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5045835 Business for Development Guide

5045835 Business for Development Guide

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Business solutions in support of theMillennium Development Goals
WBCSD Focus Area: Development
Poverty remains one of the biggest challenges to sustainable development. The waybusinesses respond to this challenge, and their ability to generate wealth andopportunities, will prove crucial in the long-term. As a group of leading companies, WBCSD members work within a new mindset, beyond corporate philanthropy, tobuild inclusive business models that create new revenue streams whilst serving theneeds of the poor through sound commercial operations.Through the
Development Focus Area
, the WBCSD is seeking to:
Raise awareness
– delivering tools and guides that advance our understanding of common development challenges and enable all sectors to address thecorresponding opportunities
Advocate the business contribution
– helping business work in partnershipwith all stakeholders to build synergies between Official Development Assistanceand Foreign Direct Investment, to create the enabling business environment andinternational trading rules
Get into action
– Working with our members, Regional Network partners, andother stakeholders to broker new business ideas that are both good business andgood for development. This includes a partnership with the Netherlands’development agency SNV to broker real and sustainable business in Latin AmericaThis Focus Area ensures cross-fertilization between WBCSD initiatives on
Water,Health, Energy & Climate, Sustainable Forest Products,
Advocacy at a national level
for the necessary enabling environment is takingplace across the world through the
WBCSD Regional Network
Cambridge University's Program for Industry 
, in association with the WBCSD and
, has launched a
Business and Poverty Leadership Program
for senior executives and policymakers to examine the inter-relationship of business andpoverty.
Program structure and resources from November 2005
Co-chairs:Thulani S. Gcabashe (Eskom), John Manzoni (BP), Julio Moura (GrupoNueva) Working group:70 companies and regional partnersDirector :Shona Grant  Website:www.wbcsd.org/web/development.htm
Business for Development 
Business solutions in support of theMillennium Development Goals

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