January 2010 Blog Posts (28)

GAIN -Ashoka Changemakers Competition

Vote for the most innovative idea to fight malnutrition!


Added by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition on January 29, 2010 at 10:20 — No Comments

The Coca-Cola Company partners with Gates Foundation and Technoserve in East Africa


By Euan Wilmshurst, Manager, International Government Relations, The Coca-Cola Company

At Coca-Cola, we…


Added by Business Fights Poverty on January 28, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

How Volunteering Changed My Life: An Interview With Chris Jarvis


Everyone has a story. Call it a journey, an explanation, the reason we are who we are, but one thing is sure:…

Added by Chris Jarvis on January 24, 2010 at 22:30 — No Comments

Is the World Too Slow in Responding to the Haiti Crisis

The world have been devastated by the earthquake in Haiti, Earthquakes are natural and unpredictable disasters, studies have shown earthquake prone areas but studies are not able to tell us when it will happen. Haiti for a long while now exist only on the Map and on the minds of few people. However, the disaster has brought to the knowledge of the world of the existence of a country called HAITI, thus I think the world was slow in responding to the crisis. Then comes up the question;is the… Continue

Added by John ALI on January 23, 2010 at 11:59 — No Comments

Immediately usable strategies and tactics for personal and business sustainability

I read a great book over the recent holidays, Strategies for Sustainability - A Business Manifesto by Adam Werbach the Global CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi S.

I read this book from cover to cover in one sitting and have been back to it several times. It now has a permanent place on my desk. I liked the idea presented of helping people create personal sustainability projects as a key to their work.

For many years now I have been helping organisations to ensure that… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on January 23, 2010 at 6:50 — No Comments

Mothers' Death Challenges Ethiopia

Reducing Mothers' Death Challenges Ethiopia, reported

Added by Andualem Sisay on January 22, 2010 at 17:50 — No Comments

Using The Worlds Local Libraries as Training Distribution Points and Local Publishing Houses

How Libraries are Becoming Web-based Collaborative Commmunitiess

The introduction of the Internet and Web 2.0 into urban and rural libraries transforms their fundamental purpose into a Global Learning Framework. First they will evolve from handling knowledge in an indexed system into a relational system. Second, libraries are moving from purchasing knowledge into… Continue

Added by Richard Close on January 21, 2010 at 21:00 — No Comments

Report urges forestry industry to tackle conflict with local people

Conflict between companies that profit from forests and local people who depend on them could be tackled by industry-led approaches, but too few companies use them, says a report published by The Forests Dialogue (TFD), an international group of forest experts from business, environmental, academic and human rights groups. The report, entitled Company-led Approaches to Conflict Resolution in the Forest Sector, was written for… Continue

Added by Emma Wilson on January 19, 2010 at 10:22 — No Comments

Re-constructing Haiti

Firstly, we wish to extend once again our sincere condolences to the people and the government of Haiti following the tragic death and massive destruction caused by the earthquake of 12 January 2010.

We offer our technology to assist in the reconstruction process. moladi is an earthquake proof construction technology established in 1986 and exported to 21 countries. We produce reusable plastic formwork that would be shipped to Haiti and the formwork is filled with mortar (concrete… Continue

Added by Hennie Botes on January 18, 2010 at 15:39 — No Comments

Service Sector Takesover Ethiopian Agrarian Economy

The fast growing service sector of Ethiopia for the first time takes over the agriculture dependent economy of the East African nation, reported www.newbusinessethiopia.com

Added by Andualem Sisay on January 18, 2010 at 14:35 — No Comments

New report on decent work and development planning

We have just produced a new report on how far the decent work agenda has been taken up into development planning, with case studies on Bangladesh and Zambia. The report, for the UK Decent Work and Labour Standards Forum, concludes that, while there has been considerable high-level backing for promotion of decent work as a strategy for combating the effects of the global financial crisis, the practical programmes run by donors are rarely oriented around the decent work agenda.

The… Continue

Added by Steve Gibbons on January 18, 2010 at 11:57 — 1 Comment

Using water strategically

McKinsey Quarterly.com always provide good insights and I found this interview with CEO of Rio Tinto Tom Albanese concerning using water strategically of value.

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Sign-up here for a least one free resource per month and to get your complimentary copy of my ebook… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on January 18, 2010 at 3:12 — No Comments

A finalist to get to Davos!

Please visit here: www.youtube.com/davos and vote for me to go to Davos.

This is the opportunity I've been dreaming about.

When I made my pitch to Davos, via YouTube, things were cut due to time constraints.

My ardent belief, which keeps me awake at night, is that this topic MUST be debated in the mainstream. This is what Davos offers: a space where business leaders, politicians, scientists, religious leaders, cultural… Continue

Added by Julia Lalla-Maharajh on January 14, 2010 at 11:54 — No Comments

Succesful Investment - How to Manage an African Business

Many of us grew up believing that Africa is hopeless. With every bad news about the black continent we see in media, we are blinded of how much Africa has to offer to us. But look at the place they are standing now. They are now the driving force of many economies in the world....

For more on:

How to Manage an African… Continue

Added by Lars Stork on January 14, 2010 at 3:00 — No Comments

Corporate Volunteering: Top 7 Requests & the Bad, Better and Best Responses (4 of 7)

The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.

Companies want to engage their communities through employee volunteering programs. For most, this means calling a non-profit and scheduling an activity. But how should non-profits respond? Is there a “best” answer for everyone? (Part 4 of 7)…


Added by Chris Jarvis on January 14, 2010 at 0:53 — No Comments

Life/work balance is nonsense - life/work harmony is possible

I hear a lot of talk about life/work balance and I think most of it is nonsense.

The word balance for me implies equal. I prefer the word harmony, therefore life/work harmony.

My personal and business life are not equal or in balance and are never likely to be.

They are in harmony with one another, that is, they work together like a symphony, two sides of the same coin

Here are my 11 laws of life/work harmony. I trust they will help you live a more… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on January 14, 2010 at 0:48 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment

The following opportunities have come up at the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment:

Senior Research Director

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Vale Columbia Center, the Research Director is responsible for conceptualizing and managing the Center’s research program. The research and related activities to be managed fall into three broad categories: the academic, the policy-oriented and the practical. The majority of the research and… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on January 13, 2010 at 11:30 — No Comments

Ethiopia Inaugurates New Hydro Electric Power Station

Ethiopia, which has been in a severe electric power shortage few months ago, finally adds a new 420 Mega Watt hydro power station to its national grid. For the detail please visit www.newbusinessethiopia.com

Added by Andualem Sisay on January 13, 2010 at 9:18 — No Comments

IBLF Soundbyte: Mark Foster, Chairman, IBLF

IBLF Soundbyte: Mark Foster, Chairman, IBLF from Business Fights Poverty on Vimeo.

Mark Foster, Chairman of IBLF (former Group Chief Executive of Global Markets and Management Consulting at Accenture) talks about how businesses can and are…


Added by member on January 12, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

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