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Base of the Pyramid Protocol 2nd Edition (2008)

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The most recent version of the BoP Protocol, drawing upon lessons and experiences implementing the BoP Protocol in Nairobi, Kenya as well as in communities in Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Parvathagiri in India.

A business guide to development actors: Introducing company managers to the development community

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This guide aims to introduce the business community to potential partners in the development community. It is a first port of call for managers who are interested in working with a development organization, but unsure of how to begin.

Fanm pou Fanm (Women for Women)

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Fanm pou Fanm (Women for Women) is a small organisation helping 35 women displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince Haiti to set up their own small businesses. Currently the organisation is working on a crocheting and sewing project for which sewing machines are needed.

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Sewing machines and transport needed for women's project in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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I am trying to help a small project of 35 women and their dependent families who are living in a tent city in Port-au-Prince Haiti after the earthquake two years ago. These women are learning skills in order to set up their own small businesses and so earn enough to send their children to school....

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Marks & Spencer gives disadvantaged people an opportunity for employment training

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Marks & Start is Marks & Spencer's work experience programme for those who are homeless, disabled, single parents and young unemployed.

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British American Tobacco establishes a biodiversity partnership with NGOs

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British American Tobacco has established a biodiversity partnership, now in its third five-year term (2011-2015). The partners (Fauna & Flora International, Earthwatch, Tropical Biology Association, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and British American Tobacco) have appointed an independent programme...

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Coffee Kids partners with private sector to rebuild coffee farmers' community in Indonesia

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In late April 2005, the Aceh Tsunami Relief Fund, established by the NGO Coffee Kids, in partnership with the corporation ForesTrade Inc., began a project to support the reconstruction of local community infrastructure in the coffee-growing Gayo Highland region in Central Aceh, Indonesia.

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WWF and IKEA Conservation Partnership

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IKEA and WWF began a co-operation in 2002 to jointly promote responsible forestry in priority regions around the world. Together the two organizations have planned and implemented a series of projects in China, Russia, Bulgaria, Romania, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The projects are important...

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ExxonMobil and NetMark partner to distribute & promote anti-malaria bednets

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In 2002, the ExxonMobil Africa Fuels Marketing Group teamed with AED/NetMark to set up the Help Us Help programme. The programme seeks to reduce the burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa by increasing the commercial supply of and public demand for insecticide-treated bednets.

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HSBC Amanah partners with Islamic Relief to offer microfinance in Pakistan

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HSBC Amanah, the global Islamic banking division of HSBC group, has entered into a partnership with Islamic Relief, a major international relief and development charity, to offer a pilot Islamic microfinance scheme in Pakistan.