I go where others fear to tread

This was the credo of Ivan Hadzhiberov, patriarch of Bulgarian industry By Dorothea Nikolova On a hot summer day in the early 20th century a group of smartly dressed English gentlemen, led by the entrepreneur Tom Normanton from Brookside Mills, near Manchester, turned up at the factory of Ivan Hadzhiberov in Gabrovo to check out

THE BRAND Differentiator

Corporate Social Responsibility is more than a tick box in your strategy. By Irina Velkova We are fortunate to live in times when ethical investments, sustainable development and purposeful finance are high on the agenda of companies and investors. The United Nations principles for responsible investments are at the heart of all business discussions nowadays,

To teacher, with love

All together in “Teach for Bulgaria” By Ani Radenkova Did you know that 40% of 15-year-old Bulgarians are functionally illiterate? For comparison – the EU average is 20%. That is, they cannot understand the meaning of a leaflet of a medicine and apply mathematical logic in basic life situations. This is economically detrimental to our

The five principles of ecological labour market relations

The labour market could learn a lot from the ecosystem By Kapka Stoykova Everything is screaming shortage and crisis. Employers say that there are not enough motivated and skilled candidates, and the candidates say there are not enough jobs. It is possible with political action that this situation is going to change… one day. However,

In the temple of Theodore Ushev

Where Art is emotion and excitement, not decoration. By Aneta Nedyalkova A Christian temple with an altar. Thermal blankets, those used for refugees, victims of terrorist attacks or frozen mountaineers, people in crisis. The blankets are the artist’s canvases, painted with over 10,000 figures, texts from the Bible and European poems. Voices of politicians come