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1 January 2007

[PDF] Building Linkages for Competitive and Responsible Entrepreneurship

Author: Jane Nelson, The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

As the [OECD] has commented…”Increasing economic growth is essential – but it is not enough. The quality of growth –its sustainability, composition and equity – is equally important”…In many developing countries achieving this goal [improving the...

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1 January 2006

[PDF] Conflict and Project Finance: exploring options for better management of conflict risk

Author: Corene Crossin, Jessie Banfield - International Alert

This background paper focuses on the linkages between project finance and conflict. Project finance is frequently used to fund investments in higher-risk developing countries – particularly for large infrastructure and natural resource extraction...

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1 February 2005

[PDF] International Companies and Post-Conflict Reconstruction - Cross-Sectoral Comparisons

Author: John Bray, political risk specialist, Control Risks Group

In the worst cases, companies can inadvertently fuel the structural causes of the conflict, undermining prospects for recovery. However, by presenting a vision of a different kind of future, where personal success comes from entrepreneurial initiative...

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20 August 2004

Banks move to repair damaged reputation [Kenya]

Author: John Oyuke, East African Standard

According to an internal survey of bank contribution to Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) in Kenya, more banks than ever before are funding social development programmes. [refers to Barclays, NIC Bank, Stanbic Bank (part of Standard Bank),...

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8 April 2004

South Africa: Special report on a decade of democracy - black economic empowerment

Author: UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

Despite the economic successes of the past 10 years, "vast racial and gender inequalities in the distribution of and access to wealth, income, skills and employment persist" and, "as a consequence, our economy continues to perform below its full...

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10 February 2004

Dalai Lama's envoy praises gold fields for its ethical stance

Author: Sherilee Bridge, Sunday Times [So. Africa]

If the mine had gone ahead, Sino Gold would have been the first foreign company to mine in Tibet since its invasion. [Sino Gold is owned by Gold Fields, Standard Bank London (part of Standard Bank So. Africa), Colonial First State, Refco, Intl....

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14 November 2003

So. Africa: Business says 'no' to apartheid payouts

Author: Christelle Terreblanche, Cape Argus [So. Africa]

Big business has categorically refused invitations to a round-table discussion with apartheid victims on reparations...But the meeting did agree to extend the Business Trust...for another five-year term to help the government with community...

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3 April 2002

World summit firm gets more donors, needs more cash

Author: Reuters

Organisers of a world development summit to be held in Johannesburg later this year said yesterday it had secured more money from local firms but still lacked a third of funds needed to meet its budget...State-owned firms Eskom, the South African Post...

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