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close this bookThe Business Response to HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS, 2000, 79 p.)
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View the documentProfile 1. American International Assurance, Thailand - Workplace evaluation and accreditation programme
View the documentProfile 2. The Body Shop, Japan - In-store HIV/AIDS campaigns
View the documentProfile 3. Warsaw Marriott Hotel, Poland - Hosting conferences for people living with HIV/AIDS
View the documentProfile 4. Larsen & Toubro Limited, India - Education and prevention programmes
View the documentProfile 5. Volkswagen do Brasil, Brazil - HIV/AIDS care programme
View the documentProfile 6. Molson, Canada - Cause-related marketing support for AIDS service organisations
View the documentProfile 7. Chevron Nigeria Ltd, Nigeria - Education and prevention programmes
View the documentProfile 8. Standard Chartered Bank, Uk - HIV/AIDS Policy and Awareness Programme
View the documentProfile 9. International Hotel & Restaurant Association - Workplace HIV/AIDS guide for hospitality industry
View the documentProfile 10. Anglo Coal, South Africa - Multi-pronged education, prevention and care programmes
View the documentProfile 11. Eskom, South Africa - Education and prevention programmes and monitoring
View the documentProfile 12. Alms, Czech Republic - Website information service on HIV/AIDS prevention
View the documentProfile 13. Teddy Exports, India - Workplace and local community education campaigns
View the documentProfile 14. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, USA - Care and support for women and children with HIV/AIDS
View the documentProfile 15. The Shell Company of Thailand, Thailand - Peer Education at the Pump Project
View the documentProfile 16. Business Coalitions on HIV/AIDS, Worldwide - Collaborative Advocacy and Action
View the documentProfile 17. International HIV/AIDS Alliance - Non-governmental organisation partnerships with business

Profile 16. Business Coalitions on HIV/AIDS, Worldwide - Collaborative Advocacy and Action

Key lesson: Collaboration between business

· Business description:

Business coalitions that have come together specifically around HIV/AIDS have taken many different forms and structures. Some are informally based partnerships, while others are registered NGOs with membership fees. It is not possible to state which is the more effective as each is structured and acts within its own individual terms of reference and at different levels (local, national, regional and international).

· Contact:

Julian Hussey


Global Business Council on HIV&AIDS

New City Cloisters, 196 Old Street



· Tel:

+44 1225 404 964

· Fax:

+44 1225 404 964

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1. INTERNATIONAL - Global Business Council on HIV&AIDS (GBC)

The Global Business Council on HIV&AIDS, founded in 1997, is a peer advocacy organisation that seeks to encourage expanded and enhanced involvement of the corporate sector in the response to HIV/AIDS. Its membership is comprised of CEOs from companies who have demonstrated active and visible commitments to the epidemic. Recently the GBC’s standing and role within the international HIV/AIDS arena has increased significantly. For example, it was recognised by the Corporate, Labour and Foundation sector of the International Partnership against AIDS in Africa as one of the most effective instruments at the international level for mobilising the business response to HIV/AIDS.

2. REGIONAL - The European AIDS and Enterprise Network (EAEN)

The European AIDS and Enterprise Network was founded in 1997 as a European Commission (EC) initiative supporting European Union businesses in providing positive action regarding HIV/AIDS in the workplace. Financial support comes from both the EC and leading businesses in Europe. The Network provides AIDS and HIV related information and expertise to members via National Coordination Centres, helping enterprises to respond to the needs of employees who contracted HIV/AIDS, and to combat discrimination against employees with HIV and AIDS. The approach includes a focus on education and publicity, as well as on more technical and targeted management approaches to the illness.

3. NATIONAL (business led) - South African Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (SABCOHA)

The SABCOHA is a coalition of national and international businesses advocating a greater and more co-ordinated response from business in South Africa. The Coalition has recently been establishing itself through practical measures to provide access to information on business and HIV/AIDS. They are currently setting up an AidsOnline Knowledge Centre that will include a websitebased library of information and resources. This is to include information on HIV/AIDS, analysis of the impact on business, legislative implications and good practice case studies.

4. NATIONAL (NGO) - Thailand Business Coalition on AIDS (TBCA)

The TBCA is an NGO with businesses paying a membership fee, with the aim of providing leadership in the response to HIV/AIDS in Thailand, with over 80 members from a diverse range of sectors. The Coalition members are given assistance on implementing effective prevention programmes and other services dependent on the level of membership (fee-based). The organisation also functions as a resource centre and consultancy, providing tailored business and HIV/AIDS education, and a prevention curriculum for business managers.

5. INFORMATION SHARING AND TOOLS - Business Exchange on AIDS and Development (BEAD)

BEAD is a global network of companies, NGOs, academic institutions and intergovernmental organisations concerned with the impact of diseases, in particular HIV/AIDS, on businesses in developing countries. It undertakes initiatives to address the financial and organisational impact of diseases. These have included a guide to business developed by BEAD business members on how to monitor, minimise and manage the impact and spread of disease, including HIV/AIDS. It is currently developing a Monitoring Information System to help companies keep accurate workforce/disease profiles.