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Cesc Carbó joins Worldcoo as e-Commerce Developer
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Who are the online shoppers? Why do they prefer responsible companies?
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Web Summit Lisbon starts this week
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E-commerce, 4 reasons to get started on CSR
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New deal with Banco Sabadell!
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One in three people suffer from some form of malnutrition in the world
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5 tips on how to facilitate reconciliation in your business
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The schooling of 120 kids in Tuum (Kenia)
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Dining scholarships for 2 students at social risk
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SIGEF Projects Awards 2015

Cesc Carbó joins Worldcoo as e-Commerce Developer

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Cesc Carbó is our last incorporation. From Sant Cugat (Barcelona), he joins Worldcoo as e-Commerce Developer.

He studied Industrial Engineering, but his professional career has been developed into different companies and sectors; both in start-ups, and in a large multinationals in the technology sector, where he has developed projects about business development and project management tasks.

He defines himself as a curios person and affirms that the adjective that best describes himself is “active”. “I like to know about many things, but I don’t deep into them: I guess I’m one of the victims of the generation of the 90’s, the access to a lot of information but with no time to assimilate it”.

Do you want to know more about him? Keep reading!

  • Welcome to Worldcoo, Cesc! What will be your role here?

To get companies to commit themselves to strengthening their commitment to society by relying on Worldcoo as the tool to do so.

  • What will be your main challenge?

Increase Worldcoo’s customer base, thinking in a future where our solutions will be in all online platforms around the world.

  • What do you like the most about Worldcoo?

It is a digital company that works to bring value where it is most needed, a key factor if we expect a change versus a more sustainable development of our societies.

  • By your profile and way of being, what distinctive component do you think you can contribute to the Worldcoo team?

I think I have a very versatile profile in this world of specialists. Within a while, I hope to feel satisfied that I have helped the Worldcoo team in areas unrelated to my most direct work responsibilities. Maybe, focused on managing teams or people.


And some more personal…

If you aren’t at work, we will surely find you… Doing sport and enjoying nature. I need time to escape to open spaces and relax, whether it’s flying across seas scuba diving or running through the mountains linking peaks and rocky places.

I enjoy traveling and I try to do it often. Whenever possible, combining adventure, nature and culture, but according to this order of priorities, if not possible the combination of all of them.

Some of my other hobbies are cats, writing, laughing, photography, movies, series, documentaries, technology and music (this last one just as a consumer).

Always that I can… I dedicate myself to observe and try to understand the world where we live, to enjoy a good meal and good drinking; All of them inescapable inheritance.

I love visiting places I don’t know, even if they are next to my home, and being permanently discovered.

You couldn’t live without… Enjoying the madness of the people.

If you could choose one “super power” it would be… Being able to move between dimensions and temporal spaces.

Worldcoo Team.

Who are the online shoppers? Why do they prefer responsible companies?

postsemana1novAccording to an e-commerce study carried out by Elogio in colobaration with IAB Spain last year, 67% of internet users purchase on the internet, which implies that there are more than 19 million online shoppers in our country.

The study, however, did not simply find out these statistics but it also analysed the demographic profile of the buyer. This analysis does not only allow us to know the potential shoppers who buy online, but it also allows us to understand what is it that makes the buyers choose one business over another.

The profile of an online shopper

  • They are on average 37 years old: 32% are between 16 and 30 years old whereas 27% are between 31 and 39 years old. Therefore, the majority of online shoppers are younger than 40.
  • 39% of online shoppers have gone through higher education.
  • 97% of online shoppers use at least one social network and 76% of them use an instant messaging app.
  • 72% are in employment.
  • There are no differences between men and women: 50% of online shoppers are men, and the other 50% are women.

With all of the above information, the description considerably fits in with that of a millennial: young people born between the 80s and the start of the 2000s, who have had an undeniable influence of technology in their day-to-day lives.

Therefore, if the online shopper of today is a millennial, why is it more important now than ever to take CSR actions? The 2015 Cone Communications Millennial CSR Study gives us a few clues:

  • 87% of millennials would buy a product which has social or environmental benefits.
  • 93% of millennials hold a better opinion of a business when they know that you are carrying out CSR actions.
  • 70% would pay more for a responsible product.
  • 38% of millennials share information about brands or causes which have moved them on social media and 18% of them contact the business to talk about these topics.

Do you still need more reasons to start to connect with your target audience through CSR?

Worldcoo Team.

 

 

Web Summit Lisbon starts this week

logo_websummitThis week we travel to Lisbon to attend the Europe’s largest technology meeting point, Web Summit Lisbon 2016. During these next 4 days, we will share our vision of how innovation can help us to become the main online tool for funding social and cooperation projects among the world’s leading technology companies, like Google, Facebook, Dropbox or Amazon. Also, how technology can be the perfect tool to make a good for the world.

Moreover, in this edition, 20 Spanish startups will be there too. In total, more than 50.000 attendants from 165 different countries. The most promising startups of the moment (Spotify, Uber, Stripe, etc.), great investors and world-renowned speakers will also attend the event, which will attract worldwide media coverage.

Web Summit is a key event to the tech industry development and we don’t want to miss the opportunity to be there and take a step further in the Worldcoo internationalization, one of our main objectives.

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Worldcoo Team.

 

 

E-commerce, 4 reasons to get started on CSR

worldcoo_engCorporate Social Responsibility is nothing new. Today the majority of businesses commit to promoting a positive impact through the actions they take in the society they work in. Working in terms of specific politics of CSR is not only beneficial for the surrounding community, but also for the business itself.

How does applying CSR policies benefit the business itself? Here are 4 reasons for why you should start being socially responsible.

  1. Employees prefer responsible businesses. According to recent studies carried out by Regus, 43% declared that when choosing between two similar job offers, they would choose the business which gets involved with charitable projects. Also, 47% of employees considered it very important that the businesses which they work for carry out these kind of activities.
  1. To improve the image of the brand: making it responsible and coherent. Every brand has values which they identify themselves with and those which they want to be linked with. In order to do this, however, the company must be coherent, and act accordingly. There is not a better way to communicate what you believe in with regards to the environment than carrying out the relevant actions, and this is only one example!
  1. Your reputation: We human beings believe that a lot of the time, seeing is believing. Don’t settle for simply saying the good things you do, actually do good things for your community. Your audience will realise what you are contributing and it will boost your reputation. Creating a strong reputation is a matter of work well done.
  1. Your CSR can be in your product or your service. Take advantage of what your business offers. Involve your product or service in your CSR strategy, you will not only achieve projecting a positive of your brand, attracting better professionals and building a strong reputation for yourself, but you will also make your product or service known and you will make people talk about it.

Have you still not decided? Get your CSR strategy under way and you will see all of the advantages it will have on your business.

Worldcoo Team

 

New deal with Banco Sabadell!

We present you “Actitud Solidaria”, a new campaign that we have launched with Banco Sabadell in order to promote CSR among bank’s customers and employees.

SergiFigueres, CEO de Worldcoo y Josep Oliu, Presidente de BS

SergiFigueres, CEO of Worldcoo and Josep Oliu, BS President

This week we have signed a new deal with Banco Sabadell to address the need for the bank’s customers and employees to have access to proper tools to help those who need it most. Starting today, anyone interested can collaborate on various social and cooperation projects through different channels. For example, customers may make a donation as part of their normal online banking transactions via the https://bancsabadell.worldcoo.com/ platform. Employees, additionally, will be able to do so when purchasing tickets for corporate events or through several internal initiatives.

In this context, the emergency campaign recently launched to help children affected by hurricane Matthew (Haiti) has already yielded fruit: in less than 24 hours, the Banco Sabadell community has donated nearly €10,000 to work with Unicef  on providing drinking water for the youngest victims.

At the event to announce this alliance, Banco Sabadell President Josep Oliu highlighted, “If there is something that makes us great, it is our attitude. This is why we are so proud to offer our people an easy way to collaborate on charity projects and address the emotional need to make a difference using the new services technology has to offer.” Furthermore, he added, “One of the things we value the most about Worldcoo is that they audit each and every project they collaborate with, which is key to have total transparency as to where the money goes.”

Also present was David Camps, director of Marketing at Vicente Ferrer Foundation, with which the bank will tackle the challenge of providing paediatric care for 1,300 children in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. He highlighted, “We are very interested in the Worldcoo concept, especially its ability to persevere.”

Here you have some images from the event presentation (subtitles in Spanish).

Worldcoo Team.

 

One in three people suffer from some form of malnutrition in the world

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International World Food Day

On 16 October 1945, 42 countries met in Quebec to create the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Since that day, every year the organization celebrates the World Food Day to raise awareness about hunger in the world and remember the need to ensure food security for all.

We don’t want to miss the opportunity to show our commitment to this fight, which affects 2,500 million people worldwide, and is that 1 in 3 people suffer from one form of malnutrition, ranging from the hunger to obesity.

But this doesn’t end here, 793 million suffer chronic hunger and don’t have enough food. These frightening figures contrast with the nearly 1.900 million people who are overweight; the other side of the coin which causes 3.2 million deaths each year.

From Worldcoo we try to encourage all projects that seek to end this problem that contributes to the premature death of mothers, children, poor physical development and brain and increasing chronic diseases.

One of them is “Overcoming malnutrition in Ethiopia,” sponsored by UNHCR / ACNUR and that we launched together with PromoFarma.  Thanks to the donations that users are doing, the NGO will ensure the nutritional well-being of 11,323 children under 5 years as refugees in this country, which hosts more displaced persons in Africa.You can remember it HERE.

Today, we encourage you also help spread the cause and raise awareness.

Worldcoo Team.

5 tips on how to facilitate reconciliation in your business

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Happy workers means happy customers, which, of course, means happy businesses. It is increasingly more evident that the chance to reconcile work with family and personal life makes employers feel more comfortable, work better and ultimately achieve better results.

So, if you have not promoted reconciliation in your business, take note of these five tips! It is simpler than it seems and it will only be beneficial for you and your business.

  1. Allow teleworking. With new technologies, many tasks exist which can be done from home without posing a problem for the business. Take advantage of this! Give freedom to your workers so that they can organize their time in a more efficient way. The office will continue to be a meeting pointing in which they will be able to turn to for work and to be able to meet with their colleagues and clients.
  1. Don’t count the hours, count the outcomes! If at 17:30 one of your employers have finished their tasks for the day, why keep them there until 18:00? More hours does not mean better results: start to count the tasks, the outcomes and forget the hours your employers are sat spent in front of the computer.
  1. Avoid scheduling meetings late in the day. Arranging a meeting for one hour does not mean that the meeting is going to last one hour (sometimes it will last less, sometimes more). Don’t schedule meetings at the end of the day with just the right amount of time needed. It will only make that your team look at the clock and not make them concentrate on the topic in question.
  1. Ban emails out-of-work hours! Objective achieved, time to go home, or go to the gym or wherever members of your team want to go! Their free time has started, so don’t let that anything interferes with that. Enjoying their free time will make them more productive in the office.
  1. Be flexible: listen and understand. This last point, is ultimately, a summary of the previous ones but, at the same time a premise which all managers should keep in mind when it comes taking a decision which affects the team: flexibility, listening and understanding will make the employers feel make respected and valued. Giving workers confidence also means being flexible and understanding. Start with this point!

Worldcoo Team.

The schooling of 120 kids in Tuum (Kenia)

Tuum is a small village located at approximately 500 km north from Nairobi. It is an isolated place, arid and of difficult access. The minimum services of health and education are not available to the population. There is only one public primary school and the kindergarten has opened its doors to children under 6 who, before that, wandered around the fields carelessly.

Thanks of the collaboration of more than 800 users of Zacaris, the NGO Active Africa has achieved the schooling of 120 kids (from 3 to 5 years old) from Samburu and Turkana tribes.

Here the complete report!

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Worldcoo Team.

Dining scholarships for 2 students at social risk

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As you know, one of our commitments is to show with totally transparency  the progress of each of the projects we collaborate.  In this sense, today we present you the final report of the Family Aid program in Spain (promoted by “Action Aid”) and which the users of Zacaris, the main online shop where customers can buy any kind of shoe, were involved.

Thanks to their collaboration, 2 students that are living in a low-income household, will have the chance to have a guaranteed annual scholar lunchroom. Thank you so much!

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Worldcoo Team.

SIGEF Projects Awards 2015

This weekend we have posted different images in Twitter and Facebook about our participation in SIGEF Projects Awards. Today in our blog we are talking about all the things that we did during this three days.

SIGEF is an annual international event that gathers non-profit organizations, renowned speakers, social entrepreneurs and the general public. For three days we have been able to attend plenary sessions, make networking related with the social change, the NGOs have been able to be disclosed and social entrepreneurs have been able to explain their projects through their participation in SIGEF Projects Awards.

SIGEF Projects Awards are an awards that take into account the following values in the projects:

  • Originality and relevance of the project
  • Global reach / applicability
  • Positive impact for society
  • Facilitate and create links between citizens
  • Bring positive consciousness about key topics for sustainability
  • Innovative

The selection process was in three phases. On the first one, the participants had to post their project in Horyou, the social network for people and organizations concerned about social good. The jury chose 50 from all presented projects and the selected ones were exposed on Friday or on Saturday at SIGEF and then, the jury chose 10 finalist projects.

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In our case, we explain our project on Saturday. On Friday we attend to conferences about social entrepreneurship, gender equality through financial empowerment and we met new initiatives with a social purpose in their business modelWe also met other interesting projects that were participating in the awards and we also met NGOs.

On Saturday, we talked about what is Worldcoo and how our widget could help to the companies and to the society and the social impact that our widget had generated until the date. Unfortunately, at the ending of the day the jury informed us that we weren’t one of the 10 selected projects.

Finally, on Sunday we attended very interesting conferences about youth that worries for social change and we listened different experiences about people that use the culture and the art to generate changes in the society.

To summarize the experience we have lived this weekend, we only want to say that it has been very gratifying explain in SIGEF what is Worldcoo and what we do because there were many people that worries about how to improve the problems in the world and they could meet us and could know how we have helped to improve the situation of many people. We also met people with big values that had made very interesting project and we wish them best of luck for the future and, finally, we could visit an amazing city full of beauty in every corner. We recommend it to 100%.

For finish, congratulations to the three winners of the SIGEF Project Awards: Human Relais, Lensational y Kmerpad and thanks to Horyou for give us the opportunity to attend at SIGEF 2015.

The Worldcoo team.

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