July 2008 Blog Posts (10)

Opening of Conectafrica's Codevelopment Social Network, Canarias-Africa-WWW

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I thought maybe you could be interested in our brand new Codevelopment Social Network, virtually & strategically located between Canary Islands, Africa & the world wide web : http://conectafrica.ning.com



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Canary Islands are a natural, technological & cultural platform between 3 continents... So… Continue

Added by Conectafrica on July 29, 2008 at 14:30 — No Comments

Finding the way : how do we enlarge the pupil world view with the help of business



Schools in the UK want to partner with schools in Africa. Not only does the department expect them to but they know that seeing what is happening in another classroom, on another continent, enhances the education experience.



In the UK learners have good access to the communication tools. In most African classrooms that can still be difficult.



I work mostly in South Africa where ICT developments are rapid. In the last three… Continue

Added by Alan Mills on July 25, 2008 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Business-NGO Partnerships under the spotlight

 

E-BULLETIN FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LEADERS FORUM



The global context of the 21st century presents…

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Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 24, 2008 at 9:30 — No Comments

Frankie Picasso interviews Ida Horner, Ethnic Supplies

Listen to Frankie Picasso's great radio interview of Ida Horner the pioneer behind Ethnic Supplies Limited.



Click here to listen.



You can also connect with Frankie and Ida here on… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 23, 2008 at 12:30 — No Comments

CDC commits capital of US$185m to funds raising over US$2.47bn for investment in India

PRESS RELEASE FROM CDC:



CDC Group (“CDC”), the UK government-backed private equity emerging markets fund of funds investor, today announces that it has made new commitments totaling US$185m to six private equity funds focused on investment in India. It is expected that these funds will raise a total of over US$2.47bn for investment in the region.



These latest commitments bring CDC’s overall commitment to private equity funds investing… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 22, 2008 at 20:30 — No Comments

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart: Business needs to show that we are part of the solution to the major issues of poverty and development

By Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of Anglo American

The Millennium Development Goals were the product of a moment of optimism in history. In setting some clear targets for reducing poverty and some related measures, the UN Secretary General and participating governments…

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Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 21, 2008 at 12:30 — No Comments

Shell Foundation and Marks & Spencer: Scalable Business Models for Fair Trade Supply Chains

 

A new report was launched today that tells the story of the Shell Foundation - Marks & Spencer Partnership and concludes that in order to bridge the gap between major…

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Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 16, 2008 at 16:30 — No Comments

Banks’ institutional impact under scrutiny - Covalence Banking Industry Report 2008

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Interactions of banks with governments are increasingly criticized in terms of ethics; meanwhile, environmental initiatives and philanthropic donations are the industry’s main positive news cows, states a report published today by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence – Covalence Banking Industry Report 2008.



Press Release - English:… Continue

Added by Antoine Mach on July 3, 2008 at 16:30 — No Comments

Under The Spotlight - Building a better understanding of global business-NGO partnerships

 

Jul 08 - This discussion paper considers the partnering landscape from a global perspective and explores the differing experiences of NGO partnerships and…

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Added by member on July 2, 2008 at 13:00 — No Comments

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