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September 2018
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
This case study Fly Ash Bricks: Brick production using fly-ash from thermal power plants in India shows how a green business initiative can be a win-win for power plant operators, the environment and local communities.
February 2018
SEED, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
The Unique Quality Product Enterprise Empowering marginalised women in Ghana through reviving the cultivation of indigenous crops report showcases a business model is based on a market-leading approach to promote the productionand processing of the cereal grain fonio.
February 2018
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
The report Business and the Sustainable Development Goals: Best Practices to Seize Opportunities and Maxmise Credibility highlights the business advantage of ambitious strategies for contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), examines common challenges and pitfalls that businesses face to delivering credible, meaningful contributions toward the SDGs, and offers a clear, actionable set of good practices for business leaders to inform their strategies moving forward.
January 2018
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
The paper Opportunities for Sustainable Development in Global Value Chains: A Case Study of the Myanmar Garment Sector analyses the dynamics of Myanmar’s participation in the apparel global value chain and proposes policy recommendations to support economic upgrading, and social and environmental sustainability for the industry.
November 2017
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
The study, Best Green Business Practices among MSMEs in the Food Processing Industry of the Philippines, aims to promote pioneering cases of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sharing their stories on how their committed actions to protect the surrounding environment and resources became beneficial both financially and socially
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The case study WWF Market Transformation Initiative (Cotton) focused on the value chain for Cotton in particular. The main route through which changes have been made in the cotton value chain is through the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), which was formed as part of a roundtable with representatives from NGOs, academia, governments and industry.
July 2017
Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED)
The case study Macroeconomic Reform in Viet Nam on Ecological and Inclusive Growth looks specifically at the Green Growth Strategy of Vietnam, approved in 2012, with the threefold aim of promoting low carbon growth, greening production and greening lifestyles.
March 2016
Macquarie University, University of Newcastle

China's consumption of the world's resources is reaching crisis levels. Unchecked, such levels of consumption and waste would strain the nation and the planet. To prevent the worst scenario, the country is taking action.

August 2013
Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

The Green Economy is increasingly recognised as a tool to achieve sustainable development. The concept has been adopted by several countries across the globe.

May 2008
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Consumers are key to driving sustainable production and play a central role in sustainable development. This report highlights OECD government initiatives to promote sustainable consumption, with an emphasis on individual policy tools and instruments and their effective combination.