Blog: Private Sector

Five Ways to Help Make Sure Cooking Doesn’t Kill

By Sean Bartlett
July 25, 2013

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership led by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

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5 Reasons Why Clean Cookstoves Matter

By Sean Bartlett
July 24, 2013

Around the world, 3 billion people burn solid fuels such as wood and charcoal for their daily cooking needs. The resulting smoke leads to a range of negative consequences for human health and the environment, and the act of collecting fuel can put women in danger and deprive them of opportunities to work or go to school.

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A new wave of philanthropy

By Renee Traynor
December 28, 2012

It’s not every day someone is bold enough to give away one-third of their net worth to help make the world a better place. But when Ted Turner donated $1 billion 15 years ago to help the United Nations tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, it inspired a new wave of philanthropy.

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Ted Turner talks philanthropy with Piers Morgan

By Amy DiElsi
May 14, 2012

In case you missed it, United Nations Foundation Chairman and Founder Ted Turner recently interviewed with CNN’s Piers Morgan about his career, life, and commitment to global philanthropy. We were excited to hear Ted talk about his historic gift that created the UN Foundation, our successful Nothing But Nets campaign, and his involvement in the Giving Pledge.

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