The private sector is an important actor in addressing global development challenges. Despite the calls for corporate accountability, comprehensive frameworks supporting multinational companies (MNCs) to manage and measure their development impacts are still lacking. The GLOBAL VALUE Project aims at addressing this need.
- An evidence-based, credible and independent impact assessment framework, including an indicator set, and toolkit for MNCs.
- A policy roadmap and recommendations for decision makers in policy, business and civil society organisations.
- Empirical evidence enriching the academic discourse on development impacts of MNCs and the interrelations between responsible business practices, competitiveness, and official development assistance.
Methodological advancements in corporate impact assessment, stakeholder engagement, as well as crowd intelligence and design thinking in a research context.
The BIM supports the project with human rights expertise. In 2015, BIM experts conducted a case study on the core labour standards in the Tanzanian tea sector. In preparation, BIM and the German Öko-Institute, made a field trip to Tanzania.
Researchers: Karin Lukas, Barbara Linder, Claudia Sprenger
Project management: Barbara Linder
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