May 2011 Blog Posts (65)

Are private sector supply chains the answer to scaling social enterprises?

Reaching scale is one the most important challenges facing the social enterprise movement today. Beyond the Big Issue most people cannot name a national social enterprise in the UK (and a lot of people still look blank when confronted with the term social enterprise in the first place). The magnitude of this challenge is thrown into relief when you compare the median turnover of the RBS Social Enterprise 100 index – £445k – to the median turnover of the FTSE100 – £8.8b (and that’s excluding…


Added by Tom Rippin on May 31, 2011 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

Fighting disease

Very much welcome today's announcement by GSK (see Duncan Learmouth's BFP blog) on making the delivery of medicines more effective in LDCs - as long as it does not disincentivise preventative measures or promote disease resistance through over-use

Added by Tom Levitt on May 31, 2011 at 9:32 — No Comments

African business investing in malaria control


Business Investing in Malaria Control: Economic…


Added by Tim france on May 31, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

Elsevier Foundation Calls for 2011 New Scholars Proposals

The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for the 2011 New Scholars program which targets the attrition of talented women scientists in the academic pipeline.  The Elsevier Foundation New Scholars program aims to support women scholars during the early stages of their careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The deadline for New Scholars proposals is September 1st 2011. Grants will be awarded in December 2011 and provide one, two and three year awards…


Added by David Martel on May 31, 2011 at 3:04 — No Comments

L’Oréal recognized by Ethical Corporation for its innovative reporting on sustainable development

At the 10th Responsible Business Summit, L’Oréal, world cosmetics leader, was recognized for its…

Added by David Martel on May 31, 2011 at 2:48 — No Comments

BFP Team
Moving Minds, Moving Money: SOCAP/Europe in Amsterdam


On Monday, I attended the launch of…


Added by Zahid Torres-Rahman on May 31, 2011 at 1:00 — No Comments

Duncan Learmouth: New business rules expanding access to healthcare to the world’s poorest countries


By Duncan Learmouth, Senior Vice President, Developing Countries and Market Access, GlaxoSmithKline


As the volume of political debate over foreign…


Added by Business Fights Poverty on May 31, 2011 at 0:00 — No Comments

Nominations Open for the Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value

Do you know an innovative project in Nutrition, Water or Rural Development that would benefit from an investment of CHF 500 000 (more than USD 480 000)?

You can help to scale up by nominating it for the Nestlé Prize in Creating Shared Value. Nominations and self-nominations are welcome until the 30th…


Added by Business Fights Poverty on May 31, 2011 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

Doing sustainable business to reach the MDG's

We recognize the importance of funding, grants and investments made ​​by States, international institutions and compagnies, to enable most african sub-saharan countries, to overcome poverty and achieve theMDGs.


We want to encourage and increase the share of partnership cooperation sustainable and viable relationships by encouraging international partners to come with us to work together…


Added by Rockia Kebet on May 30, 2011 at 12:00 — No Comments

Meet Amanda Gardiner: VP, Sustainability & Social Innovation, Pearson: Member of the Week


BFP: What do you do?

AG: I…


Added by team on May 29, 2011 at 23:30 — No Comments

Overwhelmed in Burundi


Far from the coziness of my £1,000 seat on the trading floor of an investment company watching multiple blinking screens, or even before that,…


Added by Baron Anyangwe on May 29, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

Professor Ethan Kapstein, INSEAD: Business is Good for Africa

Photo: World Economic Forum…


Added by Business Action for Africa on May 25, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments

Nancy DuBosse: Africa's Prospects are Improving


Added by Business Action for Africa on May 25, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

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