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Poultry innovation platform (entrepreneurship)

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RIU Tanzania is building up a programme of poultry-related activities in partnership with a range of private sector organisations. The programme is seeking to develop agri-business entrepreneurship capacity through poultry farming for sustainable income generation and enterprise development in the...

Private Sector Supply-Chains Incorporating Social Enterprises

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Some big businesses are currently active in the social business and enterprise sector using their skills to help entrepreneurs improve their business skills.

Piloting innovative social assessment in a Colombian oil field

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In 2005, Occidental Andina, LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) collaborated with Ecopetrol S.A., a Colombian state oil company, and International Alert, a London-based conflict resolution and peace building NGO, to develop a socially responsible enhanced oil recovery...

Lex Mundi Legal Services Allows Social Entrepreneurs To Use Their Top-class Legal Expertise Pro Bono

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The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation calls upon Lex Mundi's unique global network of 160 top tier business law firms to provide legal assistance to 'social entrepreneurs' on a pro bono basis. By providing social entrepreneurs with access to critically needed legal assistance, the foundation joins the...

Freshfields law firm provides pro bono services and personnel to social service NGOs in London

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The Freshfields access to justice programme is most active in London, where they support legal advice centres, including the drop-in centre at Tower Hamlets; many of their partners have volunteered there. These volunteers have also represented clients from the Free Representation Unit appearing...

Grameen Danone creates a social dairy business enterprise in Bangladesh

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Grameen Danone Foods, popularly known as "Grameen Danone" is a social business enterprise which, launched in 2006, has been designed to provide children with many of the key nutrients that are typically missing from their diet in rural Bangladesh.

Sainsbury's assisted a charity gardening enterprise

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Sainsbury’s was one of the few companies which supported Mow & Grow when it was a tiny voluntary group. Its funding in the early days ensured its survival of this social enterprise offering a gardening and horticultural service to those in need.

The Veolia Foundation helps to save jobs for people with disabilities

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The Veolia Environnement Foundation is sharing in the costs of refurnishing the premises of ESAT (établissement ou Service d’Aide par le Travail) an organisation run by the French NGO, CPRH.

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

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

TEDCOR fosters urban renewal in the local community

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Tedcor is an innovative and enterprising waste management company based in South Africa that offers integrated solutions for the collection, recovery and disposal of waste. Tedcor has been in the market for 12 years, working in close partnership with local communities to promote a clean healthy...