This year 2011 is the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day. The African Diaspora Professional Women in Europe (ADIPWE) is compiling the list of Inspirational Female of African origin in Europe. Could you please help us to put a high quality list together and increase their visibility?
The list will be published in the first week of March. Please click on the link below to nominate your inspirational woman now…Continue
Added by FRANCINE BELEYI on January 31, 2011 at 12:33 — No Comments
Business leaders from Unilever, Suncor and a dozen other organizations met to identify their greatest challenges in sustainability. Facilitator Tima Bansal, a professor of strategic management, distilled the group's findings into 10 key priorities.
Read the full report.…
Added by David Martel on January 31, 2011 at 2:41 — No Comments
The American Indian College Fund received $150,000 from the UPS Foundation to continue the UPS Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program. For 13 years, this program has been providing scholarship support to students attending the nation’s tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). The renewed program will provide a $2,250 scholarship for one student at each of…
Added by David Martel on January 30, 2011 at 3:10 — No Comments
Corporate Volunteering promises an array of benefits, but there is one single benefit that overshadows the rest - one single benefit that is the sole measurement of success for your program.
Added by Chris Jarvis on January 29, 2011 at 15:42 — No Comments
... and opportunities in the telecommunications (especially in rural areas) for the private sector !
This article shows that liberalization and privatization cannot come without re-distributive policies and social safety nets due to the changes the society undergoes in the meantime. But this also means new openings and opportunities to act for social businesses: be it in education, health, or telecommunications sectors
Added by Dario Berrebi on January 28, 2011 at 10:27 — No Comments
I logged on to Facebook this morning, and had a message from a friend that runs an NGO in rural Benin, a small country in West Africa.
"We have a number of tailors & artisans waiting for us to start Novi Boutik (the NGO's online store), but I don't even know how we are going to get sample products, or provide start-up funding for them."
There are so many…Continue
Added by Crystal Huskey on January 26, 2011 at 17:54 — No Comments
Harvard Business Review’s cover story this month, “Creating Shared Value,” should be a celebration of how far CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) has taken us. Instead, authors Michael Porter and Mark Kramer discredit CSR to make room for their new idea, "Shared Value".
Southeast Asia is a hub for human trafficking. So often, young girls are lured by traffickers through promises of well paying jobs in the cities. If you have read Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristof and his wife Sheryl Wudunn, you will already be aware of the horrors endured by women and girls caught in the web of modern day slavery, and if you don't know, read the book. It's easy to read but hard to handle.
I write for a…Continue
Though the title seems pessimistic, Kenya's always been one of the more developed Sub-Sarahan African countries, with a great education system. After a big crisis, it now seems back on track...
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Added by Dario Berrebi on January 21, 2011 at 7:48 — No Comments
BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies) is launching a new COMMUNITY CAPITAL series—monthly Webinars and an all-day Intensive at the BALLE Business Conference on June 14. Free Webinar on Feb. 1 with BALLE’s Michael Shuman and RSF Social Finance’s Don Shaffer. This is a ‘how-to’ series with specific case studies for strengthening healthy place-based economies by connecting…Continue
Added by Drew Tulchin on January 21, 2011 at 4:07 — No Comments
Smith & Nephew plc (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, and the World Environment Center (WEC) jointly announced today that Smith & Nephew has been elected as WEC’s newest Corporate Member. Headquartered in London, England, Smith & Nephew operates in 32 countries, with major manufacturing operations in the U.S. and the…Continue
Added by David Martel on January 20, 2011 at 3:46 — No Comments
The number of hours a company invests in employee volunteering is like aircraft maintenance - which is to say, it is vitally important. It is not, however, what your customers want to know about.
Every week, scores of companies publish press…
Added by Chris Jarvis on January 19, 2011 at 20:34 — No Comments
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.. our contribution to fight poverty:
Green Energy Parks (GrEnPa) are small commercial developments in rural areas that convert biomass (agricultural residues) into energy, chemicals and commercial products. They'll provide rural jobs, contribute to food security (additional farming revenue) and its goods replace fossil based products (negative CO2 Footprint!).
Added by Philipp Steiner on January 17, 2011 at 21:30 — No Comments
The beginning of a new year offers an opportunity for a fresh start full of good intentions.2010 marked the beginning of a new decade with great hopes for sustainable development including biodiversity – BUT it was not a good year for global sustainable development. It was marked and marred by an entirely preventable, highly publicised, major environmental disaster and, in the main, a “business as usual” approach.
It was also marked by increased calls for true sustainability versus…Continue
Added by Ulrike Schuermann on January 17, 2011 at 1:24 — No Comments
Ethiopian government has been putting much efforts in recent years in seriously developing the country, but it still faces the challenge of an all-pervasive, widespread poverty. Where to begin? Roads apparently...
Added by Dario Berrebi on January 17, 2011 at 0:26 — No Comments
I wrote the chapter on Tourism.
Added by andy drumm on January 16, 2011 at 20:38 — No Comments
Economic growth and development has traditionally been subject of economics since Adam Smith and it is still focused by theoretical, methodological practical experts as well. Despite our increasing knowledge, the international community emphasise and point to the importance of research into this field. The relation between the economic growth and the development of a nation is excessively debated among the economists and the international development agencies. In the case of Zambia…Continue
Added by Trevor Simumba on January 14, 2011 at 10:49 — No Comments
Job Title :
Intern for the African Facility for Inclusive Markets (AFIM)
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Application Deadline :
7 February 2011…
Added by Juergen Nagler on January 14, 2011 at 10:40 — No Comments