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… ethical investment movement in the UK

Investing with principle: … ethical investment movement in the UK Kenneth Noble Charles Jacob grew up in poverty but has since made millions. However, his is not a rags to riches story. For Jacob, who is known as the father of ethical investment in Britain, made most of his money for other people. Though he […]

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current farming controversies give food for thought to Joanna Grigg, a New Zealand hill-country farmer

Ethics of food production: from the pasture to the plate: current farming controversies give food for thought to Joanna Grigg, a New Zealand hill-country farmer Joanna Grigg My favourite meal is hazelnut and lemon crusted lamb, served with kumera and fresh beans. Delicious. Food is not just our sustenance and fuel, it also touches on […]

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Investing in the regeneration of Nagaland – Enterprise – Entrepreneurs Associates

Investing in the regeneration of Nagaland – Enterprise – Entrepreneurs Associates – Brief Article Neichu Angami A group of young first-generation entrepreneurs from Nagaland, in India’s volatile north-east region, recently won a prestigious award for their work in helping fledgling businesses get off the ground. The aim of Entrepreneurs Associates (EA) is to `kick-start a […]

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Food for the hungry

Food for the hungry Ian Healey Charles E Langley is not a food technician, but he was determined to find a way to feed the hungry. His company, Food Sciences Inc of Jennings, Louisiana, has cracked a problem which many larger companies have been struggling with for years–how to make food grains last longer. Rice […]

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Rewriting Russia’s history: publisher Frances Pinter is helping Russia meet its vast need for up-to-date school-books

Rewriting Russia’s history: publisher Frances Pinter is helping Russia meet its vast need for up-to-date school-books Michael Smith Henry Ford irreverently held that `history is bunk’, but millions of Russians might be forgiven if they agreed with him. A whole generation were brought up on school textbooks which reflected Marx’s and Lenin’s interpretation of history. […]

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History: a narrative of pain or of grace? Is history a subject which excites or depresses you … or might it offer, as Thomas Cahill suggests, an unexpected course of action?

History: a narrative of pain or of grace? Is history a subject which excites or depresses you … or might it offer, as Thomas Cahill suggests, an unexpected course of action? Mary Embleton Innes Whether you are jaded at the thought of history, or maybe just have never contemplated it, I enthusiastically commend to your […]

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Struggle to ban a diabolical weapon

Struggle to ban a diabolical weapon Yukihisha Fujita A total of 119 million anti-personnel landmines (AP mines) lurk just beneath the ground in 71 countries. They destroy the lives or limbs of 70 people every day. They can explode 100 years after they have been laid. The end of the Cold War did not end […]

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Jamaican award – People Making A Difference – Woodrow Mitchell wins Norman Manley Award

Jamaican award – People Making A Difference – Woodrow Mitchell wins Norman Manley Award – Brief Article Woodrow ‘Woody’ Mitchell, Managing Director of a remarkable community-based company in Walkerswood, Jamaica, has won the 2002 Norman Manley Award for ‘excellence in service to the community’. Walkerswood Caribbean Foods grew out of 50 years’ experience of community […]

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`Your daughter may never walk’: Vladimir Devakov tells Mary Lean why he’s through with being a victim

`Your daughter may never walk’: Vladimir Devakov tells Mary Lean why he’s through with being a victim Mary Lean Ukrainian teacher Vladimir Devakov thought he would never have children. `This was not based on anything objective, just the feeling that God would not give them to me,’ he says. So when his wife, Tanya, told […]

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Learning from Asia: Nigel Heywood took a leap into the unknown when he joined a 10-month training programme in Asia. He didn’t regret it

Learning from Asia: Nigel Heywood took a leap into the unknown when he joined a 10-month training programme in Asia. He didn’t regret it – Action For Life Nigel Heywood When I saw the brochure advertising the Action for Life (AFL) leadership training programme my mind was opened to another world with infinite possibilities. It […]