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Global Hand Principles

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Global Hand is in the process of developing a set of principles and values to ensure that aid given is good aid.

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Making Private Standards Work for You

2011-09-07_1717

The United Nations agency tasked with promoting industrial development has launched a new guidebook on private standards for exporters in developing countries working in the garments, footwear and furniture sectors to help them access global production and supply chains.

Business UNusual

2011-09-20_1329

Business UNusual, a collaborative publication of the United Nations Global Compact Office and the Global Public Policy Institute, provides an overview of recent partnership activities in the United Nations, as well as the challenges the UN faces in its efforts to engage the private sector and...

Doing Business with the World: The New Role of Corporate Leadership in Global Development

2011-09-20_1304

Doing Business with the World, a publication of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), describes how companies can contribute to global sustainable development through their core businesses in a way that is profitable for the companies and good for development.

Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor

2011-09-16_1424

Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor, a report to the UN Secretary-General, addresses how the potential of the private sector and entrepreneurship can be unleashed in developing countries, and how the existing private sector can be engaged in meeting this challenge. The...

Corporate Social Responsibility: An Implementation Guide for Business

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Corporate Social Responsibility: An Implementation Guide for Business aims to provide practical guidance on CSR to companies operating in the international context. It contains information on how to assess the effects of business activities on others, develop and implement a CSR strategy and...

Public-Private Partnerships for Development - A Handbook for Business

2011-09-14_1723

Public-Private Partnerships for Development - A Handbook for Business was developed to help businesses operating in developing countries to understand how to build public-private partnerships that will benefit their host country populations and participating firms.

Enterprise Solutions to Poverty: Opportunities and Challenges for the International Development Community and Big Business

2011-09-14_1648

Enterprise Solutions to Poverty: Opportunities and Challenges for the International Development Community and Big Business, a report written by the Shell Foundation, argues that enterprise and business thinking must be placed at the heart of efforts to address poverty. The report concludes by...

Private sector delivery of public benefit goods and services

2011-09-10_1400

This documents presents a framework for doing business in low-income environments, utilising the power of marketing, and grounded in a number of actual case studies.