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MEASURING socio-economic impact: a guide for business

In addition to the WBCSD Measuring Impact Framework, more and more tools are being developed to help companies measure socio-economic impact, and it can be difficult for managers to compare and choose among them. The tools available today are incredibly diverse. They are based on different assumptions, they offer different functionality, they focus on different types of impact, and they suit different purposes

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Measuring Impact Framework Methodology: Understanding the business contribution to society

The Framework is designed to help companies understand their contribution to society and use this understanding to inform their operational and long-term investment decisions and have better-informed conversations with stakeholders.

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Negocios Inclusivos: Iniciativas empresariales rentables con impacto en el desarrollo

La Alianza entre el World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) y el Servicio Holandés de Cooperación al Desarrollo (SNV) acaba de publicar un folleto (20 páginas) acerca de su trabajo al mediar oportunidades de negocios inclusivos en América Latina.

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Mobility for Development: Facts and Trends briefing

This briefing provides an overview of key issues and data related to the challenge of developing sustainable mobility solutions to enable economic development and social progress.

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Negocios para el Desarrollo

Negocios para el Desarrollo" documento lanzado en la Cumbre de 2002, en Johanerburgo. Este documento contiene ejemplos de soluciones empresariales para apoyar el logro de los objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio.

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A Business Guide to Development Actors

The guide aims to introduce the business community to potential partners in the development community. It is a first port of call for managers who are interested in working with a development organization, but unsure of how to begin.

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Oportunidades de Negocio Reducir la Pobreza

he Guide explores how several companies are starting to break into an untapped market of over four billion potential customers in ways that benefit both the poor and the company (available in various languages).

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Investing for Sustainable Development: Getting the conditions right

This report builds on a series of roundtables hosted in 2002 by the OECD. It outlines ways to attract investments into least developed economies and advocates a greater coordination between foreign direct investment and official development assistance policies and practice.

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Negocios Inclusivos Creando Valor en Amércia Latina

El informe resalta 11 casos de mejores prácticas de empresas activas en Negocios Inclusivos en América Latina. El informe subdivide los casos de acuerdo con su caracterización por la incorporación de actores de comunidades de bajos ingresos en calidad de proveedores, distribuidores, plataformas para los Negocios Inclusivos, y consumidores. Ocho de estos casos han sido impulsados y facilitados por la Alianza. Los otros tres casos, llevados a cabo fuera de la Alianza, sirven para subrayar el gran potencial e impacto de los Negocios Inclusivos.

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Measuring Impact Beyond the Bottom Line: Why measuring impacts on society makes business sense

The WBCSD, with its members, have developed a common approach to measuring business impact that can be used by all business sectors. This publication presents the resulting WBCSD Measuring Impact Framework, and highlights the experiences and lessons learned from those companies that have pioneered the thinking behind the Framework. It explains why measuring and understanding a company's impact is good for business and good for society.

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Investing in a Low-Carbon Energy Future in the Developing World

The need to address climate change while facilitating continued economic growth and social progress is a key challenge facing world leaders today. This publication explores how governments and business can work together to solve these challenges by aligning policies, mechanisms and tools with the commercial conditions under which a business typically invests, in order to scale up private investment.

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Doing Business with the World: The new role of corporate leadership in global development

This publication shows how companies can contribute to global sustainable development through their core businesses in a way that is profitable for the companies and good for development. It offers a business perspective on key challenges and opportunities for the development of low-income countries, as well as key messages for companies and governments on how to promote sustainable business solutions that benefit the poor and the societies and environments in which they live.

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Regional Perspectives on 'Sustainable Livelihoods and Business

This publication presents the features and findings obtained in a series of regional dialogues on sustainable livelihoods. Organized in cooperation with the WBCSD's Regional Network and member companies based in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, the dialogues put special emphasis on taking into account different cultural and socio-economic contexts when doing business with the poor.

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Finding Capital for Sustainable Livelihoods Businesses

This guide focuses on how to source funding for a sustainable livelihoods business and aims to provide a blueprint for action. It will help managers decide when to raise capital in-house and when to seek external funds. It explores public-private partnerships, how to raise capital for local operational partners, and why securing this funding may be core to the company's success.

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Sustainable Livelihoods: The business connection

Released at the World Summit in Johannesburg, this joint report discusses the Sustainable Livelihoods project parameters and its use of case studies to show how business can successfully adopt sustainable practices.

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Vision 2050

Under the Vision 2050 Project of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD),29 WBCSD member companies developed a vision of a world well on the way to sustainability by 2050, and a pathway leading to that world – a pathway that will require fundamental changes in governance structures, economic frameworks,business and human behavior. It emerged that these changes are necessary, feasible and offer tremendous business opportunities for companies that turn sustainability into strategy.

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