Christian Aid raises £700,000 online in nine days

first_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Christian Aid has raised £700,000 online in the nine days following the Asian earthquake and tsunami disaster.Christian Aid’s online income for the appeal so far is four times that received in donations by the telephone.Online PR officer Kati Dshedshorov told Reuters AlertNet: “a lot of Christian Aid supporters donated spontaneously. They already know us and our online donation page, so we concentrated on providing news and updates from staff and partners in the affected areas, which is what people want.” Advertisement Christian Aid raises £700,000 online in nine days About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Howard Lake | 7 January 2005 | Newslast_img read more

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Global Opportunity Explorer platform shows market opportunities in sustainability

first_img Melanie May | 15 May 2017 | News “We want companies to meet and partner up via the Global Opportunity Explorer. By using the SDGs as a market compass and by honoring the 17th Goal of collaborating and forming partnerships, I firmly believe businesses will have a better chance of creating long-term value that leaves us with a more sustainable world.” Tagged with: Digital environment social enterprise A digital platform has launched to help the world meet the UN’s Sustainable Business Goals by showing them as potential market opportunities that will also help society and the environment.Global Opportunity Explorer offers access to 300 sustainable solutions with 45 market opportunities that address the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and aims to help business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors connect with new partners, projects and markets to foster partnerships.The platform is a joint project of Sustainia, DNV GL and the UN Global Compact, and has been built following five years of research with 18,000 business leaders and 17 expert panels. The solutions on the platform have been assessed by an external advisory board of sector experts from more than 20 global organisations, including WWF, Yale University and Ellen MacArthur Foundation.Solutions cover areas such as fashion, energy, food, health, resources, buildings, and IT, and include fortified yogurt to combat malnutrition, a sweatshirt guaranteed to last 30 years, software for reducing water loss, and using CO2 to make concrete.Lise Kingo, CEO and executive director of the UN Global Compact said:“More and more businesses are seeing the SDGs as inspiration to create innovative solutions that address some of the world’s biggest challenges.“The Global Opportunity Explorer brings all of these solutions into one dynamic place where companies, investors and entrepreneurs can connect and work together to bring these solutions to scale for real impact.”Anyone can nominate and contribute solutions through the platform’s submissions page. Solutions must be readily available, have a positive environmental impact, be financially viable, improve quality of life, and be scalable.Erik Rasmussen, founder and CEO of Sustainia added: Advertisement We will be partnering with the UNGC on a Business for Humanitarian Action & Peace Platform webinar on 6.1https://t.co/jRam96sCtV— RL LEADERS (@rlleaders) May 17, 2017  123 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Global Opportunity Explorer platform shows market opportunities in sustainability  124 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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