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Powering the Fight Against Poverty

Powering the Fight Against Poverty | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
Bill Gates believes that any anti-poverty agenda has to look at giving more people access to affordable energy.

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What Venture Capitalists consider before investing in your Startup (PRESENTATION)

What Venture Capitalists consider before investing in your Startup (PRESENTATION) | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it

Have you ever wanted to know what are the types of things Angel and Venture Capitalists consider when deciding whether to invest in a venture?


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20 campagnes publicitaires chocs qui nous font réfléchir sur les problèmes environnementaux

20 campagnes publicitaires chocs qui nous font réfléchir sur les problèmes environnementaux | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
L'écologie au centre des préoccupations
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« My customers, they care about the tuk-tuk on fire »: a marketing lesson for social enterprises by Carlo Figa Talamanca - Social Enterprise Cambodia

« My customers, they care about the tuk-tuk on fire »: a marketing lesson for social enterprises by Carlo Figa Talamanca - Social Enterprise Cambodia | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
Last Saturday afternoon, I was with Carlo Figà Talamanca, the owner and CEO of Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise (SGFE, see here their website: http://www.sgfe-cambodia.com/), an amazing social enterprise that makes charcoal briquettes out of coconut shells and char-residue while giving job opportunities to vulnerable people with a fair salary, health insurance, and many other benefits.   Carlo had organized a party to celebrate the fact that SGFE just won an international award, the very prestigious Ashden award (see here for more: http://www.ashden.org/winners/SGFE14), for its work to reduce deforestation. 6.5 tons of wood are necessary to make 1 ton of wood charcoal so, by making charcoal out of char-residue and coconut shells, SGFE has prevented tens of thousands of trees from being cut down. The team was back from London where they had received their award on the premises of the Royal Geographical Society of London.             Carlo was discussing his new idea of having a branded tuk-tuk with a very flashy and colorful design, with flames all over the place, in order to do deliveries. One person suggested using the Ashden award as a promotional tool by adding a “winner of the Ashden Award 2014” mention on the charcoal bags and delivery tuk-tuks. Carlo then retorted this sentence that I chose to put as a title for this article: « My customers, they care about the tuk-tuk on fire; they don’t care about the Ashden award, the environmental impact and all that stuff».         ...
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Graduate careers: why I chose social enterprise over the corporate world

Graduate careers: why I chose social enterprise over the corporate world | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
The increasing risks of the conventional job market mean there's even more reason for graduates to take their own risks, argues Sanum Jain

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Wash In Schools Mapping -children need safe water for drinking and hand washing

Wash In Schools Mapping -children need safe water for drinking and hand washing | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
RT @washinschools: UNICEF Ethiopia submitted their #WinS2014 update for http://t.co/VThVZPuDWk @RevAlBailey #wash #water #sanitation #hygie…
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Une vie de T-shirt

Une vie de T-shirt | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
Des agriculteurs africains, des ouvriers asiatiques, des interlocuteurs à gogo, des substances chimiques dangereuses, du marketing à foison et des milliers de kilomètres au compteur : il y a tout ça dans nos placards.

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Un procédé ingénieux pour rendre l'eau potable aux Philippines

Un procédé ingénieux pour rendre l'eau potable aux Philippines | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it

Pour aider les sinistrés philippins à avoir accès à l'eau potable, des étudiants américains ont mis en place un moyen simple pour purifier rapidement l'eau: le générateur de chlore M-100. Le dispositif permet de purifier près de 4000 litres d'eau par heure.

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Starting a Social Enterprise? 6 Useful Tips From Legal Experts - Huffington Post

Starting a Social Enterprise? 6 Useful Tips From Legal Experts - Huffington Post | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
Starting a Social Enterprise? 6 Useful Tips From Legal Experts
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Social entrepreneurs set their eyes on radically improving the world.

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C'est si vrai et tellement un casse-tête....

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Philippines ranks low in innovation: study

Philippines ranks low in innovation: study | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
MANILA, Philippines - Innovation in the Philippines is only on a par with Uganda and Botswana, according to a global study released Wednesday.

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UBS: China can make ‘generational leap’ in responsible investment - Blue and Green Tomorrow

UBS: China can make ‘generational leap’ in responsible investment - Blue and Green Tomorrow | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
Socially responsible investment (SRI) has the potential to grow rapidly in China, according to a report from finance giant UBS.

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Solution Durable n°18 : Piéger la pluie à l'état solide, l'arme anti-sécheresse !

Sergio Jesús Rico Velasco, ingénieur polytechnicien mexicain, est l'inventeur de la pluie solide, une potion magique très simple qui pourrait révolutionner l...
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Villagers Embrace Toilets as Government Seeks to Declare Nepal Free of Open Defecation by 2017 | Global Press Institute

Villagers Embrace Toilets as Government Seeks to Declare Nepal Free of Open Defecation by 2017 | Global Press Institute | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it

Throughout Nepal, the government is pushing villagers to build toilets in their homes to eradicate open defecation. Across Southeast Asia, more than 600 million people lack access to toilets, making diseases from contact with human waste a staggering medical problem. Health care professionals call for more education of citizens about the risks of open defecation to accompany government pressure to build and to use toilets.

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World Bank president outlines strategy to end poverty by 2030

World Bank president outlines strategy to end poverty by 2030 | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it

PRESS RELEASE: WASHINGTON: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced a broad strategy to end extreme poverty by 2030, and he welcomed emerging players such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank, established...


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The end of extreme poverty is in reach, Kim stated, but to achieve this ambitious goal would require greater collaboration between governments

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The role of mobile in enabling energy & water access for “under-grid” areas of Kenya

The role of mobile in enabling energy & water access for “under-grid” areas of Kenya | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
The role of mobile in enabling energy & water access for “under-grid” areas of Kenya Visualizing the proportion of households and businesses that are “under grid” in one of 150 Kenyan "transfor...

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Un "septième continent" de plastique dans l'Atlantique

Un "septième continent" de plastique dans l'Atlantique | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
Une expédition de sept personnes vient de rentrer d'un mois d'exploration dans l'Atlantique Nord à la recherche des "soupes" de plastiques qui polluent les eaux. L'équipage est revenu atterré de ce voyage.
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The seven deadly sins of social enterprise

The seven deadly sins of social enterprise | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
Liam Black's mantra of avoiding the common errors that blight the sector
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Zimbabwe case study: Lessons from a buyer's experience of mobile money | Global Envision

Zimbabwe case study: Lessons from a buyer's experience of mobile money | Global Envision | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
@mercycorps making agriculture value chains more efficient using #mobilemoney: http://t.co/FPGJ5jyWbD

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Rapidly growing inequality is worsening poverty around the world

Rapidly growing inequality is worsening poverty around the world | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
A new report from Oxfam sheds light on rapidly growing extreme inequality and how it worsens poverty around the world, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott prepares to spruik Australia’s G20 agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

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Clair Koh's curator insight, January 26, 2014 3:43 AM

What i know is that poverty is poor and it is all over the world. People out there are suffering from hunger and they do not have a proper home and food. They food they eat are leftovers from garbages and dustbins. What if we could help them. Each person could donate $1 yes it is a small amount but there are tons of people living in Singapore. It could add up to more than a million. It could saves the lives of many. But what makes me wonder is why do some people not care or bother to help at all. Maybe some are really poor themsevles but what about the rich? Some do not care. Another thing is why is the rate of poverty not decreasing. Why can they not have a life better than a homeless and starving one.

Ang Marcus's comment, January 27, 2014 8:43 PM
From my point of view, selfishness that greeds over money around the world causes an unequal distribution of wealth in this world. However, I totally disagree about donating money to them. What they need is skills, not money. You can use the money to make a project on raising skills for people living in poverty.
m naw 's comment, January 28, 2014 10:32 PM
Yes. i agree with you totally and I believe that the origin of poverty rooted from people's selfishness. This selfishness that greeds over money causes an inequal distribution of wealth in this world. Many rich people have too much money that they spend it anyhow while people that are poor dont even have enough money to support the family. I think the rich should really donate to those that are poor.<br><br> Have everything for yourself that you may enjoy your life while "unfortunate" people pass away everyday because of the lack of money and resources OR use your wealth and donate them to these unfortunate people thus helping in the balancing of wealth in this world so that you and these people in poverty both may live a comfortable life. It's not about choices, it's responsibility.
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TORBED technology in Cambodia a world first | Southeast Asia Globe

TORBED technology in Cambodia a world first | Southeast Asia Globe | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
TORBED technology is turning tonnes of waste into biofuel and could transform the way the Kingdom approaches agriculture
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Introducing The FORBES 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs, Class Of 2014 - Forbes

Introducing The FORBES 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs, Class Of 2014 - Forbes | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
Introducing The FORBES 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs, Class Of 2014 Forbes Next the candidates went before our distinguished judges: Jeff Skoll, the philanthropist and social entrepreneur; Cheryl Dorsey, the doctor who runs social venture fund...

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Certains de ses entrepreneurs sociaux sont bien inspirants. Il est en outre intéressant de noter que bon nombre d'entre eux ciblent ou se reposent sur des étudiants pour leurs activités. Chez Sevea, nous sommes convaincus du bien-fondé de cette démarche et c'est pour cela que nous accueillons, avec une entière satisfaction, Antoine Denizart, étudiant de 2ème année de l'ENSE3. Cette première vraie réussite (nous vous expliquerons le pourquoi de la réussite plus tard) n'est cependant qu'un premier pas pour notre pôle pédagogie.... 2014 nous permettra de faire bien plus ! Attention on arrive :-)

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Myanmar: lessons from social enterprise in a frontier market

Myanmar: lessons from social enterprise in a frontier market | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
British Council and partners have just released the first mapping study of social enterprise in Myanmar
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Emerging Markets: Indonesia emerges as powerhouse - Vancouver Sun

Emerging Markets: Indonesia emerges as powerhouse - Vancouver Sun | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
Vancouver Sun Emerging Markets: Indonesia emerges as powerhouse Vancouver Sun The International Monetary Fund has noted that Indonesia has developed a more “inclusive” economy by plowing oil-boom profits into health, education and infrastructure,...

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WBCSD identifies solutions to overcome internal barriers to scale up inclusive business

WBCSD identifies solutions to overcome internal barriers to scale up inclusive business | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it

In its latest issue brief, titled Scaling up Inclusive Business – Solutions to overcome internal barriers, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) identifies a series of solutions aimed at helping companies scale up commercially viable business solutions that expand access to goods, services, and livelihoods opportunities for low-income communities—something the WBCSD calls inclusive business.

Companies of all sizes, including many WBCSD members, are actively testing and rolling out inclusive business models, but relatively few of them have achieved their full potential of improving livelihoods and companies’ economic bottom line.

The objective of the ‘Scaling up Inclusive Business’ brief is to better understand the internal barriers companies face when trying to scale up inclusive business, and identify solutions for overcoming those barriers.


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Gaspillage alimentaire - qui jette le plus en France et dans le monde

Gaspillage alimentaire - qui jette le plus en France et dans le monde | Water & Energy for all | Scoop.it
Dossier complet sur le gaspillage alimentaire : les quantités gaspillées en France, par région, et dans le monde. Coût et type d'aliments gaspillés, etc.
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