Publications

2020

  1. Case Brief: Tunajali

    30 September 2020

    “Tunajali” is a Swahili word that means, “we care about you”. It is also an e-commerce initiative that seeks to develop and provide inclusive insurance in all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read about Tunajali and their journey in this Case Brief.

  2. Rokin Banks’ responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in Japan

    30 September 2020

    Like any other country, the population and economy of Japan are badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The preliminary figures for real GDP in the second quarter of 2020 show a decline of 7.8%. Rokin Banks (a network of 13 union-led cooperative financial institutions) are well positioned to provide support and protect the livelihoods of workers and their families, given their 70-year-experience in building an inclusive society and advancing financial inclusion of workers. Read about the special measures that Rokin Banks have recently introduced in this short brief.

  3. ILO Environmental Sustainability Action Plans for 2018–21

    30 September 2020

  4. Labour Law Compliance and the Role of Labour: Inspection in Viet Nam’s Electronics Sector

    24 September 2020

    The study mapped out the industry situation and sought to address how enterprises can generate more and better jobs through socially responsible labour practices in Viet Nam’s electronics sector, taking into account the evolving transnational production system as the country further integrates in the global economy.

  5. Executive summary: Labour Law Compliance and the Role of Labour Inspection in Viet Nam’s Electronics Sector

    24 September 2020

  6. Empowering Women at Work. Company Policies and Practices for Gender Equality

    22 September 2020

  7. Small Business Training to Improve Management Practices in Developing Countries: Reassessing the Evidence for 'Training Doesn’t Work'

    21 September 2020

  8. Answering key questions around informality in micro and small enterprises during the COVID-19 crisis

    14 September 2020

  9. Review of the implementation of a business environment programme based on the ILO’s Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) toolkit in Honduras, 2012–19

    03 September 2020

    This report examines the experience of implementing a programme based on the ILO’s Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises (EESE) toolkit in Honduras during 2012–19. The programme was operated by Honduras’s national association of employers’ organizations: the Consejo Hondureño de la Empresa Privada (Honduran Private Enterprise Council; COHEP). Improving the business environment is a key strategic objective that has guided COHEP in its work for many years.

  10. Market Systems Development and a Just Transition

    31 August 2020

    Learnings from an ILO experience in Tanzania

  11. Market Systems Development and a Just Transition

    31 August 2020

    Learnings from an ILO expérience in Tanzania

  12. Bending the rules

    28 August 2020

    How to use a systemic approach to improve the rules of the game

  13. Bending the rules

    28 August 2020

    How to use a systemic approach to improve the rules of the game

  14. 3-D client value assessment for ACRE Rwanda maize and livestock insurance products

    26 August 2020

  15. Case Brief: Fasecolda

    26 August 2020

    The Federation of Colombian Insurers (Fasecolda) is the trade association of the Colombian insurance sector. It includes insurance companies, reinsurance companies and capitalization companies. Since its inception, it has aimed to create an efficient, sustainable and socially responsible insurance culture in Colombia.

  16. COVID-19 and Enterprises Briefing Note [No. 32]

    21 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting enterprises of all sizes and types in unprecedented ways. This brief aims to highlight key information resources available on the functioning of enterprises in the crisis, including its impact on enterprises, responses by enterprises and policy measures to support affected enterprises.

  17. More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour and Business Practices in the Electronics Sector of Viet Nam

    21 August 2020

    This report seeks to contribute to the question of how enterprises can generate more and better jobs through socially responsible labour and business practices in the Vietnamese electronics sector, taking into account the evolving transnational production system as Viet Nam is further integrated in the global economy. Electronics has become the largest export-oriented industry in Viet Nam and is primarily led by major multinational enterprises (MNEs) producing in Viet Nam.

  18. ILO Environmental Sustainability Action Plan 2020-21

    20 August 2020

  19. COVID-19 and Enterprises Briefing Note [No. 31]

    14 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting enterprises of all sizes and types in unprecedented ways. This brief aims to highlight key information resources available on the functioning of enterprises in the crisis, including its impact on enterprises, responses by enterprises and policy measures to support affected enterprises.

  20. From sustainability commitment to impact – how a social and environmental management system translates intention into action

    11 August 2020

    A social and environmental management system (SEMS) supports companies and their financiers to improve business performance and realizing sustainability commitments. This article is an extract from the the 2019 Annual Report of the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), to which Social Finance contributed. It highlights the relevance of a SEMS, in particular for financial institutions, and elaborates on the core elements of a SEMS. Based on Social Finance's decade-long work with multiple institutions, the article also discusses typical challenges in developing and implementing such systems and proposes ways of how to address them successfully.