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International Business Leaders Forum on Business Growth and Business Sustainability

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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...

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How financial illiteracy becomes both the cause and consequence of economic inequality

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This is a blogpost on the CRS newswire that questions the usefulness of CSR programmes provided by banks and other financial institutions.

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Chilean bank pursues business opportunities in the low-income microenterprise market

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Where others see obstacles, Chile’s Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (BCI) sees opportunities.

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Fairtrade hopes for Cadbury cocoa farmers in Ghana

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Cadbury Cocoa Partnership scheme tries to help the farmers who provide the company with its raw material.

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Starbucks and Fair Trade NGOs partner

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Starbucks, TransFair USA and Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International join in support of small-scale coffee farmers through a $20 million loan program.

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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.

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Fairtrade goes luxury with Traidcraft

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Through working with Traidcraft, the UK’s leading fair trade organisation, Glisten Confectionery has recently begun supplying products for the Traidcraft confectionery range.

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Starbucks and Fairtrade partner in Rwanda

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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.

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Vitmark includes the poor in its value chain.

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Vitmark, a leading beverages producer in Ukraine, includes the poor at various points of its value chain: as suppliers of locally grown quality produce, as employees, and as low-income consumers through the offering of low-price juices.

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Reuters Market Light: Creating Efficient Markets

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Reuters Market Light (RML), a business incubated by Thomson Reuters, is a pioneering mobile phone-based agri information service provider. The service is designed to provide farmers with personalised timely and actionable agricultural information from pre-sowing to post-harvest stages through SMS...