Fostering women’s empowerment through ICTs

The sustainable development goals (SDGs) remark on the importance of the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to advance women’s empowerment. In addition, they also make a commitment to connect everyone in Least Developed Countries to the Internet by 2020. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, adopted at +

Development and Security will be feminist, or they will not be

In 1994, the Human Development Report of the United Nations Program for Development (UNPD) incorporated a new concept of security bound to substitute the classical militarised concept of security focused on the State and not on people. This new concept, called Human Security, proposed citizens to be the target of +

Fostering women empowerment and integration through savings groups

Integration in a new society can be hard for anyone, especially for migrants who arrive in a country where most of the time, they have no family nor networks while still have to look for ways to provide a better future for themselves and their family left at their countries +

New Frontiers for Evaluation and Corporations

Evaluation is frequently used in civil society organisations and national and international public organisations in order to judge their programme and project performance and results. Evaluation also plays an increasingly important role in informing changes in strategy or policy, where evaluation is an active ‘lever’ of change and influence, and +

Women’s empowerment and gender equality, time for a change

Women are agents of change. They lead and carry out projects at local, national or international level, occupy decision making positions, create and develop businesses, impulse social change and lead local initiatives with high positive impact on their community. A strong and central position of women appears to be understood +

Seeds of learning

I have always been passionate about teamwork and network. Furthermore, I am an advocate of the need of methodologies to conduct more strategic work. So when I joined CAD, it was clear to me from the very beginning that I wanted to work with partnerships. In no way, could I +

Is there room for inclusive business in the new global development agenda?

Why believe in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if we have heard about similar goals to reduce poverty for some time and nothing has changed? A student addressed me with this question in one of my classes about CSR and inclusive business. And what to answer if in fact her +

We Talk, We Hope and We (must) Do…

Two weeks ago, my husband, Tilman, and I met up for dinner with two friends, Heiner and Johanna. All of us are working in the same field, despite our various background, i.e. economics and philosophy, engineering, forestry as well as international business administration. It all started out with an insider +

Hybrid Systems Governance: A new twist to the value chain sustainable management

The following article by Fernando Casado, published in the Evolución magazine of the Argentinian Institute of CSR (IARSE), analyzes the Hybrid Governance concept, as a means of reformulating CSR companies. Evolución, Year 3, Number 24, Edition June 2014 (IARSE) By Fernando Casado Cañeque Read the article (in Spanish) Download the PDF +

“Know-how exchange is one of the most strategic added values that SME Toolkit can provide”

CAD’s director, Fernando Casado, has been interviewed by SME Toolkit team, coinciding with the launch of the first SME Toolkit newsletter. In the interview, CAD’s director comments on SME’s potential and needs worldwide, as well as SME Toolkit critical role in providing tools in the areas where there are more +