Bangladesh

New Fire and Safety Accord Protects Bangladesh Apparel Workers

(3BL Media/Just Means)- Bangladesh is the world's second largest garment producer. Apparel workers quickly produce cheaply made clothing in order to satiate the American, fast fashion addiction. But atypical of most addictions, it's the producer in this case-not the user- who continues to suffer the deathly repercussions of the drug: 1,136 deathly 'repercussions' in six months, to be exact.

Canadians Respond to Bangladesh Factory Collapse

clothingonrackAs the bad news from Bangladesh continues, with the death toll from the Rana Plaza building collapses surpassing a gut-wrenching 1,000, and additional deaths in a separate factory fire last week, Canadians, from corporations to NGOs, are responding to the tragic circumstances in a variety of ways.

Mother Nature Network Launches Walmart-Sponsored Editorial Section

Mother Nature Network's "Leaderboard" features stories of inspiring leaders as well as advertorials from Walmart, which sponsors the site.

Mother Nature Network's "Leaderboard" features stories of inspiring leaders as well as advertorials from Walmart, which sponsors the site.

Climate Change Could Cause 100 Million Deaths by 2030, Warns New Report

flood-bangladesh-dhakaThe combined climate-carbon crisis is responsible for five million deaths annually and costs the world economy 1.6% of global gross domestic product (GDP), according to a new report commissioned by 20 of the world's most vulnerable countries.

Novo Nordisk Launches ‘Blueprint for Change’ Case on Bangladesh

Novo Nordisk made available the fourth case of its Blueprint for Change series, which focuses on Bangladesh.

A Little Money Goes a Long Way: A Record 137 Million Microloans Issued to the World’s Poorest in 2010

3402975163_07c23665ea_b"If you are talking about the...poorest segment, the question is, do they really see themselves in the long run? Do they have dreams? My experience most of them don’t. The only thing that concerns them is the day to day, how they will survive today and tomorrow." -- Gilbert Maramba, Negros Women of Tomorrow Foundation, Philippines

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