Nancy Woodruff
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  • Louisville, MS
  • United States
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Nancy Woodruff replied to Marzena Zukowska's discussion How Can We Create Business Opportunities in the Fight Against Malnutrition?
"These are good examples of how social entrepreneurs can help businesses.  A concern though: have we forgotten to ask the first question:  what foods make humans healthy?  Are our social entrepreneurs trained well enough in health and…"
Aug 1, 2013
Nancy Woodruff replied to member's discussion Launching the B Team: How can we catalyse a new way of doing business?
"In redefining the purpose of business, a new 'Charter' might include this statement: "Business produces goods and services that 'do no harm' to humans or the planet." If this seems simple and unrealistic, remember that…"
Jun 13, 2013
Nancy Woodruff commented on Emmy Chirchir's blog post Agribusiness as a Catalyst for Rebuilding the Economy
"The AECF's intention to help the poor in Africa by funding "business ideas across the whole agricultural value chain" is laudable.  People must have food and work.  The term agribusiness, however, creates…"
May 9, 2012
Nancy Woodruff might attend Ida Horner's event
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Villages in Action Conference at Kikuube Village Masindi, Uganda

November 27, 2010 from 11am to 6:30pm
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM! Tune in from 11am UK Time.At a ground-breaking event on 27 November, 500 people will come together to talk about business and the MDGs. What is unique about the event is that the speakers and participants will be from one small village in Western Uganda: Kikuube Village outside Masindi.All too often high-level events bring together experts to talk about the poor. Project Diaspora, in…See More
Nov 24, 2010
Nancy Woodruff replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Yunus at 70
"I appreciate Andrew Mitchell's observations on Yunus' approach and wonder if 'simply listening' might be applied in other contexts as well, such as finding solutions to health issues with distinct, cultural roots - like obesity…"
Jun 29, 2010
Nancy Woodruff posted a blog post

Business Supports Human Health

I follow the work of Business Fights Poverty from the U.S. and appreciate what is being done. I agree that business can be an important player in fighting poverty. Business makes a tremendous difference around the planet in many ways. However, something troubles me. WHAT business produces, its goods, services and production methods, have an impact on human health. That impact is either beneficial or not, damaging or not. It can be a double…See More
May 25, 2010
Nancy Woodruff commented on Business Fights Poverty's event 'Launch of 2010 Event Series'
"I believe the shared agenda between the development sector and business interests can be enhanced by first asking "what is needed in the lives of these poor to meet basic needs?" and using the answers to this question (which will vary by…"
Mar 17, 2010
Nancy Woodruff replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion The Power of Tourism to Fight Poverty in the group The Book Club
"Tourism and poverty provide an interesting study for development policy... for this is usually where money meets face-to-face with no money. Thank you for providing careful research to enlighten our assumptions. From from the index and contents…"
Mar 8, 2010
Nancy Woodruff joined Business Fights Poverty's group
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The Book Club

A place to discuss the latest books and publications on business and international development.
Mar 8, 2010
Nancy Woodruff replied to Peace Through Commerce's discussion Theme 1: The Role of Business in Advancing Peace Through Commerce in the group The Peace Through Commerce eConference
"I agree with your three reasons for conflict, Dolly Bhasin. And would like to add one more: human health which I believe ultimately plays an important underlying role in the first three. I suggest that women are also, in addition to possessing the…"
May 21, 2009
Nancy Woodruff replied to Peace Through Commerce's discussion Theme 5: New Research on Corporate Risk in Conflict Zones in the group The Peace Through Commerce eConference
"Thank you, flowidealism, for putting the question of “distraction” on the table. When conflict already exists and reduction is needed, we can surely be distracted and delayed by discussions about what creates peace and prosperity in the…"
Apr 23, 2009
Nancy Woodruff commented on Business Fights Poverty's video
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Business Call to Action: Coca-Cola - new enterprises and jobs in Africa

"Coca Cola's Manual Distribution Centres in Africa may provide local jobs and generate new revenues but their product damages health. Consider what we are now dealing with here in the US with obesity and health care costs and how difficult it is…"
Apr 1, 2009
Nancy Woodruff replied to Peace Through Commerce's discussion Theme 1: The Role of Business in Advancing Peace Through Commerce in the group The Peace Through Commerce eConference
"I agree with Rowan's model: engaging at the community level, empowering marginalized groups with economic activity, and having business ownership working in close relationship with, and proximity to, the process. I am doing something similar:…"
Mar 24, 2009
Nancy Woodruff replied to Peace Through Commerce's discussion Theme 1: The Role of Business in Advancing Peace Through Commerce in the group The Peace Through Commerce eConference
"Regarding Donee's point about people being forced to accept things that science and technology have created, this could have positive or negative consequences for peace and/or health. I cannot give S&T automatic approval..... many things…"
Mar 24, 2009
Nancy Woodruff replied to Peace Through Commerce's discussion Theme 1: The Role of Business in Advancing Peace Through Commerce in the group The Peace Through Commerce eConference
"Cindy, since all businesses have to consider profit as well as peace, it seems to me that the entrepreneurs in sustainable agriculture, healthy foods, natural health therapies, natural clothing, green building, renewable energy and the like would be…"
Mar 24, 2009
Nancy Woodruff replied to Peace Through Commerce's discussion Theme 1: The Role of Business in Advancing Peace Through Commerce in the group The Peace Through Commerce eConference
"1. Business intent to be socially responsible may create generous efforts toward peace, but if its goods, services or practices do not create peace, being socially responsible is weakened and motive is suspect. Defining peace and what creates it…"
Mar 24, 2009

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About my work:
Trained in natural health therapies, I am now developing project proposals that connect natural health and agriculture.... because healing depends on access to healthier foods. I believe natural health and integrative medicine offer much to our country's economic recovery if only its potential as a driver for greening the marketplace and the environment can be highlighted. Most of natural health is entrepreneurial and free enterprise and an excellent example of what conscious capitalism has to offer world peace.
Other Topics on my radar:
sustainable agriculture/organic/biodynamic
natural health (esp as primary system of care)
farm to school legislation
toxicities of drug therapies
green building
non-profit elder care
natural foods in rural communities
youth in agriculture
biological dentistry
healthy homes/ecological home care

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Business Supports Human Health

I follow the work of Business Fights Poverty from the U.S. and appreciate what is being done. I agree that business can be an important player in fighting poverty. Business makes a tremendous difference around the…

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