how the transportation system needs to change to help women be and feel safe at night.