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Inclusive Business SNV Asia Part 1

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A video on Inclusive Business in Asia.

Inclusive Business marries profitability and development

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The video introduces two inclusive business initiatives being implemented in Peru and Ecuador by the WBCSD-SNV Alliance.

Making Private Standards Work for You

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The United Nations agency tasked with promoting industrial development has launched a new guidebook on private standards for exporters in developing countries working in the garments, footwear and furniture sectors to help them access global production and supply chains.

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.

VisionSpring creates a new method of distributing reading glasses in India and other developing countries

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This video introduces VisionSpring, a project jointly implemented by the SCOJO Foundation, Goldman Sachs, and various other groups in the private sector.

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.

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.

Cemex makes home improvements accessible for the poor in Mexican slums

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Construmex is one of CEMEX's vanguard social initiatives. It was launched following the company's experience resulting from Patrimonio Hoy, a preceding low-income market and socially minded business initiative. Since its inception in 2001, Construmex has helped more than 14,000 Mexican migrants in...

Better Factories Cambodia partnership creates industry standards

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Many women in Cambodia risk losing their jobs when they become pregnant. But most textile factories monitored by the ILO's Better Factories Cambodia programme now offer maternity protection to their employees.

WIZZIT reaching the Unbanked of South Africa

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It is estimated that 40 percent of South Africa's 45 million population are un-banked or under-banked. However, nearly 60 percent of South Africans have mobile phones. The proliferation of mobile services worldwide has created a unique opportunity to provide social and financial services over the...