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Equator Principles

The Equator Principles (EPs) are a credit risk management framework for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in project finance transactions. Project finance is often used to fund the development and construction of major infrastructure and industrial projects.The EPs...

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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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Project to Promote Fair Trade in India

Fair Trade Forum - India (FTF-I) in partnership with HIVOS, IRFT & Shop for Change has launched Pro-Sustain, a project to promote Fair Trade & Sustainable Consumption in India.

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The Veolia Foundation helps to provide new facilities for young people with autism

The Veolia Environnement Foundation supports ADMR Les Maisonnées in the development of a plot of land meant for autists.

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ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. partnership on the Advance Algae Biofuels Program

The primary aim of this R&D partnership is to test the hypothesis that algae biofuels could become commercially viable and make a meaningful contribution to meeting future energy demand.

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Unilever supports recycling initiatives in Ghana

Unilever Ghana's factory in Tema supports a recycling initiative that reduces waste and provides income for local people.

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Ouro Verde is part of the New Ventures initiative at the World Resources Institute

Brazilian entrepreneur Luis Laranja's company, Ouro Verde, is part of the New Ventures initiative at the World Resources Institute. New Ventures works with small and medium enterprises that have positive environmental impacts, and helps grow environmental entrepreneurship in emerging markets.

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Credit With Education: A Program by Freedom From Hunger

Freedom from Hunger created a curriculum for Credit with Education that directly addresses women’s most pressing needs. Credit with Education is an effective, practical and financially self-sustaining way for financial service organizations to provide value-added microfinance that supports the...

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Inclusive Business marries profitability and development

The video introduces two inclusive business initiatives being implemented in Peru and Ecuador by the WBCSD-SNV Alliance.

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Food for Development in Nigeria

In 2004, the Nasarawa State Government (NSG), under the mandate of Nigerian President Obasanjo, collaborated with Tetra Pak West Africa (TPWA) in the development of a state‐wide school feed programme using Nutri‐Sip, a maize‐based meal supplement that had been developed and deployed in South...

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TEMASOL: Providing Energy Access to Remote Rural Households in Morocco

In Morocco, despite the government’s efforts to expand its grid-based coverage, about 9% of the rural population could not be cost-effectively connected. Given that Morocco enjoys 3,000 hours of sun per year, solar energy was therefore thought to be a cost-effective alternative. TEMASOL is a...

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SELCO partners with India's state banks to bring sunlight to rural India

SELCO India is a Bangalore‐based social enterprise that makes solar lighting technology accessible to the economically impoverished people in India. SELCO’s mission is based on a simple but powerful idea that the economic conditions of the impoverished can be improved substantially if they are made...

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PROMASOL partners to provide green energy and create jobs in Morocco

For a country like Morocco with 3,000 hours of sun per year, totally depending on imports for its energy needs seems like a paradox. Being aware of such a situation, Moroccan authorities aimed to benefit from renewable sources of energy to produce at least 10% of the country’s energy needs by 2010....

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Moving On Toolbook - a guide to effective management of partnership exits and transitions

The Moving On Toolbook, produced in collaboration with Vodafone, UK Foundation and Nike, is the fifth in the series, and focuses on the exit aspects of a partnership. It also looks at the indications of success that can be associated with exits, achieving goals and reaching conclusions.

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Heifer's Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development

Heifer's Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development reflect the sustainable development principles utilised by Heifer International. Heifer is a development agency that aims to alleviate poverty by providing appropriate livestock and training to small-scale farmers worldwide.

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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...

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Starbucks Joins the Conservation International Movement

Since 1998, Starbucks has partnered with Conservation International (CI), a nonprofit organisation, to promote coffee production practices that conserve biodiversity, maintain healthy ecosystems and support economic and social development in coffee production landscapes.

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Woolworths provides career mentoring for disadvantaged young people

The Woolworths Academy has collaborated with the Oasis Youth Support Network to establish a job placement and mentoring scheme for disadvantaged young people.

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Cemex makes home improvements accessible for the poor in 5 Latin American countries

CEMEX, a global leader in the building supply and cement industry, has recently expanded its highly-successful Patrimonio Hoy initiative. Originally started in 1998 with the goal of reducing the housing deficit in Mexico, Patrimonio Hoy has since expanded into 4 additional Latin American countries...

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Toyota works with National Center for Family Literacy to provide support for family literacy programs

Since 1991, TMA (Toyota Motor North America) has helped the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) develop model programs throughout the country, resulting in the establishment of the Toyota Family Literacy Program (TFLP), a literacy initiative focused on Hispanic and other immigrant families.