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De Beers Group Diamond Mine Backs Rugby at Ground Level

Rugby grounds belonging to Debswana’s Jwaneng diamond mine are the home for a third rugby centre supported by the country’s Re Ba Bona Ha programme.
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Debswana, a joint venture between De Beers Group and the Government of the Republic of Botswana, has already invested P6.5 million in the programme.

Jwaneng mine’s Services Manager Isaac Tswetla called on local teams to make good use of the rugby facilities and to host international games there.

Dole Pineapple Workers Open Community Center Thanks to Fair Trade

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Originally published by Fair Trade Certified

Dole Food Company and Fair Trade USA jointly announced today the inauguration of two new community centers near Dole’s Muelle and Bosque Farms in Costa Rica, made possible by Fair Trade purchases made at Whole Foods Market stores, which drive additional money to pineapple farmworkers to invest in projects of their choosing. The commencement events at the two locations took place on December 5th and 6th, 2017.

WBCSD's Panorama Podcast | A Deep-dive Into Water: Resolving a Global Crisis

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With the world on the precipice of a water crisis, what do we need to do to better manage this precious natural resource? And what role can business play? To discuss this, I’m joined by Henk Ovink, the Netherland’s Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Diane Holdorf, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP at Kellogg’s, and Tatiana Fedotova, The World Business Council’s Water Director.

Atlas Copco Partners with CAN’d Aid to Provide Clean Drinking Water for Communities in Need

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ROCK HILL, S.C., December 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has partnered with the CAN’d Aid Foundation to support the non-profit’s TOWNS program, which helps rebuild cities after disasters and provides families with clean drinking water. With Atlas Copco’s donation of $50,000 dollars, CAN’d Aid has been able to supply 96,000 cans of water to victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

What Is Effective Leadership? 'It Comes Down to Four Things'

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Pittsburgh Quarterly magazine asked five high-​profile executives, including Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Demchak. 

What do you believe to be the most important ingredients of successful leadership? Bill's interview from the magazine is below.

Effective leadership can take many forms, but in my experience, it comes down to four things.

Building Resilience in the Philippines Through Microinsurance

Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions (CLIS) joins Business Call to Action by providing vulnerable Filipinos with affordable microinsurance tailored to their needs
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Microensurer Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Solutions (CLIS) has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to increase the number of Filipinos covered by microinsurance from 6 million in 2016 to 8 million in 2020, expanding insurance coverage to 60 percent of the country’s population.

More Than Philanthropy: SDGs Present an Estimated US$12 Trillion in Market Opportunities for Private Sector Through Inclusive Business

Inclusive business practices can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals while opening up new market opportunities for companies
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by Nazila Vali, Programme Analyst Private Sector, UNDP

The vast majority of the reports, papers or articles about development start with the numerous complex issues and challenges yet to be solved. Our work - as well as how it is perceived - could change drastically if, instead, we chose to focus on the incredible opportunities yet to be seized.

Good Health for All People in Colombia

Colombian health innovator Bive joins Business Call to Action by providing low-income families with access to timely, high-quality and affordable healthcare
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Colombia-based social enterprise Bive Healthcare has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide more than 27,000 low-income clients with access to timely, high-quality and low-cost healthcare services. To achieve this, the company will scale up its inclusive health model to three new regions across Colombia by 2020.

The Business of Food Security

Leveraging commercial sustainability to help bolster health; nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions
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Patrick Norrell, director of agriculture and economic growth for Tetra Tech International Development Services, discusses the importance of incorporating commercial sustainability into food security programs, which in turn will help make economic growth more inclusive and resilient. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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