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Business Innovation Facility


The Business Innovation Facility is a three-year pilot programme running from July 2010 to June 2013, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and it's Alliance Partners. The work is delivered by a network of Country Teams supported...

Fairtrade Africa


Fairtrade Africa is the independent non-profit umbrella organisation representing all Fairtrade certified producers in Africa. Fairtrade Africa is a member of Fairtrade International (FLO) which unites three producer networks (Fairtrade Africa; CLAC – Latin America and the Caribbean; and NAP –...

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In partnership with Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Sanofi-aventis has developed ASAQ, the first once-a-day fixed-dose antimalarial combination drug.


In April 2005, Sanofi-aventis signed an agreement with Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) to develop a new medicine against malaria, in response to a call from the World Health Organization (WHO) for malaria be treated by drug combinations to combat resistance.

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Grameen Danone creates a social dairy business enterprise in Bangladesh


Grameen Danone Foods, popularly known as "Grameen Danone" is a social business enterprise which, launched in 2006, has been designed to provide children with many of the key nutrients that are typically missing from their diet in rural Bangladesh.

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Unilever commits to purchase all of its tea from sustainable and ethical sources


Since 1999, the Unilever Corporation, a Europe-based international conglomerate, has been executing a pilot program on its tea estates in Kericho, Kenya. The program is part of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, a food industry initiative to actively support the development of...

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In collaboration with NGOs, Philips helps provide rural healthcare in India


Philips Apollo Hospitals, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and the Dhan Foundation join together to create The DISHA (Distance Healthcare Advancement) project, an initiative aimed at enhancing the access to primary health care services to the approximately 275 million people in India who...

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Merrill Lynch and the Greenlining Institute announce a $500 million initiative for under-served California communities


In 2003, Merrill Lynch and the Greenlining Institute announced a $500 million initiative to expand small business lending and promote economic opportunities in Asian Pacific, Latino and African-American communities throughout California.

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WIZZIT reaching the Unbanked of South Africa


WIZZIT is a South African company that has developed a mobile phone based banking service for unbanked and underbanked communities.

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Chevron subsidiary partners with local charity to engage impoverished communities in Angola


Search for Common Ground, an organisation dedicated to conflict transformation, has been working in Angola's oil-rich enclave of Cabinda since October 2006. In a private-public partnership co-funded by USAID and Chevron's local oil subsidiary, SFCG has collaborated with nine impoverished fishing...

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Virgin Atlantic offers Fairtrade tea and coffee aboard all flights


In September 2007, following a series of blind tastings of a variety of Fairtrade teas and coffees, Virgin Atlantic announced a switch to offering passengers a variety of Fairtrade products, including organic green and white teas from QI teas, a range of fresh and instant coffees by Costa Coffee...