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Another year, another climate change conference. As per usual it nearly collapsed, overran and produced a deal that doesn’t sound like far enough, fast enough. While governments clashed, money was talking in investment circles. Or more accurately, walking. September saw the heirs to the fortune amassed by the iconic oil family the Rockefellers announce they were going to divest from …

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Campaigns for Change: 2014

A year of proud partnerships and impactful projects 2014 was a tumultuous year for the developmental sector. On the one hand, Hungarian, Russian, and Indian governments narrowed their gaze towards the sector in suspicion and malice. On the other hand, corporate social responsibility got a new boost in the form of government mandates and guidelines. This is especially the case in India where the …

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Alliance India | Rebranding a Successful NGO to Drive Even More Impact

Alliance India supports community action to prevent HIV infection, meet the challenges of AIDS, and build healthier communities. THE BUSINESS CHALLENGE Originally established as a country office of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and now fully an Indian NGO under the leadership of Executive Director James Robertson and his staff, India HIV/AIDS Alliance has grown significantly – dramatically expanding its programmes and associated impacts. …

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ORS Impact | Moving an Impact Evaluation Firm into a New Era

ORS Impact establishes a new vision as they begin their third decade of social impact evaluation. The Business Challenge Incorporated in 1992 as Organizational Research Services (ORS), this evaluation consultancy had earned a national reputation for its outcomes-based planning and evaluation work with luminary philanthropies, government agencies and departments, and corporate clients. As measurement, learning and evaluation are increasingly embedded …

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adidas | Tackling Negative Perceptions Through Reporting

After 12 years of sustainability reporting, adidas is acknowledged as a leader in tackling supply chain challenges Business Challenge By the late 1990s adidas had been synonymous with sporting goods for 50 years. With a world-leading position in global sports such as football and a huge youth fan base thanks to the popularity of its clothes with pop stars and …

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Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada | Canadian Organics Crowdfunding Guide

Funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Organic Value Chain Roundtable (OVCRT) is a significant contributor towards capacity building and development of the organic industry in Canada. The Business Challenge Canada’s organic market is the fourth largest in the world. The sector has seen rapid growth, representing about 5,000 certified organic farms, handlers and manufacturers. The new Canada Organic brand …

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Randgold Resources | All that Glitters is not Gold

Defining material issues for a FTSE-100 gold-mining company Company description Randgold Resources is a gold exploration, development and production company, with operations in Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Senegal. The Business Challenge In the same way that something may appear shiny and precious but turn out to be worth little, so is there a risk that …

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Nordea | Helping a Financial Services Group Tell its Story

Nordea is the largest financial group in the Nordic and Baltic region, providing banking services, insurance and investment advice. The Business Challenge Public confidence in the banking sector has remained low since the financial crisis and trust is at a premium. Through stakeholder consultation, Nordea knew that their customers wanted more insight into their engagement with CSR and clear evidence …