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Kit Kat gives cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire a break

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The Fairtrade Foundation hailed Nestlé's 2009 announcement that Kit Kat is going Fairtrade as a breakthrough for cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), as well as for Kit Kat lovers in the UK and Ireland.

L'Occitane Foundation offers support to equine training programme for the visually impaired

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The Fondation L'Occitane is offering support to ARAC, a French NGO that works with visually impaired people to develop riding and associated skills.

Research Foundation of Lund Vietnam Childhood Cancer Program

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In 2008, IKEA Social Initiative entered a six-year co-operation with the Research Foundation of Lund Vietnam Childhood Cancer Program, Lund University Hospital, Sweden. The programme aims at making a permanent improvement of cancer care in order to increase the number of children surviving and...

KPMG supports Fairtrade Africa

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BRIGHT is KPMG Europe’s first skills-based pro-bono project that supports the Millennium Development Goals. The global financial services group aims to support capacity building in the core areas of finance, risk management, operational excellence, human resources, IT and marketing. During 2011,...

Mobile Telesystems (MTS) helps to improve health in Belarus

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MobileTeleSystems (MTS), the largest cell phone provider in Belarus, provides telecommunication services to hospitals, while also improving the health care of the poor.

Aid Agency To Work With Corporate Donors On Disaster Relief

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International aid agency Oxfam launched a new, unique alliance for corporate donors, Aviva and Vodafone, to fund its initial response operations which will enable it to deal immediately with disasters whenever and wherever they occur.

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...

How financial illiteracy becomes both the cause and consequence of economic inequality

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This is a blogpost on the CRS newswire that questions the usefulness of CSR programmes provided by banks and other financial institutions.

LUSH lends its support to National Refugee Week 2009

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Shoppers at cosmetics store LUSH have passed on their messages of support onto people seeking asylum and refugees as the high street chain marked national Refugee Week 2009. LUSH, which teamed up with Refugee Action for the second time to mark the annual celebrations, donated bars of LUSH soap. The...

Danone Poland: Affordable Milk Porridge for Low-Income Families

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In 2006 Danone Poland launched a breakfast product which has a high nutritional value for children and is affordable for low-income consumers. A milk porridge product based on semolina and milk. Milk Start is enriched with vitamins and minerals. To make the initiative financially sustainable,...