September 23, 2009 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
A New ‘Green Vision’ for the Developing World
Jamii Bora’s Visionary New Partnership with GreenMicrofinance
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week Jamii Bora Trust in Kenya and GreenMicrofinance™ Philadelphia unveiled an exciting commercial microfinance venture focusing on an environmental investment project that could become a model for the entire developing world, at Morgan Stanley.
What's the difference between this organic brand and that one? When something is "100% natural," what does that actually mean? How did this product get here, where did the materials come from, and who made it? Is what I buy safe for my home, my family, and my children?
Canadians are greener than ever and that’s creating questions about purchases and product content.
No problem! ZOLD Eco-Sales Agency, which represents over 40 trusted manufacturers with safe, quality… Continue
Added by Sofia Ribeiro on October 1, 2009 at 5:00pm —
"Doing well by doing good" and "reaching out and giving back" are key strategies for growth of some of the world's largest organisations. Why not you? Find out more by reading an excellent article in Harvard Business Review by Sylvia Ann Hewlett here. The article is headed "Boost Performance By Tapping Employees' Altruism"
Reaction to NREGA, the flagship program of the UPA government that provides a legal guarantee for one hundred days of employment every year to adult members of any rural household do public work-related unskilled manual work at the statutory minimum wage, has been varied even among the social activists. While some have lauded it as one of the frontrunner program based on an entitlement approach, others have compared it to crumbs being thrown at the poor, finally conceding that perhaps crumbs… Continue
Fall seems to be a particularly heavy conference season, at least for the community development, financial services set. OFN, CFED, SEEP, Net Impact, Slow Money, etc. I could probably spend all of my waking time at conferences. But, what’s the balance between doing one’s work and learning/sharing with others in the field? Certainly, you can’t just work in isolation. People need to learn from others, gain new perspectives of what is happening in the field, see old friends, prospect new clients,… Continue
Added by Drew Tulchin on September 25, 2009 at 4:22pm —
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has gained such importance that undertake actions of this nature has become almost indispensable for contemporary enterprises in all economic sectors. Increasingly, the growing demands of consumers and society in general are urging companies to "do something" about social social responsibility, "something" which is expected to have a significant and immediate social or environmental impact, and to emerge from dialogue with each and every interest group… Continue
In a move to strengthen the Obama technology agenda on Net Neutrality, Julius Genachowski chairman of the FCC will speak to the Brookings Institute this Monday to role out his plan for this hot topic for legislators. This comes after Comcast was chided by the FCC for restricting its bandwidth to “Internet Hogs”, or at least one in particular, where Comcast networks could not accommodate the increase in bandwidth thereby slowing performance for other customers.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=109949&id=562863158&l=495a161009 http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=109949&id=562863158&l=495a161009 "Green T" is hugging a tree today at noon in Santa Monica. At the "PUBLIC GROUP TREE HUG" www.TreeHuggingDay.com 12:00 Noon (until 1:00PM) Santa Monica Palisades Park at the Childr...en's Tree of Life Ocean Ave. at Colorado Ave. (just north of the… Continue
"Green T" at LA Green Drinks at EL Cid on Sunset Blvd at the historic Flamenco Dinner Theatre and then Harmony Gold Theatre on Sunset for the Premiere of "Crude" a new film by Joe Berlinger which covers oil contamination in the rainforests of Ecuador. http://www.photoshow.com/watch/YE6AU9Ph… Continue
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Brandaid Project`s Masks and Mirrors
September 13 - 26, 10 am - 6 pm
444 W. 14th Street
Founded by three Canadians and an American, Brandaid Project (www.brandaidproject.com) is a solution to global poverty that combines… Continue
Added by Richard Peters on September 17, 2009 at 11:54am —
Entertainment Industry Foundation announced today the launch of a heart-wrenching video to raise awareness of Lee National Denim Day, one of the largest single-day fundraisers benefiting the Women’s Cancer Programs of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). The video, entitled “Share Your Heart”, encourages people to participate in Denim Day by sharing intimate stories… Continue
Added by Erik on September 17, 2009 at 11:52am —
Award-winning actresses Edie Falco and Cynthia Nixon appear in a new Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) public service campaign (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9avVoQB2_rQ) to educate cancer patients and their loved ones about the increased risk of infection during cancer treatment and the importance of learning how to manage one’s risk.
Trinidad & Tobago is currently gearing to become the Caribbean’s top International Financial Centre (TTIFC). According to the Oliver Wyman August 2007 report, which recommends Trinidad as ripe for this opportunity, three types of financial services are to be focused on:
1. Capital Markets – where Trinidad & Tobago is currently the CARICOM leader in debt capital markets.
2. Credit Card Collections Centre.
3. Middle/back-office – Trinidad & Tobago’s local banks… Continue
While participating and being actively involved in development work, a bilateral exchange usually occurs whereby the Westerner learns more from the community than aid or help is actually given. During these bilateral experiences, people use clichés such as, “enlightening, life altering and change.” This idealism, and “do-good spirit,” quickly transforms, when one actually sees the harsh reality facing the developing world. As an African American, I was completely ignorant about Africa… Continue
Added by Mary on September 14, 2009 at 3:50pm —