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

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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.

Fighting poverty through micro-credit

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Mr Wolfonsohn said micro-finance had made a powerful impact on improving poor people's livelihood and was crucial in reducing poverty in poor countries.

Through an initiative of ASGN, micro-credit and tourism save giraffes in Niger

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ASGN (the Association to Safeguard the Giraffes of Niger) used grants from the Wildlife Protection Foundation in the UK and from the Zoo de Doue in France to set up a successful micro-credit scheme.

Bayer supports NGOs to fight child labor and develop educational facilities

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Bayer actively supports organisations such as the Abrinq Foundation for Children's Rights in Brazil, and the Naandi Foundation in India in the fight against child labor.

Timberland partners with Verite to incorporate a Code of Conduct into supplier's internal management system.

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Timberland partners with Verite, an independent nonprofit social auditing, training, and research organization, to ensure that working conditions around the world are fair, legal and safe.

Gap Inc. works closely with social accountability NGO to promote improved labour standards

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Social Accountability International (SAI) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to improving workplace conditions and combating sweatshops. In 2008, Gap Inc. become involved in SAI's Continuous Improvement in the Central American Workplace (CIMCAW) Alliance project (CIMCAW) project in Central...

Freshfields law firm provides pro bono services and personnel to social service NGOs in London

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The Freshfields access to justice programme is most active in London, where they support legal advice centres, including the drop-in centre at Tower Hamlets; many of their partners have volunteered there. These volunteers have also represented clients from the Free Representation Unit appearing...

Building NGO capacity for pipeline monitoring and audit in Azerbaijan

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In Azerbaijan, BP and the Open Society Institute-Assistance Foundation are working together to support national NGOs' capacity development through facilitated monitoring and audit of the Baku-Ceyhan-Tbilisi and the South Caucasus Pipeline projects.

Better Factories Cambodia partnership creates industry standards

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Better Factories Cambodia represents a convergence of common interests of the clothing industry, international buyers, of the desires of western consumers for sweat-shop free products, and for more and better jobs in one of the poorest countries of this world. Better Factories Cambodia is managed...