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A widening sphere of corporate influence

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times, Published on: 9 December 2004

The idea that companies should respect and support human rights "within their sphere of influence" is enshrined in the United Nations Global Compact. But what is their sphere of influence, and how should they determine the relevance of human rights to their business?...The answer can vary according to the sector, says today's report from the Business Leaders' Initiative on Human Rights. [Members of Business Leaders' Initiative: Statoil, ABB, Barclays, Gap, HP (Hewlett-Packard), Body Shop, MTV Networks Europe (part of MTV, which is part of Viacom), National Grid Transco, Novartis, Novo Nordisk (part of Novo Group)]

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Related companies: ABB Barclays Body Shop (part of Natura) Equinor (formerly Statoil) Gap HP (Hewlett-Packard) MTV (part of Viacom) MTV Networks Europe (part of Viacom) National Grid Novartis Novo Group Novo Nordisk (part of Novo Group) Viacom