Alltop répertorie de nombreux articles sur l'entrepreneuriat social à travers le monde
27.03.2017 10 of Europe's most remarkable trees
27.03.2017 All you need is one
Management is an aspect of the business that doesn’t have the same specific duties some of the other parts of the business have. While an accountant will always know quite clearly the expertise and responsibilities he or she has, a manager needs to have a much broader set of skills, with the tasks ranging depending […]
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27.03.2017 The Six Choices I Made to Reclaim My Life
27.03.2017 First Steps for Corporate Zero Waste
27.03.2017 Venture Design Incubator - FrogVentures
Frog formalized a venture arm–a small experimental group called FrogVentures, tasked with helping entrepreneurs launch new products, often in exchange for equity. It was a risky move, especially at a difficult time for many design firms like Frog, as large tech companies hoovered up talent and brought design services in-house. But the gamble paid off. FrogVentures’s portfolio company LQD WiFi, which makes kiosks for cities that deliver free Wi-Fi, emergency alerts, and other information, sold to Verizon in 2016...[more]
27.03.2017 Is this the start of an SDG reporting boom?
26.03.2017 Third Time’s the Charm
26.03.2017 Business Process Management Life Cycle
Organizations have objectives to accomplish and goals to achieve. It could be the delivery of products or services to end-users, or the performance of support services to ensure customer satisfaction. It could be the transformation of raw materials into parts that are subsequently assembled to create a final product. It can even be the proper […]
26.03.2017 Moving From Ideation to Evaluation
26.03.2017 Links we like: resource innovation
25.03.2017 How to Write a Business Continuity Plan
Except for time-bound enterprises, or business ventures that are started with the intention of terminating operations and liquidating the business at the end of a year or two, businesses are established with a long-term outlook. They would want their business to earn profits, and to continue operating profitably for an indefinite, but long period of […]
25.03.2017 India's grassroots Innovation awards
Not all aging gadgets will be safely dismantled and have their components scrapped or re-used when dropped off at local US recycling centers, according to Basel Action Network (BAN), an environmental nonprofit. [...]
The post How to Properly Recycle Electronics Avoiding Environment, Human Rights Abuse appeared first on SocialEarth.
Manufacturers can save on materials and labor by designing multiple lifecycles into their products — thus enabling remanufacturing, or the rebuilding of original products using a combination of reused or recycled parts.
The post How Remanufacturing Can Reduce Material, Labor Costs Across Industries appeared first on Environmental Leader.
The latest issue of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine features a special report on open-source robotics hardware and its impact in the field. We’ve seen how, over the last several years, open source software—platforms like the Robot Operating System (ROS), Gazebo, and OpenCV, among others—has played a huge role in helping researchers and companies build robots better and faster. Can the same thing happen with robot hardware?
Women’s World Banking Asset Management (“WAM”) seeks a consultant to study the advantages / disadvantages of various approaches to the Fund design and strategy. WAM will ask the consultant to conduct a series of interviews with peer group fund managers, prospective investors, marketers, and legal counsel to benchmark current best practices for successful impact funds, and to share results and recommendations with WAM leadership.
The post RFP: WAM Impact Investment Market Study Consultant appeared first on Women's World Banking.
Gomis will be speaking about materiality assessments at the 2017 Environmental Leader Conference in June. Recently we caught up with him to understand the challenges and benefits involved — and why a materiality assessment is worth undertaking.
The post Look Under the Hood with a Materiality Assessment: Q&A with Amath Gomis appeared first on Environmental Leader.
Marketing is such a broad topic that it no longer comes as surprise when we realize there are other aspects of it that we didn’t know about. In fact, even marketers, or people who are heavily engaged in marketing processes, will tell you that they do not know everything about this discipline or business aspect. […]
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24.03.2017 Social Business Roundup: The Problem with Sachets, the Beauty of Rats and the Dark Side of Cross-Selling
24.03.2017 Phileol-HVC : Biopesticide Company
24.03.2017 Diplomacy in a changing world
Half the world's poor are farmers. While many see this as a sombering fact, Andrew Youn sees it as an opportunity.
As co-founder of One Acre Fund, Youn seeks to empower farmers with the tools and knowledge they need to end hunger and poverty.
In this inspirational Ted talk, Young lists 3 reasons why humanity can win the war against poverty.
Take a look at some of the largest businesses today, and you are likely to be blown away by the numbers they boast in terms of capitalization, revenue and profitability. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer according to Forbes, reported USD 482.13 billion in revenue and USD 14.7 billion net income as of February 2016. There […]
23.03.2017 Modern App Virus Warning Removal
This guide was created to help iPhone users remove the Modern App virus warning. The current article will give you some important information regarding an iPhone application known as Modern App Virus Warning that many people have reported as potentially unwanted due to its obstructive and intrusive behavior. What this app does once it gets installed […]
23.03.2017 Modernappz.net Scam Virus Removal
The following guide was created to remove the Modernappz.net scam virus from users’ iPhones. Adware programs can be the most annoying type of software you’ll ever encounter and one its most recent representatives has set out to prove that theory. It goes by the name of Modernappz.net Scam Virus and if you have discovered its annoying […]
The following guide was created to help iPhone users remove the “Your apple iPhone is infected by 6 viruses” scam from their machines. Because you have landed on this page, we’re guessing you have joined the ranks of those non-believers, who thought Apple products were immune to adware. Unfortunately, that is not the case, as the […]
The post “Your apple iPhone is infected by 6 viruses” Scam Removal appeared first on Dowser.
Welcome to our BlackJockerCrypter Virus removal guide. The following instructions will aid you in removing the unwanted software from your PC for free. Welcome to the BlackJockerCrypter Virus removal guide. On this page, you are going to read about this new Ransomware threat and the possible ways of dealing with it. In case that you have […]
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23.03.2017 How to Remove Launchpad.org “Virus”
Welcome to our Launchpad.org “Virus” removal guide. The following instructions will aid you in removing the unwanted software from your PC. Are you disturbed by an intrusive piece of software named Launchpad.org “Virus”, which has taken over your Chrome or Firefox browser recently? It has probably imposed some changes to your homepage, added a new […]
The United Nations is marking World Water Day (March 22) by highlighting an overlooked solution to the growing global water crisis: wastewater.
We are talking about the water that flows down the drain after washing or flushing the toilet, and water used in industrial manufacturing processes. On World Water Day, the UN is urging everyone—from individuals to businesses to nations—to reduce and reuse wastewater.
“Why on earth do we waste water, one of our most precious resources, when the global population is growing and demand for water is increasing,” asked Guy Ryder, director-general of UN Water.
“Before you cringe at the thought of drinking your leftover wash water and leftover urine, keep in mind that the water that we end up with is purer than most of the water that you drink at home,” says Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield
Back on Earth, more than 80 percent of wastewater produced by society is released back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused. Freshwater is a limited, precious resource, and the global demand is increasing. Our attitudes and behaviors assume that we have an unlimited and abundant supply of freshwater. We waste our freshwater—and our wastewater.
The demand for water is expected to double by 2030. At the same time, the quantity of wastewater generated is increasing because of population growth, rapid urbanization, and economic development.
We have an incredible opportunity to upscale wastewater collection and management systems, and encourage the development and implementation of technologies promoting the conservation and reuse of wastewater in homes, cities, industry and agriculture.
We don’t all need to be drinking recycled urine like astronauts. There are many ways we can reuse wastewater. For example, in our homes we can reuse gray water (wastewater from baths, sinks, washing machine, etc.) for gardens. Cities can treat and reuse wastewater for green spaces. Industry can repurpose wastewater heating and cooling systems. And, agriculture can treat and reuse wastewater for irrigation and food production. These are just a handful of examples of how wastewater can be reused—the possibilities are abundant.
In developing countries, the potential to reduce and reuse waste water is enormous. Investment in wastewater collection and management systems in developing countries would improve population health, create business opportunities, and increase access to safe drinking water.
Globally, 1.8 billion people consume drinking water contaminated by fecal matter, which increases their risk of contracting life-threatening infectious diseases such as cholera, typhoid, and dysentery. About 842,000 deaths each year are blamed on unsafe drinking water, poor sanitation, and poor hygiene. In addition, many sources of drinking water are polluted by industrial discharge, presenting numerous health concerns—many of which we are only beginning to understand.
By 2050, about 70 percent of the global population will live in urban areas. At the moment, most cities in developing countries do not have the appropriate infrastructure and resources for the efficient and sustainable management of wastewater. The rapid rate of urbanization in developing countries demands for investment in wastewater management technologies and systems.
Wastewater is undervalued as a sustainable source of water. It is a precious resource, rather than “waste” to be thrown out.
The economic cost of wastewater management is outweighed by the benefits to economic development, population health, and environmental sustainability. And, the development of wastewater management systems provides new business opportunities and creates green jobs.
“We shouldn’t be looking at wastewater as something to ignore and discard,” says Guy Ryder, director-general of UN Water, “We need to see it as a valuable resource that we can use for the benefit of people and the ecosystem.”
22.03.2017 Crowdsourcing climate change in Indonesia
The World Economic Forum includes financial literacy as one of six core ‘foundational literacies’ essential for students to thrive in the 21st century economy. Supporting the next generation to manage [...]
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21.03.2017 The Evolution of an Individual.
21.03.2017 Happy World Water Day!
Before use, Indonesian tap water must be boiled to eliminate any water-borne diseases. Unfortunately, boiling water is time consuming, costly to continually purchase wood or gas for the stove and, potentially, still unsafe to drink. Moreover, boiling water is not an environmentally sustainable practice as it releases carbon-dioxide into the air and contributes to deforestation. Alternatively, people can buy pre-filtered water from stores, although this option is expensive.
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Of all global internet users, 46 percent share social content on a regular basis. Only nine percent of people don’t share anything at all. Also of not – among all US internet users, 70 percent share social content The type of content that brands upload has the most profound impact on its shareability. Infographics, for example, are shared three times more… read more →
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21.03.2017 YEC Event Recap: YEC L.A. Founders Dinner
A social media campaign raised $1 million for Somalian aid: Middle East Monitor
The African Global Economic and Development Summit reports that every single African citizen who requested a visa was rejected: Guardian Africa
In Thailand, indigenous advocacy groups are calling for justice after a Lahu activist was shot dead in an extrajudicial killing: The Nation
According to this global report, it might be time to move to Norway.
Rajab Sarraj and Hassan Skaik from the Gaza Strip are preparing to launch the first women’s sports academy by June 2017: Al Monitor
Chinese authorities apprehend 4 individuals suspected of stealing over 80 fossilized dinosaur eggs: BBC Asia
Global CO2 emission levels plateau for the third year in a row: Scientific American
Seasonal flooding has long been a fact of life for Jakarta’s 30 million inhabitants. However, in recent years, rising seas and torrential monsoon rains have swamped the city’s flood controls and pushed its seawall to within inches of topping.
The Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency long relied on a static pdf map of the city to help Jakartans stay out of danger and navigate the flooding. Updated only four times a day, the map was rarely able to capture the city's rapidly changing flood conditions.
In 2014, as frustrations over the agency’s approach to flood management began to mount, a group of concerned researchers and local Jakartans got together to engineer a solution of their own.
Created as a partnership between the Urban Risk Lab at MIT and the National Disaster Management Agency, PetaBencana uses social media to gather, sort and display information about flooding and other natural disasters in real time. In effect, the program democratizes disaster relief, using local knowledge to build local solutions.
PetaBencana uses CogniCity, an open-source software app, to comb Twitter and other social media for keywords, like “flood,” paired with geotagged photos. The app then combines this information with official reports to produce an online flood map with up-to-the-minute accuracy.
When government makes all the decisions, “we have a bottleneck of information,” says Etienne Turpin, a cofounder of PetaBencana. “But if real-time information is being collected, validated and shared, then we have 31 million decision makers deciding, 'Should I drive this way? Should I avoid a certain area?’”
PetaBencana’s maps aren’t just useful for commuters; they’ve become an invaluable tool for emergency responders as well. Since 2015, PetaBencana has become a daily part of the government’s emergency management operations, even prompting Jakarta’s governor to proclaim online flood reporting a civic duty.
In early 2017, PetaBencana expanded its coverage to Surabaya and Bandung, Indonesia’s second and third largest cities. Meanwhile, the program’s crowdsourced approach is gaining traction internationally, with PetaBencana being heralded as a model for community engagement in future disaster relief efforts.
As top-down oriented climate initiatives continue to run into roadblocks, you can expect to see more organizations adopting PetaBencana’s crowdsourced approach to disaster relief, turning to citizens—and their selfies—to save lives.