Benojo's weekly roundup of the top social impact stories

Each week we aim to bring you the biggest stories across the corporate giving and charity space. Here’s what’s causing waves globally, the things that are shaking up CSR and all the latest in the world of social impact.

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Six speakers not to miss at TEDxSydney 2015

Clear your diary and block out your calendar on Thursday May 21 because TEDx is coming to Sydney!

Provocative, insightful, educational, inspiring, and so much more, TED talks truly are Ideas Worth Spreading. This year 16 Australians will share their stories, ideas and experiences on stage at the Sydney Opera House. It’s a great line-up but there are a few speakers Benojo is particularly looking forward to seeing…

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Americans think Toms and Whole Foods are the most socially responsible companies—sort of

When asked, almost 1 in 3 Americans can't name a single socially responsible organisation.

But the people who can most often cite Toms Shoes, Whole Foods, and Microsoft—even ahead of nonprofits like the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.

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Aust aid cuts to hit poor in Cambodia

Cuts to Australia's aid budget will hinder the Fred Hollows Foundation efforts to cure cataract blindness in countries like Cambodia.

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Why businesses that are purpose-driven come out on top

Running a business with a larger purpose in mind is one way companies are motivating employees to work harder and stick around.

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The surprisingly simple way Utah solved chronic homelessness and saved millions

The story of how Utah solved chronic homelessness begins in 2003, inside a cavernous Las Vegas banquet hall populated by droves of suits. The problem at hand was seemingly intractable, and yet the results are quite remarkable.

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Keep the change - giving money to child beggars is the least generous thing a tourist can do

As tourists, we just don’t have the knowledge, experience, or long-term investment in the communities we visit to understand whether our generosity might do more harm than good. Even the most seemingly harmless gifts often enable terrible suffering.

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