This website provides practical knowledge and tools focusing on social, environmental and economic development issues for companies, civil society, local and regional governments.
Cross-sector partnerships that seek to impact policy have been the subject of much discussion. This case study profiles a multi-sector partnership that brings together the United Nations, civil society, business, governments and communities to develop policies that reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. It captures how this cross-cutting partnership is building the capacity of local grassroots organisations to influence policy around the world.
Endearing Myths, Enduring Truths: Enabling Partnerships between Business, Civil Society and Government
This publication draws lessons learned about partnerships involving business, government and civil society. The Knowledge Resource Group draws from the Business Partners for Development Cluster experience, as well as the existing base of knowledge on partnership building, in developing tools and programs that can hasten the learning process and can increase the sustainability of the partnerships.
Grievance mechanisms provide a way to reduce risk for projects, provide an effective avenue for expressing concerns and achieving remedies for communities, and promote a mutually constructive relationship.
The International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) was established in 1974 following the establishment of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). IPIECA provides one of the industry's principal channels of communication with the United Nations.
This upcoming report has already generated a lot of interest among sustainability, ethical sourcing and community engagement managers. Find out how your company can benefit from measuring more than just performance and outputs. Understand and communicate the true impact of your business.
Part One of this report traces the emergence of such partnerships, explores the benefits and risks to companies, provides insights into the motivations for NGOs to partner, and describes lessons learned from ongoing engagements. Part Two outlines practical steps and key considerations to help companies identify relevant NGOs, assess and select among potential NGO partners, and implement in effective project involving NGOs.
The Clinton Global Initiative is a non-partisan catalyst for action, bringing together a community of global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
This manual describes typical ‘best practices’ and strategies used in petroleum refineries to manage water, including ways to reduce water usage. Improved water management in a petroleum refinery can potentially reduce the volume and cost of raw water used in refinery operations. Furthermore, improved water management may result in reductions in wastewater flow or contaminant load or both. Lower flow and contaminant load may result in lower wastewater treatment operating and maintenance costs. Optimized water management may also reduce the mass of contaminants in the treated effluent, thus improving the quality of a wastewater discharge and ultimately the environmental impact of a refinery’s discharge.
Striking a Better Balance: The World Bank Management Group Response to the Extractive Industries Review (Final Reprot)
The World Bank Group (WBG) announced in 2000 that it would conduct a comprehensive assessment of its activities in the extractive industries sector (oil, gas, and mining production - EI). This report highlights the WBG's response to the recommendations for the institution's future involvement in the extractive industry sector.
This volume presents a collection of poverty and social impact analyses that assess the impact of a range of policy and institutional reforms. In addition to illustrating the use of different tools and methods, these studies provide lessons that encourage and guide policy makers and practitioners while the PSIA approach is mainstreamed.