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H&M gives back to the community

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"Our Responsibility by H&M" is a short film about how H&M takes responsibility for how the company's operations affect people and the environment in connection with the production of its products.

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Western Union and MercyCorps

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Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer and Senior Vice President Paul Dudley Hart discuss their organisation's partnership with Western Union to help individuals and families connect to key economic opportunities.

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Using mobile technology to empower rural communities in India by tracking livelihood entitlements

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The poor have suffered as they have little knowledge of their rights and entitlements and lack the collective strength to raise their voices. The outreach of the social protection schemes are quite limited due to lack of correct information, optimum community ignorance, lack of accountability of...

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Starbucks join the Conservation movement

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Conservation International has worked with Starbucks Coffee Company for more than 14 years to promote coffee production practices that conserve biodiversity, maintain healthy ecosystems and support economic and social development in coffee production landscapes as embodied in the company’s...

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Clean cookstove in action

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This video is about a project carried out by Kopernik in the community of Pucung, Indonesia, introducing new clean cookstoves to the villagers.

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Promoting children's education in coastal fishing villages in Orissa, India

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Literacy ratio in the coastal fishing villages has remained one of the lowest in the Odisha state, marine fishing communities keep giving very low priority to girl child education. Indeed, female children as little as four year old can be seen engaged in domestic chores and other production...

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Edison International contributes to Asian Tsunami disaster relief

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It is not often that the world’s collective sense of solidarity and compassion is captured by a single event. The earthquake-spawned tsunami that ravaged so many countries in southern Asia and eastern Africa in December 2004 was one such event. Proving once again how committed they are to making a...

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Empowering poor Dalit in rural villages in India through job skills training

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The Scheduled Castes (Dalit) constitute more than 70% of the total population of Orissa as per census 2011. Pana, Dom, Ganda, Ghasi, Hadi, Kandara, Bauri, Gokha, Dhoba are treated most socially and economical backward schedule castes in Odisha. These sub caste are socially untouchable, socially,...

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Rajawali’s Express Taxi: Working with Taxi Drivers as Business Partners in Indonesia

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The 1997 Asian financial crisis created a job vacuum in Indonesia, with companies forced to lay off 1.4 million workers. A decade later, unemployment rates continue to rise and poverty defines the context for Indonesia’s economy, social relations and security. Express Taxi, a subsidiary of the...

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UNILAB supports Governments campaign to make medicine accessible to the poor

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The market price of medicines in the Philippines is among the highest in the world—40%–70% more than in neighbouring countries, according to the Philippine Department of Health. Some drugs cost 10 times more in the Philippines than in neighbouring countries.