World Business and Development Awards

World Business and Development Awards – raising the profile of companies’ actions to combat poverty

An important challenge now is raising the profile of what businesses can do to alleviate poverty – to encourage other organisations to form partnerships with companies.

For this reason, IBLF, the International Chamber of Commerce and the United Nations Development Programme have launched the 2008 World Business and Development Awards.

The aim of the awards is to acknowledge the contribution that companies are making – through their core business – to help achieve the MDGs: eight goals that promote poverty reduction, education, maternal health, gender equality, and aim at combating child mortality, HIV/AIDS and other diseases.

The deadline for nominations is 30 May 2008 and IBLF is encouraging as many entries as possible.

For information on the awards and how to enter, please visit

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