The importance of managing social risk is increasingly recognised by the proponents and financiers of large projects. Social risks arise primarily from the dissatisfaction and grievances of community and non-governmental stakeholders. Experience shows that failure to manage these issues can have enormous economic costs, damage the reputations of organisations involved and put entire investments in jeopardy.
Community stakeholders, however, should not just be seen as a potential… Continue
Added by Matthew Lynch on September 3, 2008 at 16:37 —
This article is from the recent Business Action for Africa publication, "MDGs at the Mid-Point: Accelerating Business-Led Growth and Collective Action". To download the full report, click here.
The Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF) is the only pan-African body, based in Africa, explicitly and exclusively focused on improving the continent’s investment climate. ICF was formally… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on August 27, 2008 at 1:15 —
This article is from the recent Business Action for Africa publication, "MDGs at the Mid-Point: Accelerating Business-Led Growth and Collective Action". To download the full report, click here
Over recent years, I have witnessed first hand the profound shift in the relationship between government and business. This is to be welcomed, because for Africa’s current economic growth to be sustained,… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on August 12, 2008 at 12:30 —
Since its inception in April 2006, the ACP Business Climate facility (BizClim) has produced more than 20 reports of interest to particular countries or regions. Many of these reports are as well of interest to all concerned by private sector development in developing countries. Reports can be accessed in English and French from here
. Our monthly bulletins, newsletters and videos are posted… Continue
Added by M'Hamed on August 7, 2008 at 22:00 —
The ACP Business Climate facility (BizClim) supports projects aimed at improving the business environment. Usually, projects include the undertaking of studies coupled with the organisations of events (e.g. workshops, conferences).To view the list of events, click here.
Added by M'Hamed on August 7, 2008 at 21:30 —
By Jane Nelson is Senior Fellow and Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
It has become… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on August 5, 2008 at 0:00 —
By Shona Grant, Director, Development Focus Area, WBCSD
In the spring of 2006, the World Business Council for… Continue
Added by member on August 1, 2008 at 23:00 —
Business representatives of Business Action for Africa issued the following statement on this week's collapse of the Doha Trade Talks:
Business Action for Africa, an international network of over 200 businesses, business organisations and development partners, calls on global leaders, in business and in… Continue
Added by Business Action for Africa on August 1, 2008 at 23:00 —
PRESS RELEASE FROM BUSINESS ACTION FOR AFRICA
, ISSUED ON 1 AUGUST 2008:
Business Action for Africa, an international network of over 200 businesses, business organisations and development partners, calls on global leaders, in business and in government alike, to respond to the collapse of world trade talks this week by urgently looking for pragmatic ways forward to reduce barriers to trade and to stimulate global growth and… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on August 1, 2008 at 17:00 —
I thought maybe you could be interested in our brand new Codevelopment Social Network, virtually & strategically located between Canary Islands, Africa & the world wide web
Canary Islands are a natural, technological & cultural platform between 3 continents... So… Continue
Added by Conectafrica on July 29, 2008 at 14:30 —
Schools in the UK want to partner with schools in Africa. Not only does the department expect them to but they know that seeing what is happening in another classroom, on another continent, enhances the education experience.
In the UK learners have good access to the communication tools. In most African classrooms that can still be difficult.
I work mostly in South Africa where ICT developments are rapid. In the last three… Continue
Added by Alan Mills on July 25, 2008 at 9:30 —
E-BULLETIN FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LEADERS FORUM
The global context of the 21st century presents…
Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 24, 2008 at 9:30 —
Listen to Frankie Picasso's great radio interview of Ida Horner the pioneer behind Ethnic Supplies Limited.
Click here to listen
You can also connect with Frankie
here on… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 23, 2008 at 12:30 —
Added by Afke Bootsman on July 23, 2008 at 3:00 —
PRESS RELEASE FROM CDC:
(“CDC”), the UK government-backed private equity emerging markets fund of funds investor, today announces that it has made new commitments totaling US$185m to six private equity funds focused on investment in India. It is expected that these funds will raise a total of over US$2.47bn for investment in the region.
These latest commitments bring CDC’s overall commitment to private equity funds investing… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 22, 2008 at 20:30 —
By Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of Anglo American
The Millennium Development Goals were the product of a moment of optimism in history. In setting some clear targets for reducing poverty and some related measures, the UN Secretary General and participating governments… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 21, 2008 at 12:30 —
A new report was launched today that tells the story of the Shell Foundation - Marks & Spencer Partnership and concludes that in order to bridge the gap between major… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on July 16, 2008 at 16:30 —
Interactions of banks with governments are increasingly criticized in terms of ethics; meanwhile, environmental initiatives and philanthropic donations are the industry’s main positive news cows, states a report published today by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence – Covalence Banking Industry Report 2008.
Press Release - English:… Continue
Added by Antoine Mach on July 3, 2008 at 16:30 —
Jul 08 - This discussion paper considers the partnering landscape from a global perspective and explores the differing experiences of NGO partnerships and… Continue
Added by member on July 2, 2008 at 13:00 —
PRESS RELEASE: UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT
(New York, 25 June 2008) – The United Nations Global Compact Office has announced that a total of 630 companies have been removed from its list of participants for failure to communicate progress.
The delisting of companies is part of ongoing efforts by the UNGC Office to enhance the accountability and credibility of the initiative. The Integrity Measures were introduced in 2004 following a comprehensive review of the governance… Continue
Added by Business Fights Poverty on June 28, 2008 at 21:30 —