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Business UNusual

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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...

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

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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.

Four Corners Initiatives

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Four Corners Initiatives' vision is to serve to build the capacity of local communities. Their aim is to help equip them to meet the needs of local people from basic village care systems to facilitate partnerships between nations.

Women And Children In Africa (WACIA)

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Women and Children in Africa (WACIA) is a registered charity committed to the relief of poverty in Africa. In particular, it works to alleviate the hardship and distress of women and children affected by the war in Uganda. By funding and supporting projects that make a real difference to the people...

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Sigma Guidelines - Putting Sustainable Development into Practice: A Guide for Organisations

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The Sigma Guidelines provide clear, practical advice to organisations to enable them to make a meaningful contribution to sustainable development. The guidelines help organisations to effectively meet challenges posed by social, environmental and economic dilemmas, threats and opportunities and...

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Food Sustainability: a Guide to the Private Sector

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A practical and illustrative guide for businesses that presents sets of inspirational examples of how companies can contribute to sustainable food production and supply. Examples cover various sectors and show actions of small companies as well as multinational corporations from around the world. ...

EnterpriseWorks/VITA (EWV)

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EnterpriseWorks/VITA (EWV) is a private, nonprofit, international development organization based in Washington DC. EWV has worked for more than 40 years in over 100 countries to combat global poverty. We are currently working in more than 30 countries to address poverty issues through humanitarian...

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Doing Business with the Poor: A Field Guide

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Doing Business with the Poor: A Field Guide encourages "sustainable livelihoods (SL) business", that is, doing business with the poor in ways that benefit the poor and benefit the company. It discusses how successful SL business models focus on core competencies, partner across sectors and localise...

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Joining Forces for Change: Demonstrating Innovation and Impact through UN-Business Partnerships

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Joining Forces for Change: Demonstrating Innovation and Impact through UN-Business Partnerships, a publication by the UN Global Compact Office, presents a case for partnering with the UN in addition to listing case studies of successful UN-business partnerships. The partnerships presented in the...

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Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

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Practical Plan to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals, a UN Millennium Project Report, recommends concrete actions toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The report presents an overview of the findings and recommendations of the UN Millennium Project. The document was co-authored...