July 2010 Blog Posts (27)

How are you different and better?

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 — No Comments

Too Much Nudity

The following blog entry is a cross-post from my blog Realizing Your Worth.







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…

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Added by Chris Jarvis on July 27, 2010 at 22:20 — No Comments

ColaLife presentation | Wieden + Kennedy | Canvas8 | 23/6/10

Here is the very latest on the ColaLife project.



Thanks to the good people at Canvas8, here is a video of the ColaLife presentation given at the Wieden + Kennedy (Coca-Cola's Advertising Agency) premises at Brick Lane on 23/6/10.



There are two elements of the presentation that do not come over in the video:

  1. The Commitment from Coca-Cola to 'trial the ideas behind ColaLife'
  2. The AidPod…
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Added by Simon Berry on July 27, 2010 at 8:47 — No Comments

NOVEFCO PROFILE

NORALA VENDORS EMPLOYEES FARMERS COOPERATIVE (NOVEFCO)

Phase II, Public Market, Norala, South Cotabato, Philippines

CDA Registration No. RN 3653-DVO.

Tel. No. +63832341040 Mobile: +639291759555 Email: novefco_norala@yahoo.com

www.novefco.ning.com



I. ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE



A. The Organization:



The Norala Vendors Employees Farmers Cooperative (NOVEFCO) was established in August 15, 1994 and registered… Continue

Added by nel b. moso on July 26, 2010 at 23:35 — No Comments

IBLF - Expert Insight: Fabian Pattberg, CSR and social media expert

IBLF - Expert Insight: Fabian Pattberg, CSR and social media expert from Business Fights Poverty on Vimeo.

 

IBLF's Shivvy Jervis talks to Fabian Pattberg, independent expert in the fields of corporate social responsibility and…

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Added by member on July 24, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

David Grayson and M. Isabel Sanchez-Fernandez: Using Internal Marketing to Engage Employees in Corporate Responsibility

By David Grayson Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility Cranfield University, UK and M. Isabel Sanchez-Fernandez…

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Added by member on July 22, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

IBLF - Dialogue with entrepreneur Andy Marks

IBLF - Dialogue with entrepreneur Andy Marks from Business Fights Poverty on Vimeo.

A video dialogue between IBLF's Shivvy Jervis and Andy Marks, Founder and CEO of Sleeping Bags on Andy's innovative start-up that recycles retired bed linen…

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Added by member on July 21, 2010 at 13:00 — No Comments

Is sustainability core to your business?

Accenture recently released a study called A New Era of Sustainability that involved nearly 800 CEOs from around the globe. You can read the findings of the study here…



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Added by Ian Berry on July 21, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

The Washington Post Equates CSR with Charity: #FAIL

Was Corporate Social Responsibility responsible for the BP spill? Absolutely! (so says the Washington Post)



CSR? Don't quit your day job!…


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Added by Chris Jarvis on July 19, 2010 at 22:30 — No Comments

Creating Consumers While Supporting Development

Originally posted at www.afribiz.net



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

Added by Lauri Elliott on July 19, 2010 at 21:17 — 2 Comments

Health Aid | Have we got our priorities right?

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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

Added by Simon Berry on July 16, 2010 at 19:45 — 1 Comment

Leaders Cafe now open

In February 2009 Kwai Yu began to act on a dream of reducing the learning inequalities for 20 million people by 2020. Kwai’s first step was to create a Linkedin group.



By chance I was the first person to join Leaders Cafe and I am now proud to be a member of the Board of Trustees, webinar presenter, and resource contributor.



Coincidently I founded Differencemakers Community a few months before Leaders Cafe began and Kwai and I met in person in February 2009 even though we… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on July 15, 2010 at 20:30 — No Comments

PRESS RELEASE Jacana invests in InReturn to tackle poverty in Africa

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 — No Comments

PISCES Publication Release: 'Bioenergy and Poverty in Kenya: Attitude, Actors and Activities'

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.



To download the report please click here: 03768 ECO Pisces Kenya… Continue

Added by Raffaella Bellanca on July 9, 2010 at 17:30 — No Comments

ColaLife questions answered . . . live!



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 — No Comments

Growth in Africa's economy to reduce poverty levels from 52% to 47% by 2015

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

Added by David Bosomworth on July 8, 2010 at 17:31 — No Comments

Support for NGOs/nonprofits on the way to the Campaign for Global Humanitarian Relief (GHR) = NO FEES INVOLVED for ABC4All Associates!

ABC4All supports nonprofits/NGOs worldwide (more coming).

http://home.abc4all.net/resources/view/145954/?topic=32255



Participation Guidelines (partial or full) here!

http://home.abc4all.net/topics/view/24848/



Campaign for Global Humanitarian Relief (GHR)



YouTube:…
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Added by ABC4All GlobiVersity on July 8, 2010 at 16:14 — No Comments

Taking a Bite Out of the Millennium Development Goals

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

Added by David Martel on July 8, 2010 at 0:02 — No Comments

Corporate Volunteering: Why It Works & How To Prove It

 

This is a recent presentation I gave to the International Association of Business Communicators at their World Conference in Toronto,…

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Added by Chris Jarvis on July 7, 2010 at 21:30 — 2 Comments

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