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Like many coming-of-age stories, it's hopeful, but with a fierce undertow of loss. Roshan is the biggest telecoms operator in Afghanistan and the country’s biggest employer. It’s also a survivor: a 2017 bombing outside its headquarters killed and wounded scores of employees.

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  • This story came out of looking at data: What was the global distribution of "B Corps"—a designation for purpose-driven companies. Finding a few "onlys" piqued my interest, so I looked more into them. What could have motivated a big new company in Afghanistan, which had so much complexity to deal with

    This story came out of looking at data: What was the global distribution of "B Corps"—a designation for purpose-driven companies. Finding a few "onlys" piqued my interest, so I looked more into them. What could have motivated a big new company in Afghanistan, which had so much complexity to deal with already, to also go through the B Corp certification process?

    What I discovered was an extraordinary story, including some incredible community work, a massive business, and recent tragedy.