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Can Brands Be Too Big To Do Good?

6 August 2012 -

(Daniel Baylis)

In kindergarten we’re all taught to play fair. It’s the golden rule, the ethic of reciprocity: treat others as you would like to be treated. Yet when it comes to the business world, what becomes of this golden rule? The individual rule of “being good to one another” does not have an equivalent proverb when we consider larger human systems, especially in regards to the corporate world.

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Hewlett Packard: Using IT to help revolutionise healthcare in Kenya

15 July 2012 -

Computer science students at Strathmore University in Nairobi have developed coding for a database giving health workers online access to lab results for infants who have been tested for HIV.

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Will we shwop til we dwop at Marks and Spencer?

11 June 2012 -

(Mallen Baker)

More and more of those companies that are committed to sustainability are experimenting with ways to influence the way customers behave. Marks and Spencer are not exactly new to that experiment – but they have just launched a high profile attempt to take it a stage further.

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NASCAR’s Increasingly Green Flag

11 June 2012 -

(Mother Jones)

Can a sport devoted to gas-guzzling machines ever be a good environmental steward? Well, the stock car racing industry is trying—and is seeing results.

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ING Awards $100,000 To Combat Childhood Obesity

22 September 2011 -

(MediaPost) by Tanya Irwin – September 8, 2011
ING has awarded 50 schools from 24 states with grants of up to $2,500 to help fund running programs aimed at combating childhood obesity.

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Charity funding: How to approach business for help

8 August 2011 -

(The Guardian) By Helen Barrett – July 26, 2011
Last year, corporate social responsibility (CSR) partnerships generated £2bn for charities, according to figures from the NCVO. That makes them a significant source of income.

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Pop-up beach store benefits global water charity

21 July 2011 -

(Springwise.com) july 4, 2011 – H&M has already appeared on our virtual pages once before for its innovative partnership with fashion blogger Elin Kling, but recently we found cause to cover the Swedish clothing retailer again. The topic this time? A pop-up store H&M recently ran in the Netherlands to benefit global charity WaterAid.

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