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Today is the World Refugee Day
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We have chosen as a “Best For the World” 2018 honoree!
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Ticketmaster raises €30,000 for social causes!
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Ticketing Business Forum
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The experience of Miquel and Mireia in the education community in Sopachuy (Bolivia)
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Our Annual Report 2017
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Today is International Childhood Cancer Day
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How your company (and your customers) can be socially responsible
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Social round up is already here!
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We celebrated the 2nd Worldcoo Volunteer Day!

Today is the World Refugee Day

Did you know that…

  • Every two seconds, one person is forced to leave home. 
  • 51% of refugees are children.
  • Violence and hungry have increased the number of refugees in 2017, reaching 68,5 million.

UNCHRToday is the World Refugee Day and we can’t lose the occasion to show, one more year, our commitment with more than 68 million people who have been forced to flee their homes in order to save their lives.

This is the fifth consecutive year that the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) registers an increase in the displaced population.

Among the list of the main countries experiencing the greatest flees, Syria leads the list, with 6, 3 million refugees, 14% more than in 216.

In its annual Global Trends Report, released today, UNHCR reveals this numbers ahead of World Refugee Day.

 

Worldcoo Team

We have chosen as a “Best For the World” 2018 honoree!

Worldcoo has been recognized as one of the “Best Companies For The World” for the third consecutive year.  

B_BCorp_logo_POSAs you know, every year  B Lab Corporation recognizes those companies that are part of B Corporation movement and have achieved a higher score following the evaluation carried out by the same organization.

Among the 2,400 companies that are part of the B Corp community at an international level, Worldcoo has stood out as one of the companies that generates the greatest positive impact on society, employees, the community and the environment.

Jay Coen Gilbert, co-founder of B Lab, says that “with the rise of anger at a system that feels rigged, people are hungry for companies like Worldcoo, who are changing the system by building businesses that seek to create the greatest positive impact”.

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B Corporation is a global movement that joins companies that are re-defining the sense of business success. This is, companies that combine economic benefits with the generation of social and environmental benefits, with a strong commitment to transparency and corporate responsibility. Today there are more than 2,400 Certified B Corporations across more than 150 industries and 50 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.

The complete list of award-winning companies can be found at: bthechange.com/bestfortheworld.

 

Worldcoo Team

 

Ticketmaster raises €30,000 for social causes!

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As you know, since last October, Ticketmaster offers their customers the chance to collaborate with social causes though our charity widget.

logo_ticketmasterEach month, Ticketmaster has supported a different cause and its customers have had the opportunity to add € 1 (or more) to their purchase and show their social commitment. The response of the initiative has been so good that today they have already raised more than € 30,000!

This amount has been allocated to 8 social entities so that they carry out their social projects: Ayuda en Acción, Oxfam Intermón, Fundación Theodora, RAIS, Fundación Unoentrecienmil, Fundación Vicente Ferrer, Unicef ​​and Voces.

Thanks to this, Ticketmaster customers have collaborated with medical research to cure leukemia, help the homeless or promote the labor insertion of women in India, among others.

Celia Carrillo, Chief Marketing Officer of Ticketmaster Spain, emphasizes that “for Ticketmaster, collaborating with Worldcoo is a priority because it allows us to respond to a social demand from our own clients. Now, they can contribute quickly and effectively with different causes of solidarity in their purchasing processes. “

For his part, Sergi Figueres, CEO of Worldcoo, adds that “through the union with Ticketmaster, we have detected that the world of entertainment and culture has an important component of solidarity. Since we started our collaboration with Ticketmaster, donors have increased every month and the response from all of them has been more than positive. “

This month of June, coinciding with World Prostate Cancer Day – June 11 – Ticketmaster supports medical research of this type of disease with the Spanish Association Against Cancer. Until December, clients will have the opportunity to make their micro-contribution to fight against gender-based violence, child poverty or AIDS, among others.

All donations made by Ticketmaster users can be followed in real time through the web https://ticketmaster.worldcoo.com/

Worldcoo Team

Ticketing Business Forum

ttb-logoNext 17 and 18 April we are attending Ticketing Business Forum, the event that brings together entertainment ticketing professionals from around the world: venue owners & operators, rights holders, system suppliers, ticket agencies, marketing and digital agencies, payment processing…

During two days, the event – that this year takes place in Manchester- combines conferences, workshops, mini-expos, project briefings and networking sessions. We will be part of the speaker line-up with many others that are disrupting the industry to share, debate, discuss and decide the future of live entertainment ticketing.

On Tuesday 17 at 2:45pm, we will have the chance to explain our latest news in the ticketing sector and how companies can use our fundraising channels in order to show their social commitment and help NGO to collect the necessary funds to implement their social and cooperation projects around the world.

Click here to download the schedule.

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The experience of Miquel and Mireia in the education community in Sopachuy (Bolivia)

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Miquel and Mireia are two of the ambassadors of Worldcoo that, in a voluntary way, help us to audit and visit some of the projects we have helped to fund with the help of all the “companies with a cause” that collaborate with us.

Some months ago, they went to Camboya, where they had the opportunity to know first-hand the labor that the NGO S.A.U.C.E. does, an entity that, since 2011, helps people at risk of social exclusion of the zone.

NRbZ7qZsNow, they have travelled to Sopachuy, one of the villages with major childhood malnutrition index in Bolivia. In fact, every 100 kids in Sopachuy, 24 present a state of chronic malnutrition. Through the help of Nicequest users, the NGO Ayuda en Acción was able to increase the availability of food resources, teach how to increase family income from cultivation and promote good hygiene practices and responsible consumption. You can remember the project HERE.

We spoke with Miquel and Mireia about their experience after visiting Sopachuy with Ayuda en Acción.

Miquel and Mireia, how do you describe Sopachuy?

Sopachuy is a municipality formed by 9 communities spread over a wide territory. We went to Amancaya, one of the most important. To get there, it took us 4 hours by car from Sucre, the nearest city. The last hour and a half, the road became an unpaved road that usually becomes impassable in times of heavy rains. There is no type of transport that reaches the community, and the only way for the inhabitants to leave is on foot.

The community has an agrarian subsistence economy organized in family gardens. Most of the corn is grown and vegetables and vegetables have recently been introduced. There is a very basic livestock based on pigs and animals for field work.

The streets of the village are dirt with large holes made by rainwater. The houses are made of adobe, although they are beginning to build with billets. Since 3 years ago, the houses have electricity. Running water is not present in all houses and is not potable, and for this reason most people go to the river to wash their clothes, clean themselves and pick them up for cooking and drinking.

The community has a health center that includes 4 other communities (San Isidro, Achatalas, Chavarria and Alisos) and a primary and secondary school. This year they have 250 students between 6 and 16 years old. Some of the children have to walk up to an hour and a half every day to get to school.

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How are its inhabitants?

The inhabitants of Amancaya are Quechua and this is their mother tongue. They are extended families and usually have more than 4 children. Their educational level is very basic, probably the majority only came to attend primary school. In general we seem introverted and closed people.

They are Catholics and maintain some traditions related to the Pachamama and the tribute to the land.

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What are the main consequences after the implementation of the social program promoted by Ayuda en Acción?

sopachuy3The main effects easily visible in the community have been the improvements in the school (new kitchen, sink, yard cleaning), the new health center and the improvement in the hygienic and alimentary habits of the population.

Thanks to the actions carried out, cases of child malnutrition (under 5 years of age) have been reduced. Before the start of the project, 21% of the children suffered from severe malnutrition, now 5%.

During the visit, you have had the opportunity to talk with some of the families that participated in the project. What do they think about it?

After the visit to Sopachuy, the gratitude is the most common and sincere feeling that all its inhabitants transmitted to us. It is highly valued that the help has been made in the form of “action” in which they have had to take part because they have felt involved and have been aware that in their hands is the possibility of improving and pulling ahead.

Elvira, elementary school teacher says, “What I liked about this project is that they made us work. Help comes and goes, but the spark to work hasn’t left.

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Although the project ended a few weeks ago, the habitants of Sopachuy continue to work in order to continue improving their quality of life. What are their priorities today?

In order, their priorities are:

  1. sopa5Maintain habits learned in hygiene and healthy eating.
  2. Retain young people in school so that they finish high school.
  3. Settle the agrarian economy to avoid having to leave the town.
  4. Health challenges related to HIV, pregnancies in adolescence and continue working in the monitoring of malnutrition.

In general, how would you describe the experience of your visit in Sopachuy?

Being able to visit this project has given us the opportunity to get to know another reality of Bolivia, a reality that is widespread but unknown at the same time. The rural environment lives in precarious conditions and with a very low quality of life.

In relation to the project, we were very pleased to be able to visit a success story in which the involvement of all the affected agents (NGOs, teachers, health center, parents, students, municipal government) has been achieved to achieve its objective. And this is palpable with the reactions of the people; they have assimilated and acquired the NGO’s proposals as their own.

Finally, we have corroborated that the great advances are made with small actions. The most important thing is that they are appropriate proposals and adapted to the needs and capacities of the area of ​​action. In this specific case, we have seen an action plan that fits with the casuistry of the environment and this has led to the success of the project.

Worldcoo Team

 

Our Annual Report 2017

Our Annual Corporate Report of 2017 is here, a year in which we have launched new fundraising channels and have consolidated the ones that we already had, such as the Social Corporate Platform for those companies that promote the solidarity of all their customers and employees through different kind of campaigns. In fact, 52% of donations of the total funds raised have been through this channel.

Moreover, we have added 25 new companies to our network of “Companies with a cause” of Worldcoo, which has allowed us to  help more than 48,000 people thanks to 122.000 people who have donated. 

In order to internationalize our solutions, 10 Country Managers joined our team: in Italy, France, Eastern Europe, Nordic countries, Brazil, Chile and North America.

But if we review this 2017, we can not forget the launchment our the “Social Round-Up“, our new fundriaing channel for physical commercial establishments that is already established in all Óptica Cottet and Audiology stores.

You can download our Annual Corporate Report HERE.

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Worldcoo Team

Today is International Childhood Cancer Day

Each year, there are more than 215,000 new cases childhood cancer. Even so, the good news is that medical research is advancing and scientific advances have made that there will be more medical treatments and the survival increases.

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Part of it is thanks to those people who, in a disinterested way, contribute to promote and promote medical research, whether through donations, awareness and dissemination campaigns or volunteering. In that sense, the work carried out by all the companies that facilitate collaboration in these causes with employees and customers of each entity is equally important.

CapturaTicketmaster, for example, this February is collaborating with Unoentrecienmil, a foundation that was born in 2012 with the aim of supporting the research of childhood leukemia in an opportunity to develop innovative projects. Through the money that all the customers of Ticketmaster collect this month, the Foundation will be able to provide a two-year research grant that will allow a medical-scientific team to work continuously in the investigation of childhood leukemia. So far, they have collected almost 2.000€! You can follow the donation process here.

logo-aladinaAlso, Promofarma is currently supporting Aladina Foundation with the aim that the entity can organize different activities that help to liven up the day to day of children with cancer hospitalized.

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If you also want that the company you are working for support social causes like this, you can contact us HERE.

Worldcoo Team

How your company (and your customers) can be socially responsible

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check-mark-1292787_960_720A recent study (Brands with values: the power of the consmer-citizen), confirms that almost 80% of population prefers brands with more social values, rather than companies with the best price or quality. From some years ago, the increasing products and services and the facility in which people can access to information, has made that there’s a change in consumer’s behaviour.

In front of this scenario, those brands with values have more protagonism than never before. In fact, the results of the studies show that “nearly 60% of people will choose a brand which takes cares of environment, social aspects or their employees”.

There’s a lot of options in order to show our social commitment. In Worldcoo, we offer companies the possibility that their customers employees or society in general can make their own micro-contribution through the brand itself. To do this, we put within reach of all of them (on and off line businesses, companies and banking entities), different FUNDRAISING CHANNELS:

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  • widget_fonstransparent_ENG_verdOnline payment platforms: It’s our most famous channel. eCommerce companies can incorporate our widget in their payment system and invite their customers to add a micro-donation to their purchase in order to collaborate with a social cause. Today, more than 40 eCommerce already have our widget.
  • eBanking: At the same time the users of different banking entities have access to their banking operations, they can make their micro-contribution (also from its own telephone). It is a huge opportunity to take advantage of the moment and donate from any place and time.
  •  Social corporates platforms: Companies promote the social collaboration of all their employees throught different kind of campaigns; for example, the donation of €1 from their salary each month or the launching of emergency campaigns when natural disasters occur.
  • salut_anglesSocial round up: It is our latest lauchment. When we pay with credit card in a comercial establishment, we will have the option to round up our purchase and donate the cents to a social cause. It is a method that already works in countries such as France, Germany or United Kingdom, collecting more than €1M each one.

Would you like to implement some of them? Want more information? Write us at contact@worldcoo.com 

Worldcoo Team

Social round up is already here!

We couldn’t imagine a better start of this 2018. Social round up is already here! From now on, all companies can offer their customers the option to round up the final amount of their purchase and donate the cents to a social cause.


The first social establishment

company_logoCottet Óptica y Audiología” is the first company which is implementing it. All their customers can round up the total amount of their purchase and donate their cents to a social cause.

In line with their social commitment with the eye health of who need it the most, all the customers of Cottet collaborate with Ocularis, an entity that focus their activity in the ophthalmological training in developing countries of Sub-Saharan Africa. Through the help of Cottet, Ocularis will train ophthalmologists and optical so they can treat thousands of people who need it. You can follow the donation process HERE.


I want to be a Social Establishment too! 

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If you want to become a “Social Establishment” you can contact us HERE. We will be very pleased to count on you in order to help all the different NGO to boost their social projects around the world.


logo_ue“Social Round Up” takes part of the “Widget 3.0” project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 711367.

Worldcoo Team

We celebrated the 2nd Worldcoo Volunteer Day!

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Last Friday, we changed our computers and notebooks for paint brushes. In the context of Giving Tuesday  we wanted to spend, in a direct and personal manner, a morning together with those most in need for the second time.

We were with our colleagues fromObra Social Hospital San Juan de Dios, an entity with which we have collaborated several times. The objective was to participate in the rehabilitation of a flat, supervised by the same entity, where young people newly arrived to Spain live.

We spent a very different and productive morning in Sant Vicenç dels Horts (Barcelona). It was a good occasion to share a good time working as a team all together and, also, to know from first-hand the great job that Obra Social does with the management of insertion flats that promote autonomy and offer a home for young newcomers.

Following, some of the pictures from last Friday.

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