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It has been downloaded thousands of times online and remains the starting point for anyone wanting to understand the approach of the Shell Foundation.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty argues that 'increased aid, fairer trade and cancelled debt' - the issues that dominated the Make Poverty History campaign and G8 Gleneagles' Summit in 2005 - are not enough to permanently lift the poor out of poverty.For that to occur, enterprise and business thinking must be placed at the heart of the war on poverty.The report contains information about Shell Foundation pilots across the developing world, which illustrate the potential of pro-poor enterprise and growth. It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. 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It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. Read the report that got debate starteOpportunities and Challenges for the International Development Community and Big Business.Download full reporDownload exec summarOur groundbreaking report Enterprise Solutions to Poverty was described by The Times as “essential reading in Downing Street”. It has been downloaded thousands of times online and remains the starting point for anyone wanting to understand the approach of the Shell Foundation.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty argues that 'increased aid, fairer trade and cancelled debt' - the issues that dominated the Make Poverty History campaign and G8 Gleneagles' Summit in 2005 - are not enough to permanently lift the poor out of poverty.For that to occur, enterprise and business thinking must be placed at the heart of the war on poverty.The report contains information about Shell Foundation pilots across the developing world, which illustrate the potential of pro-poor enterprise and growth. It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. Read the report that got debate starteOpportunities and Challenges for the International Development Community and Big Business.Download full reporDownload exec summarOur groundbreaking report Enterprise Solutions to Poverty was described by The Times as “essential reading in Downing Street”. It has been downloaded thousands of times online and remains the starting point for anyone wanting to understand the approach of the Shell Foundation.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty argues that 'increased aid, fairer trade and cancelled debt' - the issues that dominated the Make Poverty History campaign and G8 Gleneagles' Summit in 2005 - are not enough to permanently lift the poor out of poverty.For that to occur, enterprise and business thinking must be placed at the heart of the war on poverty.The report contains information about Shell Foundation pilots across the developing world, which illustrate the potential of pro-poor enterprise and growth. It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. Read the report that got debate starteOpportunities and Challenges for the International Development Community and Big Business.Download full reporDownload exec summarOur groundbreaking report Enterprise Solutions to Poverty was described by The Times as “essential reading in Downing Street”. It has been downloaded thousands of times online and remains the starting point for anyone wanting to understand the approach of the Shell Foundation.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty argues that 'increased aid, fairer trade and cancelled debt' - the issues that dominated the Make Poverty History campaign and G8 Gleneagles' Summit in 2005 - are not enough to permanently lift the poor out of poverty.For that to occur, enterprise and business thinking must be placed at the heart of the war on poverty.The report contains information about Shell Foundation pilots across the developing world, which illustrate the potential of pro-poor enterprise and growth. It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. Read the report that got debate starteOpportunities and Challenges for the International Development Community and Big Business.Download full reporDownload exec summarOur groundbreaking report Enterprise Solutions to Poverty was described by The Times as “essential reading in Downing Street”. It has been downloaded thousands of times online and remains the starting point for anyone wanting to understand the approach of the Shell Foundation.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty argues that 'increased aid, fairer trade and cancelled debt' - the issues that dominated the Make Poverty History campaign and G8 Gleneagles' Summit in 2005 - are not enough to permanently lift the poor out of poverty.For that to occur, enterprise and business thinking must be placed at the heart of the war on poverty.The report contains information about Shell Foundation pilots across the developing world, which illustrate the potential of pro-poor enterprise and growth. It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. Read the report that got debate starteOpportunities and Challenges for the International Development Community and Big Business.Download full reporDownload exec summarOur groundbreaking report Enterprise Solutions to Poverty was described by The Times as “essential reading in Downing Street”. It has been downloaded thousands of times online and remains the starting point for anyone wanting to understand the approach of the Shell Foundation.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty argues that 'increased aid, fairer trade and cancelled debt' - the issues that dominated the Make Poverty History campaign and G8 Gleneagles' Summit in 2005 - are not enough to permanently lift the poor out of poverty.For that to occur, enterprise and business thinking must be placed at the heart of the war on poverty.The report contains information about Shell Foundation pilots across the developing world, which illustrate the potential of pro-poor enterprise and growth. It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. Read the report that got debate starteOpportunities and Challenges for the International Development Community and Big Business.Download full reporDownload exec summarOur groundbreaking report Enterprise Solutions to Poverty was described by The Times as “essential reading in Downing Street”. It has been downloaded thousands of times online and remains the starting point for anyone wanting to understand the approach of the Shell Foundation.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty argues that 'increased aid, fairer trade and cancelled debt' - the issues that dominated the Make Poverty History campaign and G8 Gleneagles' Summit in 2005 - are not enough to permanently lift the poor out of poverty.For that to occur, enterprise and business thinking must be placed at the heart of the war on poverty.The report contains information about Shell Foundation pilots across the developing world, which illustrate the potential of pro-poor enterprise and growth. It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. Read the report that got debate starteOpportunities and Challenges for the International Development Community and Big Business.Download full reporDownload exec summarOur groundbreaking report Enterprise Solutions to Poverty was described by The Times as “essential reading in Downing Street”. It has been downloaded thousands of times online and remains the starting point for anyone wanting to understand the approach of the Shell Foundation.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty argues that 'increased aid, fairer trade and cancelled debt' - the issues that dominated the Make Poverty History campaign and G8 Gleneagles' Summit in 2005 - are not enough to permanently lift the poor out of poverty.For that to occur, enterprise and business thinking must be placed at the heart of the war on poverty.The report contains information about Shell Foundation pilots across the developing world, which illustrate the potential of pro-poor enterprise and growth. It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. Read the report that got debate starteOpportunities and Challenges for the International Development Community and Big Business.Download full reporDownload exec summarOur groundbreaking report Enterprise Solutions to Poverty was described by The Times as “essential reading in Downing Street”. It has been downloaded thousands of times online and remains the starting point for anyone wanting to understand the approach of the Shell Foundation.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty argues that 'increased aid, fairer trade and cancelled debt' - the issues that dominated the Make Poverty History campaign and G8 Gleneagles' Summit in 2005 - are not enough to permanently lift the poor out of poverty.For that to occur, enterprise and business thinking must be placed at the heart of the war on poverty.The report contains information about Shell Foundation pilots across the developing world, which illustrate the potential of pro-poor enterprise and growth. It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. Read the report that got debate starteOpportunities and Challenges for the International Development Community and Big Business.Download full reporDownload exec summarOur groundbreaking report Enterprise Solutions to Poverty was described by The Times as “essential reading in Downing Street”. It has been downloaded thousands of times online and remains the starting point for anyone wanting to understand the approach of the Shell Foundation.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty argues that 'increased aid, fairer trade and cancelled debt' - the issues that dominated the Make Poverty History campaign and G8 Gleneagles' Summit in 2005 - are not enough to permanently lift the poor out of poverty.For that to occur, enterprise and business thinking must be placed at the heart of the war on poverty.The report contains information about Shell Foundation pilots across the developing world, which illustrate the potential of pro-poor enterprise and growth. It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. Read the report that got debate starteOpportunities and Challenges for the International Development Community and Big Business.Download full reporDownload exec summarOur groundbreaking report Enterprise Solutions to Poverty was described by The Times as “essential reading in Downing Street”. It has been downloaded thousands of times online and remains the starting point for anyone wanting to understand the approach of the Shell Foundation.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty argues that 'increased aid, fairer trade and cancelled debt' - the issues that dominated the Make Poverty History campaign and G8 Gleneagles' Summit in 2005 - are not enough to permanently lift the poor out of poverty.For that to occur, enterprise and business thinking must be placed at the heart of the war on poverty.The report contains information about Shell Foundation pilots across the developing world, which illustrate the potential of pro-poor enterprise and growth. It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.orgRead the Foundation’s Latest Report Download full reporDown to Business: New Solutions to old problems. explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges illustrates this through our five main programmes describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and looks towards the future. Read the report that got debate starteOpportunities and Challenges for the International Development Community and Big Business.Download full reporDownload exec summarOur groundbreaking report Enterprise Solutions to Poverty was described by The Times as “essential reading in Downing Street”. It has been downloaded thousands of times online and remains the starting point for anyone wanting to understand the approach of the Shell Foundation.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty argues that 'increased aid, fairer trade and cancelled debt' - the issues that dominated the Make Poverty History campaign and G8 Gleneagles' Summit in 2005 - are not enough to permanently lift the poor out of poverty.For that to occur, enterprise and business thinking must be placed at the heart of the war on poverty.The report contains information about Shell Foundation pilots across the developing world, which illustrate the potential of pro-poor enterprise and growth. It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.org

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Known as the “missing middle”, a significant segment of the small and medium sized enterprise (SME) market is under-served. This report assesses the state of this segment to better understand their needs and the challenges they face in order to contribute to GDP growth and play a critical role in economic development.








Social enterprises in emerging markets face a major obstacle: demand for their products and services typically does not exist. Social Marketing in India captures our experiences, both good and bad, over several years of running social marketing campaigns to drive adoption of improved cookstoves; and the broader lessons we have drawn for marketing social-impact products more generally.








One of the greatest challenges faced by developing world farmers is that of accessing markets. For over 10 years, we have been working to improve the livelihoods of farmers at scale by applying market-based thinking to the mechanics of global supply chains. This report charts that journey, the key lessons learned and how this learning has led to the creation of a new type of enterprise that we refer to as a Supply Chain Connector.





Given the dynamism of its development sector, the complexity of its economic challenges and its wealth of social diversity, India has long been an important geography for Shell Foundation. It is the single largest country recipient of Shell Foundation investment to date and plays host to some of our most successful partnerships.

In this focused report we introduce our Indian partners, examine how we work with them and show how they are delivering high impact solutions to some key development challenges facing their country.



‘Enterprise Solutions to Scale’ charts the evolution of Shell Foundation’s approach to catalysing new sustainable and scaleable solutions to key global development challenges.
The report shares our successes and failures during a decade of deploying enterprise-based thinking to achieve scale of impact. In doing so we recognise the need for greater transparency and shared learning by international development communities and businesses alike.
The key findings of the report include:
  • The need to catalyse disruptive change: achieving scale by co-creating new entities, using new business models.
  • The importance of building sectoral partners: large-scale change is hard, requiring “more than money”, time, patience and considerable investment.
  • Moving from subsidy to earned income: targeting financial viability means less reliance on aid. Growth benefits more people and innovation means enterprises can provide customers with more affordable goods and services.


FRESH PROGRESS

Shell Foundation champions the creation of specialist ‘ethical agents’; entities capable of catalysing win-win relationships between retailers and developing world producers. In our opinion, the network expansion of such agents is the only way that industry can significantly impact both economic growth and quality of life in low-income countries.

Fresh Progress details our experiences from 2008 to 2010 in co-creating two distinct types of intermediaries - one concentrating on small businesses selling niche agricultural and horticultural products (The Better Trading Company), and the other focusing on smallholder producers of cotton (CottonConnect) – and our work to pilot a third model in South Africa for application in high value, complex agricultural product markets.

Fresh – Creating new pathways to ethical sourcing

The Shell Foundation - Marks & Spencer Partnership, launched in 2005, set out to prove it is possible to build new supply chains to major retailers that simultaneously help to eradicate poverty and deliver commercial returns.

Through the Partnership M&S became the first major UK retailer to sell products made from Fairtrade cotton, improving the livelihoods of more than 1500 Indian farmers. More than a million bouquets of flowers – harvested and packed by workers from poor communities in South Africa – have also been sold in M&S stores, creating more than 135 sustainable jobs and helping to protect 30,000 hectares of biodiversity-rich land.

This newly-launched report tells the story of the partnership and concludes that in order to bridge the gap between major retailers and developing world producers a new kind of business is required, called an ‘ethical agent’.


Down to Business: New solutions to old problems.

  • explains our “enterprise-based” approach to solving poverty and environmental challenges;
  • illustrates this through our five main programmes;
  • describes how our charitable objectives are helped by our close relationship to Shell Group;
  • includes an external critique from the Overseas Development Institute, and;
  • looks towards the future.


Read the report that got debate started

Opportunities and Challenges for the International Development Community and Big Business.

Our groundbreaking report Enterprise Solutions to Poverty was described by The Times as “required reading in Downing Street”. It has been downloaded thousands of times online and remains the starting point for anyone wanting to understand the approach of the Shell Foundation.

Enterprise Solutions to Poverty argues that 'increased aid, fairer trade and cancelled debt' - the issues that dominated the Make Poverty History campaign and G8 Gleneagles' Summit in 2005 - are not enough to permanently lift the poor out of poverty.

For that to occur, enterprise and business thinking must be placed at the heart of the war on poverty.

The report contains information about Shell Foundation pilots across the developing world, which illustrate the potential of pro-poor enterprise and growth. It also shows how the value-creating financial assets of companies such as Shell can be harnessed to provide greater social returns on investment.

Enterprise Solutions to Poverty ends by calling for partnership between government, civil society and big business to be recast so that business thinking can be applied to the poverty challenge by ensuring the enabling environment can deliver the jobs and economic growth the poor so desperately need and want.

*You will need to download Adobe Acrobat pdf reader.

If you would like a hard copy of these reports please send an email to info@shellfoundation.org