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Fighting poverty profitably?

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Is engagement in development a genuine business opportunity? Maybe so according to a new report Fighting Poverty – A Business Opportunity by InWEnt, United Nations Global Compact, World Bank Institute and Instituto Ethos.

2006 Webby Awards

The nominees for the 2006 Webby Awards have been announced. Two notable nominees: the World Bank’s YouThink! for best advocacy site, and for best business (for development) blog. You can cast your vote through the People’s Voice option.

Fair trade fair enough?

A common criticism of fair trade coffee is that very little of the price markup goes back to the farmers themselves. So now, if you really want to cut out the middlemen, you can buy 1,000 pounds of top-quality coffee beans direct from the farmers, thanks to Cup of Excellence. After a rigorous competition, these coffee-lovers select the best beans from six Latin American countries and auction them on their site.