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African Development Bank Approves Loan to Rwanda for Energy Projects - Prensa Latina

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Africa Agriculture Investing In Transformation - Agriculture Is Africa's Lifeline

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Opening BUILD Africa a Forum to End the Infrastructure Gap in Africa - BusinessGhana

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Big Companies Step Up Efforts to Trim Environmental Risks in Supply Chains - Bloomberg

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AR-CSR 2012 Opening Ceremony

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Nigeria, IBM map out country’s path to tech development | IT News Africa- Africa's Technology News Leader

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  Nigeria’s ICT Minster Omobola Johnson (Image source: WEF) The Ministry of Communication Technology (MoCT) and IBM are collaborating to enable (Nigeria, IBM map out country’s path to tech development #Tech #Africa ^KS /via @iafrikan
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Mining companies in Uganda must consult to keep their licence to operate

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With mining in Karamoja at an early stage, companies must opt for genuine community consultation or face costly social conflicts (RT @sarah_mount: Need for local community informed consent laws for mining in #Uganda and rest of #Africa -
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Climate change in Africa

In order to illustrate on-going partnerships between European and African scientists and stakeholders, a short movie is proposed with a focus on climate chan...
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"Mapping Climate Change and Security for Impact in Africa" Ms. Ashley Moran

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Climate Change Solutions from Africa - Spekboom

Planting Spekboom, a South African succulent that absorbs huge quantities of carbon dioxide, is creating jobs and helping check climate change. Jeff Barbee r...
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Seminar on Transforming Agriculture in Africa - Sep 26, 2013 (4)

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Integrating Development: A Livelihood Approach to Population, Health, and Environment Programs

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Nigeria's Newly Developed Sustainable Finance Code of Conduct

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VIDEO: The Charitable-Industrial Complex - Peter Buffet

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 Peter Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren on the conflict between capitalism and humanism. "THE CONFLICT BETWEEN CAPITALISM AND HUMANISM... YOU CAN'T HAVE BOTH"

 

 New York Times, July 26, 2013 - by Peter Buffet

-▶THE CHARITABLE-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX - PETER BUFFET

 As more lives are destroyed by the system that creates vast amounts of wealth for the few, the more heroic it sounds to “give back.”

Peter Buffett, son of billionaire invester Warren, argues that philanthropy needs to do a better job of listening. He says that the structure of philanthropy is such that nothing seems to get better, but rather locks existing problems into place.

"Poverty, hunger, the environment, education, health - all those things are symptoms of a larger problem of nobody really wanting to get in there and blow some things up," Buffett says... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/opinion/the-charitable-industrial-complex.html?_r=1&

 

                                                    VIDEO

-▶ PETER BUFFET: BIG PHILANTHROPY AND PHILANTHROPY-FEUDALISM http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/20343-peter-buffett-big-philanthropy-and-philanthro-feudalism

 

-▶ POPE FRANCIS: 'NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL" Pope Francis slams capitalism as 'new tyranny'  http://sco.lt/6RIQin

 

 

Stanford Social Innovation Review, January 02, 2014
-▶ THINK YOU KNOW PRIVATE FOUNDATIONS?  THINK AGAIN http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/think_you_know_private_foundations_think_again?utm_source=Enews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1&utm_campaign=From_Blog

 

Boston Review, March 1, 2013
-▶ THE RISE OF THE MEGA FOUNDATION - Robert Reich http://www.bostonreview.net/forum/foundations-philanthropy-democracy

 

 FastCoExist

-▶ SHOULD WE BE ATTACHING PROFIT RETURNS TO "PHILANTHROPY"? - THE RISE OF "SHARED VALUE" http://sco.lt/8j8VyD

 

 The Nation, October 11, 2013
-▶ CAN BILLIONAIRE PHILANTHROPISTS REPLACE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT? http://www.thenation.com/article/176612/can-billionaire-philanthropists-replace-federal-government#

 

-▶ IMPACT INVESTING: FOUNDATIONS, CORPORATIONS HAVE NEW TAKE ON MICROFINANCING  http://sco.lt/4llEh7

 

 -▶ THRU THE BACK DOOR: WORLD'S TWO RICHEST MEN - GATES AND SLIM - LAUNCH BIOTECH GMO AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER IN MEXICO http://sco.lt/6JXz1N

 

 Common Good, November 30, 2013
-▶ WHAT'S GOOD FOR BILL GATES TURNS OUT TO BE BAD FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS https://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/30-0

 

Mother Jones, December 06, 2013
-▶ THE GATES FOUNDATION'S HYPOCRITICAL INVESTMENTS http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/12/gates-foundations-24-most-egregious-investments

 

 -▶ PLUTOCRATS AT WORK:  HOW BIG PHILANTHROPY UNDERMINES DEMOCRACY http://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/plutocrats-at-work-how-big-philanthropy-undermines-democracy

 

Triple Pundit, August 22, 2012
-▶ CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY IS NOT EQUIVALENT TO SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/08/philanthropy-csr-social-responsibility-of-business/

 

 ▶ THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITLISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY http://sco.lt/6CHP3R

 

 Global Policy Journal, December 12, 2013
▶ 'THE FUTURE OF AID' - AID IN REVERSE:  HOW POOR COUNTRIES DEVELOP RICH COUNTRIES http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2013/future-aid-aid-reverse-how-poor-countries-develop-rich-countries

 

CSRWire, November 20, 2013
-▶ GLOBAL CORPORATE GIVING: WHEN CUTTING A CHECK DOESN'T CUT IT http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1112-global-corporate-giving-when-cutting-a-charity-check-doesn-t-cut-it

 

Forbes, November 17, 2013
-▶  CAN HEDGE FUND BILLIONAIRE, PAUL TUDOR, SAVE AMERICA'S PUBLIC EDUCATION? A real-life, modern-day Prince of Thieves, whose Robin Hood Foundation, in its quest to combat domestic poverty, has spent the past 25 years practicing a “venture philanthropy” philosophy that has reshaped charitable aid. http://www.forbes.com/sites/monteburke/2013/11/17/can-hedge-fund-billionaire-paul-tudor-jones-save-americas-public-education-system/

 

 

 

Skoll World Forum,
-▶ SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE REAL GAME CHANGER: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN AMERICA

http://skollworldforum.org/2013/01/07/social-entrepreneurship-a-fundamental-game-changer/

 

Forbes, March 18, 2012
-▶ GIVING BACK:  HOW EVERY START-UP CAN BE PHILANTHROPIC http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2012/03/18/giving-back-how-every-startup-can-be-philanthropic/

 

Harvard Business Review, February 27, 2013
-▶ CORPORATIONS:  DONATE YOUR SKILLS, NOT JUST YOUR MONEY http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/02/corporations-donate-your-skill/

 

CSRWire Talkback, March 26, 2012
-▶ THE VIRTUOUS CYCLE OF WORKPLACE PHILANTHROPY http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/345-the-virtuous-cycle-of-workplace-philanthropy

 

 Just Means, December 13, 2013
-▶ THE B CORP REVOLUTION:  INVESTING FROM THE HEART http://www.justmeans.com/blogs/the-b-corp-revolution-investing-from-the-heart

 

-▶ THE GOOD OF FLEXIBLE PURPOSE CORPORATIONS:  THE NEW FLEX-C DESIGNATION http://sco.lt/5E2SGX

 

 

 

-▶ BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5Ktuuf

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, January 30, 2013
-▶ USING PR AS AN AGENT FOR CHANGE IN CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY. PR is often maligned as a purveyor of greenwash but what if it was employed to play a more active role in building trust and effecting change? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/pr-change-corporate-sustainability-greenwash-trust

 

-▶ BUSINESS DOING GOOD: A GUIDE TO CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP http://sco.lt/5SlJVh

 

  -▶ GATES AS A TROJAN HORSE FOR BIOTECH CARTEL: POURS MILLIONS INTO GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS http://sco.lt/84Xwy9

 

 

 

 


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 1, 2013 6:43 PM

When all is said and done about the pros and cons of philanthropy today, we are rely on it more and more. As our government continues to replace democracy with Casino Capitalism, it is leaving the 99% behind in this high stakes poker game being played by the 1%. This has also increased the crevase between wealth and the poverty by creating a new socio-economic class, The Middle Class Poor.
http://www.facebook.com/theMiddleClassPoor/ ;

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Hotspots: Africa speaks up on Climate Change

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TEDxUKZN - Dr. Patrick Bond - South Africa and the Politics of Climate Change

Professor Patrick Bond is senior professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Development Studies in Durban, South Africa, where since 2004 he has ...
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