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The Partnering Toolbook

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The Partnering Toolbook offers a concise overview of the essential elements that make for effective partnering.

Keeping the promise: a forward-looking review to promote an agreed action agenda to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015

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This report, which is issued pursuant to General Assembly resolution 64/184, presents information on progress made in achieving the Millennium Development Goals through a comprehensive review of successes, best practices and lessons learned, obstacles and gaps, and challenges and opportunities,...

Sustainability and Equity - A better future for all

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The 2011 Human Development Report argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together – and identifies policies on the national and global level that could spur mutually reinforcing progress towards these interlinked goals.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Overview and Case Studies

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an integral part of business especially for larger corporations. Their programs address issues of poverty, unfair labour practices and the environment alongside government programs and civil society activities. This article will showcase some...

Make Poverty Business: Increase Profits and Reduce Risks by Engaging with the Poor

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Make Poverty Business: Increase Profits and Reduce Risks by Engaging with the Poor (2006) is a book by Craig Wilson and Peter Wilson that sets out to provide a blueprint for on-the-ground managers of multinational corporations to create sustainable profits and reduce country risk by helping...

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) - meetings and conferences

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The ISDR is a programme of the UN which aims at building disaster-resilient communities by promoting increased awareness of the importance of disaster reduction as an integral component of sustainable development -- with the goal of reducing human, social, economic and environmental losses due to...

Regional perspectives on "Sustainable Livelihoods and Business"

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Regional perspectives on Sustainable Livelihoods and Business, a publication of the WBCSD, discusses the potential of Sustainable Livelihoods (SL) businesses - businesses that benefit the poor while opening new doors to companies’ activities. The report presents the features and findings obtained...

UNICEF Corporate Partnerships - Examples

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UNICEF Corporate Partnerships - Examples, a series of web pages, details UNICEF's corporate partnerships with a range of companies.

European Commission (EC) - How to apply for grants from the European Social Fund

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This page provides a brief overview of how to participate in European Social Fund actions. The European Social Fund (ESF) is one of the main funding streams provided by the European Commission, and is based on co-financing and shared management. The ESF provides support for five key areas of...

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...