How do you measure happiness? – Benojo weekly roundup

Each week we aim to bring you the biggest stories across the CSR, philanthropy and charity space. Here’s all the latest in the world of social impact.

4 innovative charity campaigns that cut through the noiserefugees_vid

From Cancer Research UK’s #nomakeupselfie campaign to the ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge, it takes a unique campaign (and stellar timing) to cut through the noise and grab the attention of the hectic online world. Here are four recent innovative charity campaigns we think are noteworthy examples.

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How to succeed professionally by helping others

Research shows that even if the rewards aren't immediately apparent, contributing to the success of others pays off in the long run.

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Top hotels step in to help unemployed youth develop skills, find jobs

Social Ventures Australia, Jesuit Social Services and MAX Employment have helped develop the new program called The Industry Employment Initiative.

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Melbourne's Etiko makes sports shoes ethical, vegan, socially responsibleshoes

Melbourne-based Etiko makes a sneaker that looks like a Converse Chuck Taylor, but ticks all the social responsibility boxes.

"We're helping people shop their values," says Etiko founder Nick Savaidis. "You can tell people to buy products that come from ethical labour, but where would they buy their sneakers?"

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New global rankings reveal the happiest and most miserable countries on the planet

Denmark, closely followed by Switzerland, is the happiest country in the world while crisis-torn Syria and Burundi are the most miserable, according to a global ranking released Wednesday.

The 2016 World Happiness Report seeks to quantify happiness as a means of making societies healthier and more efficient.

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The billionaires shaping Australian business

Frank Lowy and Mike Cannon-Brookes are both billionaires, but the two are cut from a different cloth.

Both men, who appeared at The Australian Financial Review's Business Summit, on Wednesday, offer two contrasting pictures of Australian entrepreneurship.

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