[PDF] Business and Poverty. Innovative strategies for Global CSR

Author: CODESPA, ICEP, Published on: 31 July 2008

...economic development is an essential aspect of the global fight against poverty. As corporations are the driving force of economic development, they are central players in achieving the [Millennium Development Goals] MDGs. In 2005, the European Commission qualified a project with the objective of enhancing the involvement of the European private sector in the quest to attain the MDGs within the framework of global CSR...One of its important outcomes is this case-book...The nine cases of European companies operating in the developing world presented in this book suggest that thinking and acting in terms of global CSR...has two positive effects for corporations: It can help companies create business opportunities, and it can help corporations manage operational risks in the developing world. [Table of contents include:]...Business Case...Suez: Bringing water and development to the poor in Manaus...Unión Fenosa: Taking its focus from the financial to the social...Mondi [part of Anglo American]: The importance of stakeholder dialogue...Kjaer A/S: From inside the company out...Repsol YPF: Employees’ ideas help cushion crisis...Carrefour: How to contribute to inclusive supply chains...Coop NKL & Ethical Coffee Trading...Caixa Catalunya: Pioneering paths for microfinance...AstraZeneca: Commitment to fighting tuberculosis...

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Related companies: Anglo American AstraZeneca Carrefour Mondi (part of Anglo American) Repsol YPF Suez Unión Fenosa (now Gas Natural)