Poverty Reduction through smart supply chains

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Presentation to Smart Supply Chain Conference, Sydney, June 2009. This demonstrates how alignment of business activity with poverty reduction goals can work hand in hand.

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Poverty Reduction through smart supply chains

  1. 1. The Human Factor<br />Pro-poor supply chains: business development & poverty reduction<br />Bill Hurditch<br />NSW Director<br />Business for Millennium Development<br />
  2. 2. The case for linking business with poverty elimination<br />If the increasing global population of poor people is brought into the commercial world, there is every prospect of sustaining our businesses and of eliminating poverty …<br />
  3. 3. Millennium Development Goals <br />Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger<br />Achieving universal primary education<br />Promoting gender equality & empowering women<br />Reducing child mortality<br />Improving maternal health<br />Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, & other diseases<br />Ensuring environmental sustainability, and<br />Developing a global partnership for development<br />
  4. 4. Australians know virtually nothing about these poverty reduction goals for our region ...<br />
  5. 5. Yet Australia’s bilateral trade with these countries is huge ...<br />
  6. 6. Business for Millennium Development<br />Our mission is to identify and catalyse corporate linkages and partnerships that will grow business and alleviate poverty …. <br />…. together<br />
  7. 7. Really smart supply chains!<br />Major Australian corporations are already sourcing and supplying goods and services in countries where poverty exists. <br />By rethinking those supply chains they can reach right into the lives and prospects of men, women and children to address poverty in concrete ways. <br />Done strategically, this can generate new business opportunities.<br />
  8. 8. A global initiative<br />
  9. 9. Realigned global businesses: some case studies<br />Cadbury Cocoa Partnership<br />
  10. 10. Realigned global businesses: case studies ...<br />Walmart’s Inclusive Market Alliance<br />
  11. 11. Realigned global businesses: case studies ...<br />Unilever Farmer DevelopmentProgram<br />
  12. 12. Realigned global businesses: some case studies<br />Daimler-Chrysler and POEMA<br />
  13. 13. Australian project initiatives<br />Water pouches in South Vietnam<br />
  14. 14. “Spoken Web” for Indigenous poverty<br />
  15. 15. Geotextiles in Solomon Islands & East Timor<br />
  16. 16. MMV Malaria treatment distribution by Australian miners<br />
  17. 17. Field testing of TB device in PNG<br />World map showing reported cases of tuberculosis per 100,000 citizens. Red = &gt;300, orange = 200-300; yellow = 100-200; green 50-100; blue = &lt;50 and grey = n/a.<br />
  18. 18. Pro-poor business mission to PNG<br />
  19. 19. What’s in it for my business?<br />Improved supply chain<br />New marketplace opportunities<br />Become an employer of choice<br />Improved corporate culture<br />Staff retention and morale<br />Improved investor relations<br />Global corporate reputation<br />Enhanced licence to operate<br />Personal motivation<br />
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  21. 21. What’s the next step for you?<br />Visit….. www.B4MD.com.au <br />Consider where your supply chain intersects with poverty, and look for ways to grow business and address that poverty … at the same time<br />Partner with other businesses to grow new opportunities under this win-win banner<br />

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