Business has a role in economic and social development if it is done responsibly and in ways that not merely focus on profit maximization but on value creation. Sustainable business is not only about running companies with an eye to the future but also minimizing the company’s negative impact on society, complying with international ethical practices and contributing to positive social change. JENA believes that the impacts of the activities of multinational corporations and business in general should be at the heart of development discussions JENA’s work on corporate accountability and responsible business is focused on programmers for formation of business leaders, helping them in personal development and their appreciation of business as a vocation. The promotion of the link between business and society and the role of business in development also demands a shift in the consciousness levels, virtues and values of business leaders.
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AHETI is a pan-African initiative aimed at eradicating poverty diseases endemic in Africa, namely, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, hepatitis B and diarrhoea by promoting efforts and policies to ramp up local production of pharmaceuticals in Africa.
The Bakhita Partnership for Education is an independently governed faith-based partnership building a community where all girls and women live in safety, have the education needed to earn a living wage, and the opportunities to build a secure future.
The Economy of Francesco is an initiative that brings together young economists, entrepreneurs, and change-makers from around the world to “enter a covenant” to change today’s economy and to give a soul to the economy of tomorrow.
While global fisheries could contribute much more effectively and directly to fulfilling the human right to subsistence (an ethical norm that is as universal and binding as any under international law), their potential to do so is undermined by legal structures that favour the extractivist model and fail to legislate ethical norms.