November 2016 Blog Posts (29)

Quintin Lake: What Does “Good” Look Like for Companies Trying to Address Modern Slavery?

By Quintin Lake, Research Fellow, Hult International Business School

As the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights opens today in Geneva, Quintin Lake, Research Fellow at …

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Added by member on November 30, 2016 at 10:00 — No Comments

Dana J. Hyde: A Conversation with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

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By Dana J. Hyde, Chief Executive Officer, MCC…

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Added by member on November 30, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Yes, You are a Philanthropist. #GivingTuesday Says So.

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Added by Ryan Scott on November 29, 2016 at 8:47 — No Comments

Marat Yu: Addressing Social Norms to Stop Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in Factories and Farms

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By Marat Yu, Manager, HERproject, BSR

“The workload is…

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Added by member on November 29, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

12 Months of Social Impact is Easier Than You Think

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Added by Ryan Scott on November 29, 2016 at 4:56 — No Comments

Charity Prep: 4 Ways Your Business Can Get Ready for a Fundraiser

Business charity fundraisers are an all-around win; they contribute to a good cause, boost office morale, grab the community's attention and help attract new leads. Coming up with the idea to hold a fundraiser is one thing; actually prepping for a charity campaign is another. It can be a lot more exhaustive than…

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Added by Rachelle Wilber on November 28, 2016 at 17:53 — No Comments

Build It or Buy It? Tools for the Success of Your Volunteer Program

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Added by Ryan Scott on November 28, 2016 at 4:30 — No Comments

Dr Nadia Millington: Social Entrepreneurs Beware - Don't Ignore those Institutional Forces

By Dr Nadia Millington, Senior Lecture in Practice, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)…

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Shabnam Amini: Can Complex Development Be Explained on a Bar of Chocolate?

Image: Cocoa Life Ambassador Krystyna Kilmczak meeting with school students – and potential future cocoa farmers – at a cocoa reading club set up by CARE international as part of the…

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Added by member on November 24, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments

Eugene Amusin: Future Perspectives

By Eugene Amusin, Chair, Financial Inclusion Forum (FIF)

The Financial Inclusion Forum’s flagship event in 2016 was hosted during Financial Inclusion Week. The gathering, organised with the EBRD,…

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Added by member on November 23, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

Effective Social Impact Has Never Been More Important

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Added by Ryan Scott on November 23, 2016 at 4:30 — No Comments

Annabel Short: 2016 - No More Business as Usual

By Annabel Short, Deputy Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

One of the many factors in the election of Donald Trump as US President was a rejection of the status quo. In…

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Added by member on November 22, 2016 at 8:30 — No Comments

Edwina Chin: Chasing Unicorns - What is Business’ USP in International Development?

By Edwina Chin, Strategic Partnerships Lead, PwC

Every entrepreneur – from Silicon Valley to the iHub in Kenya – knows that a powerful USP (unique selling point) is critical to success. In a…

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Added by Edwina Chin on November 18, 2016 at 13:00 — No Comments

5 Ways Nonprofit Organizations Are Making the Country Better

Non-profit organizations do a lot of good in our country and in our world, often working tirelessly to make our country a better place. Non-profits deal in quite the variety of worthy causes, and do a lot of thankless work behind the scenes for the benefit…

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Added by Dixie Somers on November 17, 2016 at 23:32 — No Comments

Business of Giving: 4 Ways to Support Charities with Corporate Funds

There are many ways businesses can donate to charitable causes. The extent to which corporations donate depends on factors such as profitability and current state of the economy. Regardless, there are many ways for corporations to donate money, time and resources to Charities. This article discusses some of…

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Added by Rachelle Wilber on November 15, 2016 at 22:30 — No Comments

Lara Koritzke: How Can Businesses Know What Impact Their Sustainable Sourcing Decisions are Having?



By Lara Koritzke, Director of Development and Communications, ISEAL Alliance

Many businesses have publically committed to sustainable sourcing targets and regularly report on their progress…

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Added by member on November 14, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments


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Zahid Torres-Rahman: Business Must Stand Up as a Champion of Progressive Values

By Zahid Torres-Rahman, Founder and Director, Business Fights Poverty

 

Recent events in the US and UK have reminded me of a love story.  When I was 12, I vividly remember my grandmother telling me the story of how in her early 20s she met and…

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Added by Zahid Torres-Rahman on November 13, 2016 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Laurie Lee: Businesses are More Sustainable than Projects

By Laurie Lee, Chief Executive, CARE International UK

 

In Britain, everyone has to pay their Council Tax, and that covers the cost of…

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Added by member on November 9, 2016 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Eva Harder: Three Promising Practices that Prepare Youth for the Workforce

By Eva Harder, Writer, Communications, America’s Promise Alliance…

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Added by Dorothy Stuehmke on November 8, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments

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