This paper may be cited as: Nelson, Jane. 2006. “Leveraging the Development Impact of Business in the Fight against Global Poverty.” Corporate Social Responsibility InitiativeWorking Paper No. 22. Cambridge, MA: John F. Kennedy School of Government,Harvard University. Comments may be directed to the author.This paper was written for the Brookings Blum Roundtable, “The Private Sector in the FightAgainst Global Poverty,” held in Aspen, Colorado, in August 2005. It is forthcoming as achapter in
Transforming the Development Landscape: The Role of the Private Sector
, editedby Lael Brainard. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.
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