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Business Sustainability is Enhancing Resource Management

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When the terms ‘resources’ and ‘sustainability’ are used in the same sentence, the conversation has traditionally been focused on environmental impacts.  While environmental issues certainly present a considerable business sustainability risk and warrant every attention, the recovering economy may be placing another business asset at risk.
 

Media Impact Board Chair to Present at World Bank Hosted Entertainment-Education Conference

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 10, 2011 - PCI-Media Impact Board Chair, Fred Cohen, will present at a World Bank-hosted conference about the power of Entertainment-Education (E-E) to help achieve development objectives.  For 25 years, Media Impact has worked with local partners around the world to produce E-E dramas that address the most critical social and environmental issues.  During a quarter century of work, it has produced more than 3,000 episodes of 100 television and radio productions.  Together, these programs have reached more than 1 billion people in 34 countries.

Mission Aligned Exits - What's Your Method?

Success stories and investment opportunities at Spring Venture Fair
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The Investors' Circle network invested more than $12 million into for-profit social and environmental enterprises in 2012 with aims to move even more in 2013.  Join one of the most active angel networks in the US (HALO Report) on May 8-9 in San Francisco to hear vetted pitches from 15 high-impact deals that are seeking investment and engage in a due diligence process right away. 

Evaluation of GE Developing Futures in Education initiatives

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The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) was awarded a grant to conduct a mixed-methods evaluation of the GE Foundation Developing Futures initiatives. The assessment, divided to focus on diverse areas individually, focused on key areas such as U.S. schools districts development strategies, the influence of GE support for work being done in New York City, and the design of the work in Milwaukee.

 

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The Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) was awarded a grant to conduct a mixed-methods evaluation of the GE Foundation Developing Futures initiatives. The assessment, divided to focus on diverse areas individually, focused on key areas such as U.S. schools districts development strategies, the influence of GE support for work being done in New York City, and the design of the work in Milwaukee.

 

The Heart of a Woman: Photos from the Field

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Corazon de Mujer/The Heart of a Woman narrates the story of three generations of women as they seek to change the reality of their circumstances.  The storyline touches on the fibers of the audiences’ daily life and brings listeners close to the daily struggles of Chiapas women. 

Conclusions from the Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Forum

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On Feb. 2 BCLC and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) hosted a forum about innovating in the WASH sector (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene).

Here are five key conclusions:

1. The technology needed to meet the access issues that millions of people face around the world currently doesn't exist.

2. It is imperative to use business skills sets and knowledge to move toward long-term, country-owned, systematic approaches to WASH programs (verses project-by-project implementation).

What Needs to Be Done to Achieve the MDGs?

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The MDGs and Market Development Principles

As a preface to this post, here are the Millennium Development Goals and their targets. This is going to lengthen the post slightly, but it's necessary to ensure we’re all on the same page. After you read them, I'm going to ask you to list all eight of them. If you’ve memorized them or peeked, that doesn’t count.

New UN-Business Website Brokers Partnerships & Supports UN Development Mission

UN introduces business.un.org, a one-stop gateway to broker UN-business partnerships, facilitate donations and highlight success stories
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Business.un.org the new UN-business partnership gateway, was introduced today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held in Davos, Switzerland. The website provides a single entry point to match the capacities and resources of the private sector with the needs of the UN System, be it for humanitarian relief, poverty reduction, or the fight against global health challenges. First launched on 14 January, business.un.org has quickly shown to be a useful mechanism to facilitate private-sector contributions to the humanitarian and development work of the United Nations.

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Business.un.org the new UN-business partnership gateway, was introduced today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held in Davos, Switzerland. The website provides a single entry point to match the capacities and resources of the private sector with the needs of the UN System, be it for humanitarian relief, poverty reduction, or the fight against global health challenges. First launched on 14 January, business.un.org has quickly shown to be a useful mechanism to facilitate private-sector contributions to the humanitarian and development work of the United Nations.

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