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Venture capital for low-income markets in Latin America and the Caribbean

Investing in housing, healthcare, education, basic utilities and nutrition can not only fulfill a social mission, but can also be a profitable business venture.

Shared Value between Nestlé and crops producers

Nestlé is guided by the principle of creating shared value for shareholders and society in a manner that is integrally linked to its core business strategies and operations. It is called “Creating Shared Value (CSV)”; value created for shareholders, employees, farmers, consumers and the communities...

Partnership aims to stop rare plant smuggling

TRAFFIC-Hong Kong, one of the 22 branches of a NGO network that monitors wildlife trade globally, partnered with Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd to improve the airline's ability to stop the smuggling of rare plants on its planes.

Toyota joins Audubon in conservation corporate-NGO partnership

The Audubon Society, a US based environmental conservation group, received its largest grant ever, $20 million, from Toyota, to fund conservation projects, train environmental leaders and boost volunteerism.

Aviva/Earthwatch Europe Award for Climate Change Research

Aviva sponsors the Aviva/Earthwatch Europe Award for Climate Change Research. The award is granted to an individual field scientist, currently working with Earthwatch, who is carrying out research relating to the issues of climate change.

Allianz partners with the WorldWide Fund For Nature

Since September 2007, Allianz has been cooperating with WWF on a firm three-year master agreement. One of the main goals of this collaboration is to precisely quantify not just the direct effects, but also the indirect effects of climate change of the Allianz Group.

Virgin Atlantic and Swiss-based charity Myclimate launch carbon offset scheme to benefit local communities

Virgin Atlantic launched the first ever onboard carbon offset scheme, endorsed by 49 NGOs worldwide, including many environmental groups. The airline has partnered with Swiss-based charity Myclimate to offer a Gold Standard Carbon Offset Scheme which is now available to passengers inflight as well...

Cooperation between Mentor International and IKEA

In 2008, IKEA Social Initiative collaborated with Mentor International to address drug abuse and its health implications among young people in five countries Croatia, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Romania and Russia. The school based initiative for 12-14 year olds has been adapted for each country and...

The Veolia Foundation assists day care centres for children with cerebral palsy

The Association Pour L’éducation Thérapeutique Et La Réadaptation Des Enfant Infirmes Moteurs Cérébraux (APETREIMC), a French NGO, provides group accommodation for young children suffering from cerebral palsy in order give them a good start in life.

The Veolia Foundation helps Bulgarian children with disabilities to experience outdoor activities

The Veolia Environment Foundation has made a grant to the Get Involved" Project of Outward Bound Bulgaria, an organization that provides outdoor adventure courses for young people.

TOMS Shoes: One for One Movement

TOMS Shoes is a for-profit business with a philanthropic component. TOMS Shoes was founded on a simple premise: With every pair purchased, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need.

Tropical Fruit Juice Project Helps to Spur Economic Revival in Ethiopia

In April 2009, africaJUICE Tibila Share Company, a joint venture between africaJUICE BV of the Netherlands and the Ethiopian government, took operational control of Tibila Farm in Ethiopia’s Upper Awash Valley.

Profiles of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) practices of Philippine mining firms

The increased awareness of environmental impacts, the socio-economic implications of mining and a downturn in productivity, have highlighted the need for mining companies to adjust their business management process.

Grameen Foundation received $150,000 Amex grant

American Express has donated $150,000 to Grameen Foundation. The donation will help impart advanced training and technical assistance on accounting, management information systems, human resources and operations to Grameen's local partners: Activists for Social Alternatives in Tamil Nadu, Cashpor...

Bank of America and Habitat for Humanity 'Raise the Walls' on Three New Habitat Houses in Amarillo

More than 50 Bank of America associate volunteers and Amarillo Habitat for Humanity will join together to build three new Habitat homes in Amarillo over the next three days.

Chevron supports Global Fund to fight diseases

Chevron Corporation is Global Fund's first Corporate Champion, making a commitment to invest in Global Fund-supported programs fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in parts of Asia and Africa.

ExxonMobil supported initiative for women and childrens's health and education in Angola

In 2007, the ExxonMobil Foundation supported Save the Children and Africare, together with the Angolan Ministry of Education to address the education and health needs of women and children in Kibala, in the Kwanza Sul province of Angola.

Microsoft and nonprofit P-MAT partner in Slovakia to equip people with computer skills, through the Project-40UP.

Created in 2007, Project-40UP was aimed at providing a basic level of computer literacy of the Slovak Republic in middle age. This initiative allows persons who have had historical reasons a minimal chance to receive an education in information technology, attend vocational training courses aimed...

African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP)

The African Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Partnerships (ACHAP) is an initiative between the Government of Botswana (GOB), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Merck Company Foundation/Merck & Co., Inc. ACHAP supports the goals of the GOB to decrease HIV incidence by rapidly advancing...

Hong Kong Bank Foundation supports training and accommodation for people with disabilities

Run by the Hong Chi Association, a local NGO, the the Hongkong Bank Foundation Fung Tak Centre provides services to adults with mental disabilities.