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Public-Private Partnerships for Development - A Handbook for Business

Public-Private Partnerships for Development - A Handbook for Business was developed to help businesses operating in developing countries to understand how to build public-private partnerships that will benefit their host country populations and participating firms.

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World Bank calls for Africa fund

World Bank calls for Africa fund, a news article, reports that the World Bank has urged developed countries to create a fund to help African economies build the infrastructure they need to keep growing. The World Bank warned that the global economic meltdown was becoming an employment crisis and...

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Partnering for Development - Making it Happen

Partnering for Development - Making it Happen, a booklet, builds on the report from the Commission on the Private Sector and Development and looks at three areas of engagement: the development of commercially sustainable business models that can be expanded and replicated; the reform of laws,...

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World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF): Spring Meeting, 14-15 April 2007, and Annual Meeting, 19-21 Oct 2007

The World Bank is a specialised UN agency with a mandate of reducing poverty globally. The World Bank supports the efforts of developing country governments to build schools and health centers, provide water and electricity, fight disease, and protect the environment. There are two annual meetings...

Habitat ReStores

Habitat ReStores, affiliated with Habitat for Humanity, are retail outlets where quality used and surplus building materials are sold at a fraction of normal prices. Sales proceeds help local Habitat for Humanity affiliates fund the construction of Habitat houses.

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Guide to Fair Trade

The Fair Trade system ensures that people along every step of the supply chain receive fair wages, that workers and communities are treated with dignity, and that artisans and producers take steps to preserve the environment. Fair Trade builds real and lasting relationships between producers in...

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Under the spotlight: Building a better understanding of global business-NGO partnerships

Focussing specifically on partnerships between business and NGOs, this paper aims to play its part in: * Revealing partnership potential; * Addressing the challenges that working outside one’s comfort zone invariably brings; and * Pushing forward the partnering agenda so that it starts to have...

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Timberland partners with Big City Mountaineers to provide wilderness experiences

Timberland partners with Big City Mountaineers (BCM), an organization uniting volunteer mentors with urban youth for life-changing outdoor journeys.

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Timberland mentors youth through City Year

Since 1988, Timberland is a founding sponsor of the not-for-profit organisation City Year, making it the first youth service corps launched entirely through private sector support.

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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 Guardian supports a village in Uganda

The Guardian Newspaper has partnered with Amref to support Katine, a village in Uganda, for three years. Donations from Guardian readers were matched by the newspapers to support a range of projects identified by the villagers themselves.

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Fair Trade group builds links with supermarkets

The Advocate for Philippine Fair Trade, Inc. (APFTI) is now working on expanding the market reach of Fair Trade products in the Philippines, through a strong partnership with supermarket associations in the country.

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The Global Social Venture Competition

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is the largest and oldest student-led business plan competition providing mentoring, exposure, and prizes for social ventures from around the world. The competition aims to catalyse the creation of social ventures, educate future leaders and build...

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Jackson Foundation finances the construction of ramps for people with disabilities

The Jackson Purchase Resource Conservation and Development Foundation has joined with the Reidland Methodist Men to assist people with disabilities.

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Ernst & Young (E&Y) helps to improve social conditions in the developing world

Through the Corporate Responsibility Fellows program, Ernst & Young is dedicating its best resources - talented, experienced people - to improving the success of promising entrepreneurs in underserved communities, to help create scalable sustainable economic value.

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Vitmark includes the poor in its value chain.

Vitmark, a leading beverages producer in Ukraine, includes the poor at various points of its value chain: as suppliers of locally grown quality produce, as employees, and as low-income consumers through the offering of low-price juices.

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KPMG supports Fairtrade Africa

BRIGHT is KPMG Europe’s first skills-based pro-bono project that supports the Millennium Development Goals. The global financial services group aims to support capacity building in the core areas of finance, risk management, operational excellence, human resources, IT and marketing. During 2011,...

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Votorantim Celulose e Papel (VCP) in Brazil: Planting eucalyptus in partnership with the rural poor

Brazil suffers from high income inequality and widespread poverty, especially in rural areas. Despite recent policies to support rural settlements through land reform, a mismatch remains between the rural population’s social demands and the state’s capacity to respond.

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Accor and Plan International work together to change the lives of many children around the world

Accor, hotel and services group, and Plan, have worked together in 16 countries. The aim of the partnership is to promote child sponsorship and project funding to Accor staff, partners and guests. Highlight of achievements to date: * more than 1,100 children are now sponsored throughout the...

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Bellagio Initiative Summit

The Bellagio Initiative aims to contribute to the development of a new framework for philanthropic and international development collaboration in pursuit of human wellbeing in the 21st century. Following a summit held in Italy, the Initiative published an aide memoire capturing the three key...