March 2010 Blog Posts (49)


BFP Team
Last day of Global Pulse 2010!

The US Government's global online conversation about its international development priorities - Global Pulse 2010 - is in its third and final day. At time of writing, it has had over 12,500 logins and nearly 8,000 posts.

You can read and comment on my post ("Business-focused strategies for development impact") here.

Added by Zahid Torres-Rahman on March 31, 2010 at 10:58 — No Comments

Indian micro-enterprise development Internship Opportunity

Volunteer Texts



Volunteer In India!



Do you want to be part of a project that has a real impact helping poor families in rural India?

Do you want to travel in incredible India and give something back?

Want to contribute your skills and abilities to helping others less fortunate?



Automik is in the process of launching an exciting new project in Rural India and are currently

accepting applications for internship positions with our… Continue

Added by Max Latham on March 31, 2010 at 7:16 — 1 Comment

Help us find the most innovative Social Businesses

Artemisia and Ashoka’s Changemakers are looking for models of social business that demonstrate how this new field is emerging. The models will help demonstrate that social business initiatives have the potential to scale-up and have positive impact on people’s quality of life.



If you know of a thriving business with a double or triple bottom line in your community, tell us about them - just a short form to fill out at… Continue

Added by Tyler Ahn on March 30, 2010 at 22:52 — 4 Comments

Why I Believe the Philippines Can be a 1st-World Country in Year 2020



It seems like an impossible deadline to beat and a tough job indeed! But we should never underestimate the power of a mastermind team. It has already proven its power throughout the history. The Create Abundance 2020 Business Community is a mastermind team. When I learned of its vision and mission, I did not hesitate to join it because I saw a concrete plan on how they are going to attain their vision.



Here's the Community's Simple… Continue

Added by Jhovilyn Nanola on March 29, 2010 at 17:56 — No Comments

Don't Wait For Leaders, Become One Instead





It has always been mentioned by the great leaders of our time to "Be the change you want to see in the world." I believe we should not wait for leaders to change our country’s current status, because even if a great leader arise, if the Filipinos are not prepared nor fit to follow him then every effort exerted will be in vain.



WE, as individuals should initiate this change and it should start from within us. Change is never easy… Continue

Added by Jhovilyn Nanola on March 29, 2010 at 17:39 — 1 Comment

IMF Mission To Ethiopia Comment On Ethiopian Economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission to Ethiopia, which concludes its 12-days visit, last week, released a statement on the current developments observed in Ethiopian economy, reported www.newbusinessethiopia.com from Addis Ababa.

Added by Andualem Sisay on March 29, 2010 at 10:22 — No Comments

Let all join hands together we fight poverty

I welcome every one to join me to fight poverty towards Africa/Kenya/Nairobi thanks to all members
Bishop Gabriel.

Added by Bishop Gabriel Mutuku Musango on March 27, 2010 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Please put 10.10.10 in your diary - The World Day of Interconnectedness

One of the great events I was involved in last year was the inaugural World Day of Interconnectedness on 090909.



This year the day will be celebrated on 101010.



I am letting you know well in advance that members of differencemakers community and Leaders Cafe 2020 are already busy working on an ebook on leadership, interconnectedness, and collaboration that will be published to coincide with the event (more than 20 authors involved) and we will again be presenting a… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on March 26, 2010 at 22:59 — No Comments


*Pro* Challenger
Global Pulse 2010

Here is an opportunity for you, YES YOU, to talk with the Obama Administration on international development issues. The U.S. Government wants to engage, and partner, with the international community in a meaningful way and has created Global Pulse 2010. This 3-day, online collaboration event, will bring together individual socially-engaged participants and organizations from around the world to speak with senior leaders from the White House, Department of State, U.S. Agency for International… Continue

Added by Jim Thompson on March 26, 2010 at 21:58 — 3 Comments

Fair Trade and Chocolate

http://bbc.co.uk/i/rqm4n/



"We spend more on chocolate each year than investors spend on gold - but as Easter approaches, how much do we really know about where it comes from or how it is made?



Panorama reporter Paul Kenyon goes undercover as a cocoa trader in West Africa and discovers children as young as seven working long hours on cocoa farms, helping to make the chocolate we love so much. He buys a tonne of cocoa made with child… Continue

Added by shafiur on March 25, 2010 at 12:26 — No Comments

Responsible and Accountable Garments Sector (RAGS) Challenge Fund – First Call for Project Concepts

The Responsible and Accountable Garments Sector (RAGS) Challenge Fund is now operational and is formally calling for Project Concepts. Visit the…

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Added by Business Fights Poverty on March 25, 2010 at 2:30 — No Comments

What cause makes you jump out of bed every morning?

The Harvard Business Review blog of 12th March 2010 makes very interesting reading and reporting that Indian companies are doing well because they do good.



Of course this is no secret to readers of this blog! I have been writing about how doing good is great for business for nearly two decades!



What I find particularly interesting about this HBR blog by Peter Cappelli is the findings My colleagues and I recently completed a study of Indian businesses based around… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on March 25, 2010 at 0:49 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: International Network Director for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Germany

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is looking for candidates for the role of FSC International Network Director, based out of Bonn, Germany but working worldwide.

The FSC International Network Director is responsible for the overall coordination of the FSC international network which is made up of the FSC Regional and National offices and FSC Contact Persons. S/he will be part of the senior management of the FSC Group and will coordinate the work of its different organisations with the… Continue

Added by Maria Laguna on March 24, 2010 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Job Opportunity: Director (Part time) for Advocates for International Development, London

To be based in London, 3 days a week.

Salary: £40,000 pro rata plus bonus

Advocates for International Development (A4ID) is looking for candidates for the position of Director in its office in Central London.

The role of A4ID is to increase access to justice across the developing world in furtherance of the UN Millennium Development Goals. It does this by facilitating the provision of pro bono legal assistance to NGOs and developing country governments. It also promotes the… Continue

Added by Maria Laguna on March 24, 2010 at 8:30 — No Comments

Inclusive Business: A Background Brief





How can the private sector and development organisations work together to create more inclusive business opportunities for poor people?



Produced by Beth Jenkins, on behalf of the CSR Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy…

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Added by 2010 Event Series on March 23, 2010 at 1:30 — 3 Comments

Sustainability is about actually doing good. It is not about being less bad.

One of my heroes is Jeffrey Hollender, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Seventh Generation. His 2004 published book (written with Stephen Fenichell) What Matters Most - Business, Social Responsibility and the End of the Era of Greed really inspired me to quicken the pace and settle on the direction of my own work.



I subscribe to Hollender's blog The Inspired Protagonist. The March 23rd post contains reflections on a recent corporate citizenship conference and this… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on March 23, 2010 at 0:44 — 1 Comment

Tourism and Poverty Reduction: Winner of best blog...

The authors of the book "Tourism and Poverty Reduction", around which we are running a discussion and been impressed by all the comments received.



They were particularly struck by the comment posted by… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on March 23, 2010 at 0:30 — 1 Comment

Dirk Willem te Velde: The Global Financial Crisis and Developing Countries – A Synthesis of 11 Updated Monitoring Studies

By Dirk Willem te Velde, Programme Leader Investment and Growth, Overseas Development Institute.

In early…

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Added by Business Fights Poverty on March 22, 2010 at 23:30 — No Comments

David Shaman: The World Bank Unveiled: Inside the Revolutionary Struggle for Transparency

By David Shaman, Writer



I thought the Business Fights Poverty community might be interested in a new book I published recently with Parkhurst Brothers Publishing and the University of Chicago…

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Added by David Shaman on March 22, 2010 at 17:00 — No Comments

Women Empowerment

Currently, we are organizing a "Workshop" on Women Empowerment for 10,000 women. We need more suggestion and support on how we could move to our plan and objective. As we are newly established organization to support the Women.

Added by Niroj Lama on March 22, 2010 at 15:13 — 1 Comment

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