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Fair Trade Egypt

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Fair Trade Egypt (FTE) is s nonprofit organization whose goal is to empower Egyptian artisans through the practice of fair trade. FTE surveys the developing areas of the country, finds local treasures that have been traditionally manufactured for centuries and brings them to consumers. FTE...

Cooperative Coffees

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Cooperative Coffees is a green coffee importing cooperative comprised of 23 community-based coffee roasters in the USA and Canada, who are committed to building and supporting fair and sustainable trade relationships for the benefit of farmers and their exporting cooperatives, families, and...

Solidarity Bridge

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Solidarity Bridge is a Catholic organization established in the USA that provides critical medical care and cooperative support to poor communities in Bolivia. The organisation also trains local Bolivian medical personnel to improve their own practices and thus serve their communities more...

Fairgreentrade.com - Fair trade green business directory and eco-friendly directory

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Fairgreentrade.com is designed to allow consumers, retailers and manufacturers the ability to interact and create the easiest path to finding products, services and source materials. Fairgreentrade.com will offer specific areas of interest to help narrow down what users are looking for and put them...

Fair Trade Federation

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The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organisations fully committed to fair trade. The Federation is part of the global fair trade movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities to...

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Linking Business with Pro-Poor Development

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Linking Business with Pro-Poor Development explores two key questions, How can business be pro-poor? and How can such partnerships be made sustainable? The document showcases how an innovative private-community partnership transformed the livelihoods of highly vulnerable families in far flung...

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Inclusive Business: Profitable business for successful development

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Inclusive Business: Profitable business for successful development, a paper published by The Alliance for Inclusive Business and the WBCSD, defines Inclusive Business as one that seeks to contribute to poverty alleviation by including lower-income communities within its value chain while not losing...

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Business and Poverty: Opening markets to the poor

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Business and Poverty: Opening markets to the Poor, an issue of Development Outreach published by the World Bank Institute, discusses how companies can operate profitably in emerging market economies, while enhancing the well-being of the poor by nurturing them as producers and consumers. The...

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The Hard Work of Measuring Social Impact

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Professor Alnoor Ebrahim of Harvard Business School explains how he thinks non-profit managers should respond to increasing demands from donors to measure social performance. The concepts he examines in a recent article include: * Rather than simply complying with the demands of the most...

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Nonprofit Networking: The New Way to Grow

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How can a nonprofit increase its social impact? Many would say it needs to grow big to be strong. Instead, says Harvard Business School professor Jane Wei-Skillern, the answer could be in the power of strategic networks.