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Inclusive business or CSR — what's more effective for development - News: Inclusive business | Devex

Inclusive business or CSR — what's more effective for development - News: Inclusive business | Devex | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
The Asian Development Bank believes that firms with an “inclusive business” approach can offer much more than widely-practiced CSR activities — two different approaches that, if well managed, could really make a difference in achieving development goals, with the former anchoring the latter. “Why is inclusive business an important factor in poverty reduction? Before it’s only perceived as the government’s responsibility, but now it’s also the work of the private sector,” Armin Bauer, principal economist of the bank’s regional and sustainable development department, told Devex. “Inclusive business is not [just] about corporate social responsibility or about giving a scholarship here and there to a poor person. That’s not what we’re talking about.”
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10 misconceptions about inclusive business

10 misconceptions about inclusive business | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
“ Many believe inclusive business is just philanthropy and only for big corporates, Suba Sivakumaran busts some of the myths (Misconceptions about #InclusiveBiz?”
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The Little Data Book on Private Sector Development 2011

This Little Data Book provides data for more than 20 key indicators on business environment and private sector development for more than 200 economies.
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Our private sector development framework - EY - Global

Our private sector development framework - EY - Global | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
“ EY’s framework aims to help governments harness private sector development, by driving inclusive growth through job creation.”
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Relearning the Past: Yes, Rising Inequality is Bad for Economic Growth - Mother Jones

Relearning the Past: Yes, Rising Inequality is Bad for Economic Growth - Mother Jones | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
“Mother Jones Relearning the Past: Yes, Rising Inequality is Bad for Economic Growth Mother Jones Does high income inequality lead to lower economic growth? There are two main reasons to think it might.”
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Impact investment: ESG practices increase risk-adjusted returns in the long-term - Blue & Green Tomorrow

Impact investment: ESG practices increase risk-adjusted returns in the long-term - Blue & Green Tomorrow | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
“ Blue & Green Tomorrow Impact investment: ESG practices increase risk-adjusted returns in the long-term Blue & Green Tomorrow A new report by the World Economic Forum has outlined the possibilities and strengths of impact investment, suggesting that...”
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The Private Sector and International Development: A Love Affair, or Cold Feet? | WRI Insights

The Private Sector and International Development: A Love Affair, or Cold Feet? | WRI Insights | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
The private sector is a crucial partner in advancing sustainable development, and bilateral aid agencies are grappling with ways to learn from and leverage the activities of companies and markets. As the worlds of business and of aid increasingly intersect—and as development budgets are reined in even as demands on them grow—the pressure is to do more in partnership with the private sector. The real challenge, though, is to do better. This was the headline message from a recent roundtable discussion with representatives from nine bilateral donor agencies and invitees from the private sector, co-organized by WRI and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in London (see notes from the roundtable).
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Why Inequality Matters - New York Times

Why Inequality Matters - New York Times | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
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Why Inequality Matters
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Rising inequality isn't a new concern. Oliver Stone's movie “Wall Street,” with its portrayal of a rising plutocracy insisting that greed is good, was released in 1987.
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Innovative approaches to foster inclusive economic growth - Taipei Times

Innovative approaches to foster inclusive economic growth - Taipei Times | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
“When the benefits of economic growth are distributed very unequally, social bonds fray. Those losing ground, especially the young, may well grow disaffected, then resentful. This was a key factor behind the Arab Spring revolts.”
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The European Private Sector to Steer Development in Africa

The European Private Sector to Steer Development in Africa | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
“ Whether to give priority to the economic development of the private sector or to focus the attention, i.e. the international assistance, on the development of the public sector in developing countr...”
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Paying for results: can banks and investors finance social success? - The Guardian

Paying for results: can banks and investors finance social success? - The Guardian | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
“ The Guardian Paying for results: can banks and investors finance social success?”
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Private Sector Solutions for Development: Job Creation

Private Sector Solutions for Development: Job Creation | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
Private Sector Solutions for Development: Job Creation (Private Sector Solutions for Development: Job Creation http://t.co/djy2BYKb)
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Private sector development in fragile states - Eldis

Private sector development in fragile states - Eldis | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
“ Private Sector Development (PSD) has been treated as an area of programming which is separate from post-conflict stabilisation for a long time. ...”
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How a Skills Deficit Leads to Income Inequality - Bloomberg

How a Skills Deficit Leads to Income Inequality - Bloomberg | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
“CNNMoney How a Skills Deficit Leads to Income Inequality Bloomberg Feb.”
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Inclusive Business (IB) Primer Download | B4MD | Business for Millennium Development | Enabling inclusive business

Inclusive Business (IB) Primer Download | B4MD | Business for Millennium Development | Enabling inclusive business | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it

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Daniel F. Runde: The Private Sector as the Driver of Development

Daniel F. Runde: The Private Sector as the Driver of Development | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
“ Blog: Daniel F. Runde - The Private Sector as the Driver of Development Blog: Tam Nguyen - The Niger Delta Partnership Initiative Blog: Conor M. Savoy - T… (Daniel F.”
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Resource Blessing Should Stimulate Economic Growth - AllAfrica.com

Resource Blessing Should Stimulate Economic Growth - AllAfrica.com | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
Resource Blessing Should Stimulate Economic Growth
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THE reasons why some countries with abundant natural resources are poor have to be unpacked and possible remedies explored.
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Income inequality is rising, but maybe not as fast as you think - Phys.Org

Income inequality is rising, but maybe not as fast as you think - Phys.Org | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
Income inequality is rising, but maybe not as fast as you think Phys.Org Americans' perceptions of income inequality are largely over-inflated when compared with actual census data, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a...
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The Future of Collaborative Consumption - Eric Garland

The Future of Collaborative Consumption - Eric Garland | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it

I’m excited to announce a series of guest posts for this week. I’m blessed with all sorts of brilliant colleagues around the world; most of them are excellent writers on top of being elegant thinkers for a new age. Plus: I’m lazy, and want to bring my readers superb reading material without any effort on my part.


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"Collaborative consumption," is one of the 10 ideas that according to The Times "could change the world." A disruptive model of consumption that threatens the statuts quo of our society based on a model of private consumption ....

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Do We Really Need Economic Growth? - Resilience.org

Do We Really Need Economic Growth? - Resilience.org | Local Economic Development | Scoop.it
The central point of economic policy is maintaining or increasing economic growth...Do you think it's a realistic approach?
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