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The Global Partnership Social Investment Fund seeks investments in Latin America

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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...

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Mi Tienda helps small grocery stores in rural Mexico to grow their businesses

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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.

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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.