Interview: Roshaneh Zafar, Kashf Foundation

We recently interviewed Roshaneh Zafar, Founder and Director of Kashf Foundation, on behalf of Triodos Investment Management’s Impact Investing blog. Established in 1999, Kashf was the first specialised microfinance program in Pakistan to specifically target women from low income communities. When Roshaneh established Kashf in 1999, her goal was to reach 10,000 women in three … More Interview: Roshaneh Zafar, Kashf Foundation

ARISE publishes 2016 annual review

Achieving Reduction of Child Labor in support of Education (ARISE) yesterday published its 2016 Annual Review, A journey together, coinciding with World Day Against Child Labour. The report provides substantial data on the impact of the program, including that 9,742 more children are now in formal education in Brazil, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. ARISE is … More ARISE publishes 2016 annual review

PWCS publishes new style SD report

Kumalie is proud to have supported Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) to mature it’s sustainability reporting. The company loads coal for export in the Port of Newcastle, NSW, and in 2016 celebrated 40 years of service. It’s 2016 Sustainable Development Report is now structured around the company’s five business drivers to better align with the organisation’s … More PWCS publishes new style SD report

Interview with UON Law school

I am passionate about corporate responsibility and sustainable development, so it was a pleasure to speak with Elena Adyos, Lecturer at the University of Newcastle (UON) as part of her 2017 summer school in Environmental Law and Corporate Social Responsibility. I enjoyed discussing the changes in sustainability reporting and communications, and the insight I have after … More Interview with UON Law school

Families learn about child labor law

Source: Knowing and understanding laws about child labor is important but it’s not always the reality for those most affected by child labor. The ARISE Program counselled Maria Kasambwe’s parents about the law and effects of child labor. Now she’s back in school in Lilongwe, Malawi. Read the full story, Teaching rights and obligations, on … More Families learn about child labor law

Road to a better future

Source: At age 11, Anthony Lungu was already working as a herd boy to support his family’s income. One day whilst escorting the goats alongside a road located opposite an educational centre, a chance meeting with two friends and subsequent support from ARISE changed his life forever. Read the full story, Goatherder becomes best in … More Road to a better future

SEFA announces new CEO!

Source: SEFA announced its new CEO, Alastair McGibbon, who will start on 1 February. Alastair has a career spanning 20 years in international banking and financial services, most recently with the National Australia Bank (NAB) where he was Head of Banks & ADIs, Global Institutional Banking. Kumalie has worked with SEFA from the initial stages of developing … More SEFA announces new CEO!