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Tacticthesarl is a company in Csmeroon that works in the construction sector.

Reducing Disaster Risk


Business Contributions to Disaster Risk Reduction

In March 2015, the UNISDR (The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) is gathering government, business and NGO leaders, from around the world, to develop a framework that will make the world a safer place in today’s disaster...

Corporate Social Responsibility: Overview and Case Studies


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an integral part of business especially for larger corporations. Their programs address issues of poverty, unfair labour practices and the environment alongside government programs and civil society activities. This article will showcase some...

Ravasini S.p.A.


Established in 1948, Ravasini S.p.A. is an Italian company that specialises in manufacturing special equipments for construction sites and mining industry. Their products include mobile workshops for first aid, assistance, maintenance and repair, fire fighting vehicles, mobile laboratories for air,...

Profiles of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) practices of Philippine mining firms


The increased awareness of environmental impacts, the socio-economic implications of mining and a downturn in productivity, have highlighted the need for mining companies to adjust their business management process.

Partnership between UNDP and World LP Gas Association provides clean energy to rural areas of Morocco


In many developing countries, including Morocco, there is still a high dependence on traditional biomass fuel in rural areas, which has many negative consequences, such as deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, health issues and gender inequality. Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) represents a safe and...

Dupont helps to develop a Framework for Responsible Nanotechnology


Gwen Ruta, the Environmental Defense Fund's Director of Corporate Partnerships, speaks about the Nano Risk Framework published by the Fund in partnership with Dupont.

Partnerships bring fuel services to northern Mozambique medical clinics


In a country with 500 doctors for almost 20 million people, initiatives that can expand the reach of health services to rural people are in critical demand but in short supply. In northern Mozambique, the big challenge for health clinics is the lack of reliable fuel to light medical operations and...

SELCO partners with India's state banks to bring sunlight to rural India


SELCO India is a Bangalore‐based social enterprise that makes solar lighting technology accessible to the economically impoverished people in India. SELCO’s mission is based on a simple but powerful idea that the economic conditions of the impoverished can be improved substantially if they are made...

TEMASOL: Providing Energy Access to Remote Rural Households in Morocco


In Morocco, despite the government’s efforts to expand its grid-based coverage, about 9% of the rural population could not be cost-effectively connected. Given that Morocco enjoys 3,000 hours of sun per year, solar energy was therefore thought to be a cost-effective alternative. TEMASOL is a...