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Bringing Business Back Home: Biomass Energy of Sri Lanka

by Lucky Dissanayake, Founder of the Biomass Group
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In 2006, my London-based publishing house, Dakini Books, published the critically acclaimed ‘Global Warning – The Last Chance for Change’, Paul Brown's fact-based book on climate change and its consequences for the planet and humanity. This book gave me phenomenal insight into what to expect in the next 20 years, and more importantly what we need to do if humanity is to even have a chance. 

Women Find Their Place in IT

A Cisco Networking Academy Success Story
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When Farha Fathima completed her CCNA coursework she became one of the first women in IT positions at Micro Solutions. To meet the IT skills gap in the Asia Pacific region, companies in countries like Sri Lanka are hiring women into traditionally male jobs.

Women Needed to Fill the IT Skills Gap

Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Contributes to Relief Efforts in Sri Lanka

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The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has a long history of responding quickly to help communities throughout the world in times of disaster.

In the same way Bristol-Myers Squibb strives to provide lifesaving medicines to patients to help them prevail over serious diseases, the Foundation strives to promote health equity, and improve the health outcomes of populations disproportionately affected by serious diseases or natural disasters.

Improving Lives in Sri Lanka’s Rural Communities

Biomass Supplies joins the Business Call to Action with an initiative to integrate 40,000 farmers into its supply chain
Press Release

New York, August 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ –  Biomass Supplies, a Sri Lankansubsidiary of Biomass Group –the visionary renewable energy company – is developing Sri Lanka’s abundant sustainable energy resources through innovative partnerships with the country’s smallholder farmers. Biomass has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to boost the incomes of 40,000 farmers – at least 70 percent of them women – by 2018 and improve their yields through training in sustainable agriculture practices.

Impact Story: Women in IT Sri Lanka

Young women become pioneers in the IT industry
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In Sri Lanka, people often work late at night. Some leave their offices after midnight, but few are women — traditional cultural beliefs prevent them from working the same long hours as men. This didn’t stop Nethmi Kalansooriya and Farha Fathima from completing Cisco Networking Academy courses and becoming the first women hired by a local IT company.

Accenture Awards Leonard Cheshire Disability an Additional US$4.1 Million to Help Equip Persons with Disabilities with Job Skills

Grant is part of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative
Press Release

LONDON, August 13, 2014/3BL Media/ – Accenture and Leonard Cheshire Disability today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded the charity an additional US$4.1 million to build on and expand their Access to Livelihoods program, which increases the economic participation of persons with disabilities around the world.

Shore to Shore, Sri Lanka Earns 4th SA8000 Certification

Benefits and Challenges of SA8000 + UNGC Participation
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Shore to Shore (STS) was first certified to SA8000 in 2004 and has just earned its fourth SA8000 Certification. It is also a participant in other sustainability initiatives, including the UN Global Compact.  Shore to Shore has met with SAI staff over a period of time to discuss its experience and use of these systems.  It is a privately helpd company in Sri Lanka, providing packaging and labeling for retail products' its customers includ Victoria's Secret, Matalan, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's, and Vanity Fair.  

Social Accountability International - Fall Newsletter

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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 on SA8000 & the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights, 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

The latest news and events on CSR, human rights and supply chain management from Social Accountability International (SAI)
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 on SA8000 & the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights, 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

Extreme Weather Boosts Poverty in Sri Lanka

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By Amantha Perera 

Without fail, Somadasa Gamage has prayed for one thing every year before he plants his crops.

“Rain,” says the 47-year-old vegetable farmer, who has farmed for three and a half decades in Sri Lanka’s remote south eastern Tanamalvilla area, a dry area where rain can be frustratingly scarce.

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