March 2011 Blog Posts (78)

Acumen Fund and AECF: Innovative Approaches to Financing Pro-Poor Business

 

An increasing number of businesses find that investing in pro-poor business approaches yields not only bottom line rewards, but also poverty alleviation. However, employing these inclusive business models to produce…

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Added by Lorin Kavanaugh-Ulku on March 31, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments

Gardening grandmother cultivates hope (from CNN inside Africa)

http://cnn.com/video/?/video/international/2011/03/29/ia.community.garden.business.bk.a.cnn

 

Please watch the video and let us multiply this great job!!!

Added by Mary Emilord Banzon on March 31, 2011 at 2:00 — No Comments

Leaders in Employee Community Engagement Set to Convene at VolunteerMatch Client Summit

VolunteerMatch, the Web’s most popular volunteering network and a leading resource for companies, schools, and brands engaging…

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Added by David Martel on March 30, 2011 at 20:14 — No Comments

Connections in Ghana, especially with oranges?

 

One of my colleagues, Alex Stainburn, is on ACDI/VOCA volunteer project for orange growers in Ghana. We’re trying to help a buddy on an agricultural project there. Anyone with connections in Ghana, especially with oranges? See below for more details.

Tx

Drew Tulchin

 

From: Alex Stainburn [mailto:alex.stainburn@newcaledon.com]

My first few days in Ghana have gone well.  As I talk to…

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Added by Drew Tulchin on March 30, 2011 at 13:49 — No Comments

Nonprofits: How to Avoid Problem Board Members in the First Place

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Added by David Martel on March 30, 2011 at 1:49 — No Comments

Always Cola, rarely Essential Medicines

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Added by Simon Berry on March 29, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments

Watch Leading Global CEOs Discuss Sustainable Business Practices at Closed-Door CEO Conference

The 6th Annual Board of Boards CEO Conference, held on February 28, 2011 provided a forum for nearly 70 global CEOs to discuss the topic of Business at its Best: Maximizing Long-Term Profit and Societal Impact.  Highlights from this closed-door discussion are now available on CECP's website, where you can hear Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo and Bill…

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Added by David Martel on March 28, 2011 at 2:49 — No Comments

General Mills Releases 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

General Mills today announced the availability of its 2011…

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Added by David Martel on March 28, 2011 at 2:37 — No Comments

Graham Baxter: Building the Pace on Inclusive Business Models

 

By Graham Baxter, International Business Leaders Forum

 

We have reached a tipping point in the way business sees its…

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Added by member on March 27, 2011 at 20:00 — No Comments

Nonprofit Finance Fund 2011 Survey: Engage Your Board Sooner

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Added by David Martel on March 26, 2011 at 0:48 — No Comments

The Rat is Back: Union Activism Generates Strong Reactions

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Added by David Martel on March 25, 2011 at 1:45 — No Comments

When profit is a reason we confuse what with why and therefore our how’s are at best fuzzy!

I well remember the moment 20 years ago when I said publicly for the first time, profit is not a reason for being in business, profit is a result of being good at business.



I was speaking to a group of Chief Executives and although no-one laughed out loud there were plenty of smirks and internal chuckles!



20 years ago I was stating a notion I had. Today it is a firm conviction that I have seen to be true 100s of times over.



Now let me be crystal clear. I… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on March 24, 2011 at 22:04 — No Comments

How to Find Your Influentials and Let Them Lead

Managing a company’s employee volunteering program is almost always a daunting task. This is partly because most employers approach the task as an add-on – surely finding a place to volunteer will just take a few minutes? Turns out, scheduling events, negotiating with nonprofits, communicating events to employees, and looking after unending details - is a full time job.

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Added by Chris Jarvis on March 24, 2011 at 18:35 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Communications Manager, Network for Business Sustainability, Canada

Communications Manager, Network for Business Sustainability 

Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of…

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Added by David Martel on March 24, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments

The International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) collaborates with 3BL Media to drive CSR and sustainability coverage

IBLF, a global, independent association working with top multinationals on the sustainability and corporate responsibility agenda, have come on board with distribution experts 3BL Media to enhance reach of its dynamic CSR-themed content.

 

3BL Media specialises in providing wide exposure to sustainability content, ranging from press releases, blogs, videos, podcasts, reports, newsletters and more.

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Added by David Martel on March 24, 2011 at 17:44 — No Comments

IBLF - Expert Insight: Nestlé's Chairman Peter Brabeck

IBLF - Expert Insight: Nestlé's Chairman Peter Brabeck from Business Fights Poverty on Vimeo.

"The times that business was acting in isolation of society are long gone. The license to do business is now coming from society."

IBLF speaks…

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Added by member on March 24, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Exciting vacancies for Chairs, Board Members and Trustees

We are currently being approached by a number of organisations, large and small, to fill Trustee and Chair of Trustee posts. Trustees / Board Members of NGOs are responsible for the overall strategic direction of the charity / enterprise and for making sure that it operates legally and safely and fulfils its purpose.

Trustees are not paid any more than expenses and can expect to attend one or more meetings per quarter with all the attendant reading and preparation. Some Trustees take…

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Added by Maria Laguna on March 24, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

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