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Boston Building Resources


The Reuse Center at Boston Building Resources is a nonprofit organisation. It accepts donations of good-quality used and surplus building materials and sells them at low prices, with extra discounts for low- and moderate-income customers and nonprofit organisations to help repair and care for...

Imani Development


Imani Development is a group of private, employee-owned economic and development consultancy firms, offering a range of services directed towards policy makers as well as the industrial, agricultural and commercial sectors and development agencies. The company specialises in the areas of trade,...

Running Water International

Running water

Running Water International (RWI) is an NGO working in Kenya to ensure that the community can access clean and safe water but using an enterprise model for project sustainability. RWI works on water treatment, sanitation and hygiene in rural and peri-urban areas. New projects will include water...

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Micro Enterprise success in Bangladesh


The Bangladesh Krishi Bank was established in 1973 with the objective of strengthening the rural economy by extending credit support to the agricultural and agro-based sectors. In consideration of the importance of Micro-Credit and with the objective of generating employment as well as encouraging...

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Conference on global poverty: business solutions and approaches


Business Solutions and Approaches, a Harvard Business School conference on global poverty, explored ways in which serving the poor can be both a profitable business proposition and help improve the lives of the world's impoverished men and women. The conference focused on successful business...

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Business and Poverty:Bridging the gap


Business and Poverty: Bridging the gap, a report produced for the Resource Centre,an initiative of a number of UK business partners, addresses the issues involved in a comprehensive approach to poverty elimination in which the public, private and voluntary sectors work together to attack the...

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Business UNusual


Business UNusual, a collaborative publication of the United Nations Global Compact Office and the Global Public Policy Institute, provides an overview of recent partnership activities in the United Nations, as well as the challenges the UN faces in its efforts to engage the private sector and...

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Doing Business with the World: The New Role of Corporate Leadership in Global Development


Doing Business with the World, a publication of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), describes how companies can contribute to global sustainable development through their core businesses in a way that is profitable for the companies and good for development.

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Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor


Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor, a report to the UN Secretary-General, addresses how the potential of the private sector and entrepreneurship can be unleashed in developing countries, and how the existing private sector can be engaged in meeting this challenge. The...

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Corporate Social Responsibility: An Implementation Guide for Business


Corporate Social Responsibility: An Implementation Guide for Business aims to provide practical guidance on CSR to companies operating in the international context. It contains information on how to assess the effects of business activities on others, develop and implement a CSR strategy and...