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Principles for Responsible Investment

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The Principles for Responsible Investment provide the framework for investment professionals to incorporate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into the management of investment portfolios. Investors fulfilling their fiduciary (or equivalent) duty therefore need to give...

Code of Ethics of the South African NGO Coalition

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Code of Ethics of the South African NGO Coalition is written to focus NGOs in redressing inequality and improving the lives of all people in South Africa. This code has six sections covering values, governance, accountability, management and human resources, finance and resources.

People at the heart of sustainable business - the IBLF Annual Review 2008-9

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The IBLF annual review examines the way in which the Forum has been contributing to the development of sustainable business, arguing that the members of the Forum are leaders in this field, and that IBLF has a particular understanding of the way in which business solutions can contribute to...

Business and the millennium development goals: a framework for action

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This report provides a framework for action on how companies and business coalitions can work with the UN system, governments, and civil society organisations to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), aimed at making globalisation a more positive force for more of the world's people.

Micro Enterprise success in Bangladesh

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The Bangladesh Krishi Bank was established in 1973 with the objective of strengthening the rural economy by extending credit support to the agricultural and agro-based sectors. In consideration of the importance of Micro-Credit and with the objective of generating employment as well as encouraging...

Stimulating Youth Entrepreneurship - Barriers and incentives to enterprise start-ups by young people

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The world’s population is growing at a time when traditional, stable labour markets are shrinking. More than 1 billion people today are between 15 and 24 years of age and nearly 40 per cent of the world’s population is below the age of 20. The ILO estimates that 47 per cent of all unemployed...

Social enterprises 'growing strongly'

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The UK's social enterprises - businesses trading for social or environmental purposes - bucked the recent recession, a report has said.

Green Works: recycling office furniture

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Green Works, a social enterprise based in the UK, collects unwanted office furniture from big companies like Marks & Spencer and recycles it to sell at a discount from one of six London warehouses to schools, colleges, charities, housing associations and small businesses. The firm recently won a...

Social Enterprise Summit 2010

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With over 730 attendees the 2010 Summit was the bigges event organised by the Enterprise Alliance. Social entrepreneurs and enthusiasts from over 30 countries around the world convened for three days in April, attending sessions and panels, sharing ideas and making connections. Most importantly,...

Nonprofit Networking: The New Way to Grow

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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.