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  1. Brochures

    Protecting jobs, enterprises and livelihoods

    31 July 2017

    The Bureau for Employers' Activities (ACT/EMP) is conducting research and developing tools to enable the private sector and employers and business membership organizations (EBMOs) build resilience during disaster and conflict and positively contribute to economic and social development.

  2. Disaster and conflict resilience

    Multinational enterprise investment in conflict-affected zones in South-East Asia

    01 July 2017

    This research note examines the decision-making practices related to risk management of multinational enterprises (MNEs) across various sectors in conflict-affected zones (CAZs) in South-East Asia by exploring and providing analysis of their initial decision to invest in a given region and expand operations, or their decision to end their investment and depart. It also explores current and potential roles that employers and business membership organizations could play in providing services to MNEs.

  3. Publication

    Improving the bottom line: Women in business and management

    01 June 2017

    By tapping into the knowledge and experiences of companies and national employers' organizations globally, the Bureau for Employers' Activities (ACT/EMP) is seeking to understand the realities, challenges and opportunities facing women in business and management (WIBM) and highlight the business case for gender diversity at the highest level of decision making. The WIBM project collects detailed and authoritative data and prompt discussion and solutions.

  4. Publication

    Navigating the tech age: Preparing enterprises and workers for the future

    01 May 2017

    The Bureau for Employers' Activities (ACT/EMP) launched a major research initiative in 2015 to investigate how technology is impacting key labour-intensive and growth sectors, how enterprises are responding to advanced technology and how young people perceive the challenges and opportunities for emerging economies in Asia.

  5. Publication

    WIBM: Gaining momentum in Latin America and the Caribbean - Full report 2017

    01 May 2017

    The report brings together data collected from an ILO global company survey and incorporates latest research from Latin America and the Caribbean to explore the status of women in business and management across the region.

  6. Regional conference

    American regional conference: Women in business and management

    A regional conference for Latin America and the Caribbean organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the National Confederation Private Business Institutions (CONFIEP) on 23rd of May 2017 in Lima. A closed door workshop for national employers' organizations on 24th of May 2017.

  7. Publication

    A global snapshot: Women leaders and managers in employers’ organizations

    01 May 2017

    This paper presents data collected from a global survey conducted with national employers' organizations to understand the status quo and representation of women in governance, leadership and management roles within employers' organizations.

  8. Publication

    Promoting women in business and management: A handbook for national employers' organizations

    01 May 2017

    This handbook discusses ways employers' organizations can support companies to advance women in business and management. It includes case studies from India, Occupied Palestinian Territory, South Africa and the United Kingdom to provide greater detail on initiatives employers' organizations are undertaking.

  9. Publication

    Gender diversity journey: Company good practices

    01 May 2017

    This publication profiles successful efforts of companies in their journey to attract and retain female talent. 11 detailed company case studies are available.

  10. Disaster and conflict resilience

    Disaster risk reduction and disaster management in Myanmar: The roles of employer and business membership organizations

    01 March 2017

    This case study examines disaster risk reduction and disaster management interventions undertaken by private sector actors, including the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) in response to two major disasters: Cyclone Nargis in 2008 and the 2015 floods.