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IKEA and WWF began a co-operation in 2002 to jointly promote responsible forestry in priority regions around the world. Together the two organizations have planned and implemented a series of projects in China, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The projects are important...
In 2002, the ExxonMobil Africa Fuels Marketing Group teamed with AED/NetMark to set up the Help Us Help programme. The programme seeks to reduce the burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa by increasing the commercial supply of and public demand for insecticide-treated bednets.
HSBC Amanah, the global Islamic banking division of HSBC group, has entered into a partnership with Islamic Relief, a major international relief and development charity, to offer a pilot Islamic microfinance scheme in Pakistan.
The Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank (MDMSB), a microfinance institution (MFI) based in the Indian city of Mhaswad, partnered with HSBC to enhance banking strategies and financial support.
HSBC Turkey, the Turkish arm of the global bank HSBC, allocated USD 5 million to micro-credit loans between 2008 and 2010 in Turkey.
Better Factories Cambodia represents a convergence of common interests of the clothing industry, international buyers, of the desires of western consumers for sweat-shop free products, and for more and better jobs in one of the poorest countries of this world. Better Factories Cambodia is managed...
Immediately after a devastating tsunami struck the shores of the Indian Ocean in 2004, Allianz gave generous donations to CARE International, a humanitarian organisation working to rebuild lives and livelihoods in the affected coastal regions in India, Indonesia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand....
Cisco partners with Grameen Solutions to establish business centers in rural Bangladesh that serve as distribution points for a variety of services, such as birth and death certificates, healthcare, distance learning, and retail sales of such necessities as hybrid seeds.
Cisco is partnering with Relief International to implement the Cisco Rural Enterprise Development for Information Technology (CREDIT) program. This program extends small loans to entrepreneurs wanting to start new IT and Internet access-related businesses in rural areas of Lebanon.
SLINT-Uganda (Sustainable Livelihoods International) is a Ugandan NGO working on poverty alleviation, market-oriented agricultural development and food security, environmental sustainability, capacity development and policy advocacy. SLINT seeks to contribute to the realization of the Millennium...