October 2010 Blog Posts (44)

SEA's Fall 2010 Newsletter: Enterprise in Action

Social Enterprise Associates just released its latest newsletter Enterprise in Action!

Click HERE to see what we have done this fall -- updates, social businesses, interesting articles and game, and announcement of new blog posts. Enjoy it!

Added by Drew Tulchin on October 30, 2010 at 9:21 — No Comments

Shell Foundation: New Solutions to Global Development at Scale?

 

Post written for Business Fights Poverty by Richard Gomes, Communications and Business Manager, Shell Foundation…

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Added by Business Fights Poverty on October 29, 2010 at 20:30 — No Comments

Tourism and Inequality in Brazil

Brazil is one of the most inequitable countries in the world and has long been a top global tourist destination- can the tourism industry be shifted to perpetuate equality or is it part of the problem?

Tourism is one of the most lucrative and quickly expanding sectors in Brazil's economy. Despite the tremendous touristic appeal of Afro-Brazilian cultural patrimonies, such as capoeira, candomble, samba and cuisine, the tourism sector's revenues have done little to mitigate disproportionate… Continue

Added by Tara Sabre on October 29, 2010 at 4:00 — No Comments

Metropolis POV blog: Letter from Pakistan

After two days of meetings in Islamabad with several organizations including the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, supporting NGOs, the National Engineering Services of Pakistan (who will be responsible for rebuilding standards and strategies), the Italian consulate, and the office of the Prime Minister responsible for organizing the national relief policy and organization, I’m prepared to travel to the affected areas in the Sindh region, a vast, ancient alluvial plain at the confluence of… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 29, 2010 at 2:01 — No Comments


*Pro* Challenger
moladi donates classroom to Western Cape Education Department

What a wonderful experience and moment in time, Hennie Botes, CEO moladi, handing over the key of the first donated moladi classroom to Hillwood principal Ms. Sandy Daniels and Mr. Williams from Department Education Western Cape.



A BIG thank you to all the reporters and journalist, Radio 786 and especially e for screening the launch









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Added by moladi Formwork on October 28, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments

The Home Depot Foundation Partners with Gifts In Kind International and Help the Children to Open Framing Hope Warehouse in Los Angeles County

Today, in Los Angeles County, Help the Children, Gifts In Kind International, and The Home Depot® Foundation announced the opening of the Help the Children Framing Hope Warehouse to offer building and renovation products to local nonprofits at little to no cost. More than 600 nonprofit organizations, including a local shelter for abused women and children, a men’s shelter and a family resource center have already signed up to participate.

The Framing Hope Product Donation Program is a… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 27, 2010 at 19:24 — No Comments

White paper on the future of corporate social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is one of the most used (and abused) management buzzwords of the last decade. Companies that wish to innovate should move on – there are better ways to create social impact while building profits, reducing costs, increasing sustainability and engaging staff.



This white paper is aimed at senior decision-makers in companies of all sizes who need to 'do' CSR.



To download your free copy, please visit… Continue

Added by Will Snell on October 27, 2010 at 15:36 — 4 Comments

New jobs posted on 25th October 2010.Please view the jobs and apply directly

This time we have posted jobs based in most of the African countries.Apart from that, we have posted jobs in India, USA.Australia,New Zealand,Austria,Middle East, and other countries and regions.



Jobs were posted on "Jobs Everywhere" on 18th October 2010.based in India,USA, and seventeen other countries located in six continents.



On 9th October 2010 jobs were posted based in India,USA,Canada,Spain,Australia,New Zealand,Papua New Guinea,Singapore,Malaysia,Hon… Continue

Added by Shyamsunder Panchavati on October 27, 2010 at 8:49 — No Comments

Making a Delicious Difference? Not so different after all.

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



Employee volunteering programs hold great potential for companies, communities, and employees; they represent a vast resource of knowledge, networks and skills. So why do most employee volunteering events seem...well, a little silly?…



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Added by Chris Jarvis on October 27, 2010 at 1:14 — No Comments

The Billionaire, The Rock Star and Us

On Monday evening I had the chance to go along to Living Proof, which was hosted by Bill and Melinda Gates, and attended by many of the international development world including DFID Ministers, heads of all major NGO's and lets not forget ONE co founder Bono. I bumped into my fellow campaigner Jen Crago (Outreach… Continue

Added by Adizah Tejani on October 24, 2010 at 23:58 — No Comments

EC launches public consultation to improve budget support to developing countries

Over the past decade, the European Commission has increasingly used general and sector budget support to ACP countries as preferred aid modalities. This choice was motivated by the commitment of donors to make aid more effective. But despite the potential of the new generation of budget support and the so-called ''sector wide approach'', budget support has come under pressure within donors and partner countries for a variety of reasons. Therefore, the European Commission has launched a public… Continue

Added by Karsten Weitzenegger on October 24, 2010 at 20:09 — No Comments

Global Hunger Index: World is ''nowhere near'' achieving MDG 1

The latest Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that the number of hungry people in the world grew to one billion last year, as the global economic recession compounded the effects of the 2007-8 food crisis. The first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) — to halve the proportion of hungry people between 1990 and 2015 — is therefore worryingly off-track. The latest GHI report notes that most policies tackling child hunger have targeted children under five years old; however, research shows that the… Continue

Added by Karsten Weitzenegger on October 24, 2010 at 20:08 — No Comments

Panel Discussion: Democratisation in Africa, Challenges and Opportunities @ the Centre for African Studies (SOAS)

Join Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh, (Senior Associste and Regional Director for Africa at the National Democratic Institute NDI),



Professor Stephen Chan (Professor of International Relations SOAS), and

Dr. Muzong Kodi (Fellow Associate at the Chatham House and Expert on Anti Corruption and good Governance)



at the Panel Discussion on Democratisation in Africa, Challenges and Opportunities @ the Centre for African Studies (SOAS).



The event is organised by the… Continue

Added by Eric M. Acha on October 23, 2010 at 11:24 — No Comments

PCI-Media Impact Newsletter

Fall 2010 Newsletter

Pachamamanchikta Waqaychasun (Let’s Take Care of Our Mother Earth) is the first radio drama created and produced entirely in Secclla, a small rural town in one of the poorest regions of Peru. The town just implemented a much-needed system of solid waste collection and established a mini-landfill to dispose of medical waste, which will ultimately reduce the incidence of parasitic infections and other diseases caused by poor trash disposal.

PCI-Media Impact was… Continue

Added by David Martel on October 21, 2010 at 18:24 — No Comments

WJF Socially Responsible Biz Plan Competition call for entrants, due soon!

The William James Foundation Socially Responsible Business Plan Competition, now in its 8th year, rewards ideas from sustainable entrepreneurs! Applications due before Dec. 3rd. Email Social Enterprise Associates (sunny@socialenterprise.net) for 50% discount in the entry fee.



Entrants can be of any age or from anywhere in the world. The William James Foundation offers feedback & in-kind and cash prizes worth more than $100,000. For people who are or know Sustainable… Continue

Added by Drew Tulchin on October 20, 2010 at 9:07 — No Comments

Understanding International Social Enterprise (1): Introduction

Source: http://www.socialenterprise.net/blog/understanding-international-social-enterprise-1-introduction.html



This series of 10 blog posts by Social Enterprise Associates aims to enhance understanding about international social enterprise. When we talk about international social enterprise, we… Continue

Added by Drew Tulchin on October 20, 2010 at 9:00 — No Comments

Living Proof with Bill and Melinda Gates

Monday’s launch of ONE's ‘Living Proof’ highlighted the progress that has been made, but also showed us that the worlds philanthropist’s, development organisations and members of the public are, right now, working together in unison, all of us together in the one effective team and we have so many achievements that we should feel proud of.

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Added by Jennifer Crago on October 20, 2010 at 0:00 — No Comments

Strategies for Policy Reform, Volume 2: Engaging Entrepreneurs in Democratic Governance

Strategies for Policy Reform, Volume 2 reveals how local reformers in partnership with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) have transformed their countries to enhance democratic governance and the business climate. Through 15 case studies of successful reform strategies, this volume illustrates the power of engaging diverse representatives of the private sector in policy advocacy to bring local solutions to local challenges.



Chapters cover democratic… Continue

Added by Kim Bettcher on October 19, 2010 at 16:28 — No Comments

CARE UK's City Hall event: The changing face of development - the role of the private sector

On Tuesday last week the Secretary of State at DFID addressed an audience at LSE, where he signalled once again the Government’s firm belief that it is “business which holds the key to tackling global poverty.” Andrew Mitchell’s pitch was clear cut - “aid is a means to an end, not an end in itself” he claimed, “it is the private sector that creates the jobs, goods and services that the world’s poorest people so desperately need to lift themselves out of poverty. We will help them achieve this.”… Continue

Added by Tim Bishop on October 18, 2010 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

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