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Developing hybrid diesel-electric delivery trucks

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This video shows how the American Environmental Defense Fund and FedEx Express collaborated in a project to develop hybrid diesel-electric technology in an attempt to decrease pollution and increase fuel efficiency.

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Better Factories Cambodia partnership creates industry standards

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Many women in Cambodia risk losing their jobs when they become pregnant. But most textile factories monitored by the ILO's Better Factories Cambodia programme now offer maternity protection to their employees.

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Using mobile technology to empower rural communities in India by tracking livelihood entitlements

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The poor have suffered as they have little knowledge of their rights and entitlements and lack the collective strength to raise their voices. The outreach of the social protection schemes are quite limited due to lack of correct information, optimum community ignorance, lack of accountability of...

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Promoting children's education in coastal fishing villages in Orissa, India

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Literacy ratio in the coastal fishing villages has remained one of the lowest in the Odisha state, marine fishing communities keep giving very low priority to girl child education. Indeed, female children as little as four year old can be seen engaged in domestic chores and other production...

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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.

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Royal Climate Care is an Indian company that provides services relating to energy, the environment, climate change, carbon markets and sustainable development.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...