Guides and Reports

Refocusing Public Procurement: A Guidance Note

Executive Summary

This guidance note aims to assist Asian Development Bank (ADB) staff and borrowers (including grant recipients) by explaining the approach of ADB to sustainable public procurement in ADB’s project and procurement cycle. It details how to incorporate sustainable public procurement (SusPP) into procurement transactions financed in whole or in part by an ADB loan or grant, or by ADB-administered funds

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The Contribution of Sustainable Procurement to the UN SDGs

Executive Summary

The Barometer provides an account of organizational practices according to five maturity levels (little concern, commitment, progress, maturity and exemplarity) for each of the five aspects of sustainable procurement (vision, policy and governance, stakeholder mobilization, operationalization and assessment).In 2020, the attainment of the 2020 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, climate action, circular economy and social development are at the core of the concerns of sustainable organizations. The methodology of the 2020 Barometer was expanded to account for these dimensions.

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A Guidebook for Viable Values-Based Businesses

What does a viable values-based business look like?

Businesses have a vital role to play in building a better world for people and the environment, and incorporating values into their operations achieves significant positive impacts in our communities. Values-based businesses are shaped and led in all ways by community-focused values that guide how they use their resources, how they plan for the future and how they treat their constituents and employees.

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