A Better Life Starts with a Bar of Soap

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It’s highly likely, if you’ve traveled anywhere across the globe, you’ve either stayed in or come in contact with an Accor hotels property.  With properties in over ninety countries around the world, the company is well known for taking to heart their mission to make travelers “Feel Welcome”. While the welcoming nature and restful environment of an Accor hotel stay might be what you remember, it’s what they’re doing behind the scenes that might have the greatest impact on your impression of an Accor property. 

What Will Future Classrooms Look Like For India’s Poor?


People living in economically disadvantaged areas of India now have access to vocational, business and IT skills training, thanks to HP’s new Future Classroom program.

HP Future Classroom provides a platform for delivering world-class skills training to students and job seekers in India, all in a space the size of a shipping container.

The cloud-enabled, rapidly-deployable classrooms were conceived by HP Corporate Affairs India in collaboration with HP Technology Services India.

Women Using Venture Capital to Change the World

The New Leaders in Silicon Valley

by Nancy E. Pfund, founder and managing partner, DBL (Double Bottom Line) Partners and one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business 2016

Clowning Around For A Critical Cause

"What can we do that others can’t?" asks Paul Telegdy, repeating a question that comes up often in the offices of Comcast NBCUniversal.

"The truth is, we’re unique," says Paul, President of Alternative and Late Night Programming at NBC Entertainment. "We’re on 24 hours a day and have a storytelling platform that reaches millions of people on a weekly basis. We can use our platform to entertain, connect, and mobilize our viewers for extraordinary causes."

How Government Engages the Private Sector in the Fight Against Global Poverty

Public-Private Partnership Builds Toward a Better Future

At the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Conference hosted last fall by Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program, former Administrator of USAID, Rajiv Shah, highlighted the changing landscape of foreign aid. In particular, he noted the game-changing emergence of the private sector.

Forest Gardens in Senegal Help Subsistence Farmers Thrive

A Senegalese Farmer’s Quest to Feed His Family

After decades of backbreaking subsistence farming, Malik Ndao faced a bleak future. Despite years of work cultivating his fields, Malik could barely grow enough crops in Senegal’s barren land and arid soil to feed his family, much less make a living. He was often forced to leave his wife and five children for months in search of additional work to support the family.

How NetSuite is Supporting Kiva to Scale Globally Across 80 Countries

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Every 5 seconds someone visits the Kiva.org website and makes a loan to an aspiring entrepreneur. To date, Kiva has facilitated $750 million worth of lending to 1.7 million people. In this video Kiva shares how a NetSuite software donation has supported their tremendous growth to 80 countries around the world. 

GSC Launches its 17 Weeks for 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Program

In this first week, Global Sourcing Council explores examples of how to take action on Goal 1 which calls to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.
The Global Challenge:

Community Development & Revitalization - How It's Done

A dialogue on Impact Investing

A Dialogue on Community Development and Impact Investing: Featuring Ron Phillips and Ellen Golden of CEI

Ron Phillips is the founding CEO of Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), the Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in Maine. He will be stepping down from CEI in July 2016 after 38 years. Ellen Golden is the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Managing Director of CEI Investment Notes. She is stepping down this month after 37 years with CEI.


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