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Making Private Standards Work for You: A guide to private standards in the garments, footwear and furniture sectors


Today, more and more companies in developing countries and emerging economies are becoming global producers. The liberalisation of consumer markets provides these companies with opportunities for exporting their products to global markets where they are increasingly required to comply with...

The Next 4 Billion: Market Size and Business Strategy at the Base of the Pyramid


Discussions of base of the economic pyramid (BOP) markets have, until now, relied principally on business case studies and rough estimates of market size. The Next 4 Billion uses previously unreleased data to measure market opportunity at the BOP.

Business Linkages: Enabling Access to Markets at the BoP


By International Finance Corporation, International Business Leaders Forum, and the CSR Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School

Base of the Pyramid Protocol 2nd Edition (2008)


The most recent version of the BoP Protocol, drawing upon lessons and experiences implementing the BoP Protocol in Nairobi, Kenya as well as in communities in Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Parvathagiri in India.

The Labour Principles of the United Nations Global Compact: A Guide for Business


This Guide includes a brief description of each of the four Global Compact labour principles: freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining; the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour; the effective abolition of child labour; and the...