How can companies in agriculture, finance, mining & pharmaceuticals best contribute to economic development & poverty alleviation? Reports by AccountAbility & Business for Social Responsibility

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31 December 2004

[PDF] Business and Economic Development: Pharmaceutical Sector Report

Author: AccountAbility & Business for Social Responsibility

[refers to Merck, Novo Nordisk, Aspen Pharmacare, Grunenthal, Novartis, Citadel Aurobindo Biotech & Citadel Fine Pharmaceuticals (both part of Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals), Abbott Laboratories, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Pfizer, Schering-Plough, Eli Lilly, Phytopharm, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Cipla, GlaxoSmithKine, Birzeit, AstraZeneca, Aventis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Forest Laboratories, Roche, Wyeth]

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17 December 2004

Millennium Development Goal: What's Business Got to do With it?

Author: AccountAbility & Business for Social Responsibility

Corporate responsibility could be one of the keys to the Millennium Development Goals...the pharmaceutical, agriculture, extractives and bank sectors...are the focus of four new sectoral reports "Business and Economic Development" [by AccountAbility & Business for Social Responsibility]...There is a handful of companies that have started grappling with this dilemma in terms of how their economic footprint leads to social and environmental benefits for the disadvantaged. Banks and pharmaceutical companies are asking themselves how they can make their products and services accessible to the poor whilst remaining commercially viable. For mining and agriculture companies, their key economic impacts focus on production, employment and supply chain issues in the placed where they directly impact the communities where they work. [refers to Antamina, Barclays, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Starbucks, Unibanco (União de Bancos Brasileiros)]

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1 December 2004

[PDF] Business & Economic Development - Agriculture sector report

Author: AccountAbility, Business for Social Responsibility

[includes case studies on Danone, Ben & Jerry’s (part of Unilever), British American Tobacco, Starbucks]

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1 December 2004

[PDF] Business & Economic Development - Mining Sector Report

Author: AccountAbility, Business for Social Responsibility

[refers to Antamina, Cortez Gold (joint venture Placer Dome & Kennecott Minerals, part of Rio Tinto), Minera Escondida (joint venture BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Jeco), Diavik (joint venture Rio Tinto & Aber Diamond Mines), AngloGold Ashanti]

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30 November 2004

[PDF] full report (1): "Business & Economic Development - Financial Sector Report"

Author: AccountAbility, Business for Social Responsibility

[refers to Unibanco, ICICI, Bank of Palestine, Arab Bank, Bank of Montreal, Barclays, JPMorgan Chase, Santander Hispano, Calpers]

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