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eBay Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Internet Sales Tax

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Brief urges the Court to consider the consequences of taxing independent small businesses in states where they do not have facilities, employees or a voice in the local political process.

An Ambitious Vision for a Sustainable Future of Work: Randstad Joins WBCSD

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GENEVA, April 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Randstad has today become the first HR services provider to join almost 200 other forward-thinking companies at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). 

This Woman Is Building Products to Encourage Tunisians to Use Public Spaces

Entrepreneurial training helps expand business and create new jobs.
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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

This Woman Uses All-Natural, Local Ingredients to Make Soap and Cosmetics in Tunisia

With the help of the HP LIFE program Amina was able to launch her own business at age 29.
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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

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This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

Brands Tackle Global Challenges in the Magnitude of Billions

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A strategic approach to solving the most critical problems around the world starts with a look at sobering numbers. The World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Risks Report highlights that 70% of young people live on less than US$3.10 per day, and 90% of the world’s population breathes polluted air.[i] The World Economic Forum has listed economic inequality as one of the most important global trends of our time.[ii]

World Trade Organization Says eBay Champions Small Businesses

The recognition highlights eBay’s work to promote economic development in underserved areas.
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by Hanne Melin and Fabian Stächelin, eBay EMEA

What if we tried to facilitate international selling for entrepreneurs in underserved areas on our platform? What impact could we have on these communities? What new and unique inventory could we source? And what would it take?

Giving Small Businesses the World--While Keeping Jobs Close to Home

by Chris Librie, Head of Global Impact and Giving, eBay
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"It means more jobs. People can live where they work. People can enjoy their community–and also make money–while being part of a global community and economy that’s never been possible before." That’s how Grace Kontur, founder of Kontur Wood Works, describes the impact of complementing the brick-and-mortar businesses she owns with her father and brother with selling on eBay.

WBCSD's Panorama Podcast | How to Feed 9 Billion People Within Planetary Boundaries

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To mark our 10th Panorama podcast, we take a closer look at the global food system: what are the challenges and what do we need to change to be able to feed 9 billion people by 2050? Joining us in our studio to discuss these issues is  Joanna Kane-Potaka, Director, Strategic Marketing and Communication at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

Listen to this podcast on our Panorama iTunes channel.

Impact Measurement Impacting Lives: How Female Coffee Farmers in Kenya Are Improving Yields and Incomes With Data

by Vava Angwenyi, Founder & Chief Coffaholic Vava Coffee; Co-founder & Director Gente Del Futuro
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I write this reeling from the recent surge in market visibility for women coffee farmers in Kenya’s Rift Valley. These women have been working tirelessly to improve coffee quality, increase volumes to record highs and diversify their revenue streams to include freshly-roasted packaged coffee.

Expert Interview with Juhani Grossmann, Anti-Corruption Expert

Supporting developing countries to implement transparent, accountable government systems
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Juhani Grossmann has been implementing anti-corruption and election programs in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia for more than 15 years. He currently leads the team from MSI, A Tetra Tech Company, that is implementing the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Strengthening Integrity and Accountability program (USAID CEGAH) in Indonesia. His team supports 17 Indonesian agencies, including the Corruption Eradication Commission, the Supreme Audit Board, and the Administrative Reform Ministry, in improving their accountability mechanisms.

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