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From Awareness to Action: WBCSD

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From Awareness to Action is the catalogue of publications by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

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

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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.

From Challenge to Opportunity: The role of business in tomorrow's society

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From Challenge to Opportunity: The role of business in tomorrow's society, a paper from the Tomorrow's Leaders group of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), presents a fresh perspective on the role of business in society. The paper sets out a model through which companies...

Harnessing Private Sector Capabilities to Meet Public Needs: The Potential of Partnerships to Advance Progress on Hunger, Malaria and Basic Education

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Harnessing Private Sector Capabilities to Meet Public Needs: The Potential of Partnerships to Advance Progress on Hunger, Malaria and Basic Education, a report of the WEF, discusses the four main ways in which businesses typically engage in the process of economic development: core business...

Mining minerals and sustainable development in Southern Africa

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Report of the regional mining minerals and sustainable development process: Volume 1 focuses on the unique problems and opportunities of the South African mining context. It identifies the current trends in mining and makes future projections for growing sustainability efforts in this sector.

Corporate-NGO Partnerships for Sustainable Development

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The purpose of this paper is to analyse a topic that represents a concrete illustration of how philosophy, politics, and economics are interconnected on a practical level. Partnerships between corporations and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) seeking to promote sustainable development draw on...

Water and sustainable development: A business perspective

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"Scarce, cheap, and wasted. In too many places water is a triple paradox," says this updated WBCSD paper on water, which was originally prepared for the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) in April 2004. Its message is straightforward: with no water there can be no business.

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

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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...

Inclusive business for sustainable livelihoods - Facts Reports

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This article highlights the concept of inclusive business in the current global context, provides a few examples of its application in practice, highlights the foundations for its success, and briefly presents an interactive tool, the “Inclusive Business Challenge”.

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

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