3 Ethical Business Strategies You Can Use to Maximize Earnings

There’s a stereotype in the business world that ethical companies are typically less profitable than their peers. But in today's world, this stereotype doesn't really ring true. Good ethics are good for business, plain and simple. Here are five ways you can maximize profits, the ethical way: Consider Insourcing and Reshoring It’s fine if you don’t get it right at first. Amway, an American company that sells products ranging from beauty items to vitamins, didn’t get it right. Six … [Read more...]

Celebrate Africa, Supporting Female Farmers in Tanzania!

Fortunata and her child at home in Ameru, Kilimanjaro region. Copyright: WFP/Jen Kunz. Fortunata is a single mother of four living in Ameru, a small village in the Hai district of northwest Tanzania. High food prices and her community's dependence on agriculture in a region where rainfall is irregular and droughts are severe meant it was a daily struggle for Fortunata to feed her family. Fortunata's one-and-a-half acre plot yielded green beans, but the lack of water was a constant … [Read more...]

Celebrating World Heritage Day 2013

“World Heritage Day” With the aim of preserving and conserving the world’s culture and its tremendous heritage, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) designated the eighteenth day of the month of April of every year i.e. 18th April as International Day for Monuments and Sites, which is popularly known as “World Heritage Day”. Every year there is a theme around which the celebrations across the world revolve. This year’s theme is the Heritage of Education (schools, … [Read more...]

Dr. Vandana Shiva – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman said to have the heart of a soldier. This powerhouse holds her passion in the world of activism working for a global reality, working to rise above world hunger and helping to educate people about “sustainability and ecological principles.”         WOMAN of ACTION™     Dr. Vandana Shiva         Vandana Shiva (Hindi: वन्दना शिवा; b. 5 November … [Read more...]

Dublin joins UN Women in ‘Global Safe Cities Initiative’

In February 2013, the 8th WACAP Forum was held in Dublin, Ireland on the theme of Making Cities Smart, Safe and Sustainable. The Forum explored the use of smart technologies and performance measurement systems that can contribute to sustainable development and the evolution of innovative city approaches to promote safety, with a key focus on poverty reduction. The event was expected to bring together 1,000 high level delegates, including mayors, municipal civil servants, innovators at the … [Read more...]

“Development Advocate” is out, 12 compelling stories

MEMBER OF A LOCAL WOMEN’S COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION IN PAKISTAN, ONE OF MORE THAN 1,000 SUCH ORGANIZATIONS AIDED BY UNDP’S REFUGEE AFFECTED AND HOSTING AREAS PROGRAMME “As in last year’s issue, these stories highlight UNDP’s critical work on poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and the environment and sustainable development,” said UNDP head Helen Clark in a letter to readers. “They remind us that people are and always will be the centre of UNDP’s work.” … [Read more...]

How to Stop and Do Nothing?, Sally Lever :)

How to Stop and Do Nothing? (Why it's Important for Our Health and Well-being) One of the prerequisites for downshifting and leading a more sustainable life is for us to slow down. According to Jonathan Porritt, “Speed is the enemy of sustainable living”. When we opt for speed, then we tend to prioritise convenience over and above sustainability and this inevitably results in our consuming more and caring less about our personal wellbeing and that of the planet. What I’m … [Read more...]

Mali: Shea tree empowers women

Many women in Mali know all about the benefits of the shea tree. They've been gathering its fruit for years to produce soaps and various products to sell. Now, production hovers at 80,000 tons per year – but it has the potential to reach 250,000 tons and improve lives. Vitellaria paradoxa (previously Butyrospermum parkii), commonly known as shea tree, shi tree, /ˈʃiː/ or /ˈʃiː.ə/, or vitellaria, is a tree of the Sapotaceae family indigenous to Africa, occurring in Mali, Cameroon, Congo, Côte … [Read more...]

Rosetta Stander – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of yet another trail blazer, working from the grass roots of our world to create a sustainable, positive change for the Women of our World. This powerhouse of spirit has taken into her own heart the lives of women from all over the world, reaching them inside their own villages, towns and cities ; enabling them to 'stand on their own two feet'.     WOMAN of ACTION™ Rosetta Stander   The end of the … [Read more...]

Palestinian Women use traditional embroidery to escape poverty

Women use traditional Palestinian embroidery to escape poverty March 2012 Beit Surik, West Bank One of several villages trapped between the separation Barrier to the east and the border with Israel to the west, Beit Surik is a small village overlooked from all directions by illegal Israeli settlements. Before the Barrier’s construction, people and trade flowed freely across these borders. Today, permits and checkpoints make employment in either Israel or the West Bank nearly impossible for … [Read more...]

Queen Rania supports Education for All Children! – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is pleased to Celebrate the Life in this tribute to an Amazing Woman, "As you educate a woman, you educate the family. If you educate the girls, you educate the future." ~ Queen Rania ....a Tribute of Celebration to an Amazing Woman's LIFE! WOMAN of ACTION™ Queen Rania of Jordan ...launching Global Education Campaign, April 2010 The Queen of Jordan was in Washington, DC to help launch “The Big Read” as … [Read more...]

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