As we approach the holiday season it’s important to try to make conscious choices and incorporate some of the philosophy that underpins the shared value movement. Not only to support positive causes, but also to support those who are using enterprise to better serve their customers and the broader community. See our top picks for gifts with a shared value twist below.
It’s a wrap with STREAT Stories Map. Stock up on your Christmas wrapping paper from STREAT Melbourne Central (thanks to their partners GPT Group), the social enterprise tackling youth homelessness through hospitality enterprise. The paper features a connection of street stories in a range of media including writing, songs and photos.
Drink up and taste the Red Dust! Red Dust the Coffee was initiated by Red Dust and Outback Academy Australia, partnering with Jasper Coffee in a landmark funding campaign involving coffee and Indigenous Communities across Australia.
Feast of Merit is a social enterprise where 100% of profits go to YGAP. They celebrate their community, the slow food movement, and champion social change and awareness through a farm-to-table philosophy, working closely with growers, producers and suppliers to bring seasonal, sustainable and ethical fare with a difference.
Good beer that does good. Good Beer Company are a movement for good beer brewed environmentally responsibly that gives back. Their locally brewed Great Barrier Beer brings together two of Australia’s greatest icons. Protecting its namesake, Great Barrier Beer gives at least 50% of profits to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.
Simply the better way to paint. Ecolour is an innovative non-toxic paint product for interior, exterior and timber finishes that is good for both the environment and for business. Watch the Shared Value Story.
Stock up on toilet paper that builds toilets. Who Gives a Crap donates 50% of their profits to WaterAid to build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world. They have also managed to strip away the potty humour and create an opportunity for Australian artists to elegantly showcase their work.
Want more? Buy social from Good Spender to purchase your Christmas gifts from a selection of social enterprises who exist to create social impact in the world.
We encourage you to share your thoughts with us on Twitter using the hashtag #sharedvaluexmas and support us in encouraging a shared value Christmas.