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SEKEM: A Holistic Egyptian Initiative

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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.

Making Private Standards Work for You

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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.

Expert Insight: Peter Brabeck, Chairman of Nestlé

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This video records an interview with Peter Brabeck, Chairman of Nestlé, conducted by International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF).

Mercy Corps and Nike promote Sports for Peace and Life in Sudan

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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.

Land Rover assist Earthwatch in Iceland

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A video diary from the 2008 Land Rover employee Earthwatch programme. Land Rover supports five major environmental partners including Earthwatch.

In partnership with the Wheelchair Foundation, Chevron donates wheelchairs to Angola

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Chevron has donated 240 new wheelchairs to the most disabled country in the world.

Tate & Lyle and Fairtrade sugar farming in Belize

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This video shows a number of sugar farmers in Belize speaking about their problems following a recent hurricane and welcoming the announcement by Tate and Lyle that sugar production will, in future, be in accordance with Fair Trade standards.

Better Factories Cambodia partnership creates industry standards

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Many women in Cambodia risk losing their jobs when they become pregnant. But most textile factories monitored by the ILO's Better Factories Cambodia programme now offer maternity protection to their employees.

Sustainable Cashew Production in Guinea

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Guinea grows about 5,000 tons of raw cashew nuts a year. Meanwhile, its much smaller neighbour Guinea-Bissau, with similar soil and climate, produces 80,000 tons. Encouraged by the growing consumer demand for cashews, Guinea has begun to focus on expanding cashew production—a good candidate for...

Integrated Tamale Fruit Company: Organic Mangoes Improving Livelihoods for the Poor in Ghana

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The Integrated Tamale Fruit Company—operating in the Savelugu-Nanton District in Ghana’s Northern Region, an area of widespread poverty—cultivates certified organic mangos for local and export markets. To boost its power in the export market with higher production volumes, the company established a...