Report examines role of business-driven partnerships in addressing sustainable development in Africa - includes case studies

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8 December 2010

Business Partnerships for Development in Africa: Redrawing the boundaries of possibility

Author: Business Fights Poverty

Business Action for Africa’s 2010 Report, produced with the CSR Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School, examines how business- driven partnerships are addressing Africa’s development challenges in new and innovative ways, redrawing the boundaries of what is possible, and creating new frontiers for sustainable development and growth on the continent. Drawing on detailed case studies...the report addresses four challenge areas—enterprise development, regional integration and trade, human development, and environmental sustainability— and examines the role of business and what can be achieved in collaboration with others.

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8 December 2010

[PDF] Full report: "Business Partnerships for Development in Africa"

Author: Business Action for Africa & Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School

...Business Action for Africa’s 2010 Report...examines how business-driven partnerships are addressing Africa’s development challenges in new and innovative ways… creating new frontiers for sustainable development and growth on the continent...the report addresses four challenge areas—enterprise development, regional integration and trade, human development, and environmental sustainability— and examines the role of business...It lays out ways companies can contribute through core business activity, social investment, and public policy dialogue. And it finds that partnership can help achieve greater scale and impact...At a time when partnership models are evolving…, this report also suggest an agenda for learning and action for those interested in increasing the reach and impact of business partnerships for development...[refers to Abbott, Accenture, Allianz, ArcelorMittal, Barclays, Bharti, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cadbury, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Danone, De Beers, Debswana, DHL, Diageo, DTCB, Electricité de France, ExxonMobil, GroFin, Halcrow, Hewlett-Packard, Mars, Nestlé, Nuon, Pfizer, SABMiller, Shell, Stanbic Bank Kenya, Standard Bank, Standard Chartered, Syngenta, Total, Unilever, Vodafone, Zain]

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