July 2011 Blog Posts (57)

How to fight poverty

In my opinion, poverty is invariably self perpetuating. It breeds where the environment is conducive for its existence and growth. It survives and grows with all those individuals, families and communities who do not take express interest to shake off poverty and come out of poverty. It makes people feel comfortable just to remain in it and complain about it and living it out rather than doing something to drive it away.


One sure way to eradicate poverty would be to create a…


Added by Kris Dev on July 31, 2011 at 13:47 — No Comments

Is there a difference between responsibility and accountability?

My friend and colleague Kwai Yu, the founder and CEO of Leaders Cafe, asked an interesting question in the Leaders Cafe group on LinkedIn recently: "I am not responsible for 53,000 employees" - so says Rupert Murdoch. What would you have said in his position?

You can read the very interesting Yeses, No’s and Maybe’s… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on July 29, 2011 at 3:42 — No Comments

LA-Based Executives Gather to Discuss Best Practices in Corporate and Nonprofit Partnerships

On Wednesday, August 3, 2011, executives from top-tier corporations and senior leaders from national and Los Angeles-based nonprofit…


Added by David Martel on July 28, 2011 at 3:30 — No Comments

Johnson & Johnson’s Bridge to Employment Program Prepares Teens for Careers in Health Care

For over a decade, Johnson & Johnson’s Bridge to Employment (BTE) program has been helping young people build solid futures by introducing them to a variety of career opportunities in health care. BTE was designed to reach underprivileged students at risk of dropping out of high school and over the past ten years has influenced countless young men and women. Learn more how BTE in the…


Added by David Martel on July 27, 2011 at 3:46 — No Comments

Job Opportunity: Deputy Country Director - Sudan for Practical Action

Location: Khartoum Closing Date: Friday 19th August (at midnight GMT)


Practical Action is an international NGO working to alleviate poverty through the development and use of appropriate technologies by communities.


As Deputy Country Director for Sudan you will be expected to undertake the overall management and delivery of contracts and the provision…


Added by Maria Laguna on July 26, 2011 at 15:26 — No Comments

Global Impact Launches Disaster Fund

Global Impact launched a disaster relief fund to meet the long-term needs of…


Added by David Martel on July 26, 2011 at 3:51 — No Comments

PwC Sends Partners, Staff and Interns to Belize to Boost Financial Literacy Among Students and Teachers

Two hundred PwC partners, staff and interns from across the United States will travel to Belize City, Belize, as part of “…


Added by David Martel on July 26, 2011 at 3:48 — No Comments

Hiring a Corporate Volunteering Consultant? Here’s what to expect.


Your consultant should be intelligent, experienced, and competent. Here are a few pointers to help you choose the…

Added by Chris Jarvis on July 26, 2011 at 0:00 — No Comments

Meet Peter Davis: Overseas Development Institute


BFP: What do you do?

PD: I…


Added by team on July 25, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments

Business at the Base of the Pyramid: Blog by Susan Olsen, Inter-American Development Bank


By Susan Olsen, Lead Specialist, Opportunities… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 25, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments

Peter Davis: The Private Sector Must Assume a Central Role in Global Development

By Peter Davis, private sector and markets team at the Overseas Development…


Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 25, 2011 at 19:00 — No Comments

Neville Isdell: Africa – Here Comes the Judge

By Neville Isdell, Chairman of the Investment Climate Facility for Africa, originally published by the Financial Times.  Reproduced with permission.…


Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 24, 2011 at 21:30 — No Comments

Hilltop Centre - South Africa


The Hilltop Empowerment Centre is a social development organisation in South Africa.

The Hilltop Empowerment Centre was founded in 1995, established to improve the lives of the South African people and the lives of others from around the world. The centre's purpose is to represent villages, communities, families and individuals in a way that establishes a greater good. Hilltop is running projects all over the Eastern Cape province, please see below the link to their website…


Added by Simon Milledge on July 24, 2011 at 11:30 — No Comments

Soc Ent Assoc Summer Newsletter Out!


Happy summer time! Check out Social Enterprise Associates' Summer newsletter to see what social entrepreneurs and communities have leveraged the power of the marketplace for betterment in May and June. Get inspired & get to work!

Added by Drew Tulchin on July 21, 2011 at 4:30 — No Comments

At last! A peek at the ColaLife Trial Plan

ColaLife Trial Plan EXEC and Key Diagrams Cover

Many ColaLife supporters will be itching to see the culmination of our work over the last 3…


Added by Simon Berry on July 20, 2011 at 22:31 — No Comments

“These have been difficult times,” says Marie Konaté, CEO of a GAIN partner company in Côte d’Ivoire.


“My family and my factory survived the violence, no one was hurt and nothing was damaged,” reflects Marie Konaté, CEO of a GAIN partner company in…


Added by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition on July 19, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

Becoming Fit for Partnering – context, culture and content

“Resolved ... and ongoing!’’ This is what one of my colleagues said last week in Oxford when we were summarising the outcomes of a meeting that The Partnering Initiative organised for its associates to discuss current issues of multi-stakeholder collaboration.

Experienced professionals from North America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Russia and the UK spent three days looking into specific areas of partnerships between all society sectors in a wide range of development issues, such as…


Added by Elena Korf on July 19, 2011 at 11:21 — No Comments

Meet Ellen Kallinowsky: GIZ: Member of the Week




BFP: What do you do?

EK: I work as coordinator for cooperation with the private sector in Africa within…


Added by team on July 19, 2011 at 0:30 — No Comments

Trading Out of Poverty: The UK Prime Minister's Vision for a Prosperous Africa

The UK’s Prime Minister’s tour of Africa has been cut short by politics back home, but it is worth taking time to reflect on the message he is trying to deliver.  Writing in South Africa’s Business Day, David Cameron argues:


"Trade and enterprise have the power to…


Added by Business Action for Africa on July 18, 2011 at 23:30 — 3 Comments

Sustainability is an outcome of intention, heart and mind set, and action

On the 5th of August 2008 I was privileged along with several other international speakers and their life partners to take a private tour of the United Nations headquarters in New York. I was not a fan of this organisation prior, believing that they were a toothless tiger.

As I sat in the Great Hall where world leaders gather and heard and read the stories in other places of the United Nations work, I changed my mind. I came away feeling and thinking they make a difference and… Continue

Added by Ian Berry on July 18, 2011 at 22:52 — No Comments

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