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GSK, Nestlé, Coca-Cola & Dabur top up effort to tap rural consumers

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Consumer product makers such as GlaxoSmithKline, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Hindustan Unilever, Marico, Godrej and Dabur are rushing to the bottom-of-the-pyramid market with custom-made products six years after management guru CK Prahalad said consumers with incomes less than $2 a day can be a...

Millennium Development Goal 8: Delivering on the Global Partnership for Achieving the MDGs

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Millennium Development Goal 8: Delivering on the Global Partnership for Achieving the MDGs, a report of the MDG Gap Task Force, was prepared for improving the monitoring of MDG-8. More than 20 UN agencies are represented in the Task Force, including the World Bank and the IMF, as well as the OECD...

Responsible investment: a force for poverty alleviation

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The current crisis offers the opportunity to rethink the contribution that investors can make to eradicating global poverty. Oxfam believes that investors have a critical role to play in poverty alleviation, through supporting economic growth, building infrastructure, and helping to create a...

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...

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.

A discussion paper on social intrapreneurship

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This paper produced by the Doughty Centre at the Cranfield University examines the potential value of social intrapreneurship, and provisionally defines a social intrapreneur as "a person within a large corporation who takes direct initiative for innovation which addresses social or environmental...

Scaling Up Inclusive Business: Advancing the Knowledge and Action Agenda

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This is a report produced for the International Finance Corporation. It is based on 14 IFC client case studies and draws on other research undertaken by IFC and the CSR Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School on inclusive business, including recent research supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates...

Business Models that Make a Difference

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This is a publication produced by IFC (the International Finance Corporation) arguing that inclusive business models are good for business.

The big idea: Creating Shared Value

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How to reinvent capitalism - and unleash a wave of innovation and growth.