Browse by Theme: Corporate Responsibility

A guide for companies to strengthen micro-enterprise market systems

This guide is intended for large companies, and their development partners, to enable them to help micro-enterprises in their value chains to thrive, with a view to unlocking greater commercial and social value for all.

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A short, step-by-step guide to linking informal savings groups to formal financial services, including principles, recommended stages, examples and how-to advice.

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Profitable public sector enterprises (PSEs) in India play a visible, frontline and powerful role in the government's roll-out measures to encourage responsible businesses practices in the country. They have made concerted efforts in the last few years to consciously transition from unsustainable ways of functioning to adopt socially and environmentally sustainable practices.

This report outlines ways which PSEs in India can support an impactful CSR framework in India.

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"She Means Business" is a new tool to help companies operating in India empower women and promote gender equality.

The new toolkit:

  • Reviews the status of women in 10 sectors across India
  • Outlines key national legal and economic frameworks on gender in the private sector
  • Provides detailed guidance on actions companies can take to empower women
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First grown by the British, in Sri Lanka in the 1800’s, tea remains one of the country’s primary export earners and employers. World renowned, ‘Ceylon Tea’
accounts for the third of the tea produced globally while it remains one of the largest exporters of tea in the world. Nationally tea is one of the primary export earners, while the industry employs 10% of the country’s labour force, mostly consisting of women. Despite its pivotal role in the country’s economy for two centuries, those who live and work on the tea plantations are some of the poorest and most marginalized in the country. This breif looks at how multi-faceted worker engagement can improve the development of the tea sector.

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CARE's programme on the tea sector of Sri Lanka demonstrates how improving worker's lives makes sense for businesses.

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This case study looks at the Community Development Forum model developed by CARE Sri Lanka to build worker engagement on the tea estate communities of Sri Lanka.

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