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Opportunities for the Majority: Bank initiative that promotes and finances private sector business models

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The Opportunities for the Majority (OMJ) Initiative promotes and finances market-based, sustainable business models that engage private sector companies, local governments and communities in the development and delivery of quality products and services for the majority of the population of Latin...

The Responsible Investor’s Guide to Commodities: An overview of best practices across commodity-exposed asset classes

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“The responsible investor’s guide to commodities” concludes a multi-year project sponsored by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the UN Global Compact Secretariat. The goal of this work was to improve the understanding of...

A discussion paper on social intrapreneurship

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This paper produced by the Doughty Centre at the Cranfield University examines the potential value of social intrapreneurship, and provisionally defines a social intrapreneur as "a person within a large corporation who takes direct initiative for innovation which addresses social or environmental...

The Brokering Guidebook - a guide to navigating effective sustainable development partnerships

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The Brokering Guidebook, produced by IBLF in collaboration with Rio Tinto, UNDP and the UN System Staff College, illuminates the critical role played by brokers in a cross-sector partnership, and outlines the many tasks that a broker may have to carry out during the life of a partnership.

Business for Millennium Development

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Business for Millennium Development (B4MD) is an alliance of Australian businesses who believe that corporate Australia can and should assist towards the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals. B4MD believes that Australian businesses have the opportunity to do much more to reduce...

Microfinance Gateway

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The Microfinance Gateway is a comprehensive source of information for and about the micro-finance industry. It includes research and publications, discussion groups, specialised resource centers, organisation and consultant profiles, as well as the latest news, events, and job opportunities in...

Funding the Poor Cooperative (FPC)

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Funding the Poor Cooperative (FPC), one of the largest micro-finance organisations in China, makes micro-credit available to the poor, especially women, in the rural areas of Hebei, Henan and Sichuan Provinces. FPC also experiments with adapting various micro-finance models, provides valuable...

Opportunity International (OI)

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Opportunity International (OI) is an international non-profit organisation, using micro-enterprise development and providing small business loans. Opportunity is committed to solving the root cause of poverty instead of merely treating its symptoms; through providing micro-credit and basic training...

Kiva

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Kiva connects donors to individual entrepreneurs or groups in the developing world, through the provision of micro-loans. Micro-credit empowers clients to lift themselves out of poverty through developing responsible business patterns and training. Kiva partners with existing micro-finance...

Inclusive Business Activist

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Inclusive Business Activist is a South African platform for like-minded entrepreneurs to network and engage on aspects of common business interest to grow organically and in the process add value and give back to communities and the poor. The organisation aims to contribute to the achievement of...