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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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.
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
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....
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)…
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
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