The Role of Business in Emerging Markets
Release Date: October 2012
If companies were a country, they would rank as the seventh largest provider of overseas development assistance in the world, ahead of Sweden. Businesses are helping less developed countries gain access to new technologies, microfinance and capital investment, develop their workforce, improve customs automation, improve operating standards, and develop new economic clusters and adjacent markets.
The Role of Business in Emerging Markets examines how global CSR strategy goes farther than before, encompassing a broader portfolio and serving as the connective tissue between business growth and healthy communities.. This report is the fourth in BCLC's series "The Role of Business."
The report features more than 15 of the foremost corporate thought leaders on global development including the Hershey Company, Alcatel-Lucent, Abbott, and Microsoft.
In addition to the full report PDF, we'll be featuring each article on our BCLCBlog.
- BCLC: Business Sector Drives Proactive Solutions in Global Development
- Abbott: Fighting Malnutrition and Spurring Economic Development in Haiti
- The Dow Chemical Company: "Buen Trabajo” – Good Job: Improving Job Skills and Job Opportunities for Area Young People
- Amway: Amway's Partnership to Support Child Nutrition in Rural China
- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters: Case Study: Fighting Hunger, Growing Communities
- UPS: Alleviating Poverty in India Through Microfinance and Financial Literacy
- Citi Foundation: Citi Foundation's Quest to Bridge the "Financial Capability Gap"
- IBM: The Corporate Service Corps: A Model for International Corporate Volunteerism
- PwC: PwC's Project Belize: Scaling Service to Create Replicable Success
- Chevron: Business as a Community Transformation Partner: Chevron and the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative
- Alcatel-Lucent: New Submarine Cable for Haiti Recovery and Growth
- Western Union: Western Union Promotes Financial Inclusion as a Tool in Global Development
- Tupperware Provides Opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs in Frontier Markets