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The Global Social Venture Competition

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is the largest and oldest student-led business plan competition providing mentoring, exposure, and prizes for social ventures from around the world. The competition aims to catalyse the creation of social ventures, educate future leaders and build...

Nonprofit Networking: The New Way to Grow

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.

10 Companies With Social Responsibility at the Core

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Corporate Social Responsibility by Tim Barnett

This article, written by Tim Barnett, is a detailed primer for any company (or individual) seeking to learn more about corporate social responsibility.

The Case Against Corporate Social Responsibility

This article by Aneel Karnani argues that the idea that companies have a duty to address social ills is not just flawed, but also makes it more likely that we'll ignore the real solutions to the problems at hand.

Community-Business Partnerships Help Sheets

These help sheets, designed by the Australian Institute of Corporate Responsibility, are designed to take users through the main steps of initiating, nurturing and expanding community-business partnerships.

Millennium Development Goals: 2010 Progress Chart

This chart presents an assessment of progress so far for selected indicators and regions, on the basis of information available as of June 2010. While some indicators reflect data as recent as 2010, others rely on older statistics, dating as far back as 2005.

Doing Business with the Poor: A Field Guide

Doing Business with the Poor: A Field Guide encourages "sustainable livelihoods (SL) business", that is, doing business with the poor in ways that benefit the poor and benefit the company. It discusses how successful SL business models focus on core competencies, partner across sectors and localise...

New guidelines to help investors measure success of microfinance institutions

According to this news article, socially responsible investors are choosing to invest in microfinance to help alleviate poverty. By means of often very small loans, financial services, and technology, microfinance helps the poor, often women, to start self-sustaining businesses in order to escape...

Accord Interagency Gifts in Kind Standards

Accord Gifts in Kind Standards govern US-based member organisations' Gifts in Kind (GIK) activity.

Sustainable Resources 2004 An International Forum Connecting People with Hands-on Solutions to World Poverty September 27 - October 5 Boulder, Colorado

The Sustainable Resources 2004 conference provided a platform of exchange where poverty issues faced by the developing world could be addressed globally and solved locally. The programme of the conference was designed around the UN Millennium Development Goals. The event aimed to provide...

European Commission Humanitarian Operation (ECHO) - Regulation

This page contains the full text of EU regulation 83/181, concerning the ''exemption from value added tax on the final importation of certain goods''. Articles 40-55 are specific to VAT exemption for charitable goods and disaster relief work. The situations where VAT exemption applies are similar...

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Management of Social Transformations Programme

UNESCO Management of Social Transformations Programme website has a database of best practices, information explaining best practices and links to other best practice information.

Corporate Social Responsibility: An Implementation Guide for Business

Corporate Social Responsibility: An Implementation Guide for Business aims to provide practical guidance on CSR to companies operating in the international context. It contains information on how to assess the effects of business activities on others, develop and implement a CSR strategy and...

Business UNusual

Business UNusual, a collaborative publication of the United Nations Global Compact Office and the Global Public Policy Institute, provides an overview of recent partnership activities in the United Nations, as well as the challenges the UN faces in its efforts to engage the private sector and...

UNICEF Corporate Partnerships - Examples

UNICEF Corporate Partnerships - Examples, a series of web pages, details UNICEF's corporate partnerships with a range of companies.

Opportunities for the Majority: Bank initiative that promotes and finances private sector business models

The Opportunities for the Majority (OMJ) Initiative promotes and finances market-based, sustainable business models that engage private sector companies, local governments and communities in the development and delivery of quality products and services for the majority of the population of Latin...

Logistics & Transportation Corporate Citizenship Initiative

Logistics&Transportation Corporate Citizenship Initiative reviews the work done in pursuit of the organisation's goal of "proactively contributing towards sustainable development" and includes a forward plan for the next five years. It discusses progress made on the following deliverables:...

Oneworld Job Search

A website containing links for potential employees and employers, listing jobs in human rights, environment, and sustainable development. Also includes a collection of other websites with job listings.

Global Risk Identification Programme: better risk information for sound decision making

Global Risk Identification Programme (GRIP) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that directly aligns with the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA)'s Priority Area 2: risk identification, assessment and monitoring. Although hosted by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, GRIP's structure, is...