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'Prime minister, when will you visit my shack?' - Republica

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Kathmandu: Over 250 squatter homes were demolished when they sent bulldozers to the slum on May 8 last year. Around 1,000 people in the settlement became homeless and, with nowhere to go, are now forced to live in the open at the UN Park nearby.

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Inclusive business or CSR — what's more effective for development - News: Inclusive business | Devex

Inclusive business or CSR — what's more effective for development - News: Inclusive business | Devex | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it

The Asian Development Bank believes that firms with an “inclusive business” approach can offer much more than widely-practiced CSR activities — two different approaches that, if well managed, could really make a difference in achieving development goals, with the former anchoring the latter.

 

“Why is inclusive business an important factor in poverty reduction? Before it’s only perceived as the government’s responsibility, but now it’s also the work of the private sector,” Armin Bauer, principal economist of the bank’s regional and sustainable development department, told Devex. “Inclusive business is not [just] about corporate social responsibility or about giving a scholarship here and there to a poor person. That’s not what we’re talking about.”


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Five key lessons in the fight against poverty

Five key lessons in the fight against poverty | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
Poor Economics brings to light some of the complexities of poor people's lives by exploring the difficult decisions they face, which are often about things we take for granted.
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Inclusive Business: The Next frontier for Corporate Responsibility Corporate Citizenship

Inclusive Business: The Next frontier for Corporate Responsibility Corporate Citizenship | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it

In the new report, Inclusive Business – The Next Frontier for Corporate Responsibility, global businesses’ activities in this area were analysed, shedding light on opportunities, motivations and drivers, financing models and challenges.

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A direct link to the report: http://www.corporate-citizenship.com/wp-content/uploads/Inclusive-Business-report_Final_22-June-2012.pdf

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How Can Big Businesses Build Trust in Today's Environment?

How Can Big Businesses Build Trust in Today's Environment? | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
We are living in a world where organizations are facing a complete lack of trust. From the banks and the BBC to Starbucks, companies and institutions are being tried in the court of public opinion and are found wanting.
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Can Business Leaders Promote Inclusive Capitalism?

Can Business Leaders Promote Inclusive Capitalism? | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
Executives talk about increasing skills training and improving governance to make the benefits of capitalism flow to more people (Join MCA an start making $400+ every week just off of referrals, for every person you help join, you will be paid $…
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'Prime minister, when will you visit my shack?' - Republica

'Prime minister, when will you visit my shack?' - Republica | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it

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Kathmandu: Over 250 squatter homes were demolished when they sent bulldozers to the slum on May 8 last year. Around 1,000 people in the settlement became homeless and, with nowhere to go, are now forced to live in the open at the UN Park nearby.

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Home revamp solution - Fiji Times

Home revamp solution
Fiji Times
IMPROVING access to affordable housing or developing squatter settlements into formal housing could address Fiji's housing issues.
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Ending Poverty in Our Generation | Inclusive Business in Asia

Ending Poverty in Our Generation | Inclusive Business in Asia | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
The Millennium Development Goals – one of the most resonant and unifying agreements in political history – reach a turning point in 2015, the deadline for their realisation.
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Gender gap: Support working women, boost economy, says OECD

Gender gap: Support working women, boost economy, says OECD | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
Governments looking to jump-start their GDP should look to women, especially as the current working population ages, according to a new report from a key global group.
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Could the next MDGs take inclusive business to scale?

Could the next MDGs take inclusive business to scale? | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it

A new panel will consider what could replace the MDGs after 2015 and it's time to push business into the spotlight...

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South African Settlement Welcomes the iShack

South African Settlement Welcomes the iShack | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it

Enter the wryly named iShack, or improved shack, a prototype built by a group of South African researchers in order to provide services in the settlements and upgrading existing shelters. The main goal of the design, which is malleable, is to equip informal homes with solar panels and energy-saving features that make them more livable.

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Inclusive business is about increasing the size of the wallet, not about fighting for a larger share of a small wallet

Inclusive business is about increasing the size of the wallet, not about fighting for a larger share of a small wallet | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
Vision 2050 of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) speaks of 9 billion people living well within the limits of the planet, requiring the basic needs of all to be met and billions being lifted out of poverty.
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An international perspective on urbanisation | New Europe

An international perspective on urbanisation | New Europe | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it

For the first time in history, more people live now in urban than in rural areas. In 2010, urban areas are home to 3.5 billion people, or 50.5 per cent of the world’s population. In the next four decades, all of the world’s population growth is expected to take place in urban areas, which will also draw in some of the rural population through rural to urban migration.

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Merits of ‘inclusive business’ cited | BusinessWorld Online

Merits of ‘inclusive business’ cited | BusinessWorld Online | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
INCLUSIVE growth can be achieved if economic expansion is kept at the same pace in the next 10 years. However, the private sector can push this faster if it practices “inclusive business,” a government official said.
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Annual Forum 'Philippine Business for Social Progress’ tackles new ideas to stamp out poverty

Annual Forum 'Philippine Business for Social Progress’ tackles new ideas to stamp out poverty | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
The Philippines needs to grow by over 6 percent for 10 successive years to achieve inclusive growth and eradicate poverty, a process that can be accelerated if the private sector will practice the concept of “inclusive business,” the country's...
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Targeting the bottom of the pyramid

The increasing role of social enterprises and the focus on inclusive growth make it important to understand the consumer behavior of the lower-income households in the Philippines.
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Unlocking business dynamism to promote sustainable growth: learnin from innovation in emerging economies

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The Return Trip Advantage: A CEO's Perspective of Doing Well By Doing Good - Forbes

The Return Trip Advantage: A CEO's Perspective of Doing Well By Doing Good - Forbes | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
The key to doing well by doing good is the “both and” or “return trip” nature of the effort, the actions that make a difference have both a meaningful impact on society and provide a tangible reward to the organization doing the giving.

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The Express Tribune - Katchi Abadi: Eviction is the last resort

The Express Tribune - Katchi Abadi: Eviction is the last resort | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it

The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to make forcible eviction of 7,995 residents of a katchi abadi in Sector I-11 its “last resort”.
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Aussie Company Named in Top 10 Global Social Investment Leaders

Ten businesses from around the world, including an Australian B-corp company, have been named as Social Investment Pioneer Award winners at an awards ceremony in Melbourne.
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To Be Successful in the Global Marketplace You Must Be Inclusive

To Be Successful in the Global Marketplace You Must Be Inclusive | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
Be Successful in the Global Marketplace, Be Inclusive http://t.co/ja8NZocP. Blog by Laurel. Small business thrives globally.
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How future urban sprawl maps out

How future urban sprawl maps out | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it
Projections of urban growth indicate areas where biodiversity is at high risk.

 

The AAG Smart Brief is a fantastic source of geographic news.  This is what they said about this article:  "Areas such as tropical Africa and eastern China are expected to be hot spots of urbanization during the next several years, according to researchers, who used satellite imagery and other data to project future urban expansion through 2030.


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Lauren Fiedler's comment, July 24, 2013 4:56 AM
This article is about urban growth and decline, Africa and Asia are predicted to be hot spots of urban growth in the next few years. Geographer Karen Seto of Yale University in New Haven has creted a graph that finally accounts for variations in how individual cities occupy their land and the impact they have on local ecosystems.
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Iskandar Malaysia - the green mega-city rising above Singapore

Planned eco-city for 3m people matches Luxembourg in size and showcases urban 21st-century smart living, say developers (from the Guardian)...
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BusinessMirror - Beyond philanthropy

BusinessMirror - Beyond philanthropy | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it

IT’S not enough for the private sector to give something back to the communities; they must now work more actively toward inclusive growth.

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BoP Housing in Metro Manila – Challenges and Potentials : Habitation For The Planet

BoP Housing in Metro Manila – Challenges and Potentials : Habitation For The Planet | Fair Building Network | Scoop.it

Overcrowding is one of the main characteristics of slums, according to the UN Habitat Programme. Together with the lack of water and sanitation, non-durable housing and insecurity of tenure, this issue manifests the housing inequality.

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