Two Social Enterprises Make Environmental Impact Through Collaboration


Paolo Richter, founder of social enterprise Gump & Drahtesel, rolls out second-hand bicycles from Switzerland to various African countries.

To establish a more innovative approach, social enterprise South Pole collaborated with Richter's organization to boost the number of bicycles sent to Africa using co-financing from the carbon markets. This enables their customers to go 100 percent carbon by giving more Africans a reliable and climate-friendly means of transport.

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Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises


Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises

John Brothers, Principal of Quidoo Consulting, writes about the Montreal-based company Bixi who are mostly known for its Bixi Bikes. Just recently, Bixi filed for bankruptcy protection. The reason? Bixi is in major financial distress and its bikes have proven to be too “expensive to build, operate and maintain”.


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