This publication by WBCSD 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.
This report summarizes the proceedings of the Knowledge Forum on Valuing Business Sustainability, held on January 25, 2008. This report highlights the main ideas, provoking questions, and key take-aways of each Forum presentation.
Exploring the Links Between International Business and Poverty Reduction: A Case Study of Unilever in Indonesia
This research explores to what extent, and how, the wealth generated by the local operating company of a multinational company in a developing country is translated into poverty impacts in one particular country, in this case Indonesia.
This publication contains a collection of company good practices and a leaders statement on climate change, developed in a process facilitated by the UN Global Compact, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
A Legal Framework for the Integration of Environmental, Social and Governance Issues into Institutional Investment
The study describes the legal framework for institutions in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the UK and the US.
The purpose of this paper is to identify the main opportunities and limitations of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the countries of transformation.
The purpose of this research is to show how corporate social responsibility (CSR) is actually implemented and managed in business practice by a mobile communications provider in Switzerland.
Using Stakeholder Dialogue as a Source for New Ideas: a Dynamic Capability Underlying Sustainable Innovation
The purpose of this research is to attempt to gain a deeper understanding on the firm's ability to integrate stakeholder insights into the process of organizational innovation from a sustainable development viewpoint.
Based on 280 interviews and 372 questionnaires, the authors provide a differentiated and sobering analysis that cuts through the usual rhetoric of 'corporate sustainability preachers'.
A Handbook serves as a step-by-step-guideline for people who would like to use the Sustainable Value approach. “The ADVANCE Guide to Sustainable Value Calculations” is a practitioner handbook on the application of the Sustainable Value approach.
The European Commission (EC) has developed a "CSR handbook for small business advisers" which is designed to act as a reference when making decisions on how to adapt business to current CSR guidelines.
Full transcirpts and video materials from the Drucker Forum's 2009 session on Ethics and CSR in the Light of Peter Drucker, with presentations from Prof. Bodo Schlegeimilch, Prof. Craig Smith and Dr. Timo Meynhardt.
This study analyses the transparency of corporate reporting on a range of anticorruption measures among the 105 largest publicly listed multinational companies. Together these companies are worth more than US$11 trillion and touch the lives of people in countries across the globe, wielding enormous and far reaching power.