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Strategic Changes in Disaster Giving
By Gerald McSwiggan, Head of BCLC Disaster Assistance and Recovery Corporate donations to support relief and recovery efforts in Japan have exceeded $300 million. You can find a full listing of the donors here. For...
May 20, 2011 4:50 PM ET
Women & Entrepreneurism
by Emily Drew, BCLC Researcher and Writer If you were a woman in rural Benin today, you would spend 10 hours each week carrying food and water. As a Tanzania Masaai woman, you would walk up to 30 kilometers to collect water in the dry season and, of course, walk back with your liquid burden. “Women’s time poverty and income poverty often reinforce each other with negative impacts...
Feb 23, 2011 5:00 PM ET
Disaster Public-Private Partnerships: Important but Difficult
There are many practical, logical reasons for government, nongovernmental organizations, and the business community to cooperate on disaster activities to maximize resources and reduce losses. This cooperation is often described as Public- Private Partnerships (PPPs). If all three sectors believe PPPs are desirable, why is it taking so long to build a structure to institutionalize this...
Feb 18, 2011 11:15 AM ET
US Solar Energy Industry
A common refrain in Washington is that countries like China and India are winning the battle on clean energy. It’s an argument that, strangely enough, is used to fuel what are often conflicting arguments—such as whether we...
Feb 18, 2011 10:40 AM ET
On this Valentine’s Day, companies should reflect on how they show love. Take the Chrysler-Detroit relationship—you’ve seen the 200 commercial with Eminem by now (already it's been viewed on YouTube 6,382,760 times). Since it aired during the Super Bowl, I’ve...
Feb 15, 2011 5:00 PM ET
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FEMA, Red Cross, and National VOAD Tap BCLC’s Gerald McSwiggan as Business Specialist for New Mass Care Council
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