Presentation to OIPST July 2010, Den Haag Joyce Kortlandt & Jo Zaremba
Contents 1. Background / History / Rationale 2. Examples 3. Poverty Footprint Methodology
Trend in PS & Development
Corporate Social Responsib.
In order to manage it … need to measure it … Strategic changes in companies … new business models Reporting shift from ‘CR’ to Sustainability’ Reports Move from anecdotal examples to evidence base …
Oxfam PF Vision The Private Sector contributes towards reducing poverty by:
Being transparent & accountable Understanding its impact Improving its policies & practices Poverty Footprint is one of many ways to influence change.
Exploring the Links Between International Business and Poverty Reduction: A Case Study of Unilever in Indonesia An Oxfam GB, Novib, Unilever and Unilever Indonesia joint research project “to understand the nuances of pro-poor strategies in the private sector, in order to engage more effectively with companies” “to increase understanding of the impact of the operations of a business like ours on the lives of poor people”
Unilever Poverty Footprint A joint research project to understand the impacts of business on the lives of poor people in FOUR areas:
4 areas of research …
UI’s ‘macro-economic’ level impacts UI’s employment impacts The value chain from supply to distribution Low-income consumers in the marketplace … Many lessons
Research: Poverty â€˜Toeâ€™- Print Mission
Smallholder Value Drivers
Health & Well-Being
Price & Cost
Launch an Integrated Advisory Services Model Weather information
Alerts (e.g. pest)
Transport scheduling Traceability
Skills & Capacities
What can HKB do to best add value to its relationship with smallholders?
Post harvest operation & Logistics
Employ Consistent Procurement Practices
Efficiency & Costs
Facilitate Access to Fair Financial Services
HKB Value Drivers
Improve Focus on Smallholder & Women Customers
Developed â€Ś 1. Oxfam PF Methodology & Toolkit 2. Oxfam Poverty Footprint Studies 3. Poverty Footprint Comms Materials
What is a • Suited to national or multinational companies. • Helps companies identify opportunities, define business case, provides evidence • Puts PEOPLE at the centre • USING standard approach to develop & carry out a studies consistent, comprehensive, quality • Iterative development of OPFM: builds on learning from actual studies / consultations.
Methodology • • • • • • • •
Select a company Strategic Impact Area(SIA); Identify questions in 5 ‘Research Areas’ Measuring company against 5 ‘Dimensions of Poverty’ Joint research, analysis, report writing Report published jointly Recommendations – company implements Follow up evaluation on recommendations
A Poverty Footprint examines
HOW DOES A PF WORK? PF studies analyse Strategic Impact Areas through the lens of 5 Research Areas to evaluate a companyâ€™s impact on 5 dimensions of poverty.
1 Strategic Impact Area
2 Strategic Impact Area
3 Strategic Impact Area
4 Strategic Impact Area
POVERTY FOOTPRINT Dimensions of Poverty Gender&Equality