Presentation Overview <ul><li>WBCSD Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Progress </li></ul><ul...
What is the WBCSD? <ul><li>A CEO-led coalition of some 200 companies with a shared commitment to sustainable development  ...
<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...
Millennium Development Goals http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
MDGs: Extreme Poverty Source: UN (2009) The Millennium Development Goals Report
Child Mortality & Maternal Deaths Source: UN (2009) The Millennium Development Goals Report
<ul><li>Some successes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overall reduction in extreme poverty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary educ...
Business Role in Development PHILANTHROPY SHARED VALUE COMPLIANCE IMPACT & RISK MANAGEMENT Social Value  Added Corporate V...
Business Role in Development (II) Business Activities Outcomes MDGs Investment Provision of goods and services Employment ...
<ul><li>New markets  for products and services </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the  growth markets  of the future (and the...
<ul><li>Business is a  solution provider </li></ul><ul><li>Business is a  major source of capital  for developing countrie...
Measurement Challenges Business Activities Outcomes MDGs Investment Provision of goods and services Employment & training ...
<ul><li>The Framework is designed to help companies  understand their contribution to development  and use this understand...
Measuring Impact Working Group
WBCSD approach to measurement Excel-based user guide “ Beyond the bottom line” –  the business case Methodology
Four-step Methodology Stakeholder engagement Step 1  - Set boundaries Step 2  –  Measure direct and indirect impacts Step ...
<ul><li>Built by  business for business </li></ul><ul><li>Starts from what business does -  business </li></ul><ul><li>Mov...
Applications in Practice <ul><li>Newmont Ahafo Gold (Ghana)  – Business linkages with local communities </li></ul><ul><li>...
MDG Scan: WBCSD view <ul><li>Supports key messages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business can play an important role in developme...
MDG Scan: WBCSD view (II) <ul><li>Measuring Impact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support measuring impacts and understanding cont...
<ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.wbcsd.org/web/measuringimpact.htm </li></ul>For more information, please con...
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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).

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

  1. 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>
  2. 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>
  3. 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
  4. 5. Millennium Development Goals http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
  5. 6. MDGs: Extreme Poverty Source: UN (2009) The Millennium Development Goals Report
  6. 7. Child Mortality & Maternal Deaths Source: UN (2009) The Millennium Development Goals Report
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 15. Measuring Impact Working Group
  15. 16. WBCSD approach to measurement Excel-based user guide “ Beyond the bottom line” – the business case Methodology
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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>
  19. 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>
  20. 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>
  21. 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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