April 2012 Blog Posts (50)

Lewis Temple: Cultivating Potential: iDE UK and the Rise of the Female Farming Entrepreneur

Photo: Nepalese female farming entrepreneurs turn their small farms into profit to feed and clothe family, and send their children to…


Added by member on April 30, 2012 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Kris Balderston: At the State Dept., Contributing to an Impact Economy



By Kris Balderston, Special Representative for Global Partnerships at the Global Partnership Initiative in the Office of the…


Added by member on April 26, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

3d4d challenge

3D Printing is an exciting development in manufacturing technology, which allows individuals with access to 3-dimensional computer data, the ability to literally ‘print-out’ solid objects layer-by-layer. Industry watchers are now talking about 2012 being the year when 3D printing…


Added by wahoyle on April 26, 2012 at 16:22 — No Comments

Access to Safe Water for the Base of the Pyramid


Hystra has just published a study on…


Added by Jessica Graf on April 25, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Where are you hanging out even though you perceive there is no value in doing so?

I never quite got the hang of Facebook. I joined initially because everyone else was and so I thought there might be something in it. I gave a lot of value I think. Return on investment of time and energy (admittedly I didn’t spend a lot of either) zilch, zero, nothing. LinkedIn on the other hand very glad to belong and contribute.

No one from Facebook has ever contacted me to ask me what I want. LinkedIn has.

No one from Apple has ever contacted me either. Apple produces cool,…


Added by Ian Berry on April 25, 2012 at 5:31 — No Comments



Redefining Total Quality Management (TQM)


o redefine means to expound, to restate the meaning of. But how can we redefine a thing or concept, like total quality management, when…


Added by RAFAEL PABLO MOLINA FERNANDO on April 25, 2012 at 4:21 — 1 Comment

Meet Ruth Brännvall, Managing Director, NJORD Consulting


BFP: What do you do? 

RB: I run…


Added by team on April 23, 2012 at 8:30 — No Comments

The Challenges of Achieving Greater Transparency

Photo: Nestlé


Added by member on April 22, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Companies: Fighting Poverty and Making Profit at the Same Time?

Photo: Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank


Added by member on April 20, 2012 at 19:00 — No Comments

WindMade: the first global consumer label identifying corporations and products made with wind energy.

Morten Albæk introduces the first global consumer label identifying corporations and products made with wind energy.

WindMade and the case for transparency.

Added by Charles Arthur on April 20, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

When to go with and when to stop the flow

For sometime now I have been sharing a weekly sparkenation here and other places.

Sparkenation: a spark that ignites passion that leads to action that changes what’s normal.

This week I shared the following and received a lot of emails asking for my thoughts on how, which is what this blog is all about.

How skillful are you are letting go when you need to and being persistent when you need to be?

"In the confrontation between the stream and the…


Added by Ian Berry on April 20, 2012 at 3:05 — No Comments

Research; Constructive Capitalism for Goodness Sake

Adessy Associates is carrying out a piece of research called "Constructive Capitalism for Goodness Sake" which explores giving attitudes, intentions and behaviours.

Would you be so kind to complete?  Responses are anonymous. Perhaps you would circulate to your colleagues and networks, which would be very much appreciated.

The survey will remain open to responses until mid May and can be completed in a maximum of 7 minutes. For each completed survey, we are donating £1 to…


Added by Leesa Muirhead on April 18, 2012 at 8:12 — No Comments

Meet Catherine Dolan: Fellow, Green Templeton College Markets, Culture and Society Programme, Saïd Business School: Member of the Week


BFP: What do you do?

CD: I lecture at the…


Added by team on April 17, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Investing with Impact: Building Partnerships for a Better Tomorrow

Photo: Igor Castro da Silva Braga / World Bank


Added by member on April 16, 2012 at 23:00 — No Comments

The World Bank's New Open Access Policy: Access to Insights at the Intersection of Business and Development

Photo: World Bank Headquarters, Washington DC…


Added by member on April 16, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Job opportunity: Passionate about using business to solve some of society's biggest problems?

NB: application deadline extended to Mon 7 May.

We believe that business can and must address societal challenges and our aim is to prepare the next generation of talent who will lead this change.


On Purpose is a one-year paid programme that kick-starts your career in social enterprise. It is a unique experience-based programme that also greatly amplifies your knowledge of and networks in, the social enterprise…


Added by Tom Rippin on April 16, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

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