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Microsoft donates PhotoDNA technology to help fight child porn

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The American multinational corporation and one of the world’s most valuable companies, Microsoft, in collaboration with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has innovated a New Image DNA Technology to fight against child abuse.

Chilean bank pursues business opportunities in the low-income microenterprise market

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Where others see obstacles, Chile’s Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (BCI) sees opportunities.

Air Terminal Gifts and Catholic Community Services provide donations and employment opportunities for refugees

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Catholic Community Services (CCS) has, for decades, helped hundreds of refugees start new lives in Utah. Air Terminal Gifts has donated $12,000 to the CCS refugee resettlement program. Both companies work in partnership, employing refugees and trying to recognise and respond to their immediate...

Construmex: Facilitating Remote Housing Investments for US-based Mexican Migrants

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Construmex, an initiative of Mexican construction and building giant CEMEX, was launched after the company’s success with Patrimonio Hoy, a socially minded business initiative targeted at low-income consumers. Since its inception in 2001, Construmex has helped more than 14,000 Mexican migrants in...

PETSTAR: Adding Value to the Chain of Recycling While Improving the Scavengers’ Working Conditions

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With about 85,000 tons of waste generated every day, Mexico is the 10th largest garbage producer in the world. At the same time, tens of thousands of scavengers, including children, are making a living by collecting saleable items from open-air dumps in very poor, informal conditions.

Amanco: Providing Irrigation Systems to the Rural Poor

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For decades, small farmers in Latin America have faced a grim outlook: low productivity and inefficiency. That was the background for the decision of Amanco, a subsidiary of the conglomerate GrupoNueva, to develop a hybrid value chain model for serving low-income markets. As part of that plan, the...

Votorantim Celulose e Papel (VCP) in Brazil: Planting eucalyptus in partnership with the rural poor

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Brazil suffers from high income inequality and widespread poverty, especially in rural areas. Despite recent policies to support rural settlements through land reform, a mismatch remains between the rural population’s social demands and the state’s capacity to respond.

Opportunities to improve productivity provided for small farmers within Colombian pepper supply chain

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Hugo Restrepo y Cia has over 30 years of experience in the food industry, especially in chili paste, with exports to the US, Europe and the Middle East. In 2000, in partnership with the Carvajal Foundation, the company initiated a project with the objective to continuously improve the productivity...

Natura beauty productsenefit Colombia's lowest social class and recycle tonnes of waste

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Natura is a Brazilian organization operating for 40 years with a portfolio of 800 cosmetics, perfume and personal hygiene products. The company has adopted a direct sale scheme as its unique distribution channel.

Kohl's Department Stores Donates $250,000 to Support Hurricane Irene Relief Efforts

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Kohl’s Department Stores has donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross toward Hurricane Irene relief efforts.