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Virtual Library on Microcredit

The Virtual Library on Microcredit is an online resource published by the Global Development Research Centre. The Library collects articles, conference reports, case studies, publications on microcredit issues and lists of microcredit organisations. It also provides links to internet resources...

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Food Sustainability: a Guide to the Private Sector

A practical and illustrative guide for businesses that presents sets of inspirational examples of how companies can contribute to sustainable food production and supply. Examples cover various sectors and show actions of small companies as well as multinational corporations from around the world. ...

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Doing Business with the World: The New Role of Corporate Leadership in Global Development

Doing Business with the World, a publication of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), describes how companies can contribute to global sustainable development through their core businesses in a way that is profitable for the companies and good for development.

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Microcredit Summit

Micro credit programmes offer small loans, and other financial services such as savings, to very poor people for self-employment projects that generate income, allowing them to care for themselves and their families. The Micro credit Summit Campaign brings together micro credit practitioners,...

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BBC article: So Afr-Eco Community Upliftment Project (SAECUP)

SAECUP is a non-profit organisation established a decade ago in South Africa to provide refuge for poor women and children. This BBC article explains the history behind SAECUP, and includes an interview with the founder. Over 130 woman are involved in a micro enterprise project, which transforms...

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Business Case for Employee Volunteering: Race for Mentors -A Tripartite Relationship

Business Case for Employee Volunteering, a project report of Credit Suisse First Boston's engagement with students from a secondary school, shows how powerful and rewarding the experience was for all involved - to business, its employees and the community. It presents a clear business case for...

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

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...

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Southern Water supports WaterAid in a variety of ways

Southern Water, its employees and customers have supported WaterAid since 1981, promoting WaterAid through organising and taking part in fundraising events and making donations.

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Microcredit : a success-story from Nepal

Mahila Sahayogi Sahakari Sanstha (MSSS), a micro-credit provider in Nepal help the women in the country earn money by providing micro credit loans. The employees of the micro-finance institution come to their doorsteps to provide them credit and the borrowers do not have to offer their property as...

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Uganda : Project Hope and Hard Work

The importance of microcredit in Uganda has soared in the recent decade and the instrument is now seen as one of the most effective tools to tackle poverty in the country.

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Micro-credit project for Darfur refugees

The Pilot Light Foundation, an organisation that creates and supports small projects in Africa that have the potential to significantly improve the quality of life for impoverished Africans in non urban areas, and the Sudan Self Help Foundation, an NGO that supports projects aimed at promoting...

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Enda inter-arabe: micro-credit in Tunisia

Enda inter-arabe is an international NGO operating in Tunisia. A member of ENDA Third-World based in Senegal, the organisation has been providing microcredit in Tunisia for 15 years.

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Hong Kong Bank Foundation helps support speech therapy services for children.

The Hongkong Bank Foundation supports Benji's Centre, the first and currently the only charitable organisation providing specialised speech therapy for children, with a donation of HK$258,000 for the establishment of Parent Resource Corner and Toy Library.

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Hong Kong Bank Foundation supports dyslexic students

The Hongkong Bank Foundation supports the renovation of a learning and development centre for dyslexic students with a sizeable donation of HK$3.7 million, providing Hong Kong with the first one-stop service meeting the needs of some 1,000 dyslexic students and their parents in the community...

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Catastrophe insurance bond for Taiwan

The Taiwan Residential Earthquake Insurance Program (TREIF) provides basic insurance to residents of Taiwan, that is specifically tailored to the earthquake risk in the area.

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Weather insurance for African farmers

Insurance company Zurich Financial Services has partnered with a Swiss government agency and UN group International Labor Organisation (ILO) to provide microinsurance to African farmers.

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World Investment and Political Risk 2010

World Investment and Political Risk 2010 offers a snapshot of political risk perceptions of the largest multinational enterprises and perspectives of the political risk insurance industry. This year, the report also focuses on the role that political risk perceptions play in influencing investment...

Imani Development

Imani Development is a trade, economic and social development consultancy that works with international donors, development agencies, national and regional governments, civil society, and the private sector to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods throughout the developing world. Imani...

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Banks team up with Endeavour to provide training for SMEs in Brazil

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is teaming up with Banco Ita├║ and Endeavour Brazil to provide training for small and medium-sized companies in Brazil that are interested in developing high-quality products and services to the neediest population in the country, in the so-called base of...

Making Private Standards Work for You: A guide to private standards in the garments, footwear and furniture sectors

Today, more and more companies in developing countries and emerging economies are becoming global producers. The liberalisation of consumer markets provides these companies with opportunities for exporting their products to global markets where they are increasingly required to comply with...