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Blazing a trail towards poverty alleviation in Thailand

Sex education is a topic that is usually broached with caution. But one non-governmental organisation in Thailand has opted to not skirt around the issue but tackle it head on.

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When being green pays

Environmental issues are becoming increasingly hard to ignore these days. For many companies, it has become a licence to operate. Those who don’t consider the environmental impact of their operations will find themselves at a disadvantage, not just because their competitors are doing it, but also because the public demands it.

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Keeping the momentum on sustainability

Given the current financial crisis, there is no question that sustainability has taken a bit of a hit of late.

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A roadmap to sustainable transport

The massive efforts to save the automobile industry will keep it going for a few more years. But for the industry to survive beyond that, it must introduce not just new car models but a whole new set of business models.

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Measuring the green label

When it comes to understanding the environmental impact of products, life cycle assessment (LCA), an analytic method developed nearly two decades ago, is beginning to take root.

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A new chapter for energy

If the birth of renewable energy in the US can be pinpointed to the early 1970s, following the first Middle East oil crisis, then Lee Bailey has literally bought into most of it.

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Social entrepreneurs find silver lining in economic downturn

Social enterprises are not immune to the effects of the economic downturn. Jop Blom, a social entrepreneur based in Amsterdam, says as companies turn their attention to survival, they are focusing on reducing costs and corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects are cut as these are not regarded as a priority during these times.

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Extending a hand to businesses wanting to make a difference

Ever played Mikado or ‘pick-up-sticks’? It’s a game that requires skill, strategic planning and a steady hand. Serra Titiz decided to call her company 'Mikado' because it's an unusual name name in Turkey, but mostly because that's what her company is there for: to provide skills, strategy and a steady hand to businesses which want to make an impact in society.

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Exploring the migration of patient classification systems worldwide

Robert Goldsmith

It has been called the most significant innovation in US medical financing since the Second World War. Introduced in 1983, the Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) system for classifying patients gave healthcare providers and payers a tool to manage patient care and slow the rising cost of health care. Since then, DRGs, or patient classification systems (PCSs) as they are known outside the US, have caught the attention of health care policymakers around the world.

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An unlikely hero

Somaly Mam is a driven, dynamic, inspiring and indefatigable leader. Those are some of the qualities that make her one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people and a CNN Hero.

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Leadercast: Patrick Kron, Chairman and CEO of Alstom

In what has been called one of the more successful corporate turnarounds of all time, Patrick Kron, Chairman and CEO of Alstom reveals how he managed to deliver the previously-troubled company from a commercial crisis.

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Putting the squeeze on sustainability spending

In an economic downturn, budgets get cut – whether they be for training, travel, marketing or PR activities. But these cuts go well beyond the normal discretionary items. Where companies had recently started spending money to promote and enhance their sustainability, they are now refocusing their attention on cost-cutting instead.

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A hive of social activity

Behind the doors at no. 84 rue de Jemmapes along St Martin’s Canal in Paris, social entrepreneurs are busy working on their own and with one another to find ‘innovative solutions’ aimed at bringing about change in society.

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Pandemic: examining the limits of corporate social responsibility

Robert Goldsmith

How much responsibility does a company owe society and at what point does that responsibility end?

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CSR in the Gulf region

By now, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not only a familiar concept in many parts of the world, it has also become de rigeur in companies who appreciate the fact that CSR can make good business sense.