January 2012 Blog Posts (70)

Job Opportunity: Economic Security Adviser for Plan UK

Plan is a global children’s charity. They work with children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future. Afuture you would want for all children, your family and friends. For over 70 years they’ve been taking action and standing up for every child’s right to fulfil their potential. 


The Economic Security Advisor will provide technical leadership within Plan UK on…


Added by Maria Laguna on January 31, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

What Were the Business Sustainability Lessons of 2011?


Added by Jessi Copeland on January 31, 2012 at 3:00 — No Comments

GM's Alan Taub Discusses the Future of Transportation

Alan Taub talks about the future of transportation as General Motors releases its 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report.

About General Motors

General Motors, one of the world's largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908.  With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 209,000 people in every major region of…


Added by Jessi Copeland on January 31, 2012 at 2:55 — No Comments

7 Reasons Why Online Tools Improve Workplace Giving

It's time for companies to change the way they invest their philanthropic dollars. It's no longer good enough to simply give money away. The entire process must create impact: for the community, the company, and the employees.

Community investments done poorly…


Added by Chris Jarvis on January 31, 2012 at 2:45 — No Comments

iPad2: And the winner is...


Over the past month, we have been running a promotion for Business Fights Poverty members to win an iPad2 and help Lendwithcare.org.  

We are delighted to announce that the winner is…


Added by Business Fights Poverty on January 30, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Call For Participation - African Local Summit - Empowering Africa To Achieve The MDGs



"Empowering Africa To Achieve The MDGs"

April 1-4, 2012 - Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and…


Added by Kofi Kankam on January 30, 2012 at 14:09 — No Comments

New research reveals how Africa Tweets


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Forbes Features Quest Diagnostics Study


Added by Jessi Copeland on January 28, 2012 at 1:39 — No Comments

GM Releases First Sustainability Report as New Company

General Motors has released its first global sustainability report as a new…


Added by Jessi Copeland on January 28, 2012 at 1:32 — No Comments

The SUN shone at Davos last week


By Stephan B. Tanda, Managing Board, DSM…


Added by member on January 25, 2012 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

Public Administration and the Impact Economy

On the backdrop of a world dealing with increasingly severe austerity measures and languid job creation, the social innovation movement is sweeping the globe with the promise of job creation and innovative solutions to social problems. Public Administration and the Impact Economy defines the impact economy and describes the various forces at play within it. The resulting picture is a market with an estimated value of $500 billion, millions…


Added by yvonne.fischer10 on January 25, 2012 at 8:00 — No Comments

Africa’s Resource nationalism

By Isaac Twumasi-Quantus in Accra.

Resource nationalism has become an increasingly pressing issue for mining companies in the last year with an Ernst & Young report naming it the leading global business risks for mining and metals business.

A number of African countries, including Ghana and Zambia, have recently moved to increase taxes on mining operations, and other governments, such as Guinea, have proposed new legislation to increase…


Added by Prof. Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on January 24, 2012 at 13:26 — No Comments

The new Africa Strategy 2012

By Isaac Twumasi-Quantus In Accra.

It is about time representative African ambassadors across the world over would want to build on and strengthen their already deep bonds of friendship in a way that reflects the new realities of Africa, the continent of the future.

That Africa can move forward together, enriching and laying the groundwork for the development of a strong new economic relationship in the years to come. A relationship with far greater emphasis on trade and…


Added by Prof. Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on January 24, 2012 at 13:25 — No Comments

The Diaspora community provides incredible opportunities

By Isaac Twumasi-Quantus in Accra, Ghana.

The importance of the Diaspora in Development cannot be emphasized enough. The international community, the international development institutions and the United Nations have acknowledged the value and critical role of the Diaspora in the particular context of development. Drawing from successful development stories in emerging countries from the South is a testimony of the concrete benefits…


Added by Prof. Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on January 24, 2012 at 13:19 — No Comments

Talking Internet Cafe's..

As the Internet spins a web of interconnectivity around the globe, as it grows literally by the hour, Africa is struggling, not to catch up but to keep from falling further and further behind. There has been a great increase in African content on the Internet.

Many net entrepreneurs have been quick to realize the huge potential of the global market. Initially, most sites targeted the global Diaspora of Overseas Africans who had more access to the Internet, not to mention the credit…


Added by Prof. Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on January 24, 2012 at 13:17 — No Comments

Save the Children uses augmented reality to help raise awareness of their life-saving East African Appeal

An augmented reality app is helping to bring a Save the Children printed newsletter to life, vividly illustrating the need for donations to the charity's East Africa Appeal.

Developed by Aurasma, the app can be downloaded for free and used by anyone with a smartphone. Pointing their…


Added by Kate Macknight on January 24, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

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