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close this bookThe Business Response to HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS, 2000, 79 p.)
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View the documentSTATEMENT FROM PETER PIOT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UNAIDS AND JAMES WOLFENSOHN, PRESIDENT, WORLD BANK JULY 2000
View the documentFOREWORD BY BILL ROEDY, PRESIDENT, MTV NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL CHAIR, GLOBAL BUSINESS COUNCIL ON HIV & AIDS UNAIDS AMBASSADOR
View the documentINTRODUCTION
close this folderSECTION 1. THE CHALLENGE OF HIV/AIDS
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View the document1. Profile of HIV/AIDS
View the document2. The global and regional trends
close this folder3. Factors influencing the spread of HIV/AIDS
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View the documentA. Ignorance and denial
View the documentB. Increase in mobility and industrialisation
View the document4. The public and non-profit sector response
close this folderSECTION 2. THE BUSINESS IMPACT OF HIV/AIDS
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View the document1. Macroeconomic impact
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close this folderA. Declining productivity
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View the documenti. Increased absenteeism
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close this folderSECTION 3. THE BUSINESS RESPONSE TO HIV/AIDS
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close this folder1. Addressing core business operations
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View the documentA. Protecting the workforce and their families
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close this folder2. Business partners: A multiple stakeholder response
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close this folderA. Participation of small and medium sized enterprises
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View the documenti. Small and medium sized enterprises’ action
close this folderii. Assisting small and medium sized enterprises - Business linkages
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View the documenta. Direct partnership with individual small and medium sized enterprises
View the documentb. Collective cooperation between large enterprise and small and medium sized enterprise sectors
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View the document3. Community involvement
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View the document5. Lessons from the business response to HIV/AIDS
close this folderSECTION 4. BUSINESS RESPONSE: PATHWAYS TO PARTNERSHIP ON HIV/AIDS
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View the document1. Context
close this folder2. Purpose
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View the documentA. Barriers and benefits
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close this folder3. Participants
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View the documentA. Leadership
close this folderB. Resources and skills
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View the documenti. Private sector
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View the documentiii. NGOs
View the document4. Organisation
View the document5. Outcomes
View the documentA call for action
close this folderSECTION 5. PROFILES OF BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN RESPONSE TO HIV/AIDS
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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
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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
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Most of the businesses that have developed a response to HIV/AIDS have begun by initiating policies aimed at their workforces. This is a reflection of the recognition by business of the impact of HIV/AIDS. More recently anti-discrimination legislation, sometimes led by businesses in their development of voluntary codes, in a growing number of countries has necessitated, at the minimum, the development of a HIV/AIDS policy. For others, workplace initiatives are a consequence of the identification that HIV/AIDS can result in declining productivity, rising production cost and loss of market positioning. In addition, some responses are a result of direct business interests in HIV/AIDS, in particular the pharmaceutical and insurance sectors.