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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...

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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.

Universal Giving

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UniversalGiving is a social entrepreneurship non-profit dedicated to making giving and volunteering a natural part of everyday life. It's web-based service connects donors and volunteers with exceptional organisations. Service is free to individuals and NGOs - 100% of all donations given via site...

Business in Development Network

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The Business in Development Network (BiD) seeks to contribute to sustainable economic development in developing countries. BiD's activities include stimulating small and medium sized entrepreneurship to create jobs and raise income in developing countries, engaging professionals, investors and...

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Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor

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Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor, a report to the UN Secretary-General, addresses how the potential of the private sector and entrepreneurship can be unleashed in developing countries, and how the existing private sector can be engaged in meeting this challenge. The...

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Standards of Corporate Social Responsibility

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Standards of Corporate Social Responsibility, established by the Social Venture Network, are defined in terms of nine interrelated topics. There are three general topics: ethics, accountability, and governance; and, six topics related to each stakeholder group: investors, employees, business...

The Skoll Foundation

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The Skoll Foundation is a social entrepreneurship organisation that aims to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems. Social entrepreneurs are proven leaders whose...

The Skoll World Forum

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The Skoll World Forum is an initiative of the Skoll Foundation, a social entrepreneurship organisation based in the USA, and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship based at the University of Oxford. The Forum is an annual gathering where prominent figures from the social, academic,...

North East Social Enterprise

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The North East Social Enterprise Partnership is a company limited by guarantee that represents and promotes social enterprise in the North East region of the UK. The company aims to assist social enterprises in the region to deliver positive economic, social and environmental change. Run by social...

The Social Enterprise Alliance

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The Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) is a membership organisation in North America for social enterprises, service providers, nonprofit organisations, corporations, and venture capitalists. The SEA actively builds the field of social enterprise through networking opportunities, educational forums,...