The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD
) has launched The Inclusive Business Challenge
, an easy-to-use presentation and simulation tool to help companies and stakeholders identify and implement models that profitably engage low-income populations across companies' value chains and develop affordable products and services that meet the needs of… Continue
Added by Filippo Veglio on April 23, 2010 at 13:36 —
Support for private enterprise and entrepreneurship is beginning to transform the lives of some of the poorest people across Africa.
NGOs and development organisations are recognising the power business has to break the cycle of poverty, not only for individuals but also for whole communities.
In Katine, the sub-county in north-east Uganda that the Guardian is supporting, the creation of village savings and loans associations and farmers' groups, instigated by the NGO… Continue
Added by Eliza Anyangwe on April 23, 2010 at 13:04 —
The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.
The Boston College International Corporate Citizenship Conference offers companies an opportunity to discover the competitive advantage of collaboration.
Texas Hold 'em: A… Continue
Added by Chris Jarvis on April 21, 2010 at 20:57 —
The opportunity to provide secure and reliable funding to micro-, small- and medium-sized businesses in Haiti has made its successful debut at http://www.zafen.org
Since April 1, Zafèn has attracted thousands of dollars in loans and donations and has fully funded several projects, including:
- 690 scholarships for students in the Central Plateau (!)
- 2 non-wood charcoal presses and a horse, which created 6 new green jobs
- 1… Continue
Added by Laura Hartman on April 21, 2010 at 16:00 —
The primary goal of microfinance has always been to help people out of poverty through the provision of financial services to people who were previously thought to be unbankable. After a period of growth and going from strength to strength, there has been a tendency though to focus too much on the financial stability of microfinance organisations rather than on the social impact they are creating There has been the assumption that a financial viable orgaisation is automatically creating… Continue
Added by Veronika Thiel on April 19, 2010 at 21:30 —
There has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes at ColaLife
to put together a 'virtual advisory board' of well known names to add further to our credibility and help us move from an incredibly successful campaign to an organisation that can help put together the unlikely alliances that are going to be required for us to achieve our vision. Getting the first person to commit was always going to be the big challenge. So our sincere thanks go to Don… Continue
Added by Simon Berry on April 18, 2010 at 17:17 —
AFRICA PROGRAMME MANAGER
The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, an independent private foundation, is seeking an Africa Programme Manager to join its small London-based team to strengthen existing programmes and initiate new ones. With a historical focus on agriculture and SME development, Gatsby is transitioning towards a more strategic focus supporting the growth of key economic sectors across East Africa that impact the poor.
We are looking for innovative thinkers on the… Continue
Added by Oxford HR on April 16, 2010 at 0:00 —
Last Friday, once again Kenyans were shocked as they watched the death toll rise of consumers of the illicit brew – changaa in Shauri Moyo Estate in Nairobi’s sprawling Eastlands area; which as of today has reached 9 according to the Daily Nation
Changaa is a local brew that resembles vodka, Tanzania’s Konyagi and Uganda’s Waragi. However unlike it’s East… Continue
Added by Fiona Mati on April 14, 2010 at 20:43 —
International Programme Funding Adviser, Practical Action
Salary: £31,928 (fixed term contract until March 2011)
Based near Rugby
For over 40 years Practical Action has been working closely with some of the world’s poorest people - using simple technology to fight poverty and transform their lives for the better.
To support this work we need to raise a considerable amount of restricted funding: Practical Action's international team of fundraisers raise over £10m per year… Continue
Added by Oxford HR on April 14, 2010 at 0:25 —
Title: Vice President, Sustainable Agriculture Division for The Rainforest Alliance
Location: New York
Reports to: Vice President for Programs
The Rainforest Alliance (RA) is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Based in New York City, with offices throughout the United States and worldwide, the Rainforest Alliance works… Continue
Added by Oxford HR on April 14, 2010 at 0:00 —
When he left the World Bank in 2005, former President James Wolfensohn said transparency reduced corruption, reduced corruption led to better governance and better governance increased development. Transparency, he believed, was the key. But history suggests the Bank’s management believes transparency is something that should apply to its clients and other external stakeholders rather than to itself.
Defenders of the Bank might note that the institution… Continue
Added by David Shaman on April 13, 2010 at 17:05 —
Ethiopia To Introduce New Agricultural Land Lease Price, New Business Ethiopia
reported from Addis Ababa.
Added by Andualem Sisay on April 13, 2010 at 15:56 —
This paper is food for thought to have both corporate training-resources and public agency - NGO deliver knowledge together in one location
. It could leverage the best practices of community development, distance learning, library web 2.0 in one location. This would eliminate so much redundancy and frustration for all of us.
We are seeking your thoughts and level of interest.
Here is the paper requested by a few countries from the Global Learning Framework Ning and… Continue
Added by Richard Close on April 12, 2010 at 20:30 —
Indian Hospital Chain to Fight Maternal Mortality
LifeSpring Hospitals to provide 82,000 women with affordable healthcare through Business Call to Action initiative
April 7, 2010
Hyderabad, India ― The Business Call to Action
(BCtA) today announced that LifeSpring Hospitals
― a chain of small hospitals providing low-income… Continue
Added by Lorin Kavanaugh-Ulku on April 9, 2010 at 16:20 —
Enter up until April 14!
Your idea could win a cash prize and global visibility.
Ashoka’s Changemakers and ExxonMobil have joined up to launch a global challenge, Women |Tools |Technology: Building Opportunities & Economic Power. Together they are looking for the best new ideas which enable women to access and use the power of tools and technology to expand their opportunities for economic advancement, reaching their… Continue
Added by Changemakers.com on April 8, 2010 at 20:35 —
Your social business could win a cash prize and global visibility.
Ashoka’s Changemakers and Artemisia have joined up to launch a global challenge, Leveraging Business for Social Change: Building the Field of Social Business. Together they are looking for model initiatives and ideas that help build the emerging field of social business.
You can enter online at:… Continue
Added by Changemakers.com on April 8, 2010 at 16:05 —
SAGE Kenya is a country chapter of the Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship
, a global community of teenage entrepreneurs sharing a common purpose. Started in 2009, Sage Kenya’s mission is to help create the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders whose innovations and social enterprises address the world’s major unmet needs.
Much of Sage Kenya’s work is currently… Continue
Added by Fiona Mati on April 7, 2010 at 16:19 —
I very much enjoyed a seminar recently with a colleague Paul Dunn who is known internationally as ‘the wizard of wow’.
I also love getting emails from Paul who often signs off with be sure to keep on doing things that amaze you.
Here are 5 ways you can do things that amaze you:
1. Little things make the big difference:
One of my favourite sayings comes from Anita Roddick, the Founder of The Body Shop. She said If you don’t… Continue
Added by Ian Berry on April 6, 2010 at 23:33 —
Ardent Energy Group To Outsource Biofuel Farm In Ethiopia, reported www.newbusinessethiopia.com
from Addis Ababa.
Added by Andualem Sisay on April 6, 2010 at 14:38 —
Aureos Capital’s Emerge Central America Growth Fund (EMERGE) has acquired a 48% stake in Adalta, a Costa Rica based company that specializes in the production of house and car cleaning products and insecticides.
Adalta was created through a management buyout (MBO) of a division of Corporación CEK, the Costa Rican manufacturer and retailer.
The EMERGE fund is managed by Aureos Capital, a leading private equity fund management company specialising in… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on April 6, 2010 at 12:30 —