December 2008 Blog Posts (26)

Connecting the Global Poor to Life-Saving Products and Jobs

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Added by Jenara Nerenberg on December 31, 2008 at 16:20 — No Comments

Make a Social Resolution for 2009!

The New Year is here and you’re probably already thinking about the year ahead. This is the time that we come up with New Year’s Resolutions to change our lives.



This New Year's, instead of making a resolution to change something about yourself, why not make a Social Resolution and commit to changing the world around you?



Villages Connected is inviting socially conscious individuals, business owners and nonprofit organizations to… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on December 30, 2008 at 20:30 — No Comments

Operation Santa Declared Too Risky - US Post Office: Volunteerism Versus Risk Management

The US Postal Service recently declared Santa Clause to be unsafe for children. Forced to make a choice between risk management and the belief in everything good Old Saint Nick stands for, they decisively opted for the former. Volunteering, whether through non-profits or Employer Sponsored… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on December 29, 2008 at 17:14 — No Comments

10 minute ColaLife feature on UK national radio today (27/12/08)





Today (27/12/08) the BBC ran a 10 minute feature on ColaLife updating the initial interview back in June.



You can listen to it… Continue

Added by Simon Berry on December 28, 2008 at 1:30 — No Comments

2009 a time to do something radical

As we close out this year and governments get concerned over the failure of all market based economic structures because the one big flaw in the system was exposed again it is a chance to start thinking about radical approaches that could potentially change the social economic climate worldwide.



For this piece of thinking I looked at the reports about the Giants of the international Auto industries going to governments and saying give us money or lose jobs in your… Continue

Added by Mark Trotter on December 23, 2008 at 15:44 — No Comments

Given the Economic and Political down turn in Zimbabwe, there is a looming question on whether or not African Leaders should Pressure Mugabe out of Power?

There is a heated debate going on in the African Policy Forum by learned Africans and policy experts on whether or not African Leaders should step in and pressure Mugabe out of Power. Can and should they do it is the question.

Join the forum to have your say, or follow up this interesting debate:http://africanpolicy.ning.com/

Added by Eric M. Acha on December 23, 2008 at 14:30 — No Comments

Tips On How To Present Corporate Volunteering From Steve Jobs

Are you responsible for Corporate Volunteering where you work? Maybe you're the executive over your company's new Corporate Social Responsibility portfolio? If so, you're gonna have to know how to sell it to the room.



Steve Jobs is a great pitchman. BNET offers this quick and… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on December 21, 2008 at 16:44 — No Comments

Summing up. ColaLife face-to-face gathering 16/12/08



Rather than write a long report we thought we'd sum the evening up there and then. We are, left to right, Simon Berry, William Hoyle (CTT) and Simon Cohen (Global Tolerance). David Wilcox (socialreporter.com) is on the camera and ian Crawford is… Continue

Added by Simon Berry on December 18, 2008 at 19:47 — No Comments

ColaLife's first face-to-face gathering - 16/12/08

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Added by Simon Berry on December 17, 2008 at 21:35 — No Comments

Andualem Sisay's social & cultural news

Ethiopia’s children cry for help

Police apprehend father who molested own daughter for 9 years


By Andualem Sisay October 19, 2007 www.capitalethiopia.com

One cold evening last October, a woman was buying firewood in Wolo Sefer, Bole area in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Suddenly, she came upon a desperate 11 year old girl who had been thrown out of her home after having endured sexual molestation by her father ever since she was a 2 year old infant.



The shocked… Continue

Added by Andualem Sisay on December 17, 2008 at 13:00 — No Comments

Andualem Sisay's Business News from Ethiopia

Tentative steps to banking globalization?

By Andualem Sisay and Kirubel Tadesse October 8,2007 www.capitalethiopia.com

Looking at their faces, one can easily understand that most of the local bank presidents who were attending a workshop entitled, ‘The Banking Sectors role in enhancing Cooperation between Germany and Ethiopia’, organized by Commerzbank, were rather depressed. They must have been thinking about their degree of competitiveness against such internationally… Continue

Added by Andualem Sisay on December 17, 2008 at 12:30 — No Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility Reports Fail to Prove Business Case

Corporate Social Responsibility reports almost never include data that supports the business case for CSR strategies. Unless business can tie the benefits of CSR to the bottom line it will be jettisoned during tough financial times. Or worse, CSR will act as an enabler much like political correctness… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on December 16, 2008 at 20:58 — 1 Comment

IBM’s Corporate Volunteers Bring Tourists to Africa

The IBM Corporate Service Corps volunteers promises to be one of the most effective models of Employee Volunteer Programs I have yet seen. I’ve written about the program before, as an outstanding example of connecting core business growth strategies with philanthropic… Continue

Added by Chris Jarvis on December 15, 2008 at 18:18 — No Comments

ColaLife Aims & Objectives reviewed

ColaLife pods in place IMG_2012 IMG_2019 Continue

Added by Simon Berry on December 13, 2008 at 16:36 — No Comments

preventing poverty

if human being are made taste conscious then it will defenietely create employment and ultimately poverty can be eradicated.

Added by RAVI PUGALIYA on December 12, 2008 at 8:46 — No Comments

Universal Accesss to Modern Banking Services in Uganda Moves a Step Closer

PRESS RELEASE: His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni joins MapSwitch Uganda to announce nationwide rollout of electronic financial infrastructure services



10th December 2008, Kampala: MapSwitch Uganda has announced the start of a nationwide roll-out of its innovative financial infrastructure service, which will enable millions of Ugandans to experience the benefits of inexpensive and easy to use banking services.



Following the successful completion of a pilot… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on December 10, 2008 at 21:08 — No Comments

File Notes From Recent Meetings with Muhammad Yunus in Glasgow & Oxford

Meetings #6 (Nov 30 Glasgow) & #7 (Dec 2 Oxford) with Muhammad Yunus

(#5 Dhaka July #4 Gordon Brown Youtube for Africa day London May, #3 RAC St James Lunch Book tour February London 32 Booktour New York January…

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Added by chris macrae on December 9, 2008 at 23:33 — No Comments

"These investments work" Bill Gates urges Obama administration to maintain US foreign aid despite the financial crisis

During a major policy address to policy makers in Washington D.C. Thursday, Bill Gates argued for continued commitment to foreign aid and development even during the economic downturn.



In a statement about the types of investments he thinks the US needs to sustain and increase, he stressed the need to focus on investments that fight inequity, including education and targeted development assistance to promote economic growth for the poorest people in the… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on December 6, 2008 at 17:28 — No Comments

Village Pay Phone Project

As I am basically finished writing my thesis, I would like to introduce some papers that I found interesting and insightful.



This first on is “Village Pay Phones and Poverty Reduction: Insights from a Grameen Bank Initiative in Bangladesh” and is actually a classic. It was written by Abdul Bayes (Professor of Economics, Jahangimagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh), Joachim von Braun (Director at the Center for Development Research, Bonn, Germany) and Rasheda… Continue

Added by Florian Sturm on December 4, 2008 at 12:51 — 2 Comments

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