Research Reports

Our reports and policy briefs represent original research on promising approaches to solving complex public problems. They are written by CRI faculty, senior fellows, and staff members, often in collaboration with other organizations.

Multi-stakeholder Initiatives: Lessons from agriculture. April 2017 | Simon Winter, Maaike Bijker and Melissa Carson | CRI Report No. 72

The role of Multi-stakeholder Initiatives in promoting the resilience of smallholder agriculture to climate change in Africa. April 2017 | Simon Winter, Maaike Bijker and Melissa Carson | CRI Report 71

Growing Together: Strengthening micro-enterprises in value chains. September 2016 | CRI Report No. 70

Supporting Research in Neglected Tropical Diseases: Lessons from AbbVie's Neglected Diseases Initiative. July 2016 | Jane Nelson | CRI Report No. 69

“For the Game. For the World.” FIFA and Human Rights. April 2016 | John G. Ruggie | CRI Report No. 68

TACKLING GLOBAL CHALLENGES: Lessons in System Leadership from the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture Initiative (full report)Executive Summary. January 2016 | Jane Nelson and Beth Jenkins | CRI Report No. 67

Business and the United Nations: Working together towards the Sustainable Development Goals: A Framework for Action. November 2015 | Jane Nelson and Business Fights Poverty | CRI Report No. 66

Business and Sustainable Development Goals. September 2015 | Jane Nelson, Beth Jenkins and Richard Gilbert | CRI Report No. 65

Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Normative Innovations and Implementation Challenges. May 2015 | John Ruggie and Tamaryn Nelson | CRI Report No. 64

A Path to Empowerment: The role of corporations in supporting women's economic progress (Full report) (Executive Summary) May 2015 | Jane Nelson, Marli Porth, Kara Vilikai, and Honor McGee | CRI Report No. 63

Collaborating for Change in Sugar Production:Building Blocks for Sustainability at Scale. March 2015| Beth Jenkins, Piya Baptista, and Marli Porth | CRI Report No. 62

Empowering Small Businesses in Corporate Value Chains:The Case of SABMiller’s 4e Camino al Progreso Program. March 2015|Beth Jenkins | CRI Report No. 61

Partnering for Impact: Supporting Systemic Change to Deliver the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa. September 2014 | Richard Gilbert and Beth Jenkins | CRI Report No. 60

Costs of Company-Community Conflict in the Extractive Sector. May 2014 | Rachel Davis and Daniel Franks | CRI, Shift, and University of Queensland | CRI Report No. 59

Building the foundations for a long-term development partnership: The construction phase of the PNG-LNG ProjectApril 2014 | Jane Nelson and Kara Valikai | CRI Report No. 58

Sustaining and Scaling the Impact of Enterprise Development Programmes: SABMiller’s Approach to Strengthening Business Ecosystems. January 2014 | Beth Jenkins, Richard Gilbert, and Piya Baptista | CRI and Business Fights Poverty | CRI Report No. 57

A New Global Partnership with Business: Delivering the Post- 2015 Development Agenda September 2013 | CRI, Business Action for Africa and The Partnering Initiative | CRI Report No. 56

The Coca-Cola Company's 5by50 Initiative: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Across the Value Chain. Beth Jenkins, Kara Valikai, and Piya Baptista | September 2013 | CRI and Business Fights Poverty | CRI Report No. 55

Sumitomo Chemical and the Fight Against Malaria Using Bednets: A Case Study. Christina Gradl | July 2013 | CRI Report No. 54

Bringing a Human Rights Lens to Stakeholder Engagement. Shift and CRI, 2013 | CRI Report No. 53

Project Nurture: Partnering for Business Opportunity and Development Impact. Beth Jenkins and Lorin Fries | May 2013 | CRI Report No. 52

Conflict Management and Corporate Culture in the Extractives Sector: A Study in Peru. Caroline Rees, Deanna Kemp, and Rachel Davis | September 2012 | CRI Report No. 51

Building a Strategic Alliance for the Fortification of Oil and Other Staple Foods (SAFO): A Case Study. Christina Gradl | May 2012 | CRI Report No. 50

Mobilizing the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania: A Case Study. Beth Jenkins | May 2012 | CRI Report No. 49

Tackling Barriers to Scale: From Inclusive Business Models to Inclusive Business Ecosystems. Christina Gradl and Beth Jenkins | 2011 | CRI Report No. 48

Piloting Principles for Effective Company-Stakeholder Grievance Mechanisms: A Report of Lessons Learned. Caroline Rees | 2011 | CRI Report No. 47

Expanding Opportunity and Access: Approaches that Harness Market and Private Sector to Create Business Value and Development Impact (Full report). Executive Summary. Jane Nelson | 2010 | Report No. 46

Mobile Money Summit 2010: Unleashing the Power of Convergence to Advance Mobile Money Ecosystems. Piya Baptista and Soren Heitmann | 2010 | CRI Report No. 45

The Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights: Companies Taking a Rights-Aware Approach to Development. The Business Leaders Iniative on Human Rights, with contributions from The Institute for Human Rights and Business, and CRI | 2010 | CRI Report No. 44

Scaling Up Inclusive Business: Advancing the Knowledge and Action Agenda. Beth Jenkins and Eriko Ishikawa with Alexis Geaneotes and John H. Paul | 2010 | CRI Report No. 43

Business Partnerships for Development: The Case of the National Beverage Company in the West Bank and Gaza. Shannon Murphy and Jane Nelson | 2010 | CRI Report No. 42

Corporate Partnerships for Entrepreneurship: Building the Ecosystem in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Shannon Murphy | 2010 | CRI Report No. 41

Investing in Girls' Education: An Opportunity for Corporate Leadership. Shannon Murphy with Wivinia Belmonte and Jane Nelson | 2009 | CRI Report No. 40

Accelerating the Development of Mobile Money Ecosystems. Jonathan Dolan | 2009 | CRI Report No. 39

Developing Inclusive Business Models: A Review of Coca-Cola's Manual Distribution Centres in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Jane Nelson, Eriko Ishikawa and Alexis Geaneotes | 2009 |CRI Report No. 38

Report of International Roundtable on Conflict Management and Corporate Culture in the Mining Industry: A Report of an International Roundtable
Caroline Rees | August 2009 | CRI Report No. 37

Embedding Rights Compatible Grievance Processes for External Stakeholders Within Business Culture
John Sherman | August 2009 | CRI Report No. 36

Business Linkages: Enabling Access to Markets at the Base of the Pyramid A report of a roundtable dialogue
Beth Jenkins with Eriko Eshikawa | July 2009 | CRI Report No. 35

Mining industry perspectives on handling community grievances: Summary and analysis of industry interviews.
The University of Queensland, Australia & Harvard Corporate Responsibility Initiative | April 2009. 
CRI Report No. 34

Corporate Social Responsibility in Saudi Arabia and Globally: Key Challenges, Opportunities and Best Practices. A Report of the First Leadership Dialogue
Jane Nelson and Shannon Murphy | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2009 | CRI Report No. 33

Access to Remedies for Corporate Human Rights Impacts: Improving Non-Judicial Mechanisms
Caroline Rees | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2008 | CRI Report No. 32

Supporting Entrepreneurship at the Base of the Pyramid through Business Linkages
Beth Jenkins et al. | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2008 | CRI Report No. 31

Developing Mobile Money Ecosystems
Beth Jenkins | International Finance Corporation and Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2008 | CRI Report No. 30

The Role of the Private Sector in Expanding Economic Opportunity through Collaborative Action. Report of a Leadership Dialogue, Oct. 18 & 19, 2007
Jane Nelson and Beth Jenkins | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2008 | CRI Report No. 29

Mapping Grievance Mechanisms in the Business and Human Rights Arena
Caroline Rees and David Vermijs | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2008 | CRI Report No. 28

Corporations and Human Rights: Accountability Mechanisms for Resolving Complaints and Disputes
Caroline Rees | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2008 | CRI Report No. 27

Business-Led Corporate Responsibility Coalitions: Learning from the Example of Business In The Community in the UK
David Grayson | Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Cranfield School of Management, UK and Business in the Community, UK | 2007 | CRI Report No. 26

The Role of the Utilities Sector in Expanding Economic Opportunity
Christopher N. Sutton | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2007 | CRI Report No. 24

The Role of the Tourism Sector in Expanding Economic Opportunity
Caroline Ashley, Peter De Brine, Amy Lehr, and Hannah Wilde | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2007 | CRI Report No. 23

The Role of the Information and Communications Technology Sector in Expanding Economic Opportunity
William J. Kramer, Beth Jenkins, and Robert S. Katz | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2007 | CRI Report No. 22

The Role of the Health Care Sector in Expanding Economic Opportunity
Adeeb Mahmud and Marcie Parkhurst | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2007 | CRI Report No. 21

The Role of the Food & Beverage Sector in Expanding Economic Opportunity
Marc Pfitzer and Ramya Krishnaswamy | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2007 | CRI Report No. 20

The Role of the Financial Services Sector in Expanding Economic Opportunity
Christopher N. Sutton and Beth Jenkins | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2007 | CRI Report No. 19

The Role of the Extractive Sector in Expanding Economic Opportunity
Holly Wise and Sokol Shtylla | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2007 | CRI Report No. 18

Expanding Economic Opportunity: The Role of Large Firms
Beth Jenkins | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2007 | CRI Report No. 17

Business Linkages: Lessons, Opportunities, and Challenges
Beth Jenkins et al. | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2007 | CRI Report No. 16

Corporations and Human Rights: Accountability Mechanisms for Resolving Complaints and Disputes
Caroline Rees | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2007 | CRI Report No. 15

Business as a Partner in Overcoming Malnutrition: An Agenda for Action
Jane Nelson | Corporate Responsibility Initiative, The Conference Board and International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) | 2006 | CRI Report No. 14

Business as a Partner in Strengthening Public Health Systems in Developing Countries: An Agenda for Action
Jane Nelson | Corporate Responsibility Initiative, The Conference Board and International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) | 2006 | CRI Report No. 13

The Role of Business in Society: An Agenda for Action
Niall Fitzgerald and Mandy Cormack| Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2006 | CRI Report No. 12

The Public Role of Private Enterprise: Evaluating What Works, Developing Leaders, Supporting Policy and Practice. CRI 2nd Anniversary Report 2004-2006
Jane Nelson | Corporate Responsibility Initiative | 2006 | CRI Report No. 11

Viet Nam: Lessons in Building Linkages for Competitive and Responsible Entrepreneurship
Tamara Bekefi | Corporate Responsibility Initiative and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) | 2006 | CRI Report No. 10

Tanzania: Lessons in Building Linkages for Competitive and Responsible Entrepreneurship
Tamara Bekefi | Corporate Responsibility Initiative and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) | 2006 | CRI Report No. 9

Building Linkages for Competitive and Responsible Entrepreneurship: Innovative Partnerships to Foster Small Enterprise, Promote Economic Growth, and Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries - Executive Summary
Jane Nelson | Corporate Responsibility Initiative and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) | 2006 | Executive Summary | CRI Report No. 8-EXEC

Building Linkages for Competitive and Responsible Entrepreneurship: Innovative Partnerships to Foster Small Enterprise, Promote Economic Growth, and Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries
Jane Nelson | Corporate Responsibility Initiative and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) | 2006 | CRI Report No. 8

Business as a Partner in Tackling Micronutrient Deficiency: Lessons in Multisector Partnership
Tamara Bekefi | 2006 | CRI Report No. 7

The Global Road Safety Partnership and Lessons in Multisectoral Collaboration
Tamara Bekefi | 2006 | CRI Report No. 6

Business and International Development: Opportunities, Responsibilities, and Expectations
Corporate Responsibility Initiative, International Business Leaders Forum, and Edelman | 2005 | CRI Report No. 5

Partnering for Success: Business Perspectives on Multistakeholder Partnerships
Corporate Responsibility Initiative, International Business Leaders Forum, and World Economic Forum | 2005 | CRI Report No. 4

Sustainability and Risk: Climate Change and Fiduciary Duty for the Twenty-First Century Trustee
Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES), Corporate Responsibility Initiative, and Energy Technology Innovation Project | 2004 | CRI Report No. 3

HIV/AIDS and Business in Africa and Asia: A Guide to Partnerships
The Center for Business and Government, Social Enterprise Initiative, World Economic Forum and UNAIDS | 2004 | CRI Report No. 2

Leadership, Accountability, and Partnership: Critical Trends and Issues in Corporate Social Responsibility. Report of the CSR Initiative Launch Event
Jane Nelson | 2004 | CRI Report No. 1