World Business Council for Sustainable Development report on business contribution to Millennium Development Goals

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14 September 2005

Business for Development - Business solutions in support of the Millennium Development Goals

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development

A growing number of companies are investing in new business ideas that have clear development benefits...These...include designing products and services that address specific needs of the poor, increasing sourcing from local suppliers and involving low-income communities in the delivery of innovative products and services...The publication [Business for Development] strongly advocates focusing investment on: a strong regulatory and legal framework; building the capabilities of local enterprises; core infrastructure

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14 September 2005

Business Impacts on Millennium Development Goals: A Virtuous Cycle or a Coin Toss?

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

A new World Business Council for Sustainable Development report profiles corporate initiatives to alleviate poverty, but focuses less attention on how business may confound such goals...For example, the report details how BP promotes the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises along its supply chain through an Enterprise Centre it opened in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2002...However...completely elides that fact that the [Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan] project is the subject of persistent and ongoing critiques due to its social and environmental impacts. [also refers to Procter & Gamble]

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1 September 2005

[PDF] full report: "Business for Development - Business solutions in support of the Millennium Development Goals"

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development

[includes case studies on Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Holcim, GrupoNueva, EDF, Philips, Vodafone, SC Johnson, Rio Tinto, BP, Eskom, Rabobank, ConocoPhillips]

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