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Business models for sustainable development: innovation for society and environment

How can business pull a local farming community out of poverty? Tackle climate change? Protect a forest’s biodiversity? This, the first of eight briefings in the IIED ‘business models for sustainable development’ series, shows how business can help to deliver the Millennium Development Goals. This overview covers all the stages in the process, from ensuring that environment and development are at the core of business activities, to the key design principles of business models, the essential alliances businesses need to forge, and the challenges they face on the road to sustainability.

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