Seven Ways Our Businesses Can Help Refugees

There are over 25 million refugees in the world today. Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency has written extensively on ways in which individuals can support displaced people. In this article and TEDtalk, she describes how businesses can do their part: help refugees get work; be an advocate; develop goods and services refugees need; exchange ideas and know-how with nonprofit organizations that serve refugees; put money in funds that invest in refugees; engage in smart philanthropy; serve as a role model for other businesses. These seven ideas are simple but show how businesses can have a profound impact on the lives of displaced people worldwide.