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WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals
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WBCSD presentation on business perspectives and impacts on the Millennium Development Goals

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Presentation by Matthew Lynch, Program Manager of the WBCSD’s Development Focus Area, examining the role of business in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Presentation by Matthew Lynch, Program Manager of the WBCSD’s Development Focus Area, examining the role of business in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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  • Main industry sectors: 21% electricity, 20% oil & gas, chemicals, forestry and consumer goods. 60 RN partners
  • underpin the business license to operate improve the quality of stakeholder engagement help manage risks more effectively enhance the business contribution to society improve efficiencies understand the role of business vis a vis governments demonstrate the “win-win” The Framework helps companies answer the questions: How can we leverage our core business activities as well as the strengths of other actors to boost economic growth and support social progress? How can we minimize operational and reputational risks? How can we engage with stakeholders in a more meaningful way? How can we adapt our products and services to the needs of the low income segment? How can we respond to changes in societal needs? How can we communicate with the government about our contribution to economic and social progress in a country?
  • MI working group launched in 2006. Over 20 WBCSD member companies were engaged in the development of the Measuring Impact Framework. Environmental Resources Management (ERM) led this work on behalf of the WBCSD membership, offering their experience and expertise in impact assessments and stakeholder engagement.
  • Measuring Impact Framework components: “ Beyond the bottom line” – Why measuring impacts makes business sense. This publication highlights the 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. Framework Methodology – This is the main document of the Framework which walks companies through the four step methodology. It includes a list of suggested indicators for 8 business activities as well appendices full of useful resources Excel-based user guide – This user friendly guide is designed to help companies move step by step through the assessment and customize the Methodology to their respective operations.
  • STEP 1 – SET BOUNDARIES 1.1 Identify the objective(s) for the assessment 1.2 Define the geographic area of the assessment 1.3 Collect development context information for the assessment area 1.4 Select the business activities to be assessed STEP 2 – MEASURE DIRECT AND INDIRECT IMPACTS 2.1 Identify the sources of impact for each business activity 2.2 Identify relevant indicators for direct and indirect impacts 2.3 Measure STEP 3 – ASSESS CONTRIBUTION TO DEVELOPMENT 3.1 Determine the level of stakeholder engagement 3.2 Engage with stakeholders to prioritize the development issues (optional) 3.3 Build hypothesis of the business contribution to development 3.4 Test hypothesis with stakeholders and refine the overall assessment (optional) STEP 4 – PRIORITIZE MANAGEMENT RESPONSE 4.1 Identify the priority areas for action 4.2 Consider possible management response and prepare recommendation to management 4.3 Decide on way forward 4.4 Develop indicators to monitor progress
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    • 2. Presentation Overview <ul><li>WBCSD Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Progress </li></ul><ul><li>What is the role of business? </li></ul><ul><li>WBCSD Measuring Impact Framework </li></ul><ul><li>MDG Scan & Business Impact Report 2010 – Added value to WBCSD & its Membership </li></ul>
    • 3. What is the WBCSD? <ul><li>A CEO-led coalition of some 200 companies with a shared commitment to sustainable development via the three pillars of economic growth, ecological balance and social progress. </li></ul>
    • 4. <ul><li>Akzo Nobel N.V. </li></ul><ul><li>DSM N.V. </li></ul><ul><li>KPMG </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Dutch Shell plc. </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Philips Electronics N.V. </li></ul><ul><li>TNT N.V. </li></ul><ul><li>Alliance for Inclusive Business (SNV) </li></ul>WBCSD: The Netherlands
    • 5. Millennium Development Goals http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
    • 6. MDGs: Extreme Poverty Source: UN (2009) The Millennium Development Goals Report
    • 7. Child Mortality & Maternal Deaths Source: UN (2009) The Millennium Development Goals Report
    • 8. <ul><li>Some successes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall reduction in extreme poverty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Child mortality (latest data) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Major challenges remain, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hunger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sanitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maternal mortality </li></ul></ul>MDGs: Successes, priorities to 2015 Source: UN (2009) The Millennium Development Goals Report
    • 9. Business Role in Development PHILANTHROPY SHARED VALUE COMPLIANCE IMPACT & RISK MANAGEMENT Social Value Added Corporate Value Added INCLUSIVE BUSINESS MODELS STRATEGIC SOCIAL INVESTMENT Business as usual Building competitive advantage ‘ Do no harm’ Do positive good Source: Nelson (2006) Leveraging the Development Impact of Business in the Fight Against Global Poverty
    • 10. Business Role in Development (II) Business Activities Outcomes MDGs Investment Provision of goods and services Employment & training Supplier opportunities & development Infrastructure Public policy dialogue & Institutional strengthening Strategic social investment MEETING ESSENTIAL NEEDS ENHANCED LIVELIHOODS & INCOMES TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER & CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT IMPROVED GOVERNANCE INCREASED GOVERNMENT REVENUES Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Achieve universal primary education Promote gender equality and empower women Reduce child mortality Improve maternal health Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases Ensure environmental sustainability Develop a global partnership for development
    • 11. <ul><li>New markets for products and services </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the growth markets of the future (and the present!) </li></ul><ul><li>Social risk management – building and maintaining license to operate </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses cannot succeed in societies that fail </li></ul><ul><li>Companies of the future will align corporate strategy with societal challenges </li></ul>The Business Case
    • 12. <ul><li>Business is a solution provider </li></ul><ul><li>Business is a major source of capital for developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable development is a business opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive business is a win-win for business & society </li></ul><ul><li>Business cannot solve poverty alone but poverty will not be solved without business </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of measurement </li></ul>WBCSD Key Messages
    • 13. Measurement Challenges Business Activities Outcomes MDGs Investment Provision of goods and services Employment & training Supplier opportunities & development Infrastructure Public policy dialogue & Institutional strengthening Strategic social investment MEETING ESSENTIAL NEEDS ENHANCED LIVELIHOODS & INCOMES TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER & CAPABILITY DEVELOPMENT IMPROVED GOVERNANCE INCREASED GOVERNMENT REVENUES Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Achieve universal primary education Promote gender equality and empower women Reduce child mortality Improve maternal health Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases Ensure environmental sustainability Develop a global partnership for development
    • 14. <ul><li>The Framework is designed to help companies understand their contribution to development and use this understanding to: </li></ul><ul><li>Inform their operational and long-term investment decisions </li></ul><ul><li>to have a more informed conversation with stakeholders </li></ul>Measuring Impact Framework
    • 15. Measuring Impact Working Group
    • 16. WBCSD approach to measurement Excel-based user guide “ Beyond the bottom line” – the business case Methodology
    • 17. Four-step Methodology Stakeholder engagement Step 1 - Set boundaries Step 2 – Measure direct and indirect impacts Step 3 – Assess contribution to development Step 4 – Prioritize management response Measuring Impact Framework Decision by individual companies
    • 18. <ul><li>Built by business for business </li></ul><ul><li>Starts from what business does - business </li></ul><ul><li>Moves beyond traditional reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages stakeholder engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Complements existing tools </li></ul>Key Features
    • 19. Applications in Practice <ul><li>Newmont Ahafo Gold (Ghana) – Business linkages with local communities </li></ul><ul><li>Ecosecurities – Project development tool for CDM & Voluntary carbon markets </li></ul><ul><li>Nestlé (Peru) – Developing & piloting inclusive business models </li></ul>
    • 20. MDG Scan: WBCSD view <ul><li>Supports key messages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business can play an important role in development and achieving the MDGs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Importance of core business for development impact </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partnerships for scaling up impact </li></ul><ul><li>Need for inclusive business: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local value creation for the poor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Products and services </li></ul></ul>
    • 21. MDG Scan: WBCSD view (II) <ul><li>Measuring Impact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support measuring impacts and understanding contribution to development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveying the Measuring Impact Landscape </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distribution & Awareness: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Member Companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>External communications channels </li></ul></ul>
    • 22. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.wbcsd.org/web/measuringimpact.htm </li></ul>For more information, please contact

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