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Climate Colab

Aug 5, 2014
08:51

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Judge 1: I really like this idea. Many small business owners think being sustainable is too expensive or it is for large corporations to worry about. Engaging and helping small businesses to understand how they can be more sustainable without hurting their business is really important. Judge 2: Far too much of our focus on business sustainability has been directed at Multi-National corporations. The Small to Medium sized enterprise is often overlooked. Further, they have limited resources to experiment or make a mistake. I like the idea of creating a network where they can learn from each other on what to do with the lowest possible risk.

Jill Poet

Aug 13, 2014
02:55

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This is an excellent idea: it is so important to engage small businesses. People often forget that SMEs form 99% of private sector businesses. Individually, their impact may be small but collectively it is huge. We must stop over looking these businesses and help and encourage them to reduce their environmental impacts. The approach suggested by inBiz4good takes a pragmatic approach to engaging small businesses at a grass rootd level. Once engage, small changes will begin to happen and as these quick wins are celebrated the cycle to creating even more change will begin. Not only is this an excellent idea, but inBiz4Good are ideally placed to deliver the project. They are experts in their field of communication and already have excellent networks on which to form the initial platform. On behalf of the Organisation for Responsible Businesses we would like to offer our full support.

Manohar Lal Baharani

Aug 15, 2014
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Small business and unorganized sectors offer substantial potential both for mitigation and adaptation of concerns emanating from climate change impacts. Is the scheme shall eventually be market driven or voluntary?.

Victor Blanco

Aug 26, 2014
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I wish you the best! Please, check my proposal in Waste Management Contest, named "REACC: Recycled Debris for Adaptation to Climate Change"; and I would apreciate your support as I supported your proposal.

Climate Colab

Sep 3, 2014
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This proposal has been selected to advance to the Finalist round. Best of luck during the voting period!

Hemant Wagh

Sep 5, 2014
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If you could consider requesting your future clients to store throughout the year the seeds of fruits they eat at home and spread those seeds, after commencement of Mansoon, the rainy season, on to unused land in & around the city, town, village, as an activity that would help improve green cover! Rather than wasting the fruit seeds by letting decay, this would help grow fruit-bearing trees as well. Following is a link to such a proposal. https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300103/planId/1310401 Many a small business, the eco-friendly ones, can be built using this method..

Osero Shadrack Tengeya

Sep 17, 2014
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Hi inBiz4good and your friends, kindly consider voting for my proposal shown on this link. https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300206/planId/1002 Thanks.

Richard Blundel

Sep 22, 2014
10:49

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It's a really good idea to use the power of the internet to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and helping to match other people with similar specialist skills/needs/interests etc.

Terry O'sullivan

Sep 22, 2014
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SMEs and the web are a powerful combination for combating climate change!

Duncan Mcfarlane

Sep 22, 2014
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I've always felt big businesses hold the key to tackling cimate change and as a small business owner have little power on my own to bring about change. Perhaps millions of small businesses changing their ways can encourage the old dinosaurs to change theirs' too.

Anne-marie Soulsby

Sep 23, 2014
04:45

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Hi inBiz4good, Please consider voting for my proposal, https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300801/planId/1309001 Good luck with your entry! Asante/Thank-you @conserveaction

Carol Sherriff

Sep 23, 2014
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Hi Richard, Terry, Dunxmax thank you for your comments and support. To get our proposal off the ground we will need to be very collaborative so I hope you will join with us. Thanks for your support and vote. Please spread the word about us.

Carol Sherriff

Sep 23, 2014
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Anne Marie, what a fantastic proposal and very happy to support it. I suspect that Tanzanian small businesses might get involved in both projects?

Ben Ziegler

Sep 23, 2014
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A capital idea, from Wilson Sherriff. We are stronger when we are connected, and this proposal does just that - connecting us to each other. It smartly offers diverse ways to communicate through virtual channels; increasingly a way for us, as small businesses, to collaborate. Even better, when it's for public good. :)

Carol Sherriff

Sep 24, 2014
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Thanks for your good wishes, Ben.

Rengin Akkemik

Sep 27, 2014
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This is a great idea to generate/improve the commitment of small business owners regarding sustainable environment. As mentioned above, the individual impacts of SMEs might be considered negligible, however it can be really 'huge' when they can get together. On the other side, using the power of social media makes this proposal exactly reliable and achievable. Congratulations Wilson Sherriff.
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