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Indian NGO fights corruption with Zero rupee note


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.

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iAwards support ‘Technology for Social Justice’ mission


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...

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IBLF launches anti-corruption programme in India


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...

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Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ commitment to ethical sourcing


The Fairtrade Foundation UK and Fairtrade Mark Ireland are members of Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO) which joins Conservation International (CI) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) as partners in the Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ commitment to ethical sourcing.

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Piloting innovative social assessment in a Colombian oil field


In 2005, Occidental Andina, LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) collaborated with Ecopetrol S.A., a Colombian state oil company, and International Alert, a London-based conflict resolution and peace building NGO, to develop a socially responsible enhanced oil recovery...

Endeleza Dada Youth Community Organization (ENDADA)


Endeleza Dada Youth Community Organization (ENDADA) areas of focus are economic development, poverty reduction and microfinance. ENDADA, inspired by the values of integrity and compassion seeks, to offering solutions to fundamental problems in the areas of education, health, humanitarian issues and...

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Earthquake alert service has potential for future disaster preparedness


The World Agency for Planetary Monitoring and Earthquake Risk Reduction (WAPMERR) together with Swiss Seismological Service has developed an earthquake alert service available to interested agencies and individuals.

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Promoting safer operations and emergency preparedness in China


Dow Chemical Company is a diversified chemical company that offers a broad range of products and services. A partnership between the ministry of environmental protection (MEP), UNEP, and Dow promotes chemical safety, emergency preparedness and safer production in the chemical sector in China.

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Siemens helps to create a portable water filtration unit


Natural disasters often affect water infrastructure leading to contaminated drinking water and outbreaks of water born disease. As a part of their Siemens Caring Hands programme Siemens collaborated with SkyJuice Foundation to create SkyHydrant a portable water filtration unit.

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Indonesia's tourism industry is getting tsunami ready


Following the Asian tsunami the Indonsesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism has partnered with the Bali Hotels Association (BHA) to improve tsunami readiness amongst hotels. The initiative is supported by the German Centrum für Migration und Entwicklung (CIM).