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Call for nominations of the World Business and Development Awards 2012 now open!

Do you have a successful inclusive business model that is both commercially successful, and is contributing to development?

The International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have just launched a call for nominations for their World Business and Development Awards 2012.

The Awards are the pinnacle of recognition for how companies can, through their core business activities, help achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

The 2012 Awards, organised with the Netherlands Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the UN Global Compact, focus on inclusive business models: sustainable, commercially-viable business initiatives that expand access for low-income people to goods and services, or improve their livelihoods by engagement in value chains as direct employees, suppliers or distributors. 

The Awards are open to all sizes of organisation, in two categories: SMEs and Large companies. Social enterprises and NGOs are welcome to apply as long as the nominated initiative is using a commercially-viable business model.

Winners of previous Awards have included: CEMEX’s Productive Centres for Self-employment which provide training and direct opportunities for unemployed or low-wage members of the community to join their supply chain by manufacturing construction materials; and LifeSpring Hospitals’ creation of eight hospitals delivering affordable maternity healthcare at a third to a half of prevailing market rates.

As IBLF’s CEO, Clare Melford, says, "When businesses apply the full force of their core business activities to development challenges and measure their success both by profit and social outcomes, there is no limit to what can be achieved. We hope that the WBDA will again stimulate businesses of all sizes and in all regions to bring forward their best examples and so accelerate progress towards achieving the MDGs."

The Awards will be presented at a high-profile gala event during the June Rio+20 conference, culminating the Business Day on June 19th.

So, go to and nominate your project. But be quick, nominations close on March 25th.

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Comment by Maria Cristina G.Cipriano on March 9, 2012 at 18:41

Dear International Memberships & Partnerships,

We wish to convey that we have contacted AwardsInteligence from UK, conveying that we wish to join the UK Hub of Business Innovation Facility , for our great honor to submit the application for World Business Development Awards, through TRINITY PLAN-Master Business Integrated Plan of Investment & Development Opportunities under business innovation model criteria, roles and policies addressing humanitarian causes of poverty erradication principles and MDG goals, longtime ago elaborated, and procuring international financing through international business partnership approach and fair dialogue.


This business model was ever submitted to any Government or private sector spheres, because comprehends a puzzle of many chapters of achievements, results, and goals projections within best initiatives, creativity and innovation of business integrated development model, of finance, investment and development perspectives. We are not prepared to affirm that is unique by excellence, must be others appreciating, evaluating and approving for finance and eligbility of Awards merits decisions and approvals if so qualified.

We acquaint our limitations of company scale, being small one, but with great impact on business innovations as integrated development models since its establishment. Our dream was that with the capitalization of all our performance of 16 years in having elaborated Master Business plans, Integrated Development Programs, Investment Projects, Surveys, Databanks of Investment and Development Opportunities become materialized by the right partnerhips and memberships of finance, investment and development spheres as well as global markets to absorbe such inputs of global economy improvements on results and glorious success, a Christian Foundation could be established for God Glory of all His Providence along the years, including Your best friendship and cooperation ties.

Highly appreciated and thank You.

In God we Trust.

Yours Respectfully,

Maria Cristina Guttendorf Cipriano



Remark : We wish to submit this application in Partnership and Membership of UK HUB-Business Innovation Facility, as referred in our previous email communication with Mrs Leesa, because have acknowledged honorably through blog of Business Fight Poverty email communication receiving, such WBDA opportunity.We believe being fair, to approach the HUB to convey our comment, for honorable approval and communication on proceedings of joint application.


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