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Business and the Millennium Development Goals: A Framework for Action 2nd Edition

 

Sep 08 - This framework for action discusses how businesses can work with the UN system, governments, and civil society organisations to help achieve the Millennium Development…

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Added by member on September 10, 2008 at 12:30 — No Comments

Doing Business 2009: New World Bank Report Launched

The World Bank and International Finance Corporation have just launched their report "Doing Business 2009".



For the fifth year in a row,…

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Added by Business Fights Poverty on September 10, 2008 at 1:00 — 2 Comments

Funding for Business Consultancy for Poor Women

I would like to setup an organisation that is a business consultancy for poor women including HIV positive women. This organisation would offer business counselling, financial counselling for these women and then either provide a loan for their business or link them to an institution that can assist them with finance. Please assist.

Added by Enet Mukurazita on September 7, 2008 at 19:55 — 3 Comments


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Driving poor people’s access to markets through new technology: the WorldofGood.com by eBay ethical marketplace goes live



Today marks a big step in tapping the true power of business and new technology to lift people out of poverty. WorldofGood.com by eBay is a brand new marketplace that…

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Added by Zahid Torres-Rahman on September 3, 2008 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

A systematic approach to managing project social risk and opportunity

The importance of managing social risk is increasingly recognised by the proponents and financiers of large projects. Social risks arise primarily from the dissatisfaction and grievances of community and non-governmental stakeholders. Experience shows that failure to manage these issues can have enormous economic costs, damage the reputations of organisations involved and put entire investments in jeopardy.



Community stakeholders, however, should not just be seen as a potential… Continue

Added by Matthew Lynch on September 3, 2008 at 16:37 — No Comments

"Creating an enabling business environment and attractive investment climate" by Omari Issa

This article is from the recent Business Action for Africa publication, "MDGs at the Mid-Point: Accelerating Business-Led Growth and Collective Action". To download the full report, click here.



The Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF) is the only pan-African body, based in Africa, explicitly and exclusively focused on improving the continent’s investment climate. ICF was formally… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on August 27, 2008 at 1:15 — 2 Comments

"To reach the MDGs, the primary responsibility for most African businesses must be commercial success" by William Kalema

This article is from the recent Business Action for Africa publication, "MDGs at the Mid-Point: Accelerating Business-Led Growth and Collective Action". To download the full report, click here



Over recent years, I have witnessed first hand the profound shift in the relationship between government and business. This is to be welcomed, because for Africa’s current economic growth to be sustained,… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on August 12, 2008 at 12:30 — No Comments

BizClim reports and newsletters

Since its inception in April 2006, the ACP Business Climate facility (BizClim) has produced more than 20 reports of interest to particular countries or regions. Many of these reports are as well of interest to all concerned by private sector development in developing countries. Reports can be accessed in English and French from here. Our monthly bulletins, newsletters and videos are posted… Continue

Added by M'Hamed on August 7, 2008 at 22:00 — No Comments

Calendar of BizClim supported events

The ACP Business Climate facility (BizClim) supports projects aimed at improving the business environment. Usually, projects include the undertaking of studies coupled with the organisations of events (e.g. workshops, conferences).To view the list of events, click here.

Added by M'Hamed on August 7, 2008 at 21:30 — No Comments

Jane Nelson, CSR Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School: Mobilising Business Action for the MDGs

 

By Jane Nelson is Senior Fellow and Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

It has become…

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Added by Business Fights Poverty on August 5, 2008 at 0:00 — No Comments

Shona Grant: What gets measured gets done - WBCSD launches Measuring Impact Framework



By Shona Grant, Director, Development Focus Area, WBCSD

In the spring of 2006, the World Business Council for…

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Added by member on August 1, 2008 at 23:00 — No Comments

Business Reponse to Doha Trade Talks Collapse

Business representatives of Business Action for Africa issued the following statement on this week's collapse of the Doha Trade Talks:



Business Action for Africa, an international network of over 200 businesses, business organisations and development partners, calls on global leaders, in business and in… Continue

Added by Business Action for Africa on August 1, 2008 at 23:00 — No Comments

Business Response to Doha Trade Talks Collapse

PRESS RELEASE FROM BUSINESS ACTION FOR AFRICA, ISSUED ON 1 AUGUST 2008:



Business Action for Africa, an international network of over 200 businesses, business organisations and development partners, calls on global leaders, in business and in government alike, to respond to the collapse of world trade talks this week by urgently looking for pragmatic ways forward to reduce barriers to trade and to stimulate global growth and… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on August 1, 2008 at 17:00 — No Comments

Opening of Conectafrica's Codevelopment Social Network, Canarias-Africa-WWW

Hello,



I thought maybe you could be interested in our brand new Codevelopment Social Network, virtually & strategically located between Canary Islands, Africa & the world wide web : http://conectafrica.ning.com



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Canary Islands are a natural, technological & cultural platform between 3 continents... So… Continue

Added by Conectafrica on July 29, 2008 at 14:30 — No Comments

Finding the way : how do we enlarge the pupil world view with the help of business



Schools in the UK want to partner with schools in Africa. Not only does the department expect them to but they know that seeing what is happening in another classroom, on another continent, enhances the education experience.



In the UK learners have good access to the communication tools. In most African classrooms that can still be difficult.



I work mostly in South Africa where ICT developments are rapid. In the last three… Continue

Added by Alan Mills on July 25, 2008 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Business-NGO Partnerships under the spotlight

 

E-BULLETIN FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LEADERS FORUM



The global context of the 21st century presents…

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Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 24, 2008 at 9:30 — No Comments

Frankie Picasso interviews Ida Horner, Ethnic Supplies

Listen to Frankie Picasso's great radio interview of Ida Horner the pioneer behind Ethnic Supplies Limited.



Click here to listen.



You can also connect with Frankie and Ida here on… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 23, 2008 at 12:30 — No Comments

CDC commits capital of US$185m to funds raising over US$2.47bn for investment in India

PRESS RELEASE FROM CDC:



CDC Group (“CDC”), the UK government-backed private equity emerging markets fund of funds investor, today announces that it has made new commitments totaling US$185m to six private equity funds focused on investment in India. It is expected that these funds will raise a total of over US$2.47bn for investment in the region.



These latest commitments bring CDC’s overall commitment to private equity funds investing… Continue

Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 22, 2008 at 20:30 — No Comments

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart: Business needs to show that we are part of the solution to the major issues of poverty and development

By Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of Anglo American

The Millennium Development Goals were the product of a moment of optimism in history. In setting some clear targets for reducing poverty and some related measures, the UN Secretary General and participating governments…

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Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 21, 2008 at 12:30 — No Comments

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