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How can Public–Private Cooperation contribute to sustainable economic development in Fragile States? – from policy to practice

The Dutch report presents the overall findings of the project ‘Public–Private Cooperation (PPC) in Fragile States’ carried out under the 2007 Millennium Accord on the Network for Peace, Security and Development. The Network aims to support and encourage the sharing of expertise and cooperation...

Ernst & Young (E&Y) helps to improve social conditions in the developing world

Through the Corporate Responsibility Fellows program, Ernst & Young is dedicating its best resources - talented, experienced people - to improving the success of promising entrepreneurs in underserved communities, to help create scalable sustainable economic value.

Accelerating Progress Towards the Millennium Development Goals Through Inclusive Business Delivering Results: Moving Towards Scale

Report on an inclusive business dialogue held 21 September 2010 during the UN summit on the millennium development goals.

A sucessful community/private/public partnership model for waste recycling in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, the large proportion of urban population combined with limited waste collection systems poses serious social, environmental and health problems. A social enterprise called Waste Concern has found a way to transform solid waste into organic compost using a low cost, low-tech and...

Saraman partners to provide affordable and green earthquake-Safe Schools and Housing

Housing is a major challenge for the rising young population of developing countries. For households who have their dwelling as their main asset and shelter, the robustness of the construction is crucial, especially in earthquake-prone areas. Yet, in low-income markets, conventional construction...

Talking the Walk - A Communication Manual for Partnership Practitioners

Talking the Walk is a toolbook for partnership practitioners from all sectors, to enable them to understand the importance of good communication to their work, and to help them develop techniques to improve their communications - both inside, and beyond, the partnership.

Piloting innovative social assessment in a Colombian oil field

In 2005, Occidental Andina, LLC, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) collaborated with Ecopetrol S.A., a Colombian state oil company, and International Alert, a London-based conflict resolution and peace building NGO, to develop a socially responsible enhanced oil recovery...

British American Tobacco establishes a biodiversity partnership with NGOs

British American Tobacco has established a biodiversity partnership, now in its third five-year term (2011-2015). The partners (Fauna & Flora International, Earthwatch, Tropical Biology Association, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and British American Tobacco) have appointed an independent programme...

Coca-Cola partners with WWF to promote sustainable agriculture

Coca-Cola’s partnership with WWF promotes sustainable agriculture in Coca-Cola’s supply chain, focusing on the production of sugar cane, and more recently oranges and corn. They have initiated a number of pilot projects to improve production and farm practices.

ExxonMobil is partnering with SEED Foundation to promote sustaining global water supplies

Imperial Oil Limited, the Canadian affiliate of ExxonMobil, is partnering with the nonprofit Society, Environment and Energy Development Studies (SEEDS) Foundation to bring environmental education to secondary schools in Canada.

In partnership with ICRW, Gap Inc. developed a programme to support women's education and capacity in developing countries

Gap Inc. collaborated with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) to develop P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement, Career Enhancement), a program to support scholarships and career advancement for women in the developing world.

Poultry innovation platform (entrepreneurship)

RIU Tanzania is building up a programme of poultry-related activities in partnership with a range of private sector organisations. The programme is seeking to develop agri-business entrepreneurship capacity through poultry farming for sustainable income generation and enterprise development in the...

Fighting Poverty: A Business Opportunity - Report on the 10th International Business Forum

Fighting Poverty: A Business Opportunity - Report on the 10th International Business Forum, a conference report, provides a summary of the Forum's proceedings in respect to how business is addressing the Millennium Development Goals.

Useful Information and Resources for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development in Tunisia

This site provides news, information and resources regarding environmental protection and sustainable development in Tunisia. In particular, this link provides other useful organisations and links relating to Tunisia's environment and development, with links to other governmental and...

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

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...

Partnering for Development - Making it Happen

Partnering for Development - Making it Happen, a booklet, builds on the report from the Commission on the Private Sector and Development and looks at three areas of engagement: the development of commercially sustainable business models that can be expanded and replicated; the reform of laws,...

Promoting Small and Medium Enterprises for Sustainable Development

Promoting Small and Medium Enterprises for Sustainable Development, a paper published by the WCSD, discusses the way in which governments can help alleviate poverty by focusing on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and how larger corporations can help themselves by including SMEs in their value...

The Asian Development Bank and Non-Governmental Organizations: Working Together

The Microcredit Project in Indonesia, established by the Asian Development Bank and approved in 1994, focuses on microenterprise support, recognizing the potential of microenterprises to create jobs at low capital input costs and raise the income levels of the poor.

Developing Inclusive Business Models - A Review of Coca-Cola's Manual Distribution Centres in Ethiopia and Tanzania

A research paper on inclusive business by Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Inclusive Business at the Base of the Pyramid - an ADB project

The BoP-related ADB technical assistance (TA) project, first approved in 2008, aims to develop inclusive business ventures in six selected Asian countries and prepare them for project financing.