What can corporate responsibility do in the fight against poverty in Africa?

Author: Maya Forstater, in Ethical Corporation Magazine, Published on: 11 November 2002

Maya Forstater looks at what business can be realistically expected to contribute to African development and outlines some specific examples of corporate engagement to date...DaimlerChrysler: making cars out of Sisal [South Africa, Brazil]...Divine Chocolate: Bringing farmers to market [Day Chocolate Company; The Body Shop; Ghana]...The Woodlands 2000 Trust [tree farming in Kenya]...South African Breweries...Coca-Cola: measuring the business contribution to economic development [Morocco, South Africa]...Supporting SME development: Richards Bay Minerals [South Africa]

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Related companies: Body Shop (part of Natura) Coca-Cola DaimlerChrysler (now Daimler) Day Chocolate Company Richards Bay Minerals (joint venture Rio Tinto & BHP Billiton) South African Breweries (part of SAB Miller)