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Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) recommendation by the World Economic Forum

Embracing the concept of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is important for all actors – public, private and non-governmental. While robust cost/benefit analyses still need to be conducted, professionals in the field of disaster management argue that the human and economic costs of natural...

Corporate Social Responsibility: The WBCSD’s journey

This document is a brief summary of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)'s current thinking on CSR and suggests the transition step to the next generation of work on this topic: from being a key project to becoming a cross-cutting theme. The report is designed to encourage...

Accelerating Progress towards the MDGs; Delivering Results: Moving towards Scale

Accelerating Progress towards the MDGS and Delivering Results: Moving towards Scale is a report on an inclusive business dialogue held on September 21st 2010 during the UN Summit on the MDGs.

Corporate Social Responsibility in China: An Analysis of Domestic and Foreign Retailers' Sustainability Dimensions.

This paper discusses the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in China through an exploration of the way in which CSR operates in large retailers both in the Chinese and the international context.

Business-NGO Relationships for Environmental Conservation in Hong Kong: Capacity Building for NGOs and the Roles of Government and Business-Related Organisations

This is an article published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Public Administration, vol 29, no 2, in December 2007. Drawing on stakeholders' views collected from 31 in-depth face-to-face interviewees, the article investigates business-NGO relationships for environmental conservation in Hong...

Article 13 - CSR Case Studies

As strategic advisors on risk associated with business responsibility, typically in the areas of corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainable development and governance, Article 13 regularly profiles organisations that are doing innovative work in CSR. Each case study examines why the...

UN Goals

This is a website dedicated to promoting the 8 UN Millennium Goals to end world hunger, poverty, empower women, reduce child mortality, universal education, increase environmental sustainability and advance global unity

What will it take to achieve the Millennium Goals? An international assessment

Based on a review of 50 country studies, this review by UNDP finds that the resources and know-how necessary to achieve the MDGs exist. Acceleration of progress over the next five years (2010-2015) will need to focus on continuing proven strategies, policies and interventions and making a radical...

Online Preparedness Education Program (OPEP)

The Online Preparedness Education Program (OPEP) of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is a training programme that provides health care professionals with easily accessible and current clinical information to enhance preparedness for a chemical, biological,...

Electronic Mine Information Network (E-MINE)

Electronic Mine Information Network (E-MINE), operated by the United Nations Mine Action Service, provides information and resources regarding the removal and destruction of mines, mine action education, and victim assistance.

The Eleventh International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations -Cape Town, 20-22 June 2011

This annual conference, organised by Common Ground, brings together scholarly, government and practice-based participants with an interest in the issues of diversity and community. The conference examines the concept of diversity as a positive aspect of a global world and globalised society. In...

India 2001 Earthquake Case Study

India 2001 Earthquake Case Study, by the IBM Crisis Response Team, provides advice and lists some basic guidelines for those working in the disaster areas.

Private sector participation for sustainable water service management

Following the findings of the Rüschlikon-Conference a process was initiated to find ways in which the private sector participation (PSP) projects could be evaluated in order to develop further and to improve the rules of the game for PSP. Based on field experience it should be possible to elaborate...

Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery

Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies Handbook, published by the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, is a set of standards, indicators and guidance notes that articulate the minimum level of educational access and service to be attained in emergencies, through to early...

Interagency Network for Education in Emergencies Minimum Standards

Interagency Network for Education in Emergencies Minimum Standards express a committment to the notion that all individuals – children, youth and adults – have a right to education during emergencies, both natural and man-made. The standards are qualitative in nature and are intended to be...

Natural Hazards Education & Research Co-Operative (NHERC)

Natural Hazards Education&Research Co-Operative (NHERC) provides information and educational material about disasters and how to cope with disasters. NHERC's website has links to many sites concerned with disaster monitoring and relief.


Aesthethika is an online journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study and research of culture, subjectivity and aesthetics. Aesthethika was created by the faculty and the doctoral students from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,IL, USA. ...

Even in Chaos: Education in Times of Emergencies

Even In Chaos is a book edited by Kevin M. Cahill, M.D., President of the CIHC, advocating the importance of education in times of emergency.

Inclusive Business in Agrifood Markets: Evidence and Action

A report based on proceedings of an international conference held in Beijing.

More Than Making Money – Listing of Standards, Guidelines and Principles Relevant to Corporate Impacts

More Than Making Money – Listing of Standards, Guidelines and Principles Relevant to Corporate Impacts, a listing produced by Business in the Community (BITC) and Corporate Citizen, consists of standards, guidelines and principles relevant to corporate impacts such as benchmarkable standards,...