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Business-NGO partnership channels football shirts to children in South Africa

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In 2008, World Emergency Relief UK (WER) set up an exciting partnership with Johnstone's Paint Trophy to raise funds and collect football shirts to send to football-loving youngsters in the deprived Paarl East Region of South Africa. The campaign, named 'One Common Goal', was launched by former...

The Body Shop runs a campaign to support the Helen Bamber Foundation's fight against human trafficking

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In 2007, The Body Shop UK ran a campaign called "Trafficking is Torture" to support the Helen Bamber Foundation. The campaign's primary objective was to persuade the UK government to ratify a convention to protect the estimated 4,000 girls each year within the country who are victims of human...

H&M supports WaterAid

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H&M has collaborated with the international charity WaterAid since 2002. WaterAid enables the world’s poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and improved hygiene. These basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods and form the first, essential step in overcoming...

Gap Inc. and the Door launched a programme to provide job training for underprivileged youth

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In 2006, Gap Inc. partnered with "The Door", a New-York City non-profit, to launch a joint job training and internship program for under-served youth. Since then, more than 1,000 youth have participated in the training and it has expanded to additional cities in the U.S.

IKEA co-operates with the Paediatric Research Foundation of Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital

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Since 2008, IKEA Social Initiative co-operates with the Paediatric Research Foundation of Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. The goal of the programme is to improve the health of the many children in India. The five-year program aims at developing research that can improve...

IKEA and WWF Joint Cotton Projects

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IKEA and WWF cooperate on a project in India and Pakistan to develop better cotton farming practices. About 2,000 farmers in Pakistan and 500 in India are being trained in Farmer Field Schools where they learn how to reduce the amount of water and chemicals they use. This has a positive impact on...

IKEA Sponsors Forestry Scholarships

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Every year, the IKEA Group supports one-year scholarships for 22 students from Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia to study forestry at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science in Alnarp, Sweden. These scholarships have been arranged annually since 2001.

IKEA is cooperating with WWF to reduce impact on the climate.

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IKEA is cooperating with WWF and implementing several projects globally in an effort to reduce the impact on the climate, the forests, and cotton. IKEA and WWF hope to encourage considerate, efficient, long-term economically sound usage of natural resources with the ultimate goal of ensuring that...

Marks & Spencer gives disadvantaged people an opportunity for employment training

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Marks & Start is Marks & Spencer's work experience programme for those who are homeless, disabled, single parents and young unemployed.

British American Tobacco establishes a biodiversity partnership with NGOs

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British American Tobacco has established a biodiversity partnership, now in its third five-year term (2011-2015). The partners (Fauna & Flora International, Earthwatch, Tropical Biology Association, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and British American Tobacco) have appointed an independent programme...