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Fighting poverty through micro-credit

Mr Wolfonsohn said micro-finance had made a powerful impact on improving poor people's livelihood and was crucial in reducing poverty in poor countries.

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Through an initiative of ASGN, micro-credit and tourism save giraffes in Niger

ASGN (the Association to Safeguard the Giraffes of Niger) used grants from the Wildlife Protection Foundation in the UK and from the Zoo de Doue in France to set up a successful micro-credit scheme.

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Bayer supports NGOs to fight child labor and develop educational facilities

Bayer actively supports organisations such as the Abrinq Foundation for Children's Rights in Brazil, and the Naandi Foundation in India in the fight against child labor.

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Timberland partners with Verite to incorporate a Code of Conduct into supplier's internal management system.

Timberland partners with Verite, an independent nonprofit social auditing, training, and research organization, to ensure that working conditions around the world are fair, legal and safe.

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Gap Inc. works closely with social accountability NGO to promote improved labour standards

Social Accountability International (SAI) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to improving workplace conditions and combating sweatshops. In 2008, Gap Inc. become involved in SAI's Continuous Improvement in the Central American Workplace (CIMCAW) Alliance project (CIMCAW) project in Central...

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Freshfields law firm provides pro bono services and personnel to social service NGOs in London

The Freshfields access to justice programme is most active in London, where they support legal advice centres, including the drop-in centre at Tower Hamlets; many of their partners have volunteered there. These volunteers have also represented clients from the Free Representation Unit appearing...

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Building NGO capacity for pipeline monitoring and audit in Azerbaijan

In Azerbaijan, BP and the Open Society Institute-Assistance Foundation are working together to support national NGOs' capacity development through facilitated monitoring and audit of the Baku-Ceyhan-Tbilisi and the South Caucasus Pipeline projects.

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Better Factories Cambodia partnership creates industry standards

Better Factories Cambodia represents a convergence of common interests of the clothing industry, international buyers, of the desires of western consumers for sweat-shop free products, and for more and better jobs in one of the poorest countries of this world. Better Factories Cambodia is managed...

Eticambiente

Eticambiente specializes in working with medium-to-large sized companies and multinationals struggling with integrating sustainable development principles into their core business model, day-to-day operations and risk analysis, as well as maximizing stakeholder engagement and communications. ...

People and Planet

People and Planet is a boutique advisory firm for clients interested in measurably impacting global poverty and environmental challenges. They advise individuals, family offices and corporations who are role models in entertainment, media, music, sports, business and politics.

Article 13

Article 13 helps companies to operate in a manner that produces a positive impact on society - typically in the areas of CSR (corporate & social responsibility), sustainability, governance and social innovation. They offer a range of training, coaching, consultancy and research services. ...

Robin Hood Foundation - Asia

Robin Hood Asia is dedicated to helping companies create social initiatives that assist the poor while benefiting business. They believe that companies can become change agents for social good by adapting their products, services and business practices to a compelling social stand. Robin Hood...

Pepal's Mission

Pepal’s mission is to foster an environment where private sector businesses and non-profit organisations can develop equal partnerships to achieve social change. They achieve their mission through designing and implementing innovative international development programmes which strategically pair...

Defence for Children (DCI) International

Defence for Children (DCI) International is an independent NGO with aim to ensure ongoing practical and concerted international action directed towards promoting and protecting children's rights. The organisation has consultative status with UNESCO, ECOSOC, UNICEF and the Council of Europe, and...

World Food Programme (WFP) - Iran

Set-up in 1963, WFP is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. WFP uses its food to: meet emergency needs and support economic and social development. It also provides the logistics support necessary to get food aid to the right people at the right time and in the...

International Children's Centre (ICC)

International Children's Centre (ICC) complements worldwide programmes promoting the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children of all ages in the context of the family and the community. ICC works with concerned governments as well as world organisations, particularly the World Health...

Caritas Nicaragua

Caritas Nicaragua, a member of the confederation of Roman Catholic relief(Caritas Internationalis), promotes development programmes to meet the basic needs of the poorest without creating dependency. Programmes are aimed at community health promotion, HIV/Aids prevention, capacity building and...

Australian People for Health, Education & Development Abroad (APHEDA) Union Aid Abroad

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA was established to contribute directly to countries and regions of the world where men and women workers are disadvantaged through poverty, a lack of workplace, denial of labour and human rights, civil conflict and war. Union Aid Abroad is committed to justice and...

Australian Refugee Association Inc. (ARA)

The Australian Refugee Association (ARA) is a non-profit charitable organisation helping refugees to become settled and participating citizens of Australia. ARA provides advice, assistance, advocacy and practical support with migration, settlement, employment, community education and policy...

Caritas Internationalis - Costa Rica

Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of Roman Catholic relief, development and social service organizations with the vision of building a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed. Caritas Costa Rica campaigns in support of human rights and the construction of fair and...