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business for development guide

business for development guide

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Business
Development
Business solutions in support of the
Millennium Development Goals
for
WBCSD Focus Area: Development

Poverty remains one of the biggest challenges to sustainable development. The way
businesses respond to this challenge, and their ability to generate wealth and
opportunities, will prove crucial in the long-term. As a group of leading companies,
WBCSD members work within a new mindset, beyond corporate philanthropy, to
build inclusive business models that create new revenue streams whilst serving the
needs of the poor through sound commercial operations.

Through theDevelopment Focus Area, the WBCSD is seeking to:
>Raise awareness\u2013 delivering tools and guides that advance our understanding of
common development challenges and enable all sectors to address the
corresponding opportunities
>Advocate the business contribution\u2013 helping business work in partnership

with all stakeholders to build synergies between Official Development Assistance and Foreign Direct Investment, to create the enabling business environment and international trading rules

>Get into action\u2013 Working with our members, Regional Network partners, and

other stakeholders to broker new business ideas that are both good business and
good for development. This includes a partnership with the Netherlands\u2019
development agency SNV to broker real and sustainable business in Latin America

This Focus Area ensures cross-fertilization between WBCSD initiatives onWater,
Health, Energy & Climate, Sustainable Forest Products,and Ecosystems.
Advocacy at a national levelfor the necessary enabling environment is taking
place across the world through theWBCSD Regional Network.
Cambridge University's Program for Industry, in association with the WBCSD and
Oxfam, has launched aBusiness and Poverty Leadership Program for senior
executives and policymakers to examine the inter-relationship of business and
poverty.
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 partners
Director:Shona Grant
Website:www.wbcsd.org/web/development.htm

Business for Development
Business solutions in support of the
Millennium Development Goals

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