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At UN Millennium Development Goals summit, awards made to Eli Lilly, Novartis, Heineken, Walmart Mexico, others for contributions to development

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22 September 2010

World Business and Development Awards Show that Fighting Poverty Can Also Benefit Business

Author: International Business Leaders Forum [UK]

...The biennial [World Business and Development Awards] showcase the best practices by businesses...who apply their inclusive business expertise to...efforts to end poverty...Graham Baxter, Acting CEO of [International Business Leaders Forum] said: “The World Business and Development Awards continue to promote companies who use their core business in a way that contributes both to sustainable development and to their own commercial success. They aim to inspire more companies to realize that reducing poverty can also make good business sense"...The ten winning initiatives...are: Cemex...Eli Lilly...GroFin, in partnership with the Shell Foundation...Heineken...LifeSpring Hospitals... Novartis...Nuru Energy...Reuters Market Light...Royal DSM...Walmart Mexico...

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22 September 2010

[PDF] The Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights: Companies taking a rights-aware approach to development

Author: Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights

The case studies in this publication were initiated during the final year of the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR)…[They] seek…to ask…how...human rights contribute to the way a business might understand its (mainly moral) responsibilities to the broader international development agenda? The seven cases…in this report provide the beginnings of what might be called a ‘rights aware approach’ – the inclusion of human rights inspired thinking and approaches in strategies to address wider societal issues such as development priorities. [Refers to ABB, Coca Cola, Ericsson, Novartis, Barclays Bank, General Electric, Newmont]

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