"Business for Poverty Relief Alliance" says strong case for Australian companies to combat poverty in developing countries

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30 April 2007

The Business Case for private sector participation in poverty relief [Australia]

Author: Business for Poverty Relief

There is a strong business case for Australian business to focus on, and do more to address, the plight of the poor in developing nations...This report asks how and why business should be involved in poverty relief. It also presents success stories where corporate initiatives have been taken in developing markets to respond to the evident needs around them. The report ultimately makes a business case for actions that can be taken to relieve poverty.

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1 April 2007

[PDF] full report: "Business for poverty relief - A business case for business action"

Author: The Allen Consulting Group and Business for Poverty Relief Alliance

The seven headline actions recommended in this report, if adopted, will help put development, aid and poverty relief issues on the corporate map. More Australian companies...will understand not only that we have a responsibility to take action to relieve global poverty now, but also that there is often a strong business case underpinning these actions...[case studies referring to AllLife, Anglo American, Scojo Vision, Nike, L’Oréal, Microsoft, IBM, Motorola, BlueScope Steel, Merck, Macquarie Bank, Merck Sharp & Dohme (part of Merck), GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer Australia, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Gilead]

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