I have recently returned home from 3 weeks working in the United Kingdom where I spent a lot of time discussing differentiation with my clients and the necessity of being able to differentiate ourselves and our businesses as a key to success in the 21st century.
Then today I received a text from my local dry cleaner Karl Chehade to say my clothes are ready to be picked up and a message on how they are reducing their carbon emissions. Have you ever received such a message from your…Continue
Added by Ian Berry on July 30, 2010 at 2:28 —
Is it possible that there are some companies that might just be better off avoiding social media all together? "The brands that do well in social media are the brands that look good naked." - Don Tapscott, Wikinomics… Continue
Added by Chris Jarvis on July 27, 2010 at 22:20 —
While Africa has tremendous business opportunities, it also has significant social challenges, including poverty and unemployment. For many business people, this can be a turn-off, but more are finding it to be an opportunity and competitive advantage. We hear a lot about social entrepreneurs who are constructing enterprises, both non-profit and for-profit, to address social issues. There are also… Continue
One morning in 1988 I arrived early for a meeting in Chinsali, a small town in NE Zambia. I went into the dilapidated council chamber. There was no one else there and on the table was a copy of the Mining Mirror. It stood out because I'd never seen a copy before… Continue
PRESS RELEASE Jacana invests in InReturn to tackle poverty in Africa
Jacana Venture Partnership has announced its first investment in an African venture capital (VC) fund manager, InReturn Capital, an East African SME investment firm based in Kenya.
Jacana believes that a thriving venture capital VC industry in Africa will enable small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to grow and help millions out of poverty through economic development and job… Continue
Added by Shanti Roos on July 15, 2010 at 11:12 —
The PISCES (Policy Innovation Systems for Clean Energy Security) project is happy to announce the release of a new publication, 'Bio Energy and Poverty in Kenya: Attitude, Actors and Activities', which could be of interest to you and others in your networks.
Back in February 2010, ColaLife supporter, Lisa ter Haar of onlyconnectcommunication contacted me. She'd mentioned ColaLife in a lecture to her students at the Hult International Business School and they'd had lots and lots of questions. So Lisa invited me in for a question and answer session the following week (1/3/10). When I got the invitation I… Continue
Added by Simon Berry on July 8, 2010 at 22:43 —
We've published a report today into the effects of economic growth on alleviating poverty in Africa.
Using growth forecasts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the latest data on poverty and living standards from the United Nations Human Development Report, Sequoia have estimated the improvements that economic growth could bring to the African population.
The report shows that economic growth has the potential to reduce African poverty levels from its current… Continue
The Acacia Group - Socially Responsible Leadership
The first of a series of blogs on the MDGs and how they inform CSR, community development, and leadership and learning.
With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs], UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to attend a summit in New York on 20 – 22 September 2010 to accelerate progress towards the MDGs’ – The Call to action on the UN Website for the… Continue