Elizabeth Killough on the Off the Sideline Podcast: Mission-Aligned Investing

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Elizabeth Killough on the Off the Sideline Podcast: Mission-Aligned Investing

The Untours Foundation’s longtime director Elizabeth Killough recently sat down with Technical.ly Assistant Editor Stephen Babcock to talk about impact investing for the Off the Sideline podcast. She spoke about mission-aligned investing, and how the Untours Foundation invests its endowment to fund solutions to real word problems. The Untours Foundation is leading the movement and

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Meet the Investee: Dana Donofree of AnaOno

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, we held a powerful, loving and inspiring conversation with Dana Donofree about her business, AnaOno. The Untours Foundation was an early supporter of this venture. Dana, a breast cancer survivor herself, creates feminine, comfortable undergarments for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and women who want better options. She set

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Meet the Investee: Rachel Faller of tonlé

We recently hosted a Zoom conversation with Rachel Faller the founder of tonlé, a sustainable fashion label with all the right style and values. Working in Cambodia on a Fulbright scholarship, Rachel saw the impacts of fast fashion first hand, and she struck a new path. Her clothing line is zero waste, though we would

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Remembering Olga Corrias Murro Hancock

Remembering Olga Corrias Murro Hancock, 1977 – 2020 It is with tremendous sadness that I share news of my dear friend and colleague Olga’s passing. She died in mid-November, two years after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She faced the challenges of cancer and its treatments with strength, resilience, frustration, fury, and an ever-present

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Creating a New Normal for Business, With Your Help

Before Kreyol Essence won on Shark Tank, they were winners of the foundation’s UnDreamed Of Award   Dear Untours family,  Guess what? We’re still here! Brian Taussig-Lux and the Untours team are keeping the home fires burning planning for Untours’ future while I, along with our Board, have been working with our entrepreneurs helping them

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Equal Exchange

Equal Exchange is one of the largest and best known worker-owned cooperatives in the country. One of the pioneers of the Fair Trade movement, they have focused on the promotion and distribution of Fair Trade foodstuffs for over 30 years and have helped introduce the concept of Fair Trade to mainstream retail outlets and consumers. 

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Kreyol Essence

Kreyol Essence is a natural hair and skin care line made with organic oils grown in Haiti. The company was recently featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. (Watch it here.) Our Investment Committee discovered Kreyol Essence earlier, while looking for a stellar green company for the foundation’s UnDreamed of Award. Kreyol Essence was awarded the UnDreamed Of

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AlwaysOn (ROAR for Good)

AlwaysOn is a hotel safety platform that is designed to keep housekeeping staff safe in their daily work. Developed with the input of hotel staff, the system employs a high-level tracking device that allows housekeepers to summon help simply and quietly. Its dead-zone protection and room-level tracking capability help hotels to keep their most vulnerable

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Ask For Help: Elizabeth’s Commencement Address

At the end of 2019, Untours Foundation Co-CEO Elizabeth Killough delivered the commencement address for Penn State, Brandywine. This branch on Pennsylvania’s state university system is near and dear our heart for its groundbreaking commitment to Fair Trade. Elizabeth’s speech touched on Fair Trade, ecology, and our shared destiny. She also addressed our capacity to

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Global Exchange

Global Exchange is a well known human rights organization advocating for social, economic, and environmental justice around the world. Their activist campaigns, travel program, and educational resources target poverty and global inequality. For over 30 years Global Exchange has engaged in humanitarian efforts, organized natural disaster relief, and supported grassroots movements to protect immigration rights,

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