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The UK Government has a lot to do to ensure companies pursue their core business responsibly. The current BIS Department consultation on Corporate Responsibility is an opportunity to come up with much clearer and more effective measures to get business to recognise the benefits of responsible behaviour and to build a framework that enables companies to be responsible. It also has to address the many companies who will drag their heels.

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After the annual meeting of the world’s largest and most important body for agreeing international food and nutrition security policy, Larissa Pelham questions on World Food Day whether NGOs really have a voice in the process.

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As world leaders gathered yesterday in New York for the high-powered UN General Assembly, the governments of Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Senegal, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, the United States and over 100 other countries launched a new ‘Declaration of commitment to end sexual violence in conflict’. Why now and what does it mean?

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Perhaps, you're hoping to break into the development sector, or you are looking for a career change from the private sector? Maybe you want to build your CV while completing your post graduate studies or want to learn more about the world of microfinance and influencing policy makers? If so, an internship in the Advocacy and Policy Team at CARE UK might be just what you are looking for. Here are five reasons why we think you should apply:

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A pledge of compensation made in 2010 to keep the Yasuní National Park untouched after the discovery of oil appears to have failed. What went wrong? Why couldn’t the Western governments raise the money? How do we change the rules of the game to better balance long term and short term incentives?

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Surprisingly robust and informative – my verdict on the International Finance Corporation (IFC) 2012 standards on environmental social sustainability from a conflict sensitivity perspective. Perhaps we should spend a bit more time learning from the sector many NGOs love to hate.

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Recent research from the World Bank and the LSE (don’t roll your eyeballs) shows that blogging about an academic article can lead to hundreds of new readers, when before there were only a handful. CARE has 60 years of experience of what does and doesn’t work in development. We spend thousands on research and evaluations (there’s a great one on the cards exploring the links between women’s economic empowerment and levels of sexual violence, in the DRC), but tend to keep many of these findings buried from view.

It’s time for this to change.

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