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WBCSD Annual Review 2010/2011

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WBCSD’s 2010/2011 Annual Review looks back at the activities carried out in the past year and reflects on the challenges ahead. The review uses Vision 2050 as the red thread to show how the WBCSD’s work programme aligns with the pathway it describes, and the role of business in moving toward a...

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Green Works: recycling office furniture

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Green Works, a social enterprise based in the UK, collects unwanted office furniture from big companies like Marks & Spencer and recycles it to sell at a discount from one of six London warehouses to schools, colleges, charities, housing associations and small businesses. The firm recently won a...

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Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor

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Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor, a report to the UN Secretary-General, addresses how the potential of the private sector and entrepreneurship can be unleashed in developing countries, and how the existing private sector can be engaged in meeting this challenge. The...

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Standards of Corporate Social Responsibility

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Standards of Corporate Social Responsibility, established by the Social Venture Network, are defined in terms of nine interrelated topics. There are three general topics: ethics, accountability, and governance; and, six topics related to each stakeholder group: investors, employees, business...

Villgro

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Villgro is an Indian social enterprise incubator that provides seed funding, business and technology mentoring, capacity building, networking, and talent. The company does this by identifying, grooming and marketing innovations that have rural benefits. Since inception in 2001, Villgro has...

Nuru Light

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Nuru Light is a social enterprise that aims to provide an affordable and clean off-grid lighting system for the world’s poor. The company believes that the Nuru Light is the most affordable and efficient lighting system in the world. Nuru Light was designed to replace kerosene and thus to cut...

The Skoll World Forum

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The Skoll World Forum is an initiative of the Skoll Foundation, a social entrepreneurship organisation based in the USA, and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship based at the University of Oxford. The Forum is an annual gathering where prominent figures from the social, academic,...

The Skoll Foundation

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The Skoll Foundation is a social entrepreneurship organisation that aims to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems. Social entrepreneurs are proven leaders whose...

HaoHao SE

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HaoHao SE provides the social enterprises with a online marketplace for them to directly sell their products online or do advertisement. This organization aims at promoting social enterprises to the society and it also provides consulting services for companies to set up social enterprises. ...

Kopernik

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Kopernik is an on-line marketplace to bridge the gap between innovators, developing communities and financial supporters in order to distribute life-changing technology effectively to the developing world. The website showcases the latest technologies that the local groups (NGOs) can choose what...