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Past articles by Sarah:

Africa: British Scientists Bypass Drug Giants to Sell Potential Coronavirus Vaccine

In the global race to find a COVID-19 vaccination, a new social enterprise wants to ensure the world's poorest are not left behind → Read More

Smart Cameras, Baby Monitors at Risk from Hackers: UK Cyber Security Agency

Baby monitors and wireless cameras risk being hacked by cyber criminals unless people take security measures to protect themselves, British security → Read More

Smart cameras and baby monitors vulnerable to hackers, warns UK cyber security agency

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Baby monitors and wireless cameras risk being hacked by cyber criminals unless people take security measures to protect themselves, British security experts warned on Tuesday. → Read More

Africa: 'Let Us In!' African Women Entrepreneurs Implore Investors At UK Business Event

Female entrepreneurs from African countries say they need to benefit from the same opportunities as men for their continent's ambitious development goals to be realised → Read More

London launches green energy firm to fight climate change, poverty

Profits will be invested into community projects that help tackle fuel poverty and fight climate change → Read More

Britons care more about climate change than Brexit, survey shows

Seven in 10 British adults believe climate change matters more in the long term than quitting the EU, says a poll commissioned by Christian Aid → Read More

Africa: British Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Says Films Can Help Drive Change in Africa

His latest film is based on the true story of a boy who helped save his Malawian village from drought by building a power-generating windmill from scrap → Read More

From purpose to personal, social entrepreneurs struggle to strike a balance

LONDON, April 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From tackling pollution to improving access to healthcare, social entrepreneurs try to use businesses to help solve some of the world’s greatest problems but many agree the magnitude of doing so with limited means can take a personal toll. At the Skoll World Forum, Britain’s leading conference on social entrepreneurship, about 1,200 leaders from… → Read More

$150 million boost to socially conscious businesses with low profit potential

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A $150 million initiative launched on Tuesday aimed at helping socially conscious businesses that have few other options. → Read More

Africa: Bono's New Venture Takes Aim At 'Fuzzy Thinking' in Impact Investing

Impact investment funds must stop relying on "fuzzy thinking" about how much good they do, Bono said as he announced a tie-up with U.S. private equity company TPG to measure the social and environmental change they achieve. → Read More

Africa: Stricter Global Standards Needed for Impact Funds to Work

Impact investment funds should be measured more strictly to ensure they are transparent about how much good their money is doing, the OECD said on Thursday, a day after a hoax letter on environmental investments hit global headlines. → Read More

This Radical Bank Will Free People Of Debt By Literally Blowing It Up

It plans to explode a van filled with $1.3 million of payday loan debt. → Read More

The U.K.'s First Migration Museum Wants to Remind Visitors of a Not-So-Distant Past

In the wake of Brexit, a new museum is encouraging visitors to remember their country's rich migration history. → Read More

The bespoke funeral director: 'It's about handling death differently'

From woodland burials to poetic eulogies, Louise Winter works with grieving families to help them plan memorable send offs → Read More

How to be more productive at work

Do you always feel busy and struggle to complete tasks? Recognise that you can’t do it all, say productivity experts → Read More

Careers in art therapy: 'The ability to listen is crucial'

An art, music and dance therapist discuss how to work in the growing creative therapy sector → Read More

Five ways to get your CV and cover letter noticed

Are your job applications being ignored? Cut the cliches, sum yourself up and keep them brief, say the experts → Read More

The weed sommelier: 'It's simple – you smoke, you eat, you drink'

As more states legalise marijuana, a new breed of sommeliers are pairing puff with food. Philip Wolf describes the highs and lows of the job → Read More

Could you live with just three toiletries?

Startup Akamai is on a mission to get people to wash less – but changing modern hygiene habits will not be easy → Read More

How to negotiate a pay rise or promotion

Be well prepared, know your worth and don’t give up hope, say the experts → Read More