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Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD18)

The 18th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD18) is taking place in New York, 3-14 May, 2010. The main themes of CSD18 include: transport, chemicals, waste management, mining, and the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption & Production Patterns.

Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship

The Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, April 26-27, 2010, Washington, D.C. will include a diverse range of participants hailing from over 50 countries on five continents. The Summit will highlight the role entrepreneurship can play in addressing common challenges while building partnerships that will lead to greater opportunity abroad and at home.

Social Capital Markets 09: Towards Triple Impact

While SoCap involves a lot of investment lingo and a room full of venture funds and other players with large amounts of capital, a breakout session on “Towards Triple Impact: Sustainable Ventures in Developing Countries” sought to bring together a panel of developing country entrepreneurs. Moderated by Sahba Sobhani of UNDP’s Growing Inclusive Markets Initiative, the session included Harish Hande from SELCO India, Crispin Pemberton-Pingott from Swaziland’s New Dawn Engineering, and Carlos Wills from Colombia’s DW Tech.The panelists manage a variety of enterprises: solar energy services, appropriate technology engineering (such as cooking stoves), and community water purification plants. Read more from NextBillion…

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