TIME Magazine names KIND/PeaceWorks as Pioneers in Social Responsibility
KIND was honored as a Responsibility Pioneer in the September 20, 2009 edition of TIME. Richard Stengel, Managing Editor of TIME inc. described it as such:
our first list of 25 Responsibility Pioneers, which includes a range of social innovators, from individual activists and nimble nonprofits to megacorporations [includes companies like Starbucks, Gap, General Electric and PeaceWorks.]
Here is the feature on KIND/PeaceWorks.
PeaceWorks calls itself a "not-only-for-profit" company. By developing unlikely business partners (think Israelis and Arabs), founder Daniel Lubetzky is planting seeds of peace in conflict areas. And his latest venture, in peaceful territory — Kind snacks, made in Australia — plows 5% of profits into promoting global coexistence and kindness. "I try to be an enlightened capitalist," he says.
Thursday, Sep. 10, 2009
New Ways to Make a Difference
By Jeremy Caplan
• Random acts of kindness are getting a high-tech boost, thanks to social entrepreneur Daniel Lubetzky. First, print a card at Kinded.com. Then do something nice for a stranger, like sharing an umbrella or helping carry luggage, and hand that person the card. The recipient can go online and note where the act of kindness took place and then pass the card along. It’s like Pay It Forward, with mapping features.
We are honored that BusinessWeek chose PeaceWorks among 25 of "America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs." If you like what we do, we’d appreciate you voting here for us – PeaceWorks Holdings – as the top 5 will be featured in the magazine. http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/04/0403_social_entrepreneurs/19.htm Peaceworks Holdings peaceworks.com Daniel Lubetzky, 40 New York, N.Y. Can joint business [...]
KIND was the only nutritional bar to make it into Good Housekeeping’s listing of the 100 best convenience foods. This follows on KIND Mango Macadamia being chosen as the Best Product of the Year out of all thousands of natural food products introduced at the Natural Products Expo earlier this fall (Oct 2008).
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Thx to Natalie, Erica and Kim for pointing me to this one and including it in the Essence of KIND presentation – very much in sync with KIND and the KINDED campaign.
Thanks to Stacy Perman for a profile about PeaceWorks, KIND, and OneVoice in BusinessWeek yesterday. Viewpoint August 6, 2008, 1:03PM EST text size: TT Making Social Entrepreneurship Matter Daniel Lubetzky’s "not-only-for-profit" business has created profitable joint ventures with Palestinians and Israelis. His model deserves attention by Stacy Perman I recently came across an article [...]
New York Times’ article on PeaceWorks/KIND bars – and the rules and opportunities for manufacturers online
Bob Tedeschi of the New York Times today wrote in his e-commerce column about the difficult balancing act that manufacturers like PeaceWorks have to make in the online world, when selling to consumers without undermining their retail sales channel. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/13/technology/13ecom.html?_r=1&ref=business&oref=slogin The basic rule and the basic opportunity in this space are as follows: * [...]