Archive - 2014

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#TheSouthSummit2014 and the Worldcoo’s hope
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#NewProject LetsBonus con las familias desahuciadas de la Fundación Tengo Hogar
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#NewProject LetsBonus LetsBonus con las familias desahuciadas de la Fundación Tengo Hogar
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Informe de seguimiento del proyecto Por un@ más
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Informe de seguimiento del proyecto Por un@ más
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#NewProject: Children’s Diner Scholarship Program of SOS Children & LetsBonus
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#Newsponsor & #Newproject: redcoon.es & School Lunchroom Program
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Human Development Report for 2014- 16 countries with gender equality
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Worldcoo launches its new website and closes its first financing round
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To compensate our forests

#TheSouthSummit2014 and the Worldcoo’s hope

“The crisis turned out to be the genesis of a new spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Due to it,   enterpreneurs  decided not to go a bank, not to go to Mackenzie  Institutional, they decided to do something by their own”.

Ciarán O’leary, Earlybird. Investor of  Carto DB.

From “Investing in the South… Really?” panel during the #SouthSummit2014 .

This quote can sum up the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Spain as Ciarán O’Leary panelist # SouthSummit2014 explained in an event held in Madrid over October 8th,9th and 10th and in which Worldcoo was also present. Most experts agreed to highlight the promising future of the industry comparable to any other European country. From Worldcoo, we believe that in our country there are great ideas and enormous talent. We hope that in the coming years social initiatives like ours will have, each time, more presence. This would mean that the social enterprise whose aim is to generate economic impact, but also social, is on trend.

According to the latest report of G.P.Morgan on the trends on the impact of investing, this market could reach 400 billion dollars in the coming decades. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) defines impact investing as “investments in companies, organizations and funds that are intended to generate a measurable social and environmental impact with a financial return.” Thus, the impact and social commitment of Worldcoo.com is twofold because using their solidarity widget, Worldcoo encourages social involvement of other e-commerce companies and is a social enterprise itself with an innovative model in Europe. Worldcoo.com is also committed to reinvesting 70% of its profits. In most companies this scale is nonexistent. See mor about our  social commitment here.

Here you have some photos of Worldcoo at # SouthSummit2014.

Worldcoo Team.

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#NewProject LetsBonus con las familias desahuciadas de la Fundación Tengo Hogar

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Arrancamos Octubre  con un nuevo #PlanSolidarioLB   y una nueva causa: apoyar a las familias golpeadas por la crisis económica y el desempleo. Para ello, Worldcoo se ha puesto en contacto con la Fundación TengoHogar, que está haciendo un trabajo excelente para que estas personas recuperen una vida digna.

Fundación Tengo Hogar.

La Fundación Tengo Hogar inició su andadura en el año 2013 a raíz de las consecuencias catastróficas que la crisis económica, el desempleo y la alta tasa de hipotecas y cargas familiares estaban causando a las familias de clase media que son actualmente la cara de la nueva pobreza. Estas familias conforman un colectivo que hasta al momento se había mostrado reacio a recurrir al apoyo de los Servicios Sociales y cuando han necesitado ayuda han acudido familiares y amigos. Pero cada vez son más los afectados por esta situación.

La iniciativa formada por voluntarios y profesionales de distintos sectores  procura una vivienda  temporal a esas familias que ya no pueden mantener la suya y promueven  su recuperación y su autonomía económica mediante ayuda en formación y autoempleo. Les facilitan  el acceso a una vivienda, les ayudan a reestructurar sus fuentes de ingresos mediante el acceso al empleo o el autoempleo y les proporcionan un seguimiento personalizado en apoyo a todas sus necesidades. 

La fundación desarrolla su labor con las familias que le son derivadas por los servicios sociales del Ayuntamiento de Madrid, estudiando su perfil a través de unos criterios que puedan asegurar su futuro. A partir de ahí se les asigna una vivienda temporal que podrán utilizar entre uno y dos años a un coste muy reducido. “Las personas que acceden al proyecto siguen teniendo los ingresos suficientes como para poder hacerse cargo de los gastos de los suministros de la vivienda y pagar un alquiler que nunca supera los 160 euros. Este precio reducido es posible gracias al programa de vivienda solidaria que desarrollan el Ayuntamiento de Madrid y la Empresa Municipal de Vivienda y Suelo a través de un convenio.

Hasta la fecha, han cedido 9 viviendas a  9 famílias y tienen 8 por ocupar en la ciudad de Madrid. Han beneficiado a 33 personas, 16 de los cuales son menores de edad. Además 6 personas han encontrado empleo gracias a ellos.

El reto: pagar las deudas de una família  deshauciada de la fundación.

El objetivo del #PlanSolidarioLB será subsanar las deudas de una família de la fundación que ascienden a 850 €.  Se trata de una mujer sola con 3 hijos de 18, 15 y 9 que perdió su empleo fijo y actualmente trabaja de empleada de hogar pero no logra ingresar lo suficiente para los gastos corrientes más las deudas acumuladas de luz, agua, gas y renta.

Esta familia describe una realidad cada vez más palpable. Gracias LetsBonus por ser un !ecommerce socialmente comprometido!

 

#NewProject LetsBonus LetsBonus con las familias desahuciadas de la Fundación Tengo Hogar

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Arrancamos Octubre  con un nuevo #PlanSolidarioLB   y una nueva causa: apoyar a las familias golpeadas por la crisis económica y el desempleo. Para ello, Worldcoo se ha puesto en contacto con la Fundación TengoHogar, que está haciendo un trabajo excelente para que estas personas recuperen una vida digna.

Fundación Tengo Hogar.
La Fundación Tengo Hogar inició su andadura en el año 2013 a raíz de las consecuencias catastróficas que la crisis económica, el desempleo y la alta tasa de hipotecas y cargas familiares estaban causando a las familias de clase media que son actualmente la cara de la nueva pobreza. Estas familias conforman un colectivo que hasta al momento se había mostrado reacio a recurrir al apoyo de los Servicios Sociales y cuando han necesitado ayuda han acudido familiares y amigos. Pero cada vez son más los afectados por esta situación.

La iniciativa formada por voluntarios y profesionales de distintos sectores  procura una vivienda  temporal a esas familias que ya no pueden mantener la suya y promueven  su recuperación y su autonomía económica mediante ayuda en formación y autoempleo. Les facilitan  el acceso a una vivienda, les ayudan a reestructurar sus fuentes de ingresos mediante el acceso al empleo o el autoempleo y les proporcionan un seguimiento personalizado en apoyo a todas sus necesidades.

La fundación desarrolla su labor con las familias que le son derivadas por los servicios sociales del Ayuntamiento de Madrid, estudiando su perfil a través de unos criterios que puedan asegurar su futuro. A partir de ahí se les asigna una vivienda temporal que podrán utilizar entre uno y dos años a un coste muy reducido. “Las personas que acceden al proyecto siguen teniendo los ingresos suficientes como para poder hacerse cargo de los gastos de los suministros de la vivienda y pagar un alquiler que nunca supera los 160 euros. Este precio reducido es posible gracias al programa de vivienda solidaria que desarrollan el Ayuntamiento de Madrid y la Empresa Municipal de Vivienda y Suelo a través de un convenio.

Hasta la fecha, han cedido 9 viviendas a  9 famílias y tienen 8 por ocupar en la ciudad de Madrid. Han beneficiado a 33 personas, 16 de los cuales son menores de edad. Además 6 personas han encontrado empleo gracias a ellos.

El reto: pagar las deudas de una família  deshauciada de la fundación.
El objetivo del #PlanSolidarioLB será subsanar las deudas de una família de la fundación que ascienden a 2000 €.  Se trata de una mujer sola con 3 hijos de 18, 15 y 9 que perdió su empleo fijo y actualmente trabaja de empleada de hogar pero no logra ingresar lo suficiente para los gastos corrientes más las deudas acumuladas de luz, agua, gas y renta.

Esta familia describe una realidad cada vez más palpable. Gracias LetsBonus por ser un !ecommerce socialmente comprometido!

Informe de seguimiento del proyecto Por un@ más

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Tras el éxito de la campaña Por un@ más, realizada por Worldcoo en abril de 2013, os compartimos el informe oficial de su seguimiento para que todos los donantes puedan ver su evolución.   El objetivo del proyecto  era conseguir los fondos necesarios para que un estudiante proveniente de algún país empobrecido o en situación de conflicto, pudiera impartir el Máster Internacional sobre Paz, Conflictos y Estudios de desarrollo de la Universidad Jaume I,  impartido en la localidad de Castellón. La idea de la campaña surgió de los mismos estudiantes a raíz de la cancelación de todas las subvenciones  públicas para la concesión de este tipo de becas.

 Raúl Montes Osorio,  fue el joven  afortunado que recibió  la beca gracias a la financiación conseguida por toda la comunidad @Worldcoo. Se recaudaron un total de  5340€  en 5 semanas, con 146 donantes . Según el informe, los resultados del primer año han sido más que satisfactorios, tanto en aspectos académicos como de integración del estudiante en la comunidad. Este último año, a parte de cursar los últimos 60 créditos del Máster, Raúl defenderá su Trabajo Final de Máster con Orientación Profesional  públicamente ante un tribunal constituido a tal efecto, que evaluará la calidad del trabajo y decidirá si es apto para la obtención del título de Máster, objetivo final que certifica la formación recibida.

¡Te deseamos la máxima suerte Raúl en este curso que ahora empiezas!

Leer el informe completo en: Informe Crowdfunding Junio_septiembre 2014

Ver vídeo informe recaudación final:

 

Informe de seguimiento del proyecto Por un@ más

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Tras el éxito de la campaña Por un@ más, realizada por Worldcoo en abril de 2013, os compartimos el informe oficial de su seguimiento para que todos los donantes puedan ver su evolución.   El objetivo del proyecto  era conseguir los fondos necesarios para que un estudiante proveniente de algún país empobrecido o en situación de conflicto, pudiera impartir el Máster Internacional sobre Paz, Conflictos y Estudios de desarrollo de la Universidad Jaume I,  impartido en la localidad de Castellón. La idea de la campaña surgió de los mismos estudiantes a raíz de la cancelación de todas las subvenciones  públicas para la concesión de este tipo de becas.

 Raúl Montes Osorio,  fue el joven  afortunado que recibió  la beca gracias a la financiación conseguida por toda la comunidad @Worldcoo. Se recaudaron un total de  5340€  en 5 semanas, con 146 donantes . Según el informe, los resultados del primer año han sido más que satisfactorios, tanto en aspectos académicos como de integración del estudiante en la comunidad. Este último año, a parte de cursar los últimos 60 créditos del Máster, Raúl defenderá su Trabajo Final de Máster con Orientación Profesional  públicamente ante un tribunal constituido a tal efecto, que evaluará la calidad del trabajo y decidirá si es apto para la obtención del título de Máster, objetivo final que certifica la formación recibida.

¡Te deseamos la máxima suerte Raúl en este curso que ahora empiezas!

Leer el informe completo en: Informe Crowdfunding Junio_septiembre 2014

Ver vídeo informe recaudación final:

 

#NewProject: Children’s Diner Scholarship Program of SOS Children & LetsBonus

The school year in Spain  begins today and we have started  determined to help those who need it most in this back to school report.
Thanks to the collaboration of LetsBonus that will help us with our cause, we have prepared a new #plansolidario (Charitableplan) for LetsBonus CSR program that works with the NGO, SOS Children ( Aldeas Infantiles, SOS).

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Children’s Diner Scholarship Program of Aldeas Infantiles SOS

This month, the cause has been chosen as the Children’s Diner Scholarship Program. This entity provides soup kitchens in different Spanish cities, where many families frequent due to situations like evictions, unemployment and a lack of economic income. These prevention programs do their best to help these families, guiding them so they can find work and aiding in the care of their children. But increasingly, these families need help to cover the basic essentials: food, clothing and school supplies needs. This year the entity has encountered 542 children with a particularly urgent need for basic meals, therefore, this new scholarship program has been inniciated, so that children can stay and eat in their respective schools, allowing them to maintain a normal life.
This video summarizes the action and mission of SOS Children, a private, non profit international organization, which helps children and was founded in 1949 in Imst (Austria) and is now has activities in 133 countries.


LetsBonus Act Program
The program ‘Acts LetsBonus’ supports the more real and closer problems to heart in our day to day lives. To date, the NGO Friends of the biggest, Adsis Foundation, AccióNatura, the Federation of Autism Madrid have been the beneficiaries of the solidarity of its members. Worldcoo has been involved in the selection and auditing of projects submitted, ensuring compliance and traceability of donations received.
Thank you very much, again, for being a socially responsible LetsBonus  e-commerce company.

#Newsponsor & #Newproject: redcoon.es & School Lunchroom Program

It is September and our special “Back to school” comes with a new sponsor redcoon.es and a new project Educo.org: School Lunchroom Program which is to raise money to fund dining rooms for less established schools, in areas of need,  throughout Spain.
Startling data indicates that every three minutes in Spain, a child falls into the risk of poverty. 1 out of every 4 children (200.000) is malnourished and does not receive even one balanced meal a day.
Educo.org focuses its activity on children and their right to receive a qualified education. The School Lunchroom Program has identified the most vulnerable families in Spain who have difficulties providing their children with a proper diet and who are not eligible for government lunchroom subsidies.
redcoon.es and its users, an online specialist company dedicated to online sales of appliances, photography, electronics and computers will be supporting the cause and donating 1 euro for every purchase made on their website. The program will help children from more than 20 schools across Spain. With 3.500 € of funding, Educo will be able to provide  1400 meals that will benefit lots of children and their families.
Thanks for joining the Worldcoo community and welcome. Redcoon.es joins the list of socially responsible e-commerce’s that bind our commitment to generate more of a positive social impact  together. For this, we are proud of them!
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Together, we can do great things!

Human Development Report for 2014- 16 countries with gender equality

  • In only 16 countries are the levels of human development of women equal to or superior to those of men, according to the new Gender Development Index, 2014.
  • Despite this slight improvement, overall, the Human Development Index is still 8% lower for women

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The latest Human Development Report  in 2014, was published by the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP) and calculated for the first time, the level of human development distinguished between men and women in 148 countries by presenting the content for Gender Inequality.

Overall, it shows a slight decrease in the inequality of women. However, despite improvements in the field of health and a gradual increase in education and parliamentary representation, empowerment of women continues to lag. Thus, the United States, took a surprising 47 in the ranking of gender inequality. For example, women in the United States occupy only 18% of parliamentary seats, compared to 38% in the Netherlands and 45% in Sweden.

The 16 countries with greater gender equality  are:

Argentina, Barbados, Belarus, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine and Uruguay are the 16 countries where the HDI values ​​for women are equal to or higher than those of men. In some of these countries, this is attributed to higher educational attainment of women; in others, life expectancy in women is higher (at least more than five years). Slovenia holds the best position, while Yemen has the most unequal percentage in relation to gender.

Income inequality is increasing

Overall, the Gender Development Index for women is 8 percent lower than that of men, and the disparity of gross national income per capita is still very high: at a global level, men earn more than twice that of women.

The income inequality has increased in several regions, also among the countries with high human development. Latin America and the Caribbean remain the highest points in the world in terms of income inequality. The IDHD,  which was calculated throughout 145 countries, shows that the lowest levels of inequality were found in Norway, Finland and the Czech Republic.

 

  The Human Development Index

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a complex measure to compare countries in terms of international parity in health, education and income. This was introduced in the first Human Development Report  of 1990 as a measure of development put into doubt purely economic assessments of national progress. HDI Report 2014 covers 187 countries and territories. Last year, the HDI could not be calculated for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Marshall Islands, Monaco, Nauru, San Marino , Somalia, South Sudan and Tuval.

Despite the global achievements in terms of human development in all regions of the growth rate, the HDI was lower in the period between 2008 and 2013, compared with the years 2000-2008, according to the same report. By country, the steepest declines in the values ​​of the HDI this year occurred in the Central African Republic, Libya and Syria, where ongoing conflicts led to a reduction in income.

Entitled Holding Human Progress: Reduce vulnerabilities and build resilience, the report provides a new perspective on vulnerability and proposes new ways to foster resilience. “Addressing vulnerabilities will allow everybody to participate in the progress of development, thereby ensuring that human development is becoming more equal and sustainable,” Helen Clark, a UNDP Administrator said. The report urges governments to recommit themselves to the goal of full employment. In this sense, she argues that full employment produces social dividends that go far beyond the individual benefits by promoting stability and social cohesion.

  1,500 million people, from 91 developing countries, live in a situation of multidimensional poverty

According to research 1,200 million people live on $ 1.25 a day or less. However, the latest estimates from the Multidimensional Poverty Index UNDP reveal that nearly 1,500 million people in 91 developing countries, live in a situation of multidimensional poverty, with concurring deficits in health, education and living standards. Although overall poverty is declining, nearly 800 million people are at risk of falling back into it because of a crisis or adversity.

The UNDP and other like-minded charities and Worldcoo have a considerable task ahead of them to reduce this gap and work for the  Human Development itself.

ABOUT THIS REPORT:

The Human Development Report is an independent publisher publication of the United Nations Program for Development. Here you can download the Human Development Report 2014 for free, along with reference materials on its indices.

UNDP forges partnerships with all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis; promotes and supports the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for all.

 

 

 

Worldcoo launches its new website and closes its first financing round

Here, there are our best news of the summer. Worldcoo closes its first round of funding, with the entry of Ona Capital, Delta Partners and Banco Sabadell as major investors. And we have launched a new website, also in spanish.  The contribution of  € 230,000 will be dedicate to accelerate the business growth, get the challenge of being in 10% of e-commerce transactions in Europe and to raise funds for 50 charity projects.

Ona and Delta Capital Partners, the new investors. Ona Capital, and Delta Partners, are the latest investors who have become part of the project. Banc Sabadell  also bet on the company in early 2014. During the first round of seed capital, Xavier Marcet (President to Lead Change, Founder and President of the Barcelona Drucker Society and professor at IDEC) and Josep Maria Martorell (currently, General Director for Research in the Generalitat de Catalunya) were the first who believe in the project. Soon after, the technology agency T4XI (which invested in the company as  Tech Angel) and Carles Florensa, (General Director of Eurosilla, advisor and business angel in several companies, professor at ESADE and UAB), joined the group.

Launch of the web in spanish. T4XI has been in charge of developing  our new  site  according to its needs with a  different  design from other crowdfunding platforms. We are very happy with the browsing experience and hope you enjoy it as we do.

Worldcoo was born in 2012 with an international focus but the spanish market is an opportunity to grow faster. The volume of e-commerce in Spain represents 5% of the European e-commerce and has a promising future in becoming a real  agent of developement and social change with growth rates of 20% annually, according to the CNMC (National Commission markets and competition).

Social Bussiness Model. Aureli  Bou and Sergi Figueres, co-founders, with the entire group of investors have formed a Social Bussines model that follows in the footsteps of similar models operating in the Netherlands, UK and USA, where companies reinvest 70% of their potential benefits to other social projects or R & D. Here you can see all aspects of our social commitment.

To compensate our forests

On World Environment Day Worldcoo has a new project to protect our forests!

In times of massive industrialization and urbanization all over the world, nature and biodiversity are highly in danger, and with them our whole ecosystem. Forests are known for being the lungs of our planet but yet we keep destroying them. Everyone agrees sustainable development is a solution to guarantee future generations will still have natural ressources. But what is sustainable development in concrete terms? Having a responsible consumption, recycling, advocating for the environment on World Environment Day (and also the other 364 days of the year!)…

Now the environmental NGO AcciónNatura is offering you a new way of doing sustainable development. It seems inevitable to consume, to build, to create waste in our societies. But what if we could give back to nature? The CompensaNatura campaign gives us the opportunity to make up for the place we take upon nature by preserving endangered biodiversity. 

By buying harvesting  rights for m2 of old Mediterranean forest in Spain or tropical rainforest in Equador you can make sure that biodiversity is preserved in these areas for at least 25 years. 

Thanks to our sponsor LetsBonus who’s fully engaged in environment protection along with AcciónNatura we can all do something to compensate Mother Nature on her day.  

The campaign has started, more information soon!

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