December 2012 Blog Posts (45)

Partnering for poverty relief and profit

Photo: Buying farmed tilapia in a fish market, Egypt. Photo by Samuel Stacey, 2012


Added by Holly Holmes on December 31, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Simon Brown: Corporate Volunteering in China – A Massive Opportunity

Photo credit: Arup


Added by member on December 30, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments

Trust is the big key to your success in 2013. How trustworthy are you?

Below is my final sparkenation for 2012.

For your reflection all my weekly sparkenations for 2012 are here.

Politicians everywhere are demonstrating daily, sadly, that they can't be trusted.  The erosion of trust has us gridlocked everywhere.

As a business owner/leader what will you do about this? How many of your actions erode trust with your employees, your customers, all your…


Added by Ian Berry on December 29, 2012 at 23:07 — No Comments

Meet Germán Zubía: Co-founder and CEO, LAB Open Innovation


BFP: What do you do?

GZ: I am a co-founder and CEO of LAB Open Innovation.…


Added by team on December 29, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Paul Polak: Achieving Success at the BoP


By Paul Polak, Founder, IDE


Question: If you build a better mousetrap…


Added by member on December 28, 2012 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Lights, Camera, Impact: When Employees Run the Corporate Philanthropy Show

Pop quiz: if your employees ask you how you’re going to support their community outreach efforts, is the right answer “we don’t”? 

That would be an emphatic no. 

Which is why Warner Bros. recognizes that if it is going to continue to attract top talent and engaged employees, it must be the company of yes.  

Indeed, when you’re one of the biggest entertainment…


Added by Ryan Scott on December 27, 2012 at 11:57 — No Comments

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Added by Business Fights Poverty on December 19, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

How gender sensitive parliaments aid empowerment

“Today’s woman of Afghanistan is not yesterday’s. She is knowledgeable, educated and independent, and she is in the minority”

After the member of parliament (MP) from Afghanistan uttered these words at the recent conference on gender and politics at the UK Houses of Parliament, she went on to articulate that even though she holds public office, she is not as empowered as her male colleagues, nor does she have the same influence as they do in Afghanistan’s legislative process. She…


Added by Phyllis Papadavid on December 19, 2012 at 10:59 — No Comments

BBC Three journalist, Stacey Dooley: My trip to meet entrepreneurs in Bosnia-Herzegovina

photo: BBC3's Stacey with Mediha in her tailor shop in Sarajevo© CARE/Jon Spaull…


Added by member on December 17, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments

Dr Allan Pamba: Doing good business for better health


Added by member on December 17, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

Dr Ajaz Ahmed Khan: What Role for Islamic Microfinance?


Added by member on December 17, 2012 at 13:00 — No Comments

Meet Nicole Voillat: Sustainability Director, Bata Brands SA



BFP: What do you do? …


Added by team on December 17, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

We get what we gift

Regardless of your beliefs about Christmas I think it is a great time of the year to think about two key aspects of performance leadership, namely celebration and charisma, and then take action.

In my Enhancing Their Gifts System celebrating is a key component.  People using the system celebrate every time they achieve a milestone or goal in their performance possibility plan and continually have appreciation…


Added by Ian Berry on December 16, 2012 at 19:34 — No Comments

2012 Highlights of fighting poverty

My Business Fights Poverty year, kicked off in Masindi, NW Uganda at the Villages In Action event that is sponsored by Business Fights Poverty. In this photo, I am seated with the local women's group made up of business women…


Added by Ida Horner on December 14, 2012 at 20:30 — 3 Comments

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My top picks of 2012


Added by Caroline Ashley on December 14, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

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