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A stable policy regime enables and encourages business and industry to operate responsibly and efficiently and to implement longer-term policies. (...) Business and industry, including transnational corporations, should be encouraged: (a) To report annually on their environmental records, as well as on their use of energy and natural resources; (b) To adopt and report on the implementation of codes of conduct promoting the best environmental practice, such as the Business Charter on Sustainable Development of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the chemical industry's responsible care initiative. 30.11. (...) Industry and business associations should encourage individual companies to undertake programmes for improved environmental awareness and responsibility at all levels to make these enterprises dedicated to the task of improving environmental performance based on internationally accepted management practices. 30.15.
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Score: 936358.4 - https://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/res_agenda21_30.shtml
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They not only encourage links between businesses but provide the opportunity to learn from each other. (...) Our Business Links programme encourages large companies to engage with local small, medium and micro enterprises in business relationships that promote the transfer of business knowledge, skills and technology to local enterprises. (...) I am pleased that the IBLF continues to help business in this region and around the world by encouraging responsible business practices that benefit business and society.
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Score: 926256.1 - https://unece.org/fileadmin/DA...nterp/women/documents/fid1.pdf
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Encouraging Responsible Business Practices | United Nations Development Programme Skip to main content Regional Promoting a Fair Business Environment in ASEAN Who we are What we do Our impact Global Nav toggle Search Who we are What we do Our impact English Locations Home Asia and the Pacific Promoting a Fair Business Environment in ASEAN Encouraging Responsible Business Practices Encouraging Responsible Business Practices Laws and regulations are needed for businesses to operate responsibly.
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Score: 920906.4 - https://www.undp.org/asia-paci...responsible-business-practices
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Weeks National Women’s Business Council,National Women’s Business Council, USAUSA Women Comprise Between 1/4 and 1/3 Women Comprise Between 1/4 and 1/3 of Formal Sector Firmsof Formal Sector Firms 23 26 28 28 32 32 33 33 34 0 10 20 30 40 Japan (1992) United Kingdom (2000) United States (2002) Germany (1993) Mexico (1998) Republic of Korea (1998) Canada (1996) Australia (1994) Finland (1990) % Share Women-Owned Firms Compiled by Center for Women’s Business Research from various sources. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Studies Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Studies Find That…Find That… •• Higher levels of entrepreneurial activity Higher levels of entrepreneurial activity greater economic growth & stabilitygreater economic growth & stability •• One of the best ways to encourage more One of the best ways to encourage more entrepreneurial activity is to open doors of entrepreneurial activity is to open doors of business ownership to womenbusiness ownership to women Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: www.gemconsortium.org The Framework for Encouraging The Framework for Encouraging Entrepreneurial ActivityEntrepreneurial Activity •• POLICIES supportive of business POLICIES supportive of business ownership ownership –– minimizing barriers to minimizing barriers to entry and exitentry and exit •• PROGRAMS to assist prospective and PROGRAMS to assist prospective and current small business ownerscurrent small business owners •• PUBLICPUBLIC--PRIVATE sector partnerships PRIVATE sector partnerships to leverage resources and adapt to local to leverage resources and adapt to local needsneeds The Key Challenges for Women The Key Challenges for Women Business Owners Everywhere Are…Business Owners Everywhere Are… •• Access to capitalAccess to capital •• Access to training/education/informationAccess to training/education/information •• Access to networksAccess to networks •• Access to marketsAccess to markets •• Recognition as a contributor to Recognition as a contributor to economic vitality, growtheconomic vitality, growth Source: Center for Women's Business Research Access to Credit Varies, Lower for Access to Credit Varies, Lower for Women Than MenWomen Than Men 23 58 67 77 14 22 58 34 25 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Ar gen tin a Au str ali a Ca na da Ire lan d M ex ico Ru ssi a Un ite d S tat es % W ith B an k C re di t Women business owners Men business owners Source: Center for Women’s Business Research Access to Financing: Access to Financing: Models for SuccessModels for Success •• MicroMicro--lending, loan poolslending, loan pools Grameen Bank, FINCA, ACCIONGrameen Bank, FINCA, ACCION •• Government loan guaranteesGovernment loan guarantees SBA 7(a), 504 loan programsSBA 7(a), 504 loan programs •• Private sector: credit scoringPrivate sector: credit scoring Wells Fargo, Count Me InWells Fargo, Count Me In •• Equity capitalEquity capital Springboard venture capital forumsSpringboard venture capital forums Entrepreneurial Support Structures: Entrepreneurial Support Structures: Strategies for SuccessStrategies for Success •• Research is a critical foundation and Research is a critical foundation and ongoing elementongoing element •• Government policies, programsGovernment policies, programs •• Private sector partnership: corporations, Private sector partnership: corporations, nonnon--governmental organizationsgovernmental organizations •• Active involvement of women’s business Active involvement of women’s business community: thought leaders and community: thought leaders and associationsassociations For Additional Information…For Additional Information… National Women’s Business Council 409 Third Street, SW, Suite 210 Washington, DC 20024 USA Phone: +1-202-205-3850 Fax: +1-202-205-6825 E-mail: info@nwbc.gov Web site: www.nwbc.gov Other Useful Links…Other Useful Links… US Small Business Administration: www.sba.gov SBA Office of Women’s Business Ownership: www.sba.gov/womeninbusiness www.onlinewbc.gov Center for Women’s Business Research: www.womensbusinessresearch.org Global Entrepreneurship Monitor research: www.gemconsortium.org
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Score: 914022.6 - https://unece.org/fileadmin/DA...erp/women/documents/weeks1.pdf
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Most clients operate small businesses from home or registered locations with few or no employees. • Based on a survey, 70% youth women entrepreneurs demonstrated need for business skills training to leverage their business loans as their business survivability and growth is often not successful. (...) Research questions: • Will providing business skills training to women improve their business survivability? • Will business training improve profitability of women start-ups businesses?
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Score: 912406.8 - https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/gro...s/presentation/wcms_344209.pdf
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Most clients operate small businesses from home or registered locations with few or no employees. • Based on a survey, 70% youth women entrepreneurs demonstrated need for business skills training to leverage their business loans as their business survivability and growth is often not successful. (...) Research questions: • Will providing business skills training to women improve their business survivability? • Will business training improve profitability of women start-ups businesses?
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Score: 912406.8 - www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/grou...s/presentation/wcms_344209.pdf
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In their Anti-Corruption programme, companies should be encouraged to include a statement against money laundering in their business operations. (...) Companies, regardless of size, who answer negatively to this question should receive a RED sign and encouraged to ensure that their business partners are committed to anti-corruption and have implemented anti-corruption policies in their companies. (...) Companies who answer NO to this question should receive a RED sign and should be strongly encouraged to ensure that business relationships and supply chains implement anti-corruption programmes.
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Score: 912382.2 - https://www.undp.org/sites/g/f...lf-Assessment-for-Business.pdf
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This is very encouraging. The Forum provides a platform to share diverse experiences about a wide range of existing as well as emerging business and human rights issues. One key aim of the Forum is to trigger positive and long-lasting changes in how states and businesses approach the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We are encouraged that the Forum is becoming an occasion for all stakeholders to announce new initiatives and commitments, facilitating positive competition to advance business respect for human rights.
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Score: 907963.9 - https://www.ohchr.org/sites/de...mSession6/ClosingSuryaDeva.pdf
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The development of appropriate advertising codes and standards for the regulation and verification of environmental claims should be encouraged. 26. Governments should, within their own national context, encourage the formulation and implementation by business, in cooperation with consumer organizations, of codes of marketing and other business practices to ensure adequate consumer protection. Voluntary agreements may also be established jointly by business, consumer organizations and other interested parties. (...) Governments should encourage recycling programmes that encourage consumers to both recycle wastes and purchase recycled products. 46.
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Score: 907687.6 - https://www.un.org/esa/sustdev...ublications/consumption_en.pdf
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UNDP, Japanese Government to encourage firms in Indonesia implement human rights in business operation. | United Nations Development Programme Skip to main content Indonesia Who we are What we do Our Impact Get Involved Global Nav toggle Search Who we are What we do Our Impact Get Involved English Locations Home Indonesia UNDP, Japanese Government to encourage firms in Indonesia implement human rights in business operation. UNDP, Japanese Government to encourage firms in Indonesia implement human rights in business operation. (...) “Business and Human Rights is becoming the license to operate for the private sector.
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Score: 905407.7 - https://www.undp.org/indonesia...uman-rights-business-operation
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