June 2011 Blog Posts (62)

Receiving and giving - how much is enough?

When I hear or see that a child has died somewhere in the world from hunger or a preventable/curable disease (as 27000 will today) I feel an emptiness I cannot describe. I have always felt this way.



Sometimes when confronted with this appauling news I stare for a few minutes without a single thought crossing my mind. When I return to normal I am renewed once more to do my bit to make poverty history.



My wife and I support children in need through… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on June 30, 2011 at 3:52 — No Comments

Creative Communities and copyright

Originally published on
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/mediapolicyproject/2011/04/14/cultural-social-responsibility-and-copyright
By Sergio López Figueroa

Inspired by the Bart Cammaerts and Bingchun Meng’s media policy brief 1, ‘…

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Added by Sergio López-Figueroa on June 29, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

Making the Most of Public-Private Dialogue: An Advocacy Approach



Public-private dialogue strengthens policymaking by incorporating valuable private input and creating momentum for reform. For dialogue to be most productive, the private sector must take initiative to advocate for its priorities in a participatory policy process. This CIPE Reform Toolkit aids business leaders who seek to improve their participation in dialogue for better policy results.…

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Added by Kim Bettcher on June 28, 2011 at 19:12 — No Comments

VIDEO: Unfolding the Green Brands Landscape at SB’11

 

As a leader in sustainability, Cohn & Wolfe has been a partner of the sustainable brands conference for the past five years. Each year, Cohn & Wolfe uses the Sustainable Brands stage to reveal its Green Brands findings, the foremost survey on what consumers think about the importance of sustainability. At the Sustainable Brands 2011 Conference, Cohn & Wolfe’s Global Sustainability Practice Leader Annie Longsworth led a discussion on the latest…

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Added by David Martel on June 28, 2011 at 18:30 — No Comments

Promoting Responsible Lending

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Added by Kathryn Richards on June 28, 2011 at 12:00 — 2 Comments

The need for multicultural communication

Lack of knowledge of another culture can result in mistakes that may confuse or even offend the people with whom an organization intends to communicate.

I heard on the news the other day that the Ghana Investment Promotion center (GIPC) set out to train its staff in multicultural communication strategies and skills to communicate in a more professional and appropriate manner and I thought that's a great step taken.





GIPC staff is in the front line division that deals… Continue

Added by Prof. Isaac Twumasi-Quantus on June 28, 2011 at 10:34 — No Comments

The power of creativity

 

In the case of culture and international development, there is a lot of work to do in rethinking about the role of culture, creativity and entrepreneurship. I am curious to see what brings together the partnership between the Commonwealth Foundation and Prince Claus foundation whose strapline ' culture is a basic need' I passionately endorse. Do you? I would like to connect through this group with individuals that are passionate about business and culture in any…

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Added by Sergio López-Figueroa on June 28, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Programme Impact Advisor – Enterprise Based Development

Programme Impact Advisor – Enterprise Based Development

 

Fixed term contract for 3 years, until 31 March 2014

 

Salary: £33,896 to £38,171 pa

 

Based: London

 

Closing date:…

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Added by Christian Aid on June 27, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Monitoring and Evaluation Expert

Triple Line is expanding its team  based in Putney and has a vacancy for a monitoring and evaluation expert with experience of private sector development and/or agricultural development.  See our website: www.tripleline.com for details- it will be posted next week. Send in a cv to 3L@tripleline.com

 

 

Added by David G.V.SMITH on June 27, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

MissionFish, Benevity Bring Cause Marketing Online

MissionFish, Benevity Bring Cause Marketing Online

Selfishgiving.com Post - June 21, 2011 by Joe Waters

Selfishgiving.com blog post on how MissionFish (which powers eBay Giving Works) and Benevity are powering online cause marketing.…

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Added by David Martel on June 27, 2011 at 2:28 — No Comments

Meet Michael Jarvis: Governance for Extractive Industries, World Bank Institute: Member of the Week

BFP: What do you do?

 

MJ: I manage the Governance for Extractive…

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Added by team on June 26, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Hybrid Value Chains: New Opportunities for Business Growth While Tackling Development Challenges?

By Michael Jarvis, World Bank Institute



Can social entrepreneurs forge a more productive…

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Added by Business Fights Poverty on June 26, 2011 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

Lead measures matter much more than lag measures

I am always slightly amused when economic growth figures and the like are released usually followed by fanfare.



I amused because we won’t know March quarter figures until June! as an example. It's too late then!



These kind of numbers are measurements of the past, often called lag measures. They tell us where we have been, not where we are going. I for one am much more interested in where I am going than where I’ve been. The past is done, over, finished. We can’t change the… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on June 24, 2011 at 23:36 — No Comments

The Environment America Research & Policy Center Recognizes SC Johnson for its Commitment to Green Chemistry

The Environment America Research & Policy Center, dedicated to protecting America’s air, water and open spaces, has recognized SC Johnson in its 2011 Safer by Design report as one of the leading businesses protecting the environment. The company was given the award based on its utilization of…

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Added by David Martel on June 24, 2011 at 2:22 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Private Sector Advisors x 2 (Africa & Asia) - CARE International UK

CARE International UK

Private Sector Advisors x 2 (Asia & Africa)

Salary: £32,453 per annum

Location:  London (with international travel)

Ref:  C442

The private sector has a critical role to play in reducing poverty.  CARE’s private sector engagement team is recruiting a two Private Sector Advisors (Asia/Africa) to help expand and build on our innovative work with the private sector to leverage resources, improve policies and practices and to challenge market…

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Added by Rachel Thomas on June 23, 2011 at 12:40 — No Comments

Job Opportuntiy: Senior Corporate Partnerships Executive - CARE International UK

CARE International UK

Senior Corporate Partnerships Executive

Salary: £31,500 per annum

Location:  London

Ref:  C443

The private sector has a critical role to play in reducing poverty.  CARE’s private sector engagement team is recruiting a Senior Corporate Partnership Executive to help expand and build on our innovative work with the private sector to leverage resources, improve policies and practices and to challenge market systems to be more inclusive, creating real…

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Added by Rachel Thomas on June 23, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Corporate Partnerships Manager - CARE International UK

CARE International UK  

Salary £37,088 Per Annum

Location:  London

Ref:  C444



The private sector has a critical role to play in reducing poverty.  CARE’s private sector engagement team is recruiting a Corporate Partnerships Manager to help expand and build on our innovative work with the private sector to leverage resources, improve policies and practices and to challenge market systems to be more inclusive, creating real and better opportunities for poor…

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Added by Rachel Thomas on June 23, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Poverty in India, daily corruption and business practice

Poverty in India seems (at least in common representation) an age-old issue that is rooted in the caste system.

Ever since its independence the world's biggest democracy - as newspapers like to dub it - has bee fighting poverty, though it seems it was all almost in vain. It's only now that policymakers and researchers start to understand and highlight how the intricacies of the Indian society hamper (and sometimes help) anti-poverty programs.

The socio-cultural discriminations…

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Added by Dario Berrebi on June 23, 2011 at 9:28 — No Comments

Benevity Launches "Just BeCause" Blog

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Added by David Martel on June 22, 2011 at 1:48 — No Comments

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