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CSR and Sustainable Development in Africa: Water of Life

According to the traditional African philosophy of Ubuntu, we discover and affirm our own humanity through our interactions with others. This concept of ‘a person is a person through other persons’ provides an insight into how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is applied in Africa and how businesses can stimulate sustainable development. African companies see themselves [...]

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Towards ‘a truly water-sustainable business on a global scale Coca Cola

According to the International Water Management Institute (IWMI’s) Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, one-third of the world population faces some form of water scarcity. A recent JP Morgan Report states that by 2025, this is expected to rise to two-thirds, due to climate change and increasing urbanization and population growth. The Intergovernmental Panel [...]

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Pani Ghar – Case Study of a Social Enterprise

A pseudonym ‘Paniwala’ (PW) has been used to disguise the identity of the leading entrepreneur behind ‘Pani Ghar’, a social enterprise established two years ago to provide safe drinking water at affordable prices. The social enterprise as a company was wounded up while the pilot outlet still functions in Lahore. Mr. Paniwala (PW) looks back [...]

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Water and Corruption: a destructive partnership

The Global Corruption Report 2008 is the first report to assess how corruption affects all aspects of water – and reflects on what more can be done to ensure that corruption does not continue to destroy this basic and essential resource, one that is so fundamental to the lives of people all over the planet. [...]

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