Peacock Speaks' Social Impact
As an emerging social enterprise and small business, Peacock Speaks has chosen to concentrate energies on the following issues;
Reduction of synthetic non-biodegradable items to the landfill.
Discouragement of sweatshops/factories and treating employees, handloom artisans with dignity through livelihood sustaining wages/contracts and respectul business practices.
Increase menstrual hygiene education and empower with the choice of menstrual management methods. (Through the Pad for Pad program in India and currently seeking for partners in Australia)
Collaborate with Victorian school students to lobby for reusable menstrual hygiene products to be included in the Victorian Government "Free Pads & Tampons" scheme and promotion of positive menstrual health.
Our current manufacturing partners EcoFemme and Yaazh Tex act with the same values as ours, and we feel proud to sell their products. Learn in detail about the Pad for Pad Program & Supporting Handlooom Artisans.
We hope to next partner with Australian NGOs to empower individuals with the choice of menstrual management methods as well.
We at Peacock Speaks are seeking to challenge the status quo of consummerism.
And, Sustainable Living should not need greenwashing.
What is Social Impact?
Social impact as defined by the University of Michigan's Business+Impact is "A significant, positive change that addresses a pressing social challenge."
These pressing social challenges are on the foundation of human dignity and opportunities, as reasoned by Rishi Moudgil, the founder of the Center for Social Impact at the University of Michigan.
The right to maintain human dignity is so rudimentary that often, those entitled are clueless about people who yearn for these essential services and opportunities. These people may be under systematic oppression and, or be in low socio-economic backgrounds, and are waiting for opportunities for empowerment.
Non-governmental organisations (NGOs), charitable foundations commonly facilitate these opportunities for empowerment and seek donations to fund. Social Enterprises have a structure of a business, however, have social impact programs as an equal priority alongside profit generation.
Intertwining SDGs for Social Impact
Furthermore, we hear more dialogue around climate change-induced environmental disasters and their effects on the affected people's livelihoods and professions.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forward by the United Nations neatly integrate social, economic, and environmental issues and sets targets to mitigate further adverse actions by society.
We were inspired by Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, and Goal 5: Gender Equality.