Sustainable enterprises

  • In most countries, private enterprises create the most jobs. This is especially true in developing countries, where over 90 percent of jobs are in the private sector. People who have overcome poverty identify “finding a paid job” or “starting a business” as the two most important reasons.

New Findings

  1. Summary 

    Cooperation among workers in the informal economy: A focus on home based workers and waste pickers

    This is a summary of key findings of the report “Cooperation among workers in the informal economy: A focus on home-based workers and waste pickers”. This report is part of the joint ILO and WIEGO initiative, which aims to understand the nature and scope of cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises and organizations formed by workers in the informal economy. 

  2. Good Practice 

    Pilots for Change: Zambia's Pilot Houses

    Date issued: 23 June 2017

    Zambia’s Pilot Houses were built to test and demonstrate ways of incorporating sustainable principles in the construction of comfortable and affordable homes.

  3. Report 

    Rapid Market Assessment of Responsible Tourism in Vietnam

    Date issued: 13 June 2017
    Contact: Callie Ham,

    A rapid market assessment was conducted in Vietnam's responsible tourism sector to assess potential for growing the sector by improving competitiveness and creating jobs, while also strengthening it to become more resilient to climate change.

  4. Article 

    Positive Impact: SCORE Training contributes to cleaner production and increased productivity in SMEs

    Date issued: 31 May 2017

    5th June 2017 is World Environment Day, providing us with the opportunity to reflect on the current challenges that face our environment, as well as the important gains that have been made in workplaces around the world through SCORE Training. By reducing the environmental footprint SCORE is contributing to a more sustainable economy and a better working environment for all.

  5. Newsflash

    Enterprises Newsflash No.11

    The latest issue of Enterprise Department Newsflash is available for viewing and downloading here

ILO Videos on Sustainable Enterprises

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ILO Sustainable Enterprises Library

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