French blue chips converge on social business

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By Bill Hinchberger

Despite generating small profits, social business initiatives are taking root at France's publicly traded companies — and interest isn't waning. Here are some recommendations for firms and nonprofit partners that might want to venture into social business.


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Inside Development

French blue chips converge on social business

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Despite generating small profits, social business initiatives are taking root at France's publicly traded companies — and interest isn't waning. Here are some recommendations for firms and nonprofit partners that might want to venture into social business.

Global Views

Financing sustainable development: The resources are already in the south

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There is one solution to achieving the SDGs: Use part of ODA to leverage domestic resources available in the "global south." Those in the "global north" must set the objective of mobilizing them, facilitating access to them for local actors and channeling them toward investments in line with the SDGs, Yves Guicquéro, head of international partnerships at AFD, writes in this op-ed.

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