1. Inclusive business practices in Africa's extractive industries

    08 February 2016

    The policy note presents key factors contributing to inclusive growth linked to the extractive industries in Africa, reflecting on the distinctive yet complementary roles of governments and multinational enterprises. The document considers the types of economic linkages to local communities and national economies that contribute towards employment, enterprise development, infrastructure, and ultimately to the economic transformation required for sustainable development. The factors are explained with reference to lessons learned from African countries at various stages of development of their mining, oil and gas sectors.


  1. Sustainable Enterprises - creating more and better jobs

    03 November 2014

    Developing sustainable enterprises: the ILO approach

  2. Engaging multinational enterprises on more and better jobs

    03 November 2014

    The ILO approach to responsible global business - Sustainable Enterprises

  3. Responsible Workplace Practices

    29 October 2014

    The ILO approach to responsible workplace practices - Sustainable Enterprises


  1. Improving Working Conditions through Value Chain Development

    01 June 2012

    ILO Value Chain Development Briefing paper 3

  2. Indonesia: An enabling environment for sustainable enterprises (EESE) assessment and a survey on workers’ perceptions

    12 March 2012

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 16


  1. Swaziland: the enabling environment for sustainable enterprises: an "EESE" assessment

    13 January 2011

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 10


  1. Conclusions concerning the promotion of sustainable enterprises - International Labour Conference, June 2007

    01 June 2007

    The conclusions of this discussion provide an important contribution agreed by the ILO’s tripartite constituency of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations on how to promote enterprise development in a manner that aligns enterprise growth with sustainable development objectives and the creation of productive employment and decent work.

  2. International Labour Conference, 96th Session, 2007 – Report VI – The promotion of sustainable enterprises

    01 June 2007

    This report for the 2007 session of the International Labour Conference is a contribution to the broad and wide-ranging international debate on the promotion of enterprise. The central role of the private sector, in all its forms, is increasingly recognized as key to development challenges including employment creation. The report takes stock of the developments and experiences from a decent work perspective, with particular emphasis on how to strengthen the contribution of enterprises to productive and equitable economic and employment growth.


  1. The relationship between trust, HRM practices and firm performance

    01 September 2005


  1. Quality of the working environment and productivity

    01 January 2004


  1. Are the 100 best better? An empirical investigation of the relationship between being a "great place to work" and firm performance

    01 January 2003


  1. Corporate success through people. Making International Labour Standards work for you

    10 September 2002

    Discusses the interrelationship between best management practices and international labour standards by presenting numerous case studies from both large and small companies from different regions and industries.