Case Studies

The UK Network has collected case studies which demonstrate how UK signatories are addressing the 8 Millennium Development Goals

Click on the headings to read more about each case study:

MDG 1: Eradicating Extreme Poverty and Hunger MDG 2: Achieving Universal Primary Education
Royal Bank of Scotland: Combating poverty through microfinance.
RBS Group has an established microfinance programme operating across most of India with outreach to an estimated 380,000 households –
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Marshalls: Providing schools for the children of Indian migrant workers.
Hard landscaping plc Marshalls is actively working in India to provide children of migrant quarry workers with the opportunity to get an education.
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MDG 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women MDG 4: Reduce Child Mortality
Old Mutual: Promoting employment equity and female entrepreneurs.
The long-term savings, protection and investment group, Old Mutual, employs over 53,000 people in 34 countries and is committed to promoting gender equality, both internally and externally –
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Achilles: Supporting efforts to eradicate child labour in supply chains.
As a leading management service provider, Achilles helps companies to manage commercial, health, safety, environmental and corporate responsibility-related risks, including child labour –
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MDG 5: Improve Maternal Health MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
Reed Elsevier: Raising awareness and sharing research about maternal health.
As a world-leading provider of scientific, medical and other information, Reed Elsevier has a powerful role to play in widening access to science and improving health outcomes –
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SABMiller: Strengthening education, awareness and treatment for HIV/AIDS.
SABMiller is working to contribute to the reduction of HIV/AIDS within its sphere of influence. The HIV/AIDS pandemic is particularly relevant to the company’s operations in Africa –
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MDG 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability MDG 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
Compass Group: Reducing food miles and carbon emissions in the supply chain.
For contract catering provider Compass Group, reducing the amount of ‘food miles’ within its business makes sense from both a commercial and environmental perspective – read more…
Impact International: Helping aid organisations operate more effectively.
In 2006, Impact launched the Relief and Development Group as a specialist consultancy to help organisations more effectively serve people living in crisis –
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