Cola Life: Using Coke distribution network to distribute medicines

by Goli on Oct 30, 2008      Category: Others Tags: csr distribution
Came across this compaign called Cola Life, started by Simon Berry. The idea is to use the distribution network of Coca Cola, to distribute medicines in places where they are required most. I liked this idea, because the distribution network of some of this FMCG companies is just great. And this can be leveraged it would be great.     Also related stories to this post are, http://www.collectivelens.com/blog/2008/08/21/the-colalife-campaign/ http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/29/can-coca-cola-save-childrens-lives-asks-simon-berry/
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Corporate Sustainability Reports: An interesting initiative

by amarjeet on Oct 29, 2008      Category: Economics & Business Tags: sustainability water csr
When i took a course in Leaders in Sustainability during the winter quarter, we learned a lot about how the corporations are now forced to release the sustainability reports due to several reasons ranging from enhanced customer image, employee retention, better portfolio performance and legal regulatory compliance. A survey done by McKinsey a few months ago found that most of the high level executives feel that their company need to address the climate change problem but are unsure of how they would address it. We learned in our course how such a situation is similar to the account book keepin
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Not a sexy story to tell

by mynk on Oct 29, 2008      Category: Conflict & Disaster Tags: relief disaster management flood
A heart wrenching article on the after math on 'The' flood in Bihar...   Not a sexy story to tell     Revati Laul Special Correspondent, NDTV Thursday, September,25 2008 (New Delhi) We live in such voyeuristic times that it's often difficult to feel anything anymore. Blasts. Floods. Torture. Terror. Every news piece is a story of victims of some sort or the other and after a point it's all deafeningly similar. An endless stream of tears, loss, and above all of that, viewer and reporter fatigue. So when I went into Bihar to report on the floods, I was carrying the
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UNRISD NGO Forum: Call for Conference Participants

by parulgupta8ue on Oct 29, 2008      Category: * Needs & Opportunities * Tags: conference un
Call for Conference Participants The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is organizing an NGO Forum on the 12th and 13th January 2009. This forum will take the form of a consultation with NGOs, and has three objectives: To allow UNRISD to gauge NGO views on key emerging issues that might be addressed by UNRISD in future research, and to better understand the research needs and concerns of NGOs; To seek advice about how to improve communication with NGOs; and To present the results of UNRISD research to NGOs stakeholders. At this forum, UNRISD aims to bring to
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Kilikili : Playgrounds for Everyone

by Goli on Oct 29, 2008      Category: Health & Disability Tags: disability health children
UNICEF estimates that 6-10% of children in India are born with some form of disability. But if you visit any public park you hardly see any such children because simple things like swinging on swings are extremely difficult for most children suffering from physical disabilities. Kilikili with the help of BBMP (Bangalore Municipal Corporation) modifies the public parks in Bangalore to make them more accessible for these children. Follow the title link to see a full photo-blog article about Kilikili on collective lens. http://www.collectivelens.com/blog/2008/10/29/kilikili-playgrounds-for-everyo
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Cutting Edge Research on Microfinance : Philanthropy Action

by hemant.mohapatra on Oct 29, 2008      Category: Economics & Business Tags: microfinance ngo social enterpreneurship
For those who are interested in the kiva.org sort of model, here's a great article/white-paper of sorts on the effect and benefits of microfinancing in the rural sector. I personally think microfinancing is going to be one of the leading cause of grass-root level development in the years to come! The article briefly touches upon some pertinent questions and answers. You could follow up to other articles from the webpage if you so wish.        
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Government 2.0 - Best Practices

by prateek on Oct 28, 2008      Category: Governance Tags: government wiki best_practices
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Solaris08 | Inter-Collegiate Festival on Climate Change

by ajohn316 on Oct 27, 2008      Category: Environment Tags: climate change solar
Solaris08 | Inter-Collegiate Festival on Climate Change - 22nd & 23rd November 2008 Global Citizens for Sustainable Development (NGO based in Bangalore,India) has been creating platform for young people to dialogue and engage in various environmental issues especially Climate Change. In April 2008, we organized an inter-generational workshop on Climate Change in Bangalore and later in August 2008 an Indian Youth Summit on Climate Change in Hyderabad along with other partners. We are now organizing, perhaps for the first time in India in collaboration with St.Josephs College (NSS/CSC gr
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