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Standards and guidelines development

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Center for Development & Business Research (CODBRA), Inc.

The Center for Development & Business Research (CODBRA) is an independent development and business research firm that propounds ground-breaking development policy ideas on good governance and offers creative business support services to investors interested in Africa's market and her rich...

TransFair USA

TransFair USA, a nonprofit organization, is one of twenty members of Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO), and the only third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States. It audits transactions between US companies offering Fair Trade Certified™ products and the...

Fair Trade Federation

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...

In: Resources

South Asia Earthquake 2005: Learning from Previous Recovery Operations

South Asia Earthquake 2005: Learning from Previous Recovery Operations, the second of two briefings prepared by ALNAP and the ProVention Consortium, covers targeting, participation, assessment, shelter and housing, risk reduction and policy, drawing out main lessons in each area and highlighting...

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Draft Two SFTMS (Sustainable Fair Trade Management System) Standard

SFTMS is the new worldwide standard for the independent certification of organisations which demonstrate Fair Trade business practices. The requirements of this standard are applicable to any organisation applying Fair Trade principles in all its business processes regardless of the nature of...

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Standards and guidelines development

One form of responsible business concerns guidelines and best practice. _For example, in the construction industry, building codes are under current discussion in relation to natural disasters. Earthquake, hurricane and other disaster damage sees far more deaths in areas where structures are built...

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Partnership for disaster response

Partnership for Disaster Response aims to bring together the many resources and capabilities of the private sector to enhance and accelerate on-the-ground relief and recovery following major natural disasters in the United States and abroad.

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Guidelines on Cooperation between the United Nations and the Business Community

The Guidelines on Cooperation between the United Nations and the Business Community provide information on the background of UN-business partnerships, their purpose and rationality, standards for choosing a partner, the general principles of a partnership, the use of the UN name and emblem, the...

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ALNAP (Active Learning Network for Accountability & Performance in Humanitarian Action)

ALNAP is a network for humanitarian agencies, including members from donor, NGO, Red Cross/Crescent, UN and independent/academic organisations. The network is dedicated to improving the quality and accountability of humanitarian action, through the key themes of Evaluation, Learning, Participation...