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Biking to Improve Livelihoods in Mozambique

Published: Nov 18, 2015 – 07:37 AM EST

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /CSRwire/ - Mozambikes, an award-winning Mozambique-based social enterprise, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to improve the lives and livelihoods of 50,000 of the country's poorest people through the sale of affordable branded bicycles...

World Diabetes Day: Health Partnerships to Improve Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetes in Low-and Middle-Income Countries

Published: Nov 13, 2015 – 03:00 AM EST

GENEVA, Nov. 13 /CSRwire/ - According to the International Diabetes Federation, there are 387 million people living with diabetes today (1 in every 8 people), and an expected increase of 205 million additional cases by 2035 if appropriate action is not taken. An...

ICIC and Staples Honor Baltimore Solar Energy Firm for Business Growth

Published: Oct 20, 2015 – 12:00 PM EST

BALTIMORE, Md., Oct. 20 /CSRwire/ - The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and FORTUNE announced that Baltimore based Bithenergy, a renewable energy firm, topped the 2015 Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S. Bithenergy was...

Climate Smart-Technologies Improving Livelihoods of Kenyan Smallholders

Published: Oct 13, 2015 – 09:14 AM EST

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /CSRwire/ - Equator Kenya Ltd, a food-processing company that produces African Bird's Eye Chilies for export, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide climate-smart technologies, training and market linkages to 8,000 smallholder farmers...

Partners in Food Solutions Announces New Corporate Partner, Expanded Impact in Africa

Published: Oct 02, 2015 – 03:00 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Oct. 02 /CSRwire/ - An international public-private partnership is expanding its efforts to strengthen Africa's food system. The Hershey Company is joining Partners in Food Solutions, a Minnesota nonprofit, as its newest corporate partner. This move will expand Partners in Food...

Global Pharmaceutical Associations Welcome MEDICRIME Convention, Landmark Tool to Curb Global Medicines Counterfeiting

Published: Sep 30, 2015 – 06:00 PM EST

• The global innovative and generic/biosimilar pharmaceutical industries welcome the entry into force of the Medicrime Convention and encourage countries worldwide to sign and ratify it. • The Medicrime Convention will ensure international cooperation between the competent health, police and customs authorities and...

Giving Rural Women a Chance of Entrepreneurial Success

Published: Sep 29, 2015 – 03:21 PM EST

NEW YORK, Sep. 29 /CSRwire/ - Bata Bangladesh, the local company of the family-owned global footwear and accessories manufacturer and retailer Bata Shoe Organization, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to train and employ 5,000 low-income rural women...

ReGrow West Africa Partnership, Which Targets Post Ebola Economic Recovery, A Featured CGI Commitment

Published: Sep 28, 2015 – 01:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Sep. 28 /CSRwire/ - Yesterday, at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York, Stephen D'Esposito, President and CEO of RESOLVE, joined Chelsea Clinton and other leaders on stage, during the Plenary Session titled "Investing in Prevention and Resilient Health...

IFPMA Statement on the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Published: Sep 27, 2015 – 06:00 PM EST

GENEVA, Sep. 27 /CSRwire/ - The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mark the start of the widest ever concerted global effort to transform our world by 2030. Reflecting the reality of an integrated world, the SDGs take a holistic and multifaceted approach, interweaving health...

Inclusive Business a Key Contributor to the new Global Development Agenda

Published: Sep 25, 2015 – 02:20 PM EST

NEW YORK, Sep. 25 /CSRwire/ - From small social entrepreneurships to large national and multinational companies, from urban neighborhoods to remote communities, from the farmyard to the schoolhouse, an increasing number of companies have rallied around the Business Call to Action (BCtA) by...

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