January 2011 Blog Posts (73)

Insights shared via multiple mediums provide greater value

I suspect you are like me in that you are listening and watching online as much as reading words on your screen.



Therefore in order to provide you with as much value as I possibly can, I am going to post more podcasts and interviews here as well as providing my thoughts on video occasionally.



This post contains a selection of my previous podcasts and interviews that were once at a different blog.



I was thrilled recently to be interviewed by… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on January 31, 2011 at 22:30 — No Comments

Top 100 Female from African Diaspora in Europe 2011. Votes are open

This year 2011 is the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day. The African Diaspora Professional Women in Europe (ADIPWE) is compiling the list of  Inspirational Female of African origin in Europe. Could you please help us to put a high quality list together and increase their visibility?

The list will be published in the first week of March. Please click on the link below to nominate your inspirational woman now…

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Added by FRANCINE BELEYI on January 31, 2011 at 12:33 — No Comments

Leaving Footprints: Teaching Guatemalan Children About HIV and AIDS

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Added by David Martel on January 31, 2011 at 3:06 — No Comments

The 10 Challenges to CSR in 2011

Business leaders from Unilever, Suncor and a dozen other organizations met to identify their greatest challenges in sustainability. Facilitator Tima Bansal, a professor of strategic management, distilled the group's findings into 10 key priorities.

 

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Added by David Martel on January 31, 2011 at 2:41 — No Comments

The UN International Year of Youth - Are Young People Valued?

January 2011 marks the fifth month of the United Nations International Year of Youth. The year commenced on August 12 2010, and represents an effort to ‘harness the energy, imagination and initiative of the world’s youth in overcoming the challenges facing humankind, from enhancing peace to boosting economic development’ (UN 2011).

The three key focus areas of the programme aim to: create awareness, mobilize and engage young…

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Added by Adizah Tejani on January 30, 2011 at 22:43 — No Comments

The UPS Foundation Delivers $150,000 to American Indian College Fund

 

The American Indian College Fund received $150,000 from the UPS Foundation to continue the UPS Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program. For 13 years, this program has   been providing scholarship support to students attending the nation’s tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). The renewed program will provide a $2,250 scholarship for one student at each of…

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Added by David Martel on January 30, 2011 at 3:10 — No Comments

Employee Giving & Volunteering - What Matters Most

 

Corporate Volunteering promises an array of benefits, but there is one single benefit that overshadows the rest - one single benefit that is the sole measurement of success for your…

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Added by Chris Jarvis on January 29, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

How South Africa seeks to balance liberalization effects...

... and opportunities in the telecommunications (especially in rural areas) for the private sector !

 

This article shows that liberalization and privatization cannot come without re-distributive policies and social safety nets due to the changes the society undergoes in the meantime. But this also means new openings and opportunities to act for social businesses: be it in education, health, or telecommunications sectors

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Added by Dario Berrebi on January 28, 2011 at 10:27 — No Comments

595 organizations benefit through generosity of Cenovus employees

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Added by David Martel on January 27, 2011 at 1:30 — No Comments

The law of attraction is not a secret

I had a conversation with a colleague yesterday about the law of the attraction made popular by the extraordinary sales success of The Secret DVD and book, and the so-called channelings of Esther Hicks.



We concluded that the law of attraction has become another thing people grasp at to be successful when the point is become a better person and success follows.



We reflected on the Jim Rohn line:



Success is not something we attain, it is something we… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on January 26, 2011 at 22:56 — No Comments

Riding the Wave

 I logged on to Facebook this morning, and had a message from a friend that runs an NGO in rural Benin, a small country in West Africa.  

"We have a number of tailors artisans waiting for us to start Novi Boutik (the NGO's online store), but I don't even know how we are going to get sample products, or provide start-up funding for them."

There are so many…

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Added by Crystal Huskey on January 26, 2011 at 17:54 — No Comments

IBLF - Expert Insight: Stephen Farrant, International Tourism Partnership

IBLF - Expert Insight: Stephen Farrant, International Tourism Partnership from Business Fights Poverty on Vimeo.

"Competition and innovation are helping create an open marketplace for environmentally sensitive products" says Stephen Farrant,…

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Added by member on January 25, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

NextGen Board Leader Feedback Wanted!

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Added by David Martel on January 24, 2011 at 0:55 — No Comments

Designer Boards: For a Better World

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Added by David Martel on January 24, 2011 at 0:21 — No Comments

The Problem with Shared Value: CSR Re-branded

Harvard Business Review’s cover story this month, “Creating Shared Value,” should be a celebration of how far CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) has taken us. Instead, authors Michael Porter and Mark Kramer discredit CSR to make room for their new idea, "Shared Value".

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Added by David Martel on January 24, 2011 at 0:16 — 1 Comment

Let the World highest peak Mt. Everest touch You!

Well come to the World top Mt. Everest Nepal! We'll freely host You and lets have prayer fasting, seminars, conferences and evangelical ministries and short trekking around the Everest Base Camp and its villages. We secure you and team through Nepal Govt. and its authority.

As well we are looking WORLD - WIDE partnership for our Prayer Mount Everest Tower (24 HRS) You just have to be a group leader of the Churches and Ministries as per the different itinerary and schedules publish by…

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Added by Ps Rajendra Nhisutu on January 23, 2011 at 5:25 — No Comments

David Grayson, Melody McLaren, Heiko Spitzeck: Social Intrapreneurs— An Extra Force For Sustainability

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see…

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Added by member on January 22, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Poverty and Human Trafficking

Southeast Asia is a hub for human trafficking.  So often, young girls are lured by traffickers through promises of well paying jobs in the cities.  If you have read Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristof and his wife Sheryl Wudunn, you will already be aware of the horrors endured by women and girls caught in the web of modern day slavery, and if you don't know, read the book.  It's easy to read but hard to handle.

I write for a…

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Added by Crystal Huskey on January 22, 2011 at 0:39 — 1 Comment

The Structural Inefficiencies of the World Bank (Part 2)

In the previous blog post, I examined four key structural defects in the World Bank’s bureaucracy that reduce effectiveness and ultimately create hurdles for its poverty reduction activities. In this vein, I continue with several more observations that suggest effectiveness is undermined.



1. Maintaining the status quo compels Bank managers to be risk-averse. This tendency exists in tandem with another characteristic known in the institution as its “approval culture.” Managerial… Continue

Added by David Shaman on January 21, 2011 at 20:18 — No Comments

Professor David Grayson and Dr JC Spender: Supporting Corporate Responsibility Performance Through Effective Knowledge Management

By Professor David Grayson and Dr JC Spender…

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Added by member on January 21, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments

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