Difficult context for business in the world <ul><li>Current global economic crisis is exacerbating unemployment and socio-...
Business leadership <ul><li>WBCSD : business is an important actor in improving the economic, social, and environmental pe...
<ul><li>Scaling and replicating what works  </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilizing new companies </li></ul><ul><li>Moving from ‘nice...
<ul><li>C onvenes forward-looking CEOs of national and international companies with operations in Latin America committed ...
<ul><li>Network led by Roberto Salas, CEO, Masisa & Co-Chair WBCSD Development Focus Area </li></ul><ul><li>Statement of i...
Why should companies join this Network? <ul><li>T o find new and profitable business opportunities while addressing povert...
8 events with WBCSD’s Regional Network partners and their members, some 70 companies engaged up to now México Brasil Argen...
<ul><li>Action and value creation on the ground </li></ul>Shared vision Quarterly Executive Updates National & regional ev...
 
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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is the leading business organization to advocate market-based solutions to development and environment challenges. The WBCSD is coordinating a Latin American Network of Inclusive Business Leaders, which convenes forward-looking CEOs of national and international companies with operations in Latin America committed to championing the cause of inclusive business to both their peers and governments.

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  1. 2. Difficult context for business in the world <ul><li>Current global economic crisis is exacerbating unemployment and socio-political tensions in Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>Urgency for business to position itself as a leader in promoting socio-economic inclusion in the region is heightened </li></ul>
  2. 3. Business leadership <ul><li>WBCSD : business is an important actor in improving the economic, social, and environmental perspectives of developing and emerging economies </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive business is part of the solution </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable business solutions that expand access to goods, services, and livelihood opportunities for low-income communities in commercially viable ways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Targeted development of suppliers and service providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provision of affordable goods and services that improve quality of life </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Scaling and replicating what works </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilizing new companies </li></ul><ul><li>Moving from ‘nice stories’ to real examples of value creation </li></ul><ul><li>Moving from pilot projects to activities with relevant results </li></ul><ul><li>How can WBCSD… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>… help create a “snowball effect” within the business sector? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… support and complement the efforts of what is already being done at company and country level? </li></ul></ul>Key inclusive business challenges
  4. 5. <ul><li>C onvenes forward-looking CEOs of national and international companies with operations in Latin America committed to inclusive business in principle and in practice </li></ul><ul><li>3 key thrusts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting change and innovation within companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influencing as “peer-to-peer” spokespersons in their private sector networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocating for framework conditions that support inclusive business initiatives </li></ul></ul>WBCSD Latin American Network of Inclusive Business Leaders
  5. 6. <ul><li>Network led by Roberto Salas, CEO, Masisa & Co-Chair WBCSD Development Focus Area </li></ul><ul><li>Statement of intent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared vision on the role of business in the poverty agenda, endorsed by 15 WBCSD Regional Network partners in Latin America </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ongoing e-learning program for program managers within member companies </li></ul><ul><li>2010: events in Mexico (17 March), Panama (12 August), Brazil (24 November) </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly executive letter signed by Roberto Salas to member companies and partner organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with Inter-American Development Bank </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-financing of business plans, technical assistance, working sessions in selected countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Launch of web platform September 2010 </li></ul>Key thrusts
  6. 7. Why should companies join this Network? <ul><li>T o find new and profitable business opportunities while addressing poverty-related challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Access to leading-edge thinking around how to promote and scale up successful initiatives through a series of dialogues, meetings, and executive updates </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership implies motivating and inspiring others – contribute to the shift in mindsets </li></ul><ul><li>Business cannot succeed in societies that fail – we need deeper engagement and collaboration to address challenges faced by low-income communities </li></ul>
  7. 8. 8 events with WBCSD’s Regional Network partners and their members, some 70 companies engaged up to now México Brasil Argentina Chile Perú Ecuador Colombia Panama
  8. 9. <ul><li>Action and value creation on the ground </li></ul>Shared vision Quarterly Executive Updates National & regional events Networking among experts and academics Capacity building Promoting inclusive business Influencing business peers Advocating to governments

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