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Poultry innovation platform (entrepreneurship)

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RIU Tanzania is building up a programme of poultry-related activities in partnership with a range of private sector organisations. The programme is seeking to develop agri-business entrepreneurship capacity through poultry farming for sustainable income generation and enterprise development in the...

Profiles of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) practices of Philippine mining firms

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The increased awareness of environmental impacts, the socio-economic implications of mining and a downturn in productivity, have highlighted the need for mining companies to adjust their business management process.

Environmental Defense and DuPont develop a framework for responsible nanotechnology

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Environmental Defense, an environmental advocacy organization, and DuPont, a science-based products and services company, have developed a comprehensive, practical, and flexible Framework for evaluating and addressing the potential risks of nanoscale materials.

Diageo publishes sustainable packaging guidelines

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Diageo has published its first "Sustainable Packaging Guidelines". The Guidelines represent the company's global policy on ensuring that packaging is increasingly sustainable and reflect Diageo’s commitment to a holistic approach to reducing the company's overall impact on the environment across...

Timberland promotes a healthy workplace and cohesive community in Vietnam

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Timberland partnered with CARE to offer a program focusing on improving the quality of life for production workers of our factory partners.

Allianz, UNDP and GTZ partner for a three-country study on Micro-insurance

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In 2006, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) approached Allianz to work together on a market potential study to analyse the demand, acceptability and affordability of microinsurance products.

Private Sector Supply-Chains Incorporating Social Enterprises

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Some big businesses are currently active in the social business and enterprise sector using their skills to help entrepreneurs improve their business skills.

Indian NGO fights corruption with Zero rupee note

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5th Pillar, an Indian NGO, came up with the idea of printing a zero rupee currency note as a tool to help Indians achieve the goal of zero corruption. The note is a way for people to say NO to corruption without the fear of facing an encounter with persons in authority.

iAwards support ‘Technology for Social Justice’ mission

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The 2011 iAwards were announced recently at a series of events held across Australia. The importance of providing effective tools to support digital proficiency in the community sector has again been recognised with Infoxchange Australia picking up the Victorian iAward in the e-Inclusions and...

IBLF launches anti-corruption programme in India

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With a two-decade track record of running pioneering anti-corruption programmes for companies in Russia, UK, China and Vietnam, IBLF has launched a programme in India - "Business Standards for Smart Growth" - to help companies curb corruption. The programme has a steering group of senior executives...