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Social Accountability International (SAI) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to improving workplace conditions and combating sweatshops. In 2008, Gap Inc. become involved in SAI's Continuous Improvement in the Central American Workplace (CIMCAW) Alliance project (CIMCAW) project in Central...
Twiga Children's Centre is run and supported by Kenyan Community Support Initiative, a non-profit organization based in Kisii, Kenya, that is run by a team of volunteers. The centre has been established to give support and aid to orphaned and vulnerable children, by providing food, clothes,...
Virgin Atlantic and Swiss-based charity Myclimate launch carbon offset scheme to benefit local communities
Virgin Atlantic launched the first ever onboard carbon offset scheme, endorsed by 49 NGOs worldwide, including many environmental groups. The airline has partnered with Swiss-based charity Myclimate to offer a Gold Standard Carbon Offset Scheme which is now available to passengers inflight as well...
The Community Sustainable Development Empowerment Programme (COSDEP) is a Kenyan NGO. The organisation began as a training programme for farmers in the Kiambu district, and now covers the entire central region of the country. COSDEP promotes sustainable development initiatives among the poor...
Mindframe Stage and Screen provides advice for the TV, film and theatre industries on mental illness and suicide themes in media
Mindframe Stage & Screen (MSS) is a project funded by the Australian Government's Mindframe National Media Initiative, aiming to promote accurate and sensitive reporting and portrayal of suicide and mental illness.
Gambia is Good is a fresh produce marketing company which was conceived as a partnership between Haygrove Limited and Concern Universal, a leading development charity, with the purpose of linking small scale rural producers with the high value tourist market.
Perdue Incorporated contributes to researching and improving compliance and nutrient management in local watershed
Perdue Incorporated partnered with the Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), a private non-profit organization under the U.S. EPA’s National Estuary Program, on a "model watershed" initiative to accelerate compliance and nutrient management, ahead of a state-mandated schedule.
IKEA is cooperating with WWF and implementing several projects globally in an effort to reduce the impact on the climate, the forests, and cotton. IKEA and WWF hope to encourage considerate, efficient, long-term economically sound usage of natural resources with the ultimate goal of ensuring that...
Making Private Standards Work for You: A guide to private standards in the garments, footwear and furniture sectors
Today, more and more companies in developing countries and emerging economies are becoming global producers. The liberalisation of consumer markets provides these companies with opportunities for exporting their products to global markets where they are increasingly required to comply with...
Discussions of base of the economic pyramid (BOP) markets have, until now, relied principally on business case studies and rough estimates of market size. The Next 4 Billion uses previously unreleased data to measure market opportunity at the BOP.