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Social Accountability International's Newsletter - January 2013

The latest news and events on CSR, human rights and supply chain management from Social Accountability International (SAI)
Summary: 

SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

Newsletter

SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

Brazilian School Tops Test Results – With a Hand From Pearson

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Located about 600 kilometers north of São Paulo, the Brazilian municipality of Nova Ponte (MG) earned top honours in this year’s test of school achievement – with a helping hand from Pearson.

With support from Pearson’s NAME (Nucleus of Support to Municipalities and States Learning System), the Elementary School II (upper years) in Nova Ponte scored an average of 6.8 in the IDEB 2011 (Index of Basic Education Development) exam, top among 3,067 municipalities studied.

GE’s Growth in Brazil Seeks to Leapfrog Over Pollution and Wasteful Ways

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Brazil proves it is possible: A country can be a laboratory for ideas about creating a future that protects, respects, and restores the environment, while meeting the needs of the prospering masses. The environmentally savvy population, business community, and policy leaders can lead by example as Brazil “leapfrogs” directly to technologies that make the most of precious natural resources.

Social Accountability International's Newsletter - October 2012

The latest news and events on CSR and supply chain management from Social Accountability International
Summary: 

SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

>>Subscribe to SAI's Newsletter

Newsletter

SAI's newsletter is a monthly online publication, covering the latest news from SAI including CSR and supply chain management insight from the field, SAI program updates from around the world, Social Fingerprint®, SA8000 certification statistics, upcoming events and training seminars, job opportunities, and more. The newsletter aims to provide readers with a glimpse into the impact of our mission, and its multi-stakeholder approach to achieving decent workplaces around the world.

>>Subscribe to SAI's Newsletter

Brazil: Worker Engagement Program to Improve Health and Safety Issues

This groundbreaking program will engage workers in Brazil to address root causes of health and safety issues in factories with mobile technology, internal team building and effective change management.
Summary: 

Social Accountability International (SAI) has developed a program to help Brazilian factories improve health and safety in the workplace. The program will blend dynamic elements– change management methodologies and mobile technology – with SAI’s management systems-based approach to improve workplace conditions.  Disney provided the program’s founding grant and other  partners include Rapid Results Institute, Labor Link, and the Cahn Group LLC.

Newsletter

Social Accountability International (SAI) has developed a program to help Brazilian factories improve health and safety in the workplace. The program will blend dynamic elements– change management methodologies and mobile technology – with SAI’s management systems-based approach to improve workplace conditions.  Disney provided the program’s founding grant and other  partners include Rapid Results Institute, Labor Link, and the Cahn Group LLC.

Ernst & Young Earthwatch Ambassadors Travel to Brazil and Costa Rica to Help Local Businesses with Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Practices

Press Release

(3BL Media) September 18, 2012 - This year Ernst & Young, in conjunction with the Earthwatch Institute, is sending 30 volunteers on skills-based expeditions to Brazil and Costa Rica to conduct field research and recommend strategies for implementing environmentally and economically sustainable practices to local businesses.

How Ernst & Young Encourages Sustainable Development in Brazil

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Matthew Collins, Earthwatch Ambassador and 2012 team leader, blogs about his experience in Brazil.

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Matthew Collins, Earthwatch Ambassador and 2012 team leader, blogs about his experience in Brazil.

Whole Planet Foundation and Be Green Packaging Visit Microfinance NGO’s in Brazil

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The Whole Planet Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Whole Foods Market that works to alleviate poverty via microcredit lending in communities worldwide that supply their stores with products.  By collaborating with existing microfinance infrastructure in various locations around the world, the foundation has a massive reach with programs now running in over 50 countries.

Cisco to Invest USD 15 million in Venture Capital Fund Redpoint e.Ventures to Foster Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Brazil

The fund will invest primarily in technology and digital economy early stage Brazilian startups
Press Release

(3BL Media) Sao Paulo, Brazil - July 24, 2012 - Cisco announced today the investment of USD 15 million in the venture capital fund Redpoint e.ventures Brazil, RPeV, a joint venture between Redpoint and BV Capital/e.ventures, two successful venture capital funds based in Silicon Valley. The locally managed and operated RPeV fund is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The fund has closed USD 130 million on July 19th, with Cisco committing $15 million.

The new venture capital fund will focus on early-stage investments in Brazil, a key market for Cisco.  

Earthwatch in Brazil

Summary: 

Byron Chard's three part blog series highlights his experience as a 2012 Earthwatch Ambassador in Brazil.

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Byron Chard's three part blog series highlights his experience as a 2012 Earthwatch Ambassador in Brazil.

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