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The Multiplier Effect: How BAT is Advancing Sustainable Agriculture and Supporting Our Farmers

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At British American Tobacco (BAT), we have a long and proud 100-year history in agriculture, working directly with farmers around the world and advancing sustainable practices. While this undoubtedly brings advantages to our business in terms of securing our source of high-quality tobacco leaf, it also plays a significant role in protecting the environment and enhancing farmer livelihoods.

We invest over £60 million each year in two key areas:

GLOBAL LEAF R&D AND THE SCIENCE OF AGRICULTURE

Dole Pineapple Workers Open Community Center Thanks to Fair Trade

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Originally published by Fair Trade Certified

Dole Food Company and Fair Trade USA jointly announced today the inauguration of two new community centers near Dole’s Muelle and Bosque Farms in Costa Rica, made possible by Fair Trade purchases made at Whole Foods Market stores, which drive additional money to pineapple farmworkers to invest in projects of their choosing. The commencement events at the two locations took place on December 5th and 6th, 2017.

Opening Doors for Small Business Owners

eBay launches Kiva Marketplace to help aspiring entrepreneurs reach global scale
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by Lauren Mobertz

Since the company’s founding, eBay has been committed to enabling everyone to participate – and benefit – from global commerce. This year, eBay is continuing to widen the opportunities available to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, leveraging the global reach and technical capabilities of our marketplace. To this end, we are partnering with microlending platform Kiva.org to launch Kiva Marketplace on eBay.

Building Resilience in the Philippines Through Microinsurance

Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions (CLIS) joins Business Call to Action by providing vulnerable Filipinos with affordable microinsurance tailored to their needs
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Microensurer Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions (CLIS) has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to increase the number of Filipinos covered by microinsurance from 6 million in 2016 to 8 million in 2020, expanding insurance coverage to 60 percent of the country’s population.

Insurance Works! ACRE Africa Providing Safety Nets to Small-Scale Farmers in Kenya

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“When the money came through my phone via M-Pesa[1], I was sure it was a mistake! I was sure someone had erroneously sent me money. So I waited for the sender to call me and demand that I return the money,” Jacinta Mutuse, a farmer from Wote, Makueni County, Kenya, narrates. She had just received about KES 900 (USD 9) on her mobile phone as a payout through the Replanting Guarantee Maize Insurance Product (RPG). The RPG is an index product which covers the risk of poor rainfall during the crops’ germination phase that necessitates replanting.

Beyond Philanthropy Releases "Value² - Social Innovation for Business and Society"

Certified B Corp Beyond Philanthropy releases feasibility analysis of the "Base of the Pyramid" (BOP) concept in Germany
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Beyond Philanthropy and Social Impact, supported by the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, conducted the study “Value² - Social Innovation for Business and Society” analyzing the potential of the so-called Base of the Pyramid (BOP) concept in Germany. Developed in 2002 by C.K. Prahalad, the BOP concept is based on the idea that businesses integrate low-income households as customers, suppliers or intermediaries in their value chain.

How This Tunisian Mother Is Building Her Own Business and Creating Jobs

She was able to map out a new career through an entrepreneurship program.
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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

An Intern’s Perspective: An Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management in Southeast Asia

Developing Tetra Tech’s fisheries management and biodiversity conservation projects in Southeast Asia
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Tetra Tech’s Sabrina Daley, International Development Services intern, is writing a series of blog posts about learning from women at Tetra Tech who are leading significant international development projects. In this post, she introduces our Dr. Gina Green, project manager for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Harvest (ECOFISH), Sustainable Ecosystem Approach (SEA), and OCEANs Partnership projects. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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Tetra Tech’s Sabrina Daley, International Development Services intern, is writing a series of blog posts about learning from women at Tetra Tech who are leading significant international development projects. In this post, she introduces our Dr. Gina Green, project manager for the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Harvest (ECOFISH), Sustainable Ecosystem Approach (SEA), and OCEANs Partnership projects. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Should International Development Recruiters Act as Career Coaches?

Examining the role of a development recruiter in today’s interconnected world
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Caroline Vantine, senior staffing specialist for International Development at Tetra Tech draws on her years of experience to analyze and discuss the role of a development recruiter in today’s interconnected world. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

 
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Caroline Vantine, senior staffing specialist for International Development at Tetra Tech draws on her years of experience to analyze and discuss the role of a development recruiter in today’s interconnected world. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

 

VIDEO | A Social Innovation Project In 5 European Countries, Committing to Tackle Fuel Poverty

COP23: The fight against climate change won’t be effective without taking into account the needs of 2.3 billion people in the world who have poor access to energy.
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In mid-June 2017, the Schneider Electric Foundation, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, and Ashoka, launched a new Call for Projects, in partnership with Enel, to select the 15 most innovative organizations that offer creative and systems-changing solutions to tackle fuel poverty and promote energy sustainability in Europe. Fuel poverty is a major issue in Europe, whereby tens of millions of people struggle every day to ensure adequate heating, light, and cooking power in their dwelling at an affordable price.

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