“6 insights for NGOs to transform corporate sustainability”

GreenBiz posted the above-titled article on its website. This article is by Bob Langert.  It reads in part as follows:

“Nonprofit organizations, or NGOs, have great opportunity to accelerate corporate sustainability efforts. Yet I see many mistakes. In my former career at McDonald’s, I was involved in the good, bad and ugly of NGO involvement. I recount much of this in my newly released book, “The Battle To Do Good: Inside McDonald’s Sustainability Journey.”

Companies get critiqued all the time on how they can do better and receive relentless feedback. Not so with NGOs. They too often get a free pass. Why would a company stir them up with criticism?


“Narcissism And Hubris Cause The Death Of An NGO”

Forbes published the above-titled article, which begins as follows:

“A Geneva-based NGO concerned with trade and sustainable development recently closed for good and laid off its 50 employees, largely because of its chief executive’s excessive salary and profligate spending of donor funds, according to a draft audit of the NGO’s operations.”

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“Brazil environment chief accused of ‘war on NGOs’ as partnerships paused”

The Guardian posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“Brazil’s new environment minister, Ricardo Salles, has suspended all partnerships and agreements with non-governmental organizations for 90 days, in a move that was described as ‘a war against NGOs’”.

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“Brazil’s president says NGO funding will be tightly controlled”

The above-titled article was posted on Reuters World News. It reads in part as follows:

“SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Nongovernmental organizations working in Brazil will have their public funding rigidly controlled, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday, as part of increased oversight of their activities by his new right-wing administration.”

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Brazilian oversight of NGOs will be tightly controlled – new president

Thompson Reuters Foundation News posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“SAO PAULO, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Funding of nongovernmental organizations working in Brazil will be rigidly controlled, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday, reflecting increased oversight by his new right-wing administration over such groups.”

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“A few NGOs are getting a lot of bad press. What’s the overall track record?”

The Washington Post published the above-titled article on the Post’s website. The article reads in part as follows:

In recent months, five earthquakes have wreaked havoc on Indonesia. The Sept. 28 earthquake killed more than 2,000 people and left thousands missing after a tsunami slammed into the island of Sulawesi.

International nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) rushed to the scene to provide relief services to survivors, as they had done after similar disasters in Haiti, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka and elsewhere in the world. But much was wasted in these responses, according to analysis by watchdog groups. In early October, the Indonesian government ordered foreign aid workers to leave. The government said that such assistance ‘may hamper the rescue and recovery work.’”


2018 Global NGO Technology Report

The 2018 Global NGO Technology report is available here.  This is an annual report that examines how NGOs worldwide use technology to engage their donors and supporters.




“NGO says regulators can’t stop high-tech fraudsters by themselves”

CNBC posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“Regulators scramble to catch up with fast-paced financial innovations and need help from the banking and fintech sectors, said AnselmoTeng, an NGO official and former chairman of the Macau Monetary Authority.Hong-Kong based NGO seeks to identify threats to worldwide financial security such as money laundering, illicit transfers and terrorist funding,”

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“Tire makers, NGOs battle for voice in natural rubber sustainability platform”

Tirebuisness.com posted the above titled article, which reads as follows:

LONDON — Tire manufacturers and non-government organizations are locked in a tug-of-war over the governance structure of the newly formed Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR).

The ‘independent platform’ was launched Oct. 25 by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Tire Industry Project to drive up the socio-economic and environmental performance of the NR value-chain.

Its formation was led by a working group of TIP member companies: Bridgestone Corp., Continental A.G., Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Goodyear, Hankook Tire Co. Ltd., Kumho Tire Co. Inc., Group Michelin, Pirelli & C. S.p.A., Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd., Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. Ltd. and Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd.


“Egypt to amend controversial NGO law”

News24 posted the above-titled article, which reads as follows:

“Egypt plans to amend a controversial law passed last year that places tight controls on non-governmental organisations, the prime minister’s office said on Wednesday.

Ratified in May 2017 by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the law has sparked fears of an intensified crackdown on civil society.

Since Sisi took power in 2014, rights groups have regularly accused his government of human rights violations and over the repression of dissidents.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli’s office said a ministerial committee would be formed to help “achieve the aspirations of civil society”.

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