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New guidelines to help investors measure success of microfinance institutions

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According to this news article, socially responsible investors are choosing to invest in microfinance to help alleviate poverty. By means of often very small loans, financial services, and technology, microfinance helps the poor, often women, to start self-sustaining businesses in order to escape...

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Microfinance agencies enable entrepreneurs in Bangladesh to provide more sanitation technology options

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Pakistan has taken an important step towards improved sanitation through a major sector assessment and setting up of a core group that seeks to move communities beyond open defecation free (ODF) status. WSP, an international engineering consulting agency, is a member of this group.

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Citi Dhaka arranges loan for NGO micro-finance institution

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In July 2009, Citi Dhaka helped arrange a syndicated loan (subscribed by a group of local banks) for $21.7 million for BURO, a not-for-profit that is one of the fastest growing microfinance institutions in Bangladesh. BURO Bangladesh is a specialized micro-finance institution that provides high...

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Business for Development: Business solutions in support of the Millennium Development Goals

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Business for Development: Business solutions in support of the Millennium Development Goals, a report by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, stresses the key role that business plays in creating opportunities for empowerment and development. It provides a host of examples of...

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Business group supports sustainability via the market economy

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Business group supports sustainability via the market economy, a report issued by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, shows how open, transparent markets can drive sustainability. The report also makes the business case for implementing sustainable practices and outlines seven...

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Making Agricultural Trade Reform Work for the Poor

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Making Agricultural Trade Reform Work for the Poor, a position paper of the International Food&Agricultural Trade Policy Council (IPC), brings together what is known about the link between agricultural trade reform and poverty alleviation, and about how developing countries can successfully manage...

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Solar power's role in rural India

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Selco is a social enterprise which has provided solar-powered lighting and water heating for half a million people in the states of Karnataka and Gujarat since it began in 1995. It provides lighting for businesses too and even rents solar lights to street hawkers.

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Polycentric Innovation: A New Mandate for Multinationals

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What do John Deere, Cisco, and Obopay have in common? All three companies form a new breed of enlightened Western firms that have embraced "polycentric innovation." Polycentric innovation is an emerging business practice that consists of networking international talent, capital, and ideas to meet...

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Tata launches low-cost water filter

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India's giant Tata Group on Monday unveiled a new low-cost water purifier, hoping to do for health what it did for motoring and provide affordable, safe drinking water for millions and cut disease.

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Make a difference this Fairtrade Fortnight with Starbucks

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In November 2008, Starbucks announced that 100% of the espresso coffee sold – both wholebean and espresso-based beverages – in Starbucks stores in the UK and Ireland will become both Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ and Fairtrade Certified by the end of 2009.