Andes Petroleum Ecuador, the Modern Congruence between Global and Local

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Since 2006, Andes Petroleum Ecuador Ltd. has been operating in the Ecuadorian regions of Sucumbios, Orellana and Pastaza. One more fact: the CEO is called Zhang Xing, an unusual name in those parts.

So what was it that made this company stand out to win ISAQ International Star Award for Quality in 2009?

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Taking the Giving Pledge: Billionaires Joining Together for the Greater Good

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Everyone should know about the Giving Pledge Group. Founded in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, this is an organization that brings the richest individuals and families together in a pledge to give over 50% of their wealth to philanthropic causes. As of 2011, 69 billionaires had already made the pledge.

Although it is not a binding contract, whoever makes the “Giving Pledge” morally commits to becoming a philanthropist and each one is responsible for giving their wealth to the causes that they choose.