March 2012 Blog Posts (86)

Africa’s Economic Renaissance and the challenge of Affordable Urban Housing

There is so much buzz in the media at the moment about Africa. Africa is witnessing something of an economic renaissance and millions of Africans are being lifted out of poverty, some into an emerging middle class. Investors are beginning to take African more seriously as a viable investment destination and the inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Africa are expected to increase significantly in the coming…


Added by Olubayo John on March 31, 2012 at 17:13 — No Comments

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) Celebrates its Third Anniversary

Photo: Agora Partnerships. The women of Pastores, a rural village in the mountains of Guatemala.…


Added by member on March 30, 2012 at 20:30 — No Comments

Barend van Bergen: Sustainability Fundamental to Long-Term Business Performance


Almost four years ago, while being seconded from KPMG to the WBCSD, I was involved in a series of workshops aimed at involving the capital markets in sustainability. Reflecting  now on…


Added by member on March 29, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Bridging the gap between global expert knowledge and under-served people in emerging countries

If you believe mobile phones are one of the best tools we have to reach and empower masses of under-served people in the developing world and contribute to the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) you should read this:

Numerous very promising mobile solutions are deployed today in emerging countries using SMS as communication channel to reach the poorest. Among them are health solutions like…


Added by Uwe Schwarz on March 29, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

The Argidius ANDE Finance Challenge (AAFC)

This week, we launched a new competition aimed at finding ways to unlock finance for promising small businesses in our foundation's target geographies. 


For more information, please visit

Added by Leslie Anne Johnston on March 29, 2012 at 7:54 — No Comments

Business of Drugs: poverty relief or tenaciously snap our society???

At present, production and selling of drug (e.g. YABA, PETHIDINE, HEROIN, GANJA (Hemp), PHENSEDYL etc) is a very profitable business in this world. Many people in all over the world involve with this business by investing money as a producer, manufacturer and seller of those harmful drugs. By this…


Added by Suman Chowdhury (Mony) on March 28, 2012 at 12:54 — No Comments

*Pro* Challenger
South African housing company in finals of global contest

A South African housing construction company, Moladi Housing Technology, has…


Added by moladi Formwork on March 28, 2012 at 7:00 — 2 Comments

Henry Schein Named to Ethisphere's 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies List

Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, announced today that is has been named to Ethisphere's 2012 list of World's Most Ethical Companies for the first time. 

Out of more than 5,000 nominations for the World's Most Ethical Companies award this year, Henry Schein was named to the list of 145 companies for raising the bar for ethical…


Added by Jessi Copeland on March 26, 2012 at 15:54 — No Comments

Registration for the 2012 Global Action Forum is Open

Registration is now open for the 2012 Global Action Forum, a philanthropic conference being held in Los Angeles, CA. In its second year, the three-day event will bring together activists and philanthropic leaders from the entertainment, business, social enterprise and sporting sectors to influence lasting change on global issues, bridging the gap between positive intentions and action.

"Participants at the Global Action Forum move with a sense of urgency – it starts with action and…


Added by Jessi Copeland on March 26, 2012 at 15:47 — No Comments

Building Business To Be The Best FOR The World - Free VolunteerMatch Webinar W/ B Lab 3/27

Being a competitive business today isn’t just about a positive bottom line – it’s about a positive triple bottom line, where people, planet and profit are all accounted for in measuring business success. Good social and environmental practices help contribute to consumer loyalty, employee recruitment and retention, and stronger profits. It’s no longer enough to be the best in the world; companies must also prove they are the best FOR the world. This shift in consumer, employee and…


Added by Jessi Copeland on March 26, 2012 at 15:43 — No Comments

OIL DISCOVERED IN Northern part of Kenya

Kenya strikes Oil

Added by Agnes Gitau on March 26, 2012 at 12:09 — No Comments

Meet Chris Markl: Founder, Kourage Athletics


BFP:What do you do? 

CM: I'm the Founder of Kourage…


Added by team on March 26, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

*Pro* Challenger
Making Choices



Added by Caroline Ashley on March 26, 2012 at 7:00 — 1 Comment

Leveraging Business to Solve Society's Most Vexing Problems


In CSC's latest CR Quarterly Update, Susan Pullin, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, talks about how strategic philanthropy and CSC's community engagement efforts. View the full article, here:…


Added by Jessi Copeland on March 26, 2012 at 2:38 — No Comments

Can Low-Tech Cause Marketing Still be High Impact?

Nary a day goes by when cause marketers don't talk about using Facebook Timeline, Pinterest, QR Codes or SMS for their campaigns, but that does not mean more traditional communications tactics are obsolete. Although no one can deny the power of a tech-savvy cause or nonprofit marketing campaign, it's still possible to have 2.0 results with 1.0 tactics.…


Added by Jessi Copeland on March 26, 2012 at 2:28 — No Comments

ACE Cash Express Named Winner In Sixth Annual Paybefore Awards

Paybefore has chosen the ACE Elite™ Prepaid Card as a 2012 Paybefore Award winner in the Best General Purpose Reloadable Program category. In addition, ACE Cash Express was selected as a winner in the Top Prepaid Retailer category. Paybefore Awards, now in its sixth year, is the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the worldwide prepaid and…


Added by Jessi Copeland on March 26, 2012 at 2:01 — No Comments

Career in non for profit sector

I would like to ask the members of this community for an advise. Having many years of experience in a commercial company and working in different countries , i wish to change my career and to work for humanian organisation.

How I can do this, does anyone have experience in this to give me an advice how i can materialise this idea.

I thank you in advance

Galena Kirilova

Added by Galena Kirilova on March 24, 2012 at 8:21 — 1 Comment

The Business Case for Financial Capability and Why it Matters



Added by member on March 24, 2012 at 6:30 — No Comments

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