"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it is attached to the rest of the World."

John Muir

Category - Social Enterprises

The Fourth Sector

Almost ten years after the publication of The Aspen Institute report  “The Emerging Fourth Sector,” numerous business initiatives have been designed and developed to consolidate a new economic sector.  A sector that more than  economic prosperity and financial benefit – seeks positive impacts on the social and environmental space in which it develops. These companies are known as ” For Benefit Companies. ”

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Protecting our Cultural and Social Heritage – a new social enterprise

In recent years we have seen numerous initiatives to protect the value of cultural and social heritage, whether tangible or intangible property, whether artistic, historical, architectural, archaeological, traditional, oral and other categories that may be cited. However the wealth of cultural heritage is large and the resources to protect it are scarce, innovative mechanisms need to be designed to ensure their long term preservation.

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Sustainable Bee Keeping in Quintana Roo

Dr. Francisco J. Rosado May introduces the work of the Center for Sustainable Beekeeping of the Intercultural Mayan University of Quintana Roo in Mexico. Studies have shown a downward trend of bees and pollination worldwide due to climate change iand other factors. Beekeeping is an important source of income for the Mayan communities. The UIMQRoo aims to be at the forefront of this issue, from the scientific perspective and its practical application to benefit Mayan communities.

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Planet 4 People and Fundación Plan21 Sign Collaboration Agreement

Planet 4 People and Argentina-based non profit organization, Fundación Plan 21, announce a new collaboration for training sessions and capacity building projects throughout Latin America. The organizations will join forces to provide valuable training sessions related to sustainable tourism and development, as well as international capacity building projects and programs that focus on market-based approaches to sustainability throughout Latin America.

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“Raise your voice not the sea level”

“Raise your Voice not the Sea Level” is a brilliant social media approach. With people spending more tan 3 hours a day on social networking, imagine the impact it would have to use those platforms for good. In 2013 in the days between June 1 and 10 over 200,000 blogs were created, 26 articles published, and on June 5th WED had 47.6 million impressions on Twitter. Organizations are using these platforms to promote their cause and in the United States studies have demonstrated a 40% increase in donations to good causes promoted through social media.

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Welcome to Planet4People

Planet4People is born out of the concern of like minded people to do something to address the many unmet needs that lead to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and Beyond 2015.  Together we bring experience, expertise and passion to support the efforts to achieve these goals.

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