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Corporate Responsibility for Environment and Development
Document begins: P E R S P E C T I V E S 3 2005Y on Corporate Responsibility for Environment and Development NUMBER JUL How can Corporate Social Responsibility Deliver in Africa? Insights from Kenya and Zambia Mumo Kivuitu Ufadhili Trust (Kenya), Kavwanga Yambayamba The Partnership Forum (Zambia) and Tom Fox IIED (UK) KEY POINTS: It is now recognised that poverty income countries, with gross national reduction and sustainable development per capita incomes of US$400 and Both Kenya and Zambia face will not be achieved through government US$380 respectively.3 Both have a significant development challenges. action alone. Policy makers are paying predominantly rural population, with If we are to maximise the potential increasing attention to the potential about a third of inhabitants living in contribution of the private sector to contribution of the private sector to urban areas. Both have a significant poverty reduction and sustainable such policy objectives.1 The concept natural resource base, offering development, these are two of the of corporate social responsibility (CSR) countries in which this is most needed. significant potential for agriculture and is sometimes used as shorthand for natural resource-based tourism. Although the concept of corporate businesses' contribution to sustainable But there are ...