|Good.is infographic: Through the Gyre|
|Good.is infographic: Through the Gyre|
This interesting infographic designed by Hyperakt and published by GOOD and the University of Phoenix on Visual.ly is a telling snapshot on the kinds of education needed for careers in the past and future.
College is not for everyone—with under half of the U.S. population pursuing an Associate’s or undergraduate by the age of 27. But increasingly, college is what employers are looking for–with more than 60% of careers requiring at least an AA degree.
The look into the growing and declining careers and median incomes also gives insight as to kinds of roles and degrees that have a strong future.
With the infusion of technology, online learning, and focus on entrepreneurship—it will be curious to see what this infographic looks like in 20 years. There are new, emerging ways of learning that don’t yet fit into traditional buckets of education. And soft skills such as social media savvy and online commerce are creating new paths for careers.
Let’s check back in 20.
What Americans increasingly refer to as social enterprise to refer to companies that are guided by a mission of doing good as well as pursuing profit, our Canadian neighbors call social purpose business.
There are some great online resources to deepen an understanding of Canada’s social enterprise climate. Here are a few we came across:
Wpromote published this illustrative infographic on how brands leverage social media to create social impact. Google.org, TOMS shoes, Pepsi, OneHope, and Acai Spirit are featured here.
These statistics can be a powerful tool in engaging supporters to champion brands not only through purchases but also through social media. The challenge can become articulating and distributing a compelling narrative that can connect the dots on how social media popularity results in actual social impact.
As of September 2010 TOMS shoes gave away 1M pairs of shoes—with over 1M likes on Facebook. There’s not a direct relation—but as a potential FB fan that is a compelling narrative for how ‘likes’ might be translating to action.
While TOMS has built a brand deeply rooted in a social mission, the infographic also serves to show how popular consumer-facing brands such as Pepsi may be committing more resources to social good projects than most people consider. With over 5M Facebook likes and 100K+ Twitter followers in 2010, Pepsi invested over $20M in improvement projects.
The 12 states that have passed benefit corporation legislation are:
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