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Global Institute for Tomorrow


The Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT) is an independent social venture think tank based in Hong-Kong. GIFT aims to link business, public policy and civil society issues in order to foster constructive dialogue and address globalisation-related challenges in Asia. The organisation runs a...



AccountAbility is a non-profit, membership organisation that promotes social and ethical accountability within organisations and businesses. AccountAbility is committed to improving performance of companies through the development and adoption of agreed standards which will help to move businesses...

Auction For A Cause


Auction For A Cause (former Auction for my Stuff) is a social enterprise which raises money for charity and provides structured work placements to enable unemployed young people to gain skills, experience and confidence for work. It does this by selling on eBay donated 'stuff' prepared for sale by...

EnterpriseWorks/VITA (EWV)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.