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Developing Value : The Business Case for Sustainability in Emerging Markets

STABLE SOCIETY CAPITAL MARKETS ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY FISH ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC INSTRUMENTS SUSTAINABLE STOCK ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CARBON DIOXIDE BUSINESS CASE ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AIR QUALITY MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS CARBON ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS REFRIGERATION BUSINESS CASES EXPECTATIONS MARGINAL COST PRODUCERS EMERGING ECONOMIES RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROPERTY RIGHTS EXCHANGE TIMBER LABOR FORCE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES EMISSIONS REVENUES ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS INCENTIVES CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES MODELS EMPIRICAL STUDIES SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MARKET ACCESS AUDITS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES WILLINGNESS TO PAY RESOURCE USE CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY ECONOMIC ACTIVITY PRESENT VALUE INTERNATIONAL FINANCE SAVINGS ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ENTRY POINTS LABOR COSTS OIL EMERGING MARKET BUSINESSES GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS NATURAL CAPITAL LABOR PRODUCTIVITY DEVELOPING MARKETS GLOBALIZATION EMERGING MARKET DEBT SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY POLLUTION CENTRAL GOVERNMENTS FORESTRY DIVIDENDS NATURAL RESOURCES HYDROGEN SUBSIDIES EFFICIENCY TAXES ACCESS TO INFORMATION SUSTAINABILITY CONCEPTS RESOURCES UNEMPLOYMENT EMERGING MARKETS EQUITY ALTERNATIVE POLICIES INVESTORS HUMAN CAPITAL CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY WAGES CLIMATE CHANGE INTERNATIONAL TRADE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT VALUES REPUTATION DEVELOPING VALUE CREDIT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS PURCHASING POWER ABATEMENT SUSTAINABLE GROWTH ENVIRONMENTS PROPERTY ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION LOGGING POLLUTION ABATEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE ENVIRONMENT ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES ECONOMICS SECURITIES ENERGY EFFICIENCY GOVERNANCE FISHERIES PERVERSE SUBSIDIES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRADE INTERESTS LAND ECONOMIES OF SCALE RETAINED EARNINGS STOCK EXCHANGE HEALTH PROBLEMS COMMERCIAL BANKS COAL FINANCE CORPORATION ECONOMIC INITIATIVES WATER POLLUTION REVENUE POLLUTION CONTROL FINANCIAL SUPPORT INVESTMENTS RISK MANAGEMENT RECYCLING CUSTOMERS WASTE RECYCLING PROFITS POLICY INSTRUMENTS ENVIRONMENTAL ACID RAIN COST SAVINGS BUSINESS PERFORMANCE PUBLIC GOOD INTERNATIONAL MARKETS PRICES ECONOMIC CONDITIONS ECONOMIES PRODUCTION PROCESSES PUBLIC GOODS CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES
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London: SustainAbility Ltd.
Africa | East Asia and Pacific | Europe and Central Asia | Brazil | China | Philippines | South Africa
2015-04-27T14:55:47Z | 2015-04-27T14:55:47Z | 2002

Based on more than 240 real-life examples in over 60 countries, Developing Value is the first large-scale study analyzing the business case for sustainability in emerging markets, the opportunity for businesses to achieve benefits such as higher sales, reduced costs and lower risks from better corporate governance, improved environmental practices, and investments in social and economic development. It pinpoints the many opportunities available to diverse businesses in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. The report aims to help business people in emerging markets, identify opportunities to increase profits, by making progress on sustainability. It provides tools to assess, and conduct each business case, analyzing relevancy to emerging markets, i.e., opportunities for businesses to achieve high sales, reduced costs, and lower risks, from improved governance, environmental practices, and investments in socioeconomic development. The companies examined are ordinary businesses taking practical steps to address issues, and, evidence shows there are compelling reasons for action. Other specific opportunities to pursue sustainability include building regulations, developing human capital, and improving access to capital. All these opportunities are documented through case studies from Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, and South Africa. The study further examines variations in businesses by region, and company size, i.e., for small and medium sized enterprises, national companies, and multinational corporations, as well as foreign multinationals headquartered in developed countries, in addition to export-oriented companies, and those focused on domestic markets. Significantly, the study presents a business success case matrix, related to key aspects of sustainability, and recognized business factors, discussing practical steps towards implementation of strategies, priorities, and monitoring. The report is a joint effort by the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank, SustainAbility (United Kingdom), and Ethos Institute - Business and Social Responsibility (Brazil)

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