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Cemex makes home improvements accessible for the poor in Mexican slums

Construmex is one of CEMEX's vanguard social initiatives. It was launched following the company's experience resulting from Patrimonio Hoy, a preceding low-income market and socially minded business initiative. Since its inception in 2001, Construmex has helped more than 14,000 Mexican migrants in...

The Global Partnership Social Investment Fund seeks investments in Latin America

The NGO Global Partnerships is redefining microfinance and moving beyond the concept of microloans as working capital. It aims to achieve greater impact in reducing poverty by combining these loans with affordable social investments, such as health services, training and low-cost pensions and...

Public-Private Partnership for Low - Cost Housing Investments

Thousands of Salvadorans with no credit history can access loans now to make home improvements and expand their home businesses. El Salvador has developed a unique and sustainable financial business model that enables low-income consumers to improve and expand their homes by mobilizing...

Vision Banco partners with Habitat to provide low-income housing in Paraguay

Thousands of low income Paraguayans will be able to make home improvements with credits provided by a Vision Banco-Habitat partnership.

FSG: Elevating job skills worldwide

The Foundation Strategy Group (FSG) is a nonprofit consulting firm specializing in strategy, evaluation and research.

What is Global Hand?

Meet David, one of Global Hand's partners, who shares about the horrific experiences that led to his starting an NGO in northern Uganda. Discover how your company can get involved by giving time, funding, skills or resources to Global Hand partners like David, improving the lives of thousands...

Starbucks join the Conservation movement

Conservation International has worked with Starbucks Coffee Company for more than 14 years to promote coffee production practices that conserve biodiversity, maintain healthy ecosystems and support economic and social development in coffee production landscapes as embodied in the company’s...

Lex Mundi Legal Services allows social entrepreneurs to use their top-class legal expertise pro bono

David Roll, a lawyer based in Washington DC, is Managing Director of Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, a network of 160 law firms (with 20,000 lawyers) offering pro bono legal services to social entrepreneurs all over the world.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers provides mentors on Big Brothers, Big Sisters programme

This video features a news item about a workplace volunteer mentoring programme in which PwC employees work with the Big Brothers Big Sisters NGO in New York City.

Expert Insight: Peter Brabeck, Chairman of Nestlé

This video records an interview with Peter Brabeck, Chairman of Nestlé, conducted by International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF).

Tate & Lyle and Fairtrade sugar farming in Belize

This video shows a number of sugar farmers in Belize speaking about their problems following a recent hurricane and welcoming the announcement by Tate and Lyle that sugar production will, in future, be in accordance with Fair Trade standards.

Starbucks and Fair Trade NGOs partner

Starbucks, TransFair USA and Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International join in support of small-scale coffee farmers through a $20 million loan program.

Fairtrade hopes for Cadbury cocoa farmers in Ghana

Cadbury Cocoa Partnership scheme tries to help the farmers who provide the company with its raw material.

Mi Tienda helps small grocery stores in rural Mexico to grow their businesses

Small, family-run grocery stores, known as tiendas de abarrotes, are essential for supplying basic goods and services in thousands of low-income rural communities in Mexico.

International Business Leaders Forum on Business Growth and Business Sustainability

On 3 Nov 2011, the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) - with the support of Accenture, Ashridge, BrandPie, GlobeScan and Shell UK - hosted an exclusive CEO dialogue in London to drive discussion and debate amongst top leaders. In the framework of this dialogue the parties identified a...

CEMEX mobilizes public and private resources to pave streets in Mexico

CEMEX, a multinational cement company based in Mexico, has devised a plan to mobilise both public and private resources to pave streets in low-income neighbourhoods.