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ACCESS

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ACCESS is a not-for-profit company that offers specialised technical assistance in two areas, microfinance and livelihoods.

MicroEnergy Credits Corporation

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The MicroEnergy Credits Corporation (MEC)is a social enterprise which links microfinance institutions to the carbon markets when they lend for clean energy. MEC sells the carbon credits earned by replacing dirty fuels like kerosene, wood, coal and dung on the voluntary carbon markets and passes...

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Make Poverty Business: Increase Profits and Reduce Risks by Engaging with the Poor

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Make Poverty Business: Increase Profits and Reduce Risks by Engaging with the Poor (2006) is a book by Craig Wilson and Peter Wilson that sets out to provide a blueprint for on-the-ground managers of multinational corporations to create sustainable profits and reduce country risk by helping...

Ruma

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Ruma is a social enterprise that aims to empower the poor in Indonesia by providing pre-packaged business opportunities complete with an equipment package, a strong brand, marketing materials, initial training, ongoing mentoring and access to a supply chain. Its flagship microfranchise business,...

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a NGO that serves San Mateo and Santa Clara counties in California. The Foundation is focused on solving the most challenging problems, improving the quality of life and inspiring greater civic participation throughout the region. In September 2008, the...

Andrews Charitable Trust

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Andrews Charitable Trust (ACT) is an innovative partnership between business and philanthropy. The Trust provides seed funding to social entrepreneurs in the United Kingdom and supports these investments with a blend of skills, advice and networking. The Trust's activities are funded by the...

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People at the heart of sustainable business - the IBLF Annual Review 2008-9

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The IBLF annual review examines the way in which the Forum has been contributing to the development of sustainable business, arguing that the members of the Forum are leaders in this field, and that IBLF has a particular understanding of the way in which business solutions can contribute to...

MicroPlace

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MicroPlace is a social business owned by eBay. It is currently the only website that enables everyday people to make investments in the microfinance industry. The microfinance institutions then microcredit small loans - available to the poor which allow them to start a business and work their ways...

Globalgiving

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Globalgiving is an online marketplace for philanthropy that connects individual and institutional donors directly to social, economic development, and environmental grassroots projects around the world. The organisation can provide its partner projects with access to new donors, online fundraising...