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Engineering for Change (E4C) is a growing community of engineers, technologists, social scientists, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local community advocates who are passionate about improving quality of life. E4C seeks to enable this growing community to design, apply and share...
A to Z Textile Mills: A Public Private Partnership Providing Long-Lasting Anti-Malaria Bed Nets to the Poor in Tanzania
Malaria, transmitted through mosquito bites, kills a million people worldwide each year. In 2004, A to Z Textile Mills of Tanzania became the sole African producer of long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets, able to kill mosquitoes on contact for five years without retreatment and resistant to...
Incorporation of small, low-income producers into the supply chains of larger companies in rural Mexico is increasingly becoming a powerful way to break the cycle of poverty.
Diageo has published its first "Sustainable Packaging Guidelines". The Guidelines represent the company's global policy on ensuring that packaging is increasingly sustainable and reflect Diageo’s commitment to a holistic approach to reducing the company's overall impact on the environment across...
CEMEX, a multinational cement company based in Mexico, has devised a plan to mobilise both public and private resources to pave streets in low-income neighbourhoods.
After living in Austria for 21 years, Ibrahim Abouleish returned home to Egypt to do something about the difficulties he observed during visits. In 1977, he founded the Sekem initiative to promote social and environmental development through economic and cultural activities.
The United Nations agency tasked with promoting industrial development has launched a new guidebook on private standards for exporters in developing countries working in the garments, footwear and furniture sectors to help them access global production and supply chains.
This video records an interview with Peter Brabeck, Chairman of Nestlé, conducted by International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF).
Mercy Corps has been working in Sudan using sports as a way of both rebuilding post-civil war communities and educating young people about HIV/AIDS. This effort has been supported and greatly helped by Nike's donation of large amounts of sporting equipment to the project.
A video diary from the 2008 Land Rover employee Earthwatch programme. Land Rover supports five major environmental partners including Earthwatch.