December 2011 Blog Posts (50)

The Role of the Board in Accelerating the Adoption of Integrated Reporting

A new Director Note, released by The Conference Board, "examines the concept…


Added by Jessi Copeland on December 31, 2011 at 3:30 — No Comments

Who will be the key influencers in 2012?

Who will be the key influencers, the movers and shakers, the difference makers, the change champions in 2012?

This is a key question for us all.

What's your considered view?

I reckon it will be the people whose relationships rock. And a key is No BS relationships.

My research shows that 87% of our problems are gone when we remove the BS in our relationships.

The massive challenge facing all businesses today is being heard above all the noise, and the…


Added by Ian Berry on December 29, 2011 at 22:09 — No Comments

Interview about what role can Social Entrepreneurship play in Africa.

Interview conducted by Phil

For a few months now, I have been conversing with El Hadji Beye on twitter (@hadjibeye). I got in touch with him to get some travel info on Senegal and to practice my bambara. As the conversation progressed, I realized he was doing some very meaningful work in rural Senegal. Using his engineering background, he has created a social enterprise that is bringing potable water and jobs to rural…


Added by Hadji Beye on December 22, 2011 at 17:26 — No Comments

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. Increases Sharply

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for theU.S. increased 0.9 percent in October to 117.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in September, and a 0.3 percent increase in August.…


Added by Jessi Copeland on December 20, 2011 at 3:45 — No Comments

Social Enterprise Associates' December Newsletter Out!


Happy holidays! Check out Social Enterprise Associates' December newsletter to see what social entrepreneurs and  communities have leveraged the power of the marketplace for betterment this fall. Get inspired & get to work!



Added by Drew Tulchin on December 19, 2011 at 16:37 — No Comments

Mark Foster: Rebuilding Trust in Volatile Times


By Mark Foster, Chairman, IBLF

We are in a period of unprecedented volatility and dynamism. The daily news brings conflicting signals…


Added by member on December 19, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Meet Tamiru Woubbie: Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Associations


BFP: What do you do?



Added by team on December 19, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

Geoffrey Dennis: Realising Everyone’s Potential to Work their Way out of Poverty

Photo: CARE/Jon Spaull 

By Geoffrey Dennis, Chief Executive, Care International UK



Added by member on December 19, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

The SAB Foundation Invests in Social Innovation

Photo: Reel Gardening, Winner SAB Foundation Innovation…


Added by member on December 19, 2011 at 2:30 — 1 Comment

Avoiding the dis-empowerment traps

Avoiding the dis-empowerment traps

This weeks sparkenation.

I think this is priceless:

"Owners of capital will stimulate the working class to buy more and more expensive goods, houses and technology, pushing them to take more and more expensive credit, until their debt becomes unbearable. The unpaid debt will lead to bankruptcy of banks, which will have to be nationalised, and the State will have to take the road which will eventually lead to communism. " (Das Kapital,…


Added by Ian Berry on December 18, 2011 at 20:04 — No Comments

Amanda Bowman: International Corporate Volunteering – the HR and CSR teams’ Swiss Army Knife


By Amanda Bowman, IBLF…


Added by member on December 18, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Role of Women: socially & economically

One of the key neglected, high risk issues across developing nations is the lack of participation from women. First world, however have embraced this need to seek greater role for women in business and also socially to achieve the right balance

On a scientific level, its a proven fact that women have ability to think on 3-4 different issues at one…


Added by Imran Mateen on December 16, 2011 at 7:28 — No Comments

New Impactt report - Finding the Sweet Spot: Smarter Ethical Trade That Delivers More For All


Today Impactt launches our 15th anniversary…


Added by Alex Eastham on December 15, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

Value addition: make raw materials work smartly for us

Its common amongst all developing Countries that nature has blessed them with food and other resources, yet they continue to face tough challenges when it comes to affordable food, clean drinkimg water etc. Some facts to justify grounds to build this discussion: Ghana produces best quality cocoa, Kenyan tea, red apples in India /Pakistan, milk, fresh water trouts in Pakistan, gold/gemstones across South & western parts of Africa, oil & gas across CIS/Russian states and the list goes…


Added by Imran Mateen on December 15, 2011 at 10:27 — No Comments

Creative Action for Africa

Freshlyground. Photo: Katie C H Lin / Lake of Stars



Added by Tom Porter on December 14, 2011 at 21:30 — No Comments

News: 30 Million Rural Poor in India and South Africa to Benefit from Banking Services


New York, 14 December 2011—Two companies announced today they will be providing banking services to more than 30 million low-income people in…


Added by Lorin Kavanaugh-Ulku on December 14, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

Corporate Responsibility Reporting - Its Growing Importance in Global Business

The importance of CSR reporting is becoming more widespread among corporations. More organizations are facing demand from their stakeholders to be transparent and inform them of their sustainability practice. This Environmental Expert article cites the Director of Global Programs at GE, Krista Bauer, and her understanding of the importance of maintaining a sustainable business practice at GE: "For every dollar that we spend, how many people do we…


Added by Jessi Copeland on December 14, 2011 at 3:49 — No Comments

Two Decades of Service… and Counting


Added by Jessi Copeland on December 14, 2011 at 3:41 — No Comments

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