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[PDF] Building Linkages for Competitive and Responsible Entrepreneurship

Author: Jane Nelson, The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Published on: 1 January 2007

As the [OECD] has commented…”Increasing economic growth is essential – but it is not enough. The quality of growth –its sustainability, composition and equity – is equally important”…In many developing countries achieving this goal [improving the access of small enterprises to finances] requires effective partnerships…[This report] illustrates examples of existing initiatives and offers recommendations for increasing their scale and effectiveness…Research…has identified three key spheres of influence through which responsible business practices can contribute to development and poverty reduction: Core business activities…Social investment and philanthropic activities…Policy dialogue and advocacy activities…[refers to Unilever, Aracruz, Cadbury, Chiquita, Green Mountain Coffee, Mumias Sugar, Nestle, SABMiller, San Miguel, SC Johnson, Starbucks, AngloAmerican, BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, InterContinental, Marriott, Orient Express, Rio Tinto, Shell, Taj Group, ABN Amro, ABSA Bank, Allianz, AIG, Barclays, Citigroup, Deustche Bank, HSBC, Standard Bank, Ayala, Cisco, Ericsson, IBM, Infosys, HP, Microsoft, Vodafone, ABB, Eskom, EDF, GE, RWE, Suez, Baja Auto, Fedex, DHL, UPS, Cargill, Caterpillar, Cemex, DuPont, Honda, Monsanto, Avon, Coca Cola, Procter & Gamble]

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Related companies: ABB ABN Amro Absa AIG Allianz Anglo American Aracruz Celulose (now Fibria Celulose) Avon Ayala Bajaj Auto Barclays BHP Billiton BP Cadbury Schweppes (now Cadbury) Cargill Caterpillar Cemex Chevron Chiquita Cisco Systems Citigroup Coca-Cola Deutsche Bank DHL (part of Deutsche Post) DuPont EDF Ericsson Eskom ExxonMobil FedEx General Electric Green Mountain Coffee Honda HP (Hewlett-Packard) HSBC IBM Infosys InterContinental Hotels Marriott Microsoft Monsanto (part of Bayer) Mumias Sugar Nestlé Orient Express Procter & Gamble Rio Tinto RWE SABMiller (part of Anheuser-Busch InBev) San Miguel Corporation SC Johnson Shell Standard Bank Starbucks Suez Taj Group Unilever UPS Vodafone