Inclusive Business Workshop: Organisers

Business Action for Africa (BAA)
BAA is an international network of over 200 businesses, business organisations and development partners, working collectively to accelerate growth and poverty reduction in Africa.  www.businessactionforafrica.org

Business Call to Action (BCtA)
BCtA is a global membership network of companies, governments, and development organizations working to identify and promote business models that contribute to long-term commercial and development goals.  www.businesscalltoaction.org

The CSR Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School
The CSR Initiative at Harvard’s Kennedy School is a multi-disciplinary and multi- stakeholder program that seeks to study and enhance the public contributions of private enterprise. It explores the intersection of corporate responsibility, corporate governance, and public policy, with a focus on the role of business in addressing global development issues. www.hks.harvard.edu/m-rcbg/CSRI

International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF)
IBLF has led the field in advocating and promoting business leadership in corporate responsibility and development since its launch in 1990. It was one of the first business-led organizations to recognise that in a globalised economy, social issues are business issues - and that the threats of poverty , growing inequality and environmental degradation cannot be tackled without the full participation of business. An independent, global, not-for-profit organisation, unaligned to any political, partisan or national interests, IBLF is supported by a network of global companies from Europe, America and Asia. Through the active engagement and leadership of CEOs, IBLF operates as a catalyst and facilitator for responsible business practices in 60 countries. www.iblf.org

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
ICC is the voice of world business championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity. www.iccwbo.org

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. www.undp.org
UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. www.unglobalcompact.org

United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP)
UNOP serves as a gateway for partnership opportunities with the United Nations family. It promotes new collaborations and alliances in furtherance of the Millennium Development Goals and provides support to new initiatives of the Secretary-General. UNOP provides Partnership Advisory Services and Outreach to a variety of entities, as well as managing the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP).
www.un.org/partnerships
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
WBCSD is a unique, CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. Its members are drawn from over 35 countries and 22 major industrial sectors, and the Council also benefits from a global network of about 60 national and regional business councils and partner organizations. www.wbcsd.org


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