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The Economic Security Advisor will provide technical leadership within Plan UK on…Continue
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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…
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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…
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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…Continue
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AFRICAN LOCAL SUMMIT
"Empowering Africa To Achieve The MDGs"
April 1-4, 2012 - Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and…Continue
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By Stephan B. Tanda, Managing Board, DSM…
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…Continue
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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…
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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