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The Veolia Foundation helps to save jobs for people with disabilities

The Veolia Environnement Foundation is sharing in the costs of refurnishing the premises of ESAT (établissement ou Service d’Aide par le Travail) an organisation run by the French NGO, CPRH.

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Timberland partners with Verite to incorporate a Code of Conduct into supplier's internal management system.

Timberland partners with Verite, an independent nonprofit social auditing, training, and research organization, to ensure that working conditions around the world are fair, legal and safe.

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Global Hand Principles

Global Hand, and its parent NGO, Crossroads Foundation, aims to ensure that aid given is good aid. You can find a range of standards, specific to sectors of the disaster and development spectrum, in our Standards, Guidelines and Toolkits section. A high level summary of Global Hand's standards...

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European Commission (EC) - How to apply for grants from the European Social Fund

This page provides a brief overview of how to participate in European Social Fund actions. The European Social Fund (ESF) is one of the main funding streams provided by the European Commission, and is based on co-financing and shared management. The ESF provides support for five key areas of...

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Sigma Guidelines - Putting Sustainable Development into Practice: A Guide for Organisations

The Sigma Guidelines provide clear, practical advice to organisations to enable them to make a meaningful contribution to sustainable development. The guidelines help organisations to effectively meet challenges posed by social, environmental and economic dilemmas, threats and opportunities and...

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New guidelines to help investors measure success of microfinance institutions

According to this news article, socially responsible investors are choosing to invest in microfinance to help alleviate poverty. By means of often very small loans, financial services, and technology, microfinance helps the poor, often women, to start self-sustaining businesses in order to escape...

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Principles for Responsible Investment

The Principles for Responsible Investment provide the framework for investment professionals to incorporate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into the management of investment portfolios. Investors fulfilling their fiduciary (or equivalent) duty therefore need to give...

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Text 100 expands its CSR Partnership with TechnoServe

Text 100, a global public relations agency, is engaged in a pilot employee volunteer programme with TechnoServe, a global NGO, which benefits thousands of entrepreneurial men and women in developing countries each year.

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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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Developing Inclusive Business Models - A Review of Coca-Cola's Manual Distribution Centres in Ethiopia and Tanzania

A research paper on inclusive business by Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Natura beauty productsenefit Colombia's lowest social class and recycle tonnes of waste

Natura is a Brazilian organization operating for 40 years with a portfolio of 800 cosmetics, perfume and personal hygiene products. The company has adopted a direct sale scheme as its unique distribution channel.

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SEKEM: A Holistic Egyptian Initiative

After living in Austria for 21 years, Ibrahim Abouleish returned home to Egypt to do something about the difficulties he observed during visits. In 1977, he founded the Sekem initiative to promote social and environmental development through economic and cultural activities.

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The big idea: Creating Shared Value

How to reinvent capitalism - and unleash a wave of innovation and growth.

The Skoll Foundation

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...

Universal Giving

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...

Kenya Disabled Development Society (KDDS)

The Kenya Disabled Development Society (KDDS) was established to develop the disabled persons educationally, socially and economically, through programmes designed to empower and generate income for disabled beneficiaries. Future projects includes developing a database of accessible tourism,...

The Skoll World Forum

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,...

HaoHao SE

HaoHao SE provides the social enterprises with a online marketplace for them to directly sell their products online or do advertisement. This organization aims at promoting social enterprises to the society and it also provides consulting services for companies to set up social enterprises. ...

Nuru Light

Nuru Light is a social enterprise that aims to provide an affordable and clean off-grid lighting system for the world’s poor. The company believes that the Nuru Light is the most affordable and efficient lighting system in the world. Nuru Light was designed to replace kerosene and thus to cut...

Tribal Enterprises (Bible Hill Youth Club)

Tribal Enterprises, an initiative of the Bible Hill Youth Club, an Indian NGO, is a social enterprise that provides provides skill training and produces market-based eco-friendly products, including women's clothing and traditional clothing designed by young people for young people.