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Sunday, December 25, 2005

This long section shows you how over a billion dollars was collected at a 3 day networkers event of the Great and Good and what they are focusing on - reports needed from citizens of the world in terms of which of these projects open source for humanity. Let's give Clinton a chance to prove his new vision...I do assume that New York will take a lead role in this especially as I truly cannot describe how much I admire Mary Robinson as the original founder of the Global Initiative Movement there. I was lucky enough to see her kick off Collapsing World in 2003- in my view the most extraodinary network developed by ordinary people until you can link me in to a deeper one. Mary's spent most of her focus on cheerleading grassroots initiatives, so feel free to skip this section if that's what you most want to look for.

Clinton's new vision: In my lifetime now, I am obseessed by only 2 things. I dont want anybody to die before their time. And I dont want to see good people spend their energies without making a difference. You chnage the reality of human history by systemic 1 2 3 action.

Clinton Global Initiatives -Commitments as at Dec 2005:
ACCION International and Unitus: Strategic Alliance Providing Micro-Finance Services to 15 Million of India’s Under-Privileged
ACCION International and Unitus will form a strategic alliance to provide permanent and sustainable microfinance services to 15 million of India’s under-privileged population within the next 10 years, thus serving as catalysts to the creation of a large-scale and profitable microfinance industry in India. Read More
The Africa-America Institute : US-Africa Financial Fellows Exchange Program
US-Africa Financial Fellows Exchange Program, a year-long exchange to enhance the expertise of young bankers from Africa and the United States in the financial, capital markets, corporate finance and economic policy areas. Read More
Ameresco: Multifaceted Climate Change Project: Local, State, Travel and Global Arenas
On a local, state and global level, Ameresco will develop a Multifaceted Climate Change Project. Locally, they will work with 160 ICLEI communities to find options for meeting their sustainability commitments. State governments will be encouraged to adopt policies that encourage state and municipal facilities to reduce energy demand and use. Globally, this project will seek to educate other nations about the benefits of landfill gas utilization. Read More
Apollo Alliance: Building a 5-State Coalition for Clean Energy Jobs
The Apollo Alliance, a partnership between the Center for American Progress and the Campaign for America’s Future will build and support real coalitions for change in California, Ohio, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin to advance better energy policy during 2006 and beyond. This five-state campaign will build on Apollo’s regional organizing, moving concrete legislation and mobilizing powerful political constituencies toward clean energy policy action. Read More
Daniel S. Abraham: Israeli-Palestinian Peace and Reconciliation
"Insight on Incitement", a project of Queens College, CUNY, will provide research and recommendations to combat the incitement that has plagued Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation. This is the first of several projects supported by Philanthropist Daniel S. Abraham in the area of promoting a lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace. Read More
Basic Energy: Wind Power for the Dominican Republic
Basic Energy. Ltd. will build two wind energy power plants totaling 109 megawatts in the Dominican Republic for a total investment of over $130 million. They will provide energy services (electricity) while addressing global warming, reducing 400,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year: ultimately, to promote development and environmental protection. Read More
BBC World Service Trust Partner Organizations: Internews: The African Media Development Initiative (AMDI)
Over a five-year period, the BBC World Service Trust, in partnership with Internews, Reuters Foundation, Article 19, Media Institute of Southern Africa, PANOS, West African Media Foundation, and Rhodes University School of Journalism will develop the African Media Development Initiative which will seek to increase the resources, duration and scale of media in Africa. Read More
Biodiesel America: Biodiesel for Katrina: Restoration and Climate Mitigation
Biodiesel for Katrina: Restoration and Climate Mitigation, a project sponsored by numerous entities including biodiesel America, will make an initial investment of $50,000 leading up to $1 million in services. They will assist in the immediate recovery of South Louisiana oil producing and fishing towns; provide the first public data and photographs on the 36 oil derricks that are currently damaged and facilitate long term sustainability recovery of the damaged areas. Read More
Catholic Relief Services: Sudan - Education for Peace:
The Sudan – Education for Peace Project promotes peace and development by linking education and peace-building program activities. Over the next two years, Catholic Relief Services commits $996,000 to continue the incorporation of peace and conflict resolution curricula into the Catholic educational system in Bahr el Ghazal and Eastern Equatoria. Read More
Center for American Progress: Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative
The Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative of the Center for American Progress will address the interrelated concerns of AIDS and poverty, as part of its Prophetic Public Policy lecture series for 2006. This lecture series will invite speakers to both lecture and write essays on public policy issues through a faith lens, with a focus on Poverty and AIDS. Read More
Cisco Systems: Matching Contributions to the Acumen Fund
Cisco Systems, Inc. and the Sapling Foundation will match dollar for dollar contributions to Acumen Fund up to a total of $1 million, during the Clinton Global Initiative. The Acumen fund will be used to deliver clean water, health and housing to the poor through investments in innovative, social entrepreneurs. Read More
City Year Partner Organization: Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu and the Louisiana Service Commission: City Year Louisiana
City Year Louisiana, in partnership with Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu and the Louisiana Service Commission, will work together to develop a full-time national service program which will engage young civic leaders in relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts in the Gulf Coast areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Read More
The Clinton Global Initiative: Carbon Neutral Clinton Global Initiative
The Clinton Global Initiative, in conjunction with GreenOrder and Baker & McKenzie, will concretely contribute to mitigation of climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through carbon financing renewable energy projects that replace fossil-fuel energy sources. These projects will also assist in alleviating poverty as they were specifically chosen based on the benefits of rural electrification in Nigeria and in Native American land in the U.S. Read More
The Coca-Cola Company: Green Power Purchase Commitment
The Coca-Cola Company, in cooperation with the EPA, Green Strategies and 3 Phases Energy Services, will offset 2% of the electricity consumption of its entire owned and operated manufacturing operations in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico with Green-e certified renewable energy certificates from wind energy sources. Read More
Common Ground Productions (Search for Common Ground): Islamic-Western Reconciliation Reality TV
Common Ground Productions (CGP), a division of Search for Common Ground (SFCG), along with VideoCairoSat (Egypt), have committed to take Islamic-Western reconciliation beyond elite circles to broader populations through a TV series to be aired in the Arab world and the US using a popular reality format. Read More
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Project to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has developed the Pennsylvania Project to Reduce Greenhouse Gases, a multiple-initiative project to deploy clean, renewable and efficient energy technologies which will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while strengthening economic and environmental security. Read More

Dalberg - Global Development Advisors: High-Level Commission on Capacity for Program Delivery
Based on the growing international consensus on key elements of the development agenda and the recent commitment to large increases in resource transfers to the developing world, Dalberg Global Development Advisors has designed, and is in the process of convening a High Level Commission on Capacity for Program Delivery, which aims to systematically address a number of key implementation issues that continue to hamper the ability of the development sector to scale up effective interventions. Read More
Deutsche Bank: Defining New Financial Models for Poverty Alleviation
Deutsche Bank has committed to launching the $75 million Global Microfinance Consortium as a demonstration of a new model of corporate social engagement. The fund will provide financing for MFI’s throughout the developing world while creating a new asset class in which responsible corporations may invest which earns a return while realizing social gains for the world’s poor. Read More
The Dignity Fund Partner Organization: Unitus and others: Micro Credit Lending Facility
The Dignity Fund and Unitus have committed to creating a micro-credit lending facility, placing up to $30 million of debt with leading microfinance organizations around the world to fuel the social empowerment of the poor. The Fund is a pro-bono initiative in which the principals do not take a carried interest or salary from the Fund. Read More
Domini Global Giving Fund Partner Organization: UN Foundation: Domini Global Giving Fund: Healthy Children. Clean Planet. Matched Donation
A partnership between the Domini Foundation and the UN Foundation, the Domini Global Giving Fund, is a donor-advised fund that exclusively supports UN Foundation programs to improve children’s health and protect the world’s natural beauty and precious resources. Read More

Earth Council Foundation : Climate Change and Environment Coalition
Climate Change and Environment Coalition, developed by the Earth Council Foundation, is a global awareness campaign that seeks to multiply the number of CGI pledges to reduce the impact of climate change through prevention and mitigation strategies. Other elements of the campaign include convening an international meeting of NGO leaders and motivating organizations worldwide to be a part of the ongoing efforts of CGI. Read More
Earth Day Network: Global Civic Education Campaign
The Earth Day Network will launch a Global Civic Education program on Climate Change in North America, China, Eastern Europe and the Middle East that will mobilize religious and educational institutions to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of their institutions and constituent members through education and civic action. Read More
EMBARQ: Sustainable Transportation Initiative, Brazil
EMBARQ and the municipality of Porto Alegre will equally fund a bus rapid transit system for the city of Porto Alegre. EMBARQ will provide advice and tools for project management, studies and the basic design of the project. This partnership was established to improve the quality and efficiency of public transportation through the adoption of cleaner fuels, technology and the promotion of the use of non-motorized transport. Read More
Energy Future Coalition: Global Development Bonds
The Energy Future Coalition, the United Nations Foundation, Brookings Institute and the Center for American Progress commit to stimulate and facilitate expanded investments in vitally needed infrastructure, such as roads, water, and electricity through Global Development Bonds, thereby generating more and better job and opportunities. Read More

Foundation for Reconciliation in the Middle East: Engagement with Religious Leaders of Iran
Engagement with Religious Leaders of Iran, due to be launched this year, aims to enable engagement and greater understanding between Iran and the west through a program of inter-religious dialogue and establishment of the Iranian Institute of Peace. The project welcomes additional funds in anticipation of a 2005 launch. Read More

Georgetown Human Rights Institute: Georgetown University Law Center: Human Rights Guarantees in Constitutions of Muslim Countries
Georgetown University Law Center, through its Human Rights Institute, will conduct a study of human rights guarantees in constitutions of predominantly Muslim countries, with a special focus on the treatment of freedom of religion or belief and the ramifications in practice of the status of Islam in constitutional law. Read More
Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS: Healthy Women, Healthy Economies
Healthy Women, Healthy Economies, a program to develop strategies that reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS on women, thus contributing to their economic empowerment by maximizing the full power of the business sector. Read More
Global Exchange (formerly Saudi American Exchange): Global Media Project: Leadership in Development of Global Journalism Code of Ethics Standards
The Global Media Project is a two year initiative of the Global Exchange to develop a international journalism code of ethics standard. The organization seeks $1,000,000 to supplement $200,000 which has been committed by private donors from the Middle East. Read More
Global Fairness Initiative: The Synapse Market Access Fund
The Synapse Market Access Fund, established in 2005 by the Global Fairness Initiative, commits to address the problem of global poverty by operating on the cutting edge of philanthropy, applying investment strategies to charitable giving, identifying organizations with viable business models and innovative approaches to opening new markets and cultivating opportunities for products of grassroots producer. Read More
Global Green USA: Hollywood Climate Action Initiative for Communities
Hollywood Climate Action Initiative for Communities will utilize celebrity spokespeople and activist to generate media attention for its objectives. This initiative crystallized through a partnership with Starbucks ($75,000 per year for two years and two New York Times ads) to develop and advance climate change via strategic corporate partnerships, foundation funding and advocacy. Read More
Global Institute for Tomorrow: GIFT Young Leaders Program
The GIFT Young Leaders Program is a climate change young leadership program in Asia to promote ways in which practical frameworks for sustainable development and interdependence can be demonstrated. This will be done by bringing young business leaders and policy makers together in Asia to agree on such challenges of climate change as promoting renewable energy, forestry and conservation, and stimulating technical innovation. Read More
Goldman Sachs: Land Conservation and Environmental Markets in Chile
Goldman Sachs pledges $10 million to preserve in perpetuity 680,000 acres in Tierra del Fuego, Chile that they gave to the Wildlife Conservation Society in trust for the people of Chile. Additionally, this land conservation project will promote greater stewardship of the environment by adopting an environmental framework that seeks market-based solutions to address environmental problems. Read More
Grameen Foundation USA (GFUSA) Partner Organization: Citigroup: Grameen Microfinance Fund
The Grameen Foundation’s Growth Guarantees Program is a new global, innovative financing tool, developed with Citibank, to accelerate the growth of microfinance, a proven strategy that empowers the world’s poorest to pull themselves out of poverty. The program is anticipated to reach $50 million and is designed to generate up to $300 million in local currency funding to support the microfinance industry’s service to the poor. Read More
Grameen Foundation USA (GFUSA) Partner Organization: Citigroup: Grameen Microfinance Fund
The Grameen Microfinance Fund, a joint initiative of the Grameen Foundation USA (GFUSA) and Citigroup, will be launched as a new global, innovative financing tool to accelerate the growth of microfinance. The fund is anticipated to reach $50 million and is designed to generate up to $300 million in local currency funding to support the microfinance industry’s service to the poor. Read More

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library: Dialogue between Western Christianity and the Indigenous Christianity of the Middle East
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), in partnership with the Institute of Ecumenical and Cultural Research, will host annual, weeklong opportunities for small groups and individual scholars of eastern and western Christian leaders to meet for structured, off-record dialogue, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between Christianity and Islam. Read More
The Hunter Foundation Partner Organization: William J. Clinton Foundation: Clinton Hunter Development Initiative
The Clinton-Hunter Development Initiative, a partnership between the William J. Clinton Foundation and the Hunter Foundation will serve as a catalyst for spurring community-level development and encourage the creation of an enabling environment for pro-development policies at regional and national levels. Read More

Dr. Mohamed F. Ibrahim: Investment with a Heart
Investment with a Heart, a $100 million African Private Enterprise Fund, will be focused on sub-Sahara Africa and act as a private equity fund investing in businesses and projects which develop infrastructure and/or bear a social dividend. Its objective is to contribute to successful African development through the flow of investment into the continent by creating wealth, jobs and sustained prosperity. Read More
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability: Cities for Climate Protection
Cities for Climate Protection, a partnership between ICLEI, the Chicago Climate Exchange, the City of Seattle, Generation Earth and 200 cities and counties across the US, will work with local governments to achieve an additional 20 million tons of domestic sources of greenhouse gas emissions reductions while building political support for climate protection. Read More
Infotech Investment Group Ltd Partner Organization: The African Leadership Initiative (ALI)
Infotech Investment Group, Ltd, together with The Aspen Institute, Aspen Co. USA and Technoserve Inc. NY will contribute 10% of the total cost of the 2006 class of 20 Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) fellows for East Africa, a rigorous leadership program for developing the next generation of leaders in Africa.Fax255 22 2668130 Read More
Integrated Finance (IF) : Integrated Finance (IF) - Pooled Microfinance Institution Securities
Integrated Finance (IF) will be a for-profit, New York based, boutique investment bank serving the largely under-served global market of quality MFI’s. Its objective is to create liquid primary and secondary markets for security offerings of financially sustainable microfinance institutions (MFI’s) to the mutual benefit of micro-entrepreneurs, MFI operators and MFI securities investors. Read More
Inter-religious Council of Mexico: Religious Leaders for Climate Solutions
The Inter-religious Council of Mexico and its Ecology Committee will gather religious leaders from around the globe to announce their commitment to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of their houses of prayer, in part through community-based forestry and renewable energy projects as well as educational outreach in developing nations and impoverished communities. Read More
The Interfaith Youth Core: The Interfaith Youth Core
The Jenesis Foundation has committed $100,000 to strengthening the Interfaith Youth Core’s capacity to build an international movement of religiously diverse young people, cooperating to serve the common good. This gift will underwrite the development of an evaluation paradigm and plan for the movement, information systems infrastructure and the addition of key staff. Read More
International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF): Crossing Borders
The objective of Crossing Boarders, a program developed by the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), is to strengthen and replicate community partnership projects that focus on education, health and enterprise in developing countries through project visits by top business leaders and follow-up assistance to scale up partnerships. Read More
International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (Washington: Madrasa Reform in Pakistan
In partnership with the Institute for Islamic Policy Studies in Islamabad, Pakistan, the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy is conducting a project to reform the religious schools in Pakistan. An additional $226,000 is sought to complement the $208,000 that has been raised to date from private sources. Read More
International Crisis Group: Crisis Group Project on Religion & Conflict
The Crisis Group Project on Religion & Conflict will focus on identifying key factors fuelling extremism and highlighting opportunities to support moderate voices, specifically in countries where religious extremism is a present or emerging threat to security. Findings and recommendations will be set out in published reports. Additional funding ($903,864 in 2005-2006; $855,730 in 2006-2007) is being sought. Read More
International Youth Foundation (IYF): Balkans Regional Program for Youth Entrepreneurship and Engagement
Over the next three years the Balkans Regional Program intends to impact more than 58,000 young people (12-29), across different ethnic and religious groups in the Balkan region, through greater employment and civic engagement opportunities. The IYF seeks to raise $14.3 million for economic and social engagements. Read More
International Youth Foundation (IYF): YouthActionNet Leadership Institutes
International Youth Foundation has committed to establish YouthActionNet Leadership Institutes worldwide to equip young leaders with the knowledge, skills and resources to carry out their work more effectively, and significantly increase the scale and impact of their efforts, as well as mobilize additional young people to take an active role in their communities. Read More

James Jordan Foundation: Kenyan Women’s Health Initiative
Kenyan Women"s Health Initiative is intended to be a not-for-profit health care organization which will establish a women’s and children hospital in Nairobi Kenya within five years. The proposed facility will house approximately 150 beds and will provide free public access in a number of health areas. Read More

Janet McKinley and George Miller: Investment in Oxfam America and Grameen Foundation, USA
Philanthropists, Janet McKinley and her husband George Miller, are investing $5 million in Oxfam America to support sustainable livelihood work throughout the world and $5 million in Grameen Foundation USA’s microfinance initiatives. They hope their commitment to fund these programs will help more people escape poverty and also will inspire others to join them in making generous gifts to these organizations. Read More
McKinsey & Company: Best Business Practices for Disaster Relief
The Best Business Practices for Disaster Recovery, a collaboration between McKinsey and Co., Oxfam America and Tufts University FIFC will engage the private sector in a study addressing effective participation in international relief and disaster response. Read More
???Monsanto : Quality Seeds Access Partnership for Africa
Quality Seeds Access Partnership for Africa is a new public-private partnership for African agricultural development that aims to reduce hunger and poverty and build capacity for sustainable economic growth. This program is the first phase in a longer term plan to help African agriculture catch up to current standards of productivity and sustainability. Read More

National Wildlife Foundation (NWF): NWF Mobilization Effort
The National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) will launch a Mobilization Effort for its Global Warming Campaign to reduce global warming and protect natural wildlife habitats. The effort will include, among other things, establishing the US as a world leader in reducing global warming pollution; mobilizing sportsmen to demand and take action to address global warming so it is no longer a threat to wildlife. Read More
The Nike Foundation: Transcending Poverty through Investment in Adolescent Girls
The Nike Foundation, the International Center for Research on Women, the UN Foundation and C.K. Prahalad, McCracken Professor at the University of Michigan, commit up to one million dollars to mobilizing collective action by this community and others for investments in adolescent girls and women as a primary engine for transformative self-sustaining economic and social development Read More

Omidyar Network: Convening Stakeholders in Microfinance
In the interest of enabling economic self-empowerment for more and more people, Omidyar Network will bring together a broad spectrum of microfinance stakeholders to identify strategies for accessing long-term, sustainable supplies of capital for Microfinance Institutions. The results of the convening will be shared with the industry and will inform Omidyar Network’s microfinance investment strategy. Read More

Playing for Peace: Playing for Peace, Middle East
Playing for Peace, Middle East will focus on seeking sponsorship to support fellowships for young men and women from the United States, Israel, and the Occupied Palestinian Territories to serve as Playing for Peace program directors. A contribution of $25,000 sponsors one Playing for Peace program director for one year. Read More
Prague Institute for Global Urban Development: Treating People and Communities as Assets: The Community Productivity Indicators (CPI) Project
The Community Productivity Indicators (CPI) Project aims to reduce poverty through inclusive economic development. The project will document how productive low-income people are, how hard they work, how much value they create, and the close relationships of their economic activities to the formal economic system in order to design and implement inclusive economic development strategies in low-income communities. Read More
Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC) : The Global Common Community Initiative (GCCI)
The Global Common Community Initiative (GCCI) is a program to expand the global leadership role of African-American churches in the United States by helping them build a community of common action to address the spiritual, cultural, educational and economic challenges facing people of color in America and around the world. Read More

RAND Corporation and LRN: LRN-Rand Center for Corporate Ethics, Law and Governance
LRN, the Legal Knowledge Company, and The RAND Corporation, will create a Center for Corporate Ethics, Law and Governance. With the support of private sector partners such as Goldman Sachs, the Center will seek to improve corporate ethics and public policy through objective, empirical research and analysis on issues related to corporate ethics, law and governance. Read More
Redefining Progress (RP): Climate Justice Corps
Redefining Progress and the Environmental Justice & Climate Change Initiative will create the Climate Justice Corps (CJC) of new leaders dedicated to the creation and implementation of just climate policies that are efficient and fair for people, consumers, and businesses. At least 700 CJC members will be trained by the end of 2006 that will be committed to combating climate change in their lives and their communities. Read More
The Regeneration Project: 1,000 Congregations for Climate
The Regeneration Project (TRP) will work with 1,000 congregations in the US, to deepen the connection between people of faith and their responsibility for protection of creation through one or more of the following: 1) put solar panels on their roofs; 2) install new energy efficient appliances; 3) purchase green energy or tags; 4) give a sermon on global warming; 5) host an education forum and provide literature on global warming. Read More
Restoring Eden/Christians for Environmental Stewardship: Regeneration Project and Creation Care Study Program
The aim of the Regeneration Project and Creation Care Study Program is to work within the younger evangelical college campus community (ages 18 to 35) and the emergent church community to increase campus-wide energy audits and then develop campaigns for green power adoption and global warming reductions. Read More

The Leon H. Sullivan Foundation: Global Sullivan Principles
The Sullivan Principles (GSP) align companies of all sizes, in disparate industries and cultures, to work together toward the common goals of human rights, social justice and economic opportunity. Over the next year, The Leon H. Sullivan Foundation commits to reaffirming the involvement of the original endorsers of the GSP, while increasing the number of new endorsers to 100. Read More
Saban Charitable Support Fund: Education for Tolerance
Chery and Haim Saban hope to build peace and understanding in Israel and Palestine by focusing on the countries’ children. They are sponsoring a $1 million grant given to the Peres Center for Peace to fund Israeli-Palestinian education projects. Read More
Search for Common Ground: "The Station" Dramatic Television Series and "The Academy" Reality Television Series
Initiated by Search for Common Ground, Nestle Nigeria has agreed to provide $1,5000,000 in additional funds for two more seasons of the TV drama series, The Station, and its accompanying reality TV series, "The Academy", designed to promote reconciliation and tolerance in Nigeria. Read More
Shell Foundation: Small-Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund
The Small-Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund (S3IDF) has been established by the Shell Foundation to introduce financially and environmentally sustainable ways of profitably providing services to the poor in Asia through the creation of very small scale "barefoot" service providers owned and operated by poor people. Now at the end of its concept phase, the Fund is looking for partners to provide the outstanding funding needed. Read More
Shell Foundation: The African Small Enterprise Fund
The East Africa Small Enterprise Fund will be established to help African countries generate self-sustaining economic growth and a permanent route out of poverty. Shell Foundation, African Banks, and Dutch/UK finance organizations will raise and invest up to $150 million in small enterprises in Africa at the same time as providing critically necessary business development assistance to all if its clients. Read More
Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF): Solar Electrification Project in Isreal
The Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) will take a leading role in raising the $500,000 needed to complete phase II of the solar-electrification of Derijat, a Bedouin village located in the Negev desert of Israel. SELF will assist the Negev Development Authority in implementing all aspects of the project including design, installation, training and sustainability measures. Read More
Solar International Management: Solar Bank Program
The Solar Bank Program, developed by Solar International Management, commits to raise $4 million over the next two years to help overcome poverty by scaling up electrification to all homes in the world, through the application of new solar energy technology. The program will develop the small-medium enterprises that will supply, install and service the solar electric systems and will develop a method for financing the installations. Read More
Starbucks Coffee Company: Coffee and Farmer Equity Practices
Starbucks will dramatically increase its Coffee and Farmer Equity Practices (C.A.F.E.) purchases, to include a majority of all green coffee purchases annually. C.A.F.E. Practices will continue to use independent third party organizations to verify farmers’ practices and continue to work with coffee farmers to ensure high-quality coffee and promote equitable relationships with farmers, workers and communities, as well as to protect the environment. Read More
Swiss Re: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading
Swiss Re, one of the world’s largest re-insurers and the leading re-insurer in the United States, will join the Chicago Climate Exchange® (CCX®), to facilitate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by assisting clients with their greenhouse gas transactions on the exchange. Read More
Walter Shorenstein: CEO Dialogues
CEO Dialogues, will be developed by Walter Shorenstein, The Conference Board, Harvard University CSR Initiative, and the International Business Leaders Forum to encourage initiatives by multinational companies to build local economic opportunity in the emerging economies in which they invest, as well as build local human capital through the development of talent and the delivery of health and education. Read More

TechnoServe Inc.: Filling in the Missing Middle: Solving the Access to Finance Constraint for SMEs
To establish an initiative that will combine assisting entrepreneurs to acquire the skills to launch and grow businesses with supporting financial institutions in improving their service offerings to enable SMEs to access finance. Read More
TechnoServe Inc.: Unleashing Entrepreneurs to Enhance Growth in the Developing World
Building on proven experience of helping to boost entrepreneurship and support the launch and growth of SMEs in the developing world, TechnoServe intends to launch a major new Africa-wide initiative. An initial allocation of $9 million is sought to cover design work, the launch and first three years’ budgets, as well as monitoring and evaluation work for the first three country programs. Additional monies and in-kind contributions will be raised from local public and private donors. Read More
TNT and UN World Food Program: Mobile Wellness Centre Project
The Mobile Wellness Centre Project, a joint collaboration of TNT international and the World Food Programm, will target truck drivers across Africa and Asia, providing free advice and counseling on a range of health issues, with a strong focus on HIV/AIDS. Read More

United Nations Environment Programme:
The Seed Capital Access Facility, created by the United Nations Environment Programme, will be dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with the enterprise development services and early stage risk capital they need to develop sustainable energy businesses and projects, as well as to increase the scale and scope of clean energy investment opportunities available to commercial financiers. Read More
United Nations Foundation: Better Results for Less Debt
Better Results for Less Debt, a program established by the United Nations Foundation and Brookings Institution will help developing countries achieve better results with issues such as health, education, water and environment and consequently, on poverty reduction and development through improved aid funding techniques that avoid exacerbating countries’ debt burdens. Read More
United Religions Initiative (URI): Expanding Interfaith Cooperation to Ameliorate Violence in India
United Religions Initiative (URI) has committed to strengthen and extend its network of 50 Cooperation Circles established in India, in order to expand Interfaith Cooperation and Ameliorate Violence in the country. For this purpose, URI seeks an additional $152,000 to fund the employment of four part-time program coordinators. Read More
USA for Africa:
USA for Africa will use funds raised from "We Are The World" DVD sales to help ease hunger and fight AIDS in Africa. Additionally, USA for Africa is committing $25,000 to assist and bring attention to the East African Tsunami victims with their efforts to rebuild and reconstruct in the effected areas. Read More
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC): Green Building Initiatives
Green Building Initiatives, sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, The Turner Corporation and Haverford College, will promote sustainable design and construction in education within the next academic year by hosting a series of conference focused on green building in educational construction and renovations. Read More

Vital Voices: Fueling Reform: The Moroccan Family Law as a Model-in-Actionfor the Middle East
Vital Voices will conduct a joint program with Union de l’Action Feminine (UAF) to educate community leaders, family social workers, illiterate Berber populations, and other villagers in remote areas of Morocco about the new rights and responsibilities, and protections granted by the new Family Law Read More
Vital Voices Global Partnership: Combating Human Trafficking
Vital Voices Global Partnership, in concert with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime will extend its five-year pilot projects to Combat Human Trafficking by developing a strategic and comprehensive program to which other NGOs, government officials, and international institutions and businesses can turn for research, best practices and experts in the field. Vital Voices seeks $4.5 million to support this program. Read More
Vital Voices Global Partnership: Global Futures: Scaling Up Women"s Leadership for Global Progress
Vital Voices will hold a Women’s Leadership Summit for Latin America in Miami, Florida for 30 women leaders from 10 Latin nations who are shaping progress in their countries. The conference will build capabilities, connections and credibility women need to be a transformative force in the advancement of good governance and vibrant democracies. Read More

Winrock International: Promoting "Smart Buildings" in the developing world
Winrock International has committed to convening an international group of experts to explore means of promoting "smart building" in the developing world in the context of environmental design principles, thus assisting those countries in avoiding energy and resource intensive paths in their accelerating urbanization and industrialization. Read More
Women for Women International: Women’s Opportunity Centers
Women to women international seeks to obtain $14 million in funding to support one year of operations for 80 Women’s Opportunity Centers in 8 conflict and post-conflict countries. ($175,000 per center per year), thus enabling women in these areas to be self-sufficient and actively participate in the reconstruction of and reconciliation processes in their countries. Read More
World Corps: International Franchised ‘Social Businesses’
World Corps will create International Franchised Social Businesses by launching at least 100 businesses within 12 months in India and Mexico, and additional countries for expansion and establishing strategic partnership for provision of loan capital to franchises that use the market to deliver essential goods and services to the world’s rural poor. Read More
World Vision: Impact! HIV/AIDS
Through the impact! HIV/AIDS campaign, World Vision and Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC) are working together to engage corporations in the fight against the pandemic in two critical areas: (1) Protecting Women from HIV/AIDS through Micro-enterprise Development and (2) Community-Based Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children Read More
World Vision: West Africa Water Initiative
World Vision announces the expansion of the West Africa Water Initiative, a 14-member public-private partnership, to give corporations an opportunity to engage in increasing access to water, sanitation, and health facilities in Ghana, Mali, and Niger for a total financial investment of $20 million over the next five years. Read More

Young Arab Leaders Forum : Arab Entrepreneurship Initiative
By the end of 2006, the Young Arab Leaders Forum (YAL) will launch the Arab Entrepreneurship Initiative a business plan competition, with a focus in the Arab world. 30 businesses will be selected and their projects will be developed into concrete business ventures. Read More


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