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Vitmark includes the poor in its value chain.

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Vitmark, a leading beverages producer in Ukraine, includes the poor at various points of its value chain: as suppliers of locally grown quality produce, as employees, and as low-income consumers through the offering of low-price juices.

Reuters Market Light: Creating Efficient Markets

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Reuters Market Light (RML), a business incubated by Thomson Reuters, is a pioneering mobile phone-based agri information service provider. The service is designed to provide farmers with personalised timely and actionable agricultural information from pre-sowing to post-harvest stages through SMS...

Pot-in-pot Enterprise: Fridge for the Poor

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In 2000, Mohammed Bah Abba was awarded the Rolex Award for Enterprise for his innovative Pot-in-Pot system to provide affordable, electricity free, refrigeration in arid Nigeria.

DHL airlifts humanitarian supplies to China's earthquake victims

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DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company continued its relief activities by leveraging on its core competency in logistics to ship 15 tons of relief supplies from Hong Kong to Chengdu City, Sichuan, China on 1 June 2008 for two aid agencies – the Hong Kong Red Cross and the Crossroads...

TOMS Shoes: One for One Movement

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TOMS Shoes is a for-profit business with a philanthropic component. TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair purchased, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need.

Fair Trade Sports teams up with Project Hope Worldwide

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Fair Trade Sports Inc, a company that manufactures sports equipment in the US, has teamed up with Project Hope Worldwide.

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.

TNT works with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to fight world hunger

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TNT’s groundbreaking partnership with the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) began in 2002 and adopted the title of ‘Moving the World’ – a very apt description given that TNT committed knowledge, skills and resources to helping finance the work of the WFP and also to the physical delivery...

Becton, Dickinson and Company(BD) launches cross-border volunteer programme to improve medical services in Ghana and Zambia

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BD's launched a cross-border volunteer programme in 2005 in partnership with the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) and Direct Relief International.

The power of strong relationships between Dow Company and the International Organization for Migration

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In a project funded by Dow Chemical Company in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), modular housing units were provided to the earthquake affected Nias Island.