October 2012 Blog Posts (54)

Sigrid Kaag: Business, the MDGs and Beyond



Added by member on October 31, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

iDE UK creates business opportunities for Zambian farmers


iDE UK has recently received approval to begin a brand new project in Zambia, which will bring iDE UK together with a local Zambian NGO called …


Added by Naomi Le Page on October 31, 2012 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Did climate change turn Sandy into Frankenstorm?

Prior to October 29, 2012, “Sandy” likely elicited thoughts of good-old American classics like Grease, or maybe Sandy Koufax. After Superstorm Sandy hammered the East Coast of the United States though, “Sandy” has a new meaning to the 60 million people affected by the ravaging…


Added by Katie Sarro on October 31, 2012 at 4:00 — No Comments

The Secretary General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

UN Photo/Mark Garten


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LeapFrog Labs - Associate Director of Impact

Associate Director of Impact

LeapFrog Labs is recruiting an outstanding individual to drive our industry-leading impact assessment activities. Based in London, with significant international travel, this unique role involves both thought-leadership in global financial inclusion and hands-on collaboration with LeapFrog's portfolio companies – to measure the breadth, depth, quality and integrity of their impact.

LeapFrog Investments…


Added by Joanne Tanchel on October 30, 2012 at 2:11 — No Comments

The League of Intrapreneurs: Building Better Busness from the Inside Out


Ashoka Changemakers are currently running The League of Intrapreneurs: Building Better Business from the Inside Out, an…


Added by Flick McLean on October 29, 2012 at 19:00 — No Comments

Meet Maria Sanchez-Marin Melero: Director, TrustLaw Connect, Thomson Reuters Foundation


BFP: What do you do?

MSM: I head the…


Added by team on October 29, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Oliver Griffith: Fighting the Crisis - The Role of IFIs


Added by Oliver Griffith on October 29, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

The simple path to performance improvement is normally, sadly, a road seldom taken

Jane and John Doe are your typical employee.

 I began meeting John and Jane nearly 40 years ago when I first began my working life. In fact back then I was John Doe.

Since 1991 when I left the corporate world and began working with business owners/leaders of medium sized businesses and leaders in multinational organisations to help them improve performance, I have met 1000’s of Jane’s and John’s.

Regardless of industry, country, product or service Jane and John…


Added by Ian Berry on October 28, 2012 at 20:29 — No Comments

‘Tis the Season to Budget for CSR Success

Sidewalks strewn with autumn leaves.  Pumpkins dotting doorsteps. Christmas decor making an early debut.  It’s that wonderful time of year again.  

Q4 budgeting season.

For Corporate America, 2012 has already faded in the rearview mirror.  The focus now is all…


Added by Ryan Scott on October 26, 2012 at 7:10 — No Comments

thinking aloud

The development of entrepreneurship in Africa is absolutely critical to the continents resurgence and survival.

Unemployment figures across the continent are staggering. The rate at which poverty is spreading is perplexing to the continents leaders. The unrest across parts of Africa is a testament to this fact. most of the violence and consequent death being recorded in Nigeria are direct offshoots of the problem of poverty which is born out of the inability of the system to cope with…


Added by tayo aroloye on October 25, 2012 at 22:44 — No Comments

Is Your Company Barking up the Right Charity Fundraising Tree?

Crowdfunding is a term generally reserved for raising money to support the next new startup, but it can also be used to define a new kind of workplace giving. This growing trend combines gamification and social media to boost…


Added by Ryan Scott on October 25, 2012 at 7:29 — No Comments

Thomas Debass: Promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Africa



Added by member on October 24, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Challenging conventional wisdom in Africa: Unilever and TEDxEuston

Unilever's state of the art savoury foods plant at Riverhorse Valley in Durban, South Africa


Added by member on October 24, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Marketplace Revolution: Leveraging Business Networks for Impact


Added by member on October 23, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Instead of your call is important to us ... how about ...?

Over the last few weeks I have had to deal with the fall out from actions I thought would be simple, putting in a new phone line in my office, getting some frequent flyer points that went to the wrong account in the right account, and changing some facets of how my websites work.

In dealing with each of these I spent an incredible amount of time waiting on phone queues where over and over I encountered:

Your call is important to us ...

We are sorry for your…


Added by Ian Berry on October 22, 2012 at 0:45 — No Comments

Healthcare Delivery Programs at Harvard Business School


Added by Jessi Copeland on October 21, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

Meet Tim Bishop: Care International, Regional Private Sector Specialist – Asia Pacific


BFP: What do you do?

TB: Based in Vietnam, but operating across the Asia…


Added by team on October 20, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Fostering the Growth of Inclusive Businesses

Photo credit: GIZ Markus Kirchgessener …


Added by member on October 20, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

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