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EnterpriseWorks/VITA (EWV)

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EnterpriseWorks/VITA (EWV) fights poverty in the developing world through business development programs that allow small agricultural producers and other entrepreneurs to increase their productivity and incomes, pursue sustainable business opportunities, and create jobs that benefit the families,...

Emmaus Greenwich

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Emmaus Greenwich (EG) is a UK charity that offers an alternative approach to homelessness by using a social enterprise model. The organisation provides a practical approach to tackling homelessness by offering "Companions"( i.e. formerly homeless people living in the Emmaus community) a realistic...

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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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DFID plans to support development in fragile states

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The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has announced plans to support development in a number of fragile and unstable states, including Afghanistan, Somalia and the Congo. These plans support the Millennium Development Goals.

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Piloting innovative social assessment in a Colombian oil field

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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...

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TEDCOR fosters urban renewal in the local community

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Tedcor is an innovative and enterprising waste management company based in South Africa that offers integrated solutions for the collection, recovery and disposal of waste. Tedcor has been in the market for 12 years, working in close partnership with local communities to promote a clean healthy...

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The Veolia Foundation helps to save jobs for people with disabilities

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The Veolia Environnement Foundation is sharing in the costs of refurnishing the premises of ESAT (établissement ou Service d’Aide par le Travail) an organisation run by the French NGO, CPRH.

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Transporting the sick and injured to private or government hospitals in ambulances-- 1298 Ambulance service in India

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1298 is the first private ambulance company in India that provides service for all, regardless of income, and is one of just three organized operators in the country.

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Mirakle Couriers : A Courier Service Run by the Deaf in India

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Mirakle Couriers is a courier delivery company with a difference. They employ underprivileged deaf people who have almost no other means to earn a livelihood. India has one of the highest deaf populations in the world. NGO’s and charities try to help individuals marginalized by society, but they...

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LifeSpring Hospitals' low-cost and high-quality maternity services in India have captured 48% of the baby delivery market

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LifeSpring Hospitals Pvt. Ltd tries to bridge the yawning gap between the substandard maternity services offered by underfunded public hospitals on the one hand and the expensive services available in private hospitals on the other.