An environment conducive to the creation and growth or transformation of enterprises on a sustainable basis combines the legitimate quest for profit – one of the key drivers of economic growth – with the need for development that respects human dignity, environmental sustainability and decent work."
Conclusions concerning the Promotion of Sustainable Enterprise Development
International Labour Conference 2007
The ILO supports governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations to establish policies and regulations which contribute to an environment conducive to the creation and growth of sustainable enterprises, including cooperatives, by:
SEED Working Paper No. 81
Provides guidance on assessing the effect of external influences on employment in small enterprises. Covers three topics of assessment: profiling small enterprises and small enterprise employment; assessing the policy, legal and regulatory framework for small enterprise development; and assessing markets and the business environment for small enterprises.
SEED Working Paper No. 23
This booklet introduces the policy and legal framework as an important external influence on the capacity of small enterprises to create more and better jobs. It expands upon Recommendation No. 189 of the International Labour Conference entitled General Conditions to Stimulate Job Creation in Small and Medium Enterprises.