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WBCSD presentation on Inclusive Business Salvador de Bahia 23 November 2010
 

WBCSD presentation on Inclusive Business Salvador de Bahia 23 November 2010

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In late November, the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) organized a conference in Salvador de Bahia that highlighted the role that business can play in developing ...

In late November, the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) organized a conference in Salvador de Bahia that highlighted the role that business can play in developing sustainable solutions toward addressing the challenges of poverty and social inequality in the country.

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  • The WBCSD is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. The Council provides a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices, and to advocate business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations. Members are drawn from more than 35 countries and 22 major industrial sectors. The Council also benefits from a global network of 60 national and regional business councils and regional partners. The Council’s objectives are to: Be a leading business advocate on sustainable development; Participate in policy development to create the right framework conditions for business to make an effective contribution to sustainable human progress; Develop and promote the business case for sustainable development; Demonstrate the business contribution to sustainable development solutions and share leading edge practices among members; Contribute to a sustainable future for developing nations and nations in transition. Provides a comprehensive business vision of sustainability Antenna for emerging issues and trends Advocates the business case for sustainability Influencing the debate and public policy Brings a collective business voice Punching above individual company’s weight Delivers learning by doing and by sharing in a “safe space” Creating tools and capacity

WBCSD presentation on Inclusive Business Salvador de Bahia 23 November 2010 WBCSD presentation on Inclusive Business Salvador de Bahia 23 November 2010 Presentation Transcript

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  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development A CEO-led coalition of some 200 international companies (35 countries, 22 sectors) with a shared commitment to sustainable development
  • Brazilian WBCSD members
  • WBCSD Regional Network  Kazakhstan BCSD BCSD Pakistan  China BCSD   BCSD Mongolia TERI BCSD India   BEC (Hong Kong)  BCSD Korea BCSD Thailand   PBE (Philippines) BCSD Malaysia   BCSD Taiwan BCSD Sri Lanka   Nippon Keidanren (Japan) CII India  BCA Australia  BCSD New Zealand   Vietnam BCSD*  Responsible Business Forum (Poland)  Vernadsky Foundation (Russia) BCSD UAE  BCSD Austria  NHO (Norway)  FE BCSD Spain  FFA (Spain)  EpE (France)  APEQUE (Algeria)  NBI (South Africa)  FEMA (Mozambique)   econsense (Germany) Danish CSBD  BCSD UK   SEV-BCSD Greece  BCSD Turkey BCSD Portugal   BCSD Hungary Business Europe (Belgium)   BCSD Croatia BCSD Zimbabwe  AEEC (Egypt)  US BCSD  The EXCEL Partnership (Canada)  CGLI (USA/Canada)  PERU 2021  CentraRSE (Guatemala)   BCSD Venezuela  BCSD Uruguay uniRSE (Nicaragua)  BCSD Mexico   BCSD Honduras BCSD Ecuador   BCSD Colombia BCSD Paraguay  CEBDS BCSD Bolivia   BCSD Argentina AED (Costa Rica)  Accion RSE (Chile)   BCSD Curaçao * In the process of being created IntegraRSE (Panama)  BCSD El Salvador 
    • Business:
      • Engine of economic growth and employment, source of technology and innovation
      • Critical role in providing solutions towards transitioning to a more sustainable and equitable world
        • Social inclusion
        • Resource efficiency (water, forests, etc.)
        • Low-carbon technologies
    Business role in Development “ Business & Development” (also in Portuguese) www.wbcsd.org/web/bizdev.htm
    • Business cannot succeed in countries that fail
      • Stable and prosperous societies make for better business opportunities
    • Risk management
      • License to operate, innovate and grow
    • Business opportunities & future markets
      • Technological and infrastructural investments, inclusive business
    The business case Why should global business invest in sustainable solutions to development challenges?
    • Illustrate best practices, lessons learned, success factors
    • Develop toolkits to support awareness raising and implementation
    • Advocacy and business perspectives to key development platforms and actors
    • Support local initiatives led by Regional Network partners and its members
    WBCSD & inclusive business
    • Easy-to-use presentation and simulation tool
    • Come is form of Power Point pack – adaptable and customizable
    • Available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese
    WBCSD tool “The Inclusive Business Challenge”
  • Objectives
    • Raise awareness of the role of business in development
    • Introduce the challenges, drivers and principles of inclusive business
    • Present good practice examples along the value chain
    • Identify risks and opportunities in building inclusive business through simulation exercise
    • Suggest ways to integrate inclusive business into company strategy
    • Getting started: Challenge to opportunity
    • Defining the issues: Debates and dilemmas
    • Learning from experience: Case study examples
    • Building inclusive business: Simulation
    • Making it happen: Aspirations and actions
    5 sections
    • Business case for inclusive business
      • Incl. statistics, images and quotes
    Part 1
    • Need to go beyond business as usual to meet today’s challenges, defining inclusive business
    Part 2
    • Learning from experience - case study examples of inclusive business in practice, incl. success factors
    Part 3
  • Part 4
    • How to integrate inclusive business concepts in my organization’s strategy?
    Part 5
    • Facilitation guide with information on how to use the tool
    • Bonus slides with extra case studies
    • Links to additional resources and publications
    Additional materials www.wbcsd.org/web/ibchallenge.htm
    • What tools are available to initiate, develop and scale up inclusive business models?
    • www.inclusivebusiness.org/2010/12/wbcsd-inclusive-business-tools-resources.html
    Other inclusive business tools…
    • Mobilizing new companies
    • Moving from ‘nice stories’ to real examples of value creation
    • How can WBCSD…
      • … help create a “snowball effect” within the business sector?
      • … support and complement the efforts of what is already being done at company and country level?
    Key inclusive business challenges for WBCSD
    • Virtual business network convening forward-looking CEOs of national and international companies with operations in Latin America
    • 3 key thrusts:
      • Promoting change and innovation within their own companies and value chains
      • Influencing as “peer-to-peer” spokespersons in their private sector networks
      • Adovocating for framework conditions that support inclusive business initiatives
    WBCSD initiative in Latin America
  • 8 events with WBCSD’s Regional Network partners and their members, some 80 companies engaged up to now México Brasil Argentina Chile Perú Ecuador Colombia Panama
    • One-page shared vision on the role of business in the poverty agenda, endorsed by 15 WBCSD Regional Network partners in Latin America
    • National and regional events among executives
    • Quarterly executive letter to network members
    • Support for action on the ground:
      • E-learning program for program managers within member companies and partners
      • Networking with experts and academics
      • Launch of interactive web platform for project managers, incl. networking with experts and academics
      • Collaboration with Inter-American Development Bank
    Key pillars of the network
    • Action and value creation on the ground
    Shared vision Quarterly Executive Updates National & regional events Networking among experts and academics Capacity building Promoting inclusive business Influencing business peers Advocating to governments
    • How can WBCSD and its partners support the uptake of inclusive business in Brazil
      • Key precondition: local business leadership
    • Interesting opportunity coming up in 2011 for visibility, learning, and networking:
      • Regional event on Inclusive Business organized by the Inter-American Development Bank in São Paulo, 27-28 June 2011
    Supporting inclusive business activities of CEBDS
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