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Oxfam Poverty Footprint: Understanding Business Contribution to Development

Oxfam Poverty Footprint: Understanding Business Contribution to Development
15 pages

Publication date
01 Nov 2009

ISBN
9781848141001

Publisher
Oxfam International

Series
Oxfam Briefings for Business

Type
Issue briefing

Companies around the world are increasingly concerned about the impacts that their businesses have on societies in their home countries as well as abroad. For many companies operating in developing countries, impacts on society are related to the effects of their operations on development and poverty reduction, and in turn play an important role in determining the success of the business itself. Understanding the links between business and development can highlight real opportunities for enlightened businesses to make a positive difference. This paper explains Oxfam's Poverty Footprint Methodology, which helps companies to comprehensively understand how their operations affect the people in their value chains and the communities and countries where they operate.Key content; Why analyse business impacts on society? What is a Poverty Footprint? What does a Poverty Footprint examine? What does a Poverty Footprint offer? What does a Poverty Footprint reveal?

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