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A Fresh Start: Asian villages carve out a new life


In 2004, the Wildlife Conservation Society, which credits itself with having saved the American bison a century ago, set up the Tmatboey Ibis Ecotourism Project to lure bird-watchers. During the most recent peak season, November 2008 to May 2009, services provided to bird-watching visitors brought...

Tatas going global with low-cost housing


The Tatas are giving a global perspective to their successful affordable housing model, which was launched in Mumbai. Mr Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons, said that Tata Housing has got enquiries for replicating the Mumbai housing model from other countries and is likely to start out from...

International Initiatives To Promote Responsible Business: A Navigation Guide for Business


International Initiatives To Promote Responsible Business: A Navigation Guide for Business provides a user-friendly and impartial guide to help businesses to navigate their way through this maze. It seeks to articulate the key aspects of three cross-industry initiatives: The OECD Guidelines for...

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,...

Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response 2011 edition


Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response, a 2011 revised handbook of The Sphere Project, sets out minimum standards for four sectors: water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion; food security and nutrition; shelter, settlement and non-food items; and health action.

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.

Sustainability Reporting Toolkit


The Sustainability Reporting Toolkit aims to assist companies in learning about sustainability reporting, assessing the need to report, and creating an effective report. The Toolkit contains: * general information to assist in setting the stage for a sustainability report; * guidance for...

AA1000 Assurance Standard


AA1000 Assurance Standard, an open-source standard, covers sustainability reporting and all aspects of an organisation’s performance, including social and ethical, economic and environmental. The standard promotes an inclusive approach that positions stakeholders at the centre of all activities....