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Wal-Mart should win Nobel Prize...for what?

"Wal-Mart deserves the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize. And the Vatican may want to beatify the world's largest retailer." That's how a Canadian journalist leads his article in entertaining fashion.

He argues that the giant U.S. retailer should be the recipient of the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize, among other reasons, because it creates thousands of jobs each year in developing countries.

Smaller firms seek links up the chain

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SME representatives came together in Kampala last month for a workshop hosted by the World Bank Institute and its partners, including the Africa Capacity Building Foundation and Enterprise Uganda. The focus was managing company social and environmental impacts.

Going green for the holidays

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Feeling guilty at the excesses of yet another office party or Secret Santa exchange? Envirowise in the UK has come up with a company guide to a green Christmas. Most suggestions are pretty undemanding, but hopefully the impact adds up given the sharp spike in waste generated by the typical holiday season.

And the vote is in…

Alexis Sampson and Michael Jarvis sum up this year's International Business Forum:

The lights dimmed in the Preston Auditorium and the tension rose as the results were calculated. Having generated and then prioritized host of recommendations over the course of the IBF, delegates voted to rank their final top ten. Despite the risky reliance on electronic voting machines, the system worked and the results were reassuringly conclusive.