Why small farmers are crucial in the fight against deforestation

Deforestation is one of the main contributors to climate change and biodiversity loss. It damages and destroys ecosystems, adversely impacts livelihoods and reduces carbon sequestration. To stem this phenomenon,…

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Éric Ipavec: “It is one of the most beautiful experiences I have…

Meet Grameen Danone Foods’ new General Manager: Éric Ipavec, a man passionate about combining social and business impacts and the human dimension of his work.

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How 1001 Fountains brings potable water to Cambodian villages

Down to Earth made the most of a danone.communities board meeting to visit Cambodian villages where social business 1001 Fountains creates and secures access to safe drinking water. Here are the highlights…

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Four questions to help us understand the inclusive economy

What is the inclusive economy? What challenges can it help tackle? How is Danone involved? What challenges does it face? What positive impacts can it bring? Jean-Christophe Laugée, Danone's Social Innovation…

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Q&A with Ashoka’s Maria Escorcia: Boosting entrepreneurship…

Changemakers can come from anywhere, including the corporate world. Just look at Maria Escorcia, director of the South Florida chapter of Ashoka, a nonprofit that supports a network of 3,000 social entrepreneurs…

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Co-creation is “a specific combination of players essential to…

Emmanuel Marchant, former general manager of danone.communities, and Jean-Christophe Laugée, director of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, explain why co-creation is at the heart of the two funds’ approach.

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Why small farmers are crucial in the fight against deforestation

The fight against deforestation often minimizes the role of smallholder farmers. Yet their activities adversely impact forests, the same forests on which they more than anyone else rely for their food…

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What girls’ education brings to the world

Ann Cotton, founder and president of Camfed and winner of the 2014 WISE Prize for Education, has been fighting for twenty years to secure education for the girls of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Christian de Boisredon: “Our goal is to give power back to the…

The founder of Sparknews, a social start-up that encourages the media to talk more about innovative solutions, tells us how much of an impact journalism can have.

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“We aim to help the farmers develop their activity long-term”

Four questions to Abderrazak Halfaoui, project manager of H’lib Dzair, Danone Ecosystem Fund’s new project in Algeria.

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