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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.

Corporate Responsib.

Sustainable Dev’t

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.

History 1/


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”

History 2/


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 ‘Toe’- Print Mission

Market Services

Smallholder Value Drivers

Market Access

Health & Well-Being

Price & Cost

Launch an Integrated Advisory Services Model Weather information

Alerts (e.g. pest)

Crop planning

Demand Forecasting

Input planning

Farming operations

Transport scheduling Traceability

Skills & Capacities

What can HKB do to best add value to its relationship with smallholders?

Extension Services

Delivery

Post harvest operation & Logistics

Market information

Employ Consistent Procurement Practices

Efficiency & Costs

Rural Markets

Facilitate Access to Fair Financial Services

HKB Value Drivers

Quality

Stability

Improve Focus on Smallholder & Women Customers


Developed ‌ 1. Oxfam PF Methodology & Toolkit 2. Oxfam Poverty Footprint Studies 3. Poverty Footprint Comms Materials

History 3/


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.

History 5/


Methodology • • • • • • • •

How?

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 company’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

Livelihoods

Stability/Security

Empowerment

Health&Wellbeing



Poverty Footprint: Presentation Pack