Path to the UN Millennium Development Goals

With the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) only five years away, questions were raised as to the effectiveness of the private sector in influencing progress towards their achievement. This study, commissioned by the Netherlands National Committee for International Cooperation and Sustainable Development (NCDO), assesses the contributions of 20 companies towards influencing the MDGs, goals which capture the key elements of poverty reduction.

Companies include Air France-KLM, Unilever, and Royal Dutch Shell.

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