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The NGO Global Partnerships is redefining microfinance and moving beyond the concept of microloans as working capital. It aims to achieve greater impact in reducing poverty by combining these loans with affordable social investments, such as health services, training and low-cost pensions and...
Small, family-run grocery stores, known as tiendas de abarrotes, are essential for supplying basic goods and services in thousands of low-income rural communities in Mexico.
On 3 Nov 2011, the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) - with the support of Accenture, Ashridge, BrandPie, GlobeScan and Shell UK - hosted an exclusive CEO dialogue in London to drive discussion and debate amongst top leaders. In the framework of this dialogue the parties identified a...
This is a blogpost on the CRS newswire that questions the usefulness of CSR programmes provided by banks and other financial institutions.
Where others see obstacles, Chile’s Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (BCI) sees opportunities.
Cadbury Cocoa Partnership scheme tries to help the farmers who provide the company with its raw material.
Starbucks, TransFair USA and Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International join in support of small-scale coffee farmers through a $20 million loan program.
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.
Through working with Traidcraft, the UK’s leading fair trade organisation, Glisten Confectionery has recently begun supplying products for the Traidcraft confectionery range.
Starbucks, Fairtrade organisations join in sustainable development efforts in Rwanda; new Rwanda Fairtrade Certified Coffee coming to UK Starbucks in 2010; business forum explores entrepreneurial spirit focusing on responsible capitalism.