Toms Shoes Criticized for Its Buy-One Give-One Approach


Adriana Herrera, CEO of Fashioning Change, questions footwear firm Toms Shoes about its one-for-one business model.

Herrera writes that Toms Shoes risks perpetuating poverty even more when it "actually needs poor children without shoes" to accomplish its marketing and business approach. Toms Shoes is a for-profit company that sells eyewear and shoes.


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Acumen Invests on Rwanda-based Coffee, Helps Rural Women


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Nonprofit impact investing firm, Acumen, has invested $1.2 million to KZ Noir, a Rwanda-based coffee processing company owned by Kaizen Venture Partners. The investment will equip KZ Noir the funds for working capital, debt refinancing, and capacity expansion.




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