September 2016 Blog Posts (19)

Gerry Boyle: Growing Together - Collaboration in Support of Micro-Enterprises in Value Chains

By Gerry Boyle, Senior Policy Advisor, Women's Economic Empowerment, Care International UK…

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Added by member on September 29, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments


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Zazu Africa - Trading Local Produce Smarter with Tech

On average, smallholder farmers are resident 5+ hours away from the nearest city with markets. The challenge therefore becomes moving produce to these markets. In the absence of sound logistics, the only option farmers are left with, is to sell produce to middlemen and brokers. These exploitative buyers, purchase produce for a less than a 1/3rd of the actual value. This produce ends up in local supermarkets and across Africa, and over $20Billion  is unevenly distributed across the…

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Added by Perseus Mlambo on September 29, 2016 at 13:57 — No Comments

Dave Armon: Sustainability ‘Pioneers’ Honored for Backing SDGs’



By Dave Armon, CMO, 3BL Media…

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Added by member on September 28, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments

New Modalities for facilitating the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at Local Level and Enhancing Climate Change Resilience

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below details of our forthcoming programme in Malawi that aims to demonstrate new modalities for facilitating the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local level and enhancing climate change resilience. The programme may be of more significance to individuals and institutions that have an interest in microfinance, agriculture, renewable energy, and women and youth empowerment.

You may contact me directly by email…

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Added by Dumi Chirambo on September 27, 2016 at 19:04 — No Comments

Urvi Kelkar: How to Effectively Engage Business on Human Rights

By Urvi Kelkar, Global Sustainable Development Manager, SABMiller

 

Since the publication of the …

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Added by member on September 27, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Chiara Ambrosino: How Climate-Smart Agriculture Can Empower Rural Smallholder Farmers And Preserve The Environment

By Chiara Ambrosino, iDE Senior Advisor, Climate and Sustainability

Since it was presented by FAO at the Hague Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change in 2010 as an…

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Added by member on September 22, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments


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Cynthia Ndubuisi Mene: The ‘Root’ to Women’s Empowerment

By Cynthia Ndubuisi Mene, CEO, Founder, Kadosh Production Company (KPC)

Growing up in rural south-east Nigeria, as the…

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Added by Ashoka on September 20, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments


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Fighting loneliness and building confidence

Matthew was 30 years old when he was diagnosed with Schizoid Affective Disorder. The diagnosis arrived at a moment of accelerating crisis within his life – increasing isolation, frequent breakdowns, anxiety and self-harm.

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Now 58 and looking back on this period he …

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Added by Ashoka on September 15, 2016 at 12:30 — No Comments

Neil Jeffery: Creating Business Value through Improved WASH

Image: Dhaka, Bangladesh

By Neil Jeffery, CEO, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP)…

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Added by member on September 15, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Business Partnerships that Impact the World Positively

In the competitive business world that exists today, entrepreneurs are discovering the benefits of forming partnerships. Despite the fact that setting up a business as a sole proprietorship is still the most popular form of business, a partnership offers numerous rewards as…

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Added by Rachelle Wilber on September 13, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Ida Horner: African Diaspora - Mobilizing Resources and Skills in Uganda

By Ida Horner, Founder, Ethnic Supplies Ltd.

 

African diaspora love their heritage countries and most send support in…

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Added by member on September 12, 2016 at 13:30 — No Comments


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Three unlikely starting points for social entrepreneurs

In 2015 Social Enterprise UK reported that the proportion of social enterprises that grew their turnover was 52 per cent, compared with 40 per cent of SMEs.

Social entrepreneurs are increasingly leading the way in economic growth and social change. From poverty to climate change to gender inequality social entrepreneurs are tackling some of the world’s…

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Added by Ashoka on September 12, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

Linda Ann Reddington: Investing in Human Capital

By Linda Ann Reddington, Emerging Market Social Business Consultant

“Gringa Abroad”: 1st Installment from Valle del Cauca, COLOMBIA

“¡Linda! “ I…

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Added by member on September 12, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

You Haven’t Thought of This Employee Volunteering Benefit

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 8, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments


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Building systems for learning through play

"Nearly every problem has been solved by someone, somewhere. The challenge of the 21st century is to find out what works and scale it up." - Bill Clinton

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In a world where …

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Added by Ashoka on September 7, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

Two Giant Steps Towards Recruiting Top Talent

AdobeStock_94277383.jpeg Great companies are made from great employees. Every company leader wants productive and loyal employees who feel a personal…

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Added by Ryan Scott on September 7, 2016 at 5:50 — No Comments

Giving Back: 4 Ways Small Businesses Can Support Local Charities

Supporting charities, especially local ones, is a great business move because you are not only helping out the community that supports you, but maintaining good publicity. When choosing a charity, it is a good idea to choose something innocuous (for…

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Added by Dixie Somers on September 6, 2016 at 19:01 — No Comments

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