March 2015 Blog Posts (58)

How Do You Create A Culture of Service?

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Added by Ryan Scott on March 31, 2015 at 6:15 — No Comments


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How yoga has become a force for social inclusion in Kenya



On December 30th 2007, President Mwai Kibaki was once again sworn in as President of Kenya, despite the claims to victory of his rival: Raila Odinga. As a consequence
riots erupted across Kenya,…

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Added by Ashoka on March 27, 2015 at 10:30 — No Comments

Rural Sanitation Business in Odisha, India.

Dear All,

            Now, my trust"Sampark" is in social business of rural sanitation in odisha, India. In collaboration with www.ekutirsb.com, triggering sanitation programme in rural areas to cover 81,44,012 house holds of 30 districts of odisha.

We have identified social entrepreneurs to enter in to to business for awareness, motivation, bcc, ipc, sustainable development through toilet use by the family in rural…

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Added by Premananda Biswal on March 26, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments


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Tom Morton, ClimateCare’s Project Director in Nairobi, introduces a new model to finance health solutions in farming communities.

This article was first published on the Forum for the Future website and Futures Centre on 25 March 2015

Food supply chains face a volatile future. Resilience means looking outside of the box to build long-term wellbeing in the producer communities as…

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Added by Rhiannon Szmigielski on March 25, 2015 at 12:01 — No Comments

Kelly Liu: Finding the Value in Sustainable and Inclusive Business Activities

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Added by member on March 24, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments


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The Next Big Shared Value Talk

Kanika Bahl of Results 4 Development takes the stage as a guest storyteller at the 2014 Shared Value Leadership Summit. 

By Michelle Morgan-Nelsen, Senior Communications Manager,…

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Added by Meghan Ennes on March 23, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments


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How One Bank Helps Local Communities – Profitably

An interview with Robert Johanson, Chairman, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank

What’s good for business is good for the community. Think about this mantra, and how likely it is to come from…

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Added by Meghan Ennes on March 23, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments

Meet Josefine Lindänge, CEO, Hand in Hand International

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Added by member on March 23, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments


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Apple's Open-Source 'ResearchKit' And The Future Of Medical Research

Last week, Apple announced ResearchKit, an open-source platform that empowers researchers to design and administer app-based health research, which they can assemble quickly via a plug-and-play approach and without the need for a team of coders. The innovation seeks to change the way disease research is done by allowing participants to remotely report symptoms using a variety of tests that can be administered through a smart phone — for example, asthmatics can breathe into devices that…

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Added by Ashoka on March 20, 2015 at 12:44 — No Comments


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5 Surprising Facts About How The Poor Handle Money

We often talk about the statistics around low-income households—how much they live on per day, what percentage of that income goes to basic survival—but those stats are rarely accompanied by an in-depth look at the daily financial lives of the poor. The Kenya Financial Diaries, a study run by FSDKenya, gives us that in-depth look.

From June 2012 through October 2013, the study followed 300 low-income Kenyan households,…

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Added by Ashoka on March 20, 2015 at 12:35 — No Comments

Harriet Lamb: Trader Standards Get a Make-over

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Meera Patel: Act Local, Think Global: The Food Revolution in Zambia

International conversation around food in Africa has traditionally been one of doom and decline. In 2012 the…

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Added by Ashoka on March 20, 2015 at 11:30 — No Comments

Meet Asyia Sheik-Ojwang, Head of Public Affairs, Coca Cola South Africa

BFP: What do you do?

A: I lead Coca-Cola South Africa’s…

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Added by member on March 20, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Paul Reig: Water Stewardship: Good for Business, Good for Sustainable Development

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Added by member on March 18, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Alison Ward: Aligning Supply and Demand for Ethically and Sustainably Sourced Cotton

By Alison Ward, CEO, CottonConnect



As we bring together buyers and suppliers, manufacturers and NGOs to discuss what is needed for a sustainable supply of cotton, it seems clear we need…

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Added by member on March 16, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Meet Teodora Berkova, Director of Social Innovation, Pearson

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Added by member on March 14, 2015 at 0:30 — No Comments

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