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70 years ago, as a 10-year-old boy, Josh Wermut’s grandfather was forced to endure the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps. Somehow, some way, he...
This podcast features a chat with Rick Hooper, CEO of Barefoot Power, a highly lauded Australian company that distributes clean and renewable energy products, including solar panels and LEDs, in underdeveloped communities in Africa and Asia. Here, Hooper talks about the business model that defines Barefoot Power and his efforts to expand the company's outreach.
Multinational corporations (MNCs) have a pivotal role to play in promoting well-being and equity in our society. There are several types of ‘role’ and ‘scope’ that MNCs can play in conjunction with various local and international organisations such as local government, the UN agencies and NGOs in the host countries, and local social groups. One of the most prominent contributions from MNCs to the host countries is corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Everyone’s aware that obtaining capital is a tougher task now than it was before the 2008 global financial meltdown. While there are constant murmurs about the markets bouncing back and lines of credit being freed up, those at the coalface will vouch that it remains tricky out there.