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4 October 2011

[PDF] Company‐Community Dialogue Facilitators Forum Formed by Leading Organizations in the Field

Author: Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement; Cambio Democrático; Conflict Resolution Group Foundation; Consensus Building Institute; Futuro Sostenible; Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School; Meta-Culture; RESOLVE

Leading organizations in the field of dialogue facilitation and dispute resolution have joined together to build the practice of dialogue facilitation and provide better access to independent facilitation services to the communities and companies...

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30 April 2011

Practice note 7: Conflict-sensitive land policy and land governance in Africa

Author: Joost Van Der Zwan, International Alert

Incorporating a conflict-sensitive approach when designing and implementing land policies and land reform is...crucial in order to realise increased equity, greater socio-economic development, food security as well as contribute to peace and stability...

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1 January 2011

[PDF] Business and Conflict Prevention: Towards a Framework for Action

Author: Brian Ganson, Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement, University of Stellenbosch Business School in Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

Practitioners, scholars and institutional actors focus on the predatory aspects of business in fragile environments (“business and conflict”), as well as on the need for private-sector engagement for jobs and security (“business and peace”). They have...

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16 March 2010

[PDF] Second Regional Forum on the Prevention of Genocide, Arusha, Tanzania, March 3-5, 2010 [response to three questions on Business and Genocide]

Author: Salil Tripathi, Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)

I have been asked to respond to three specific questions with regard to business and genocide:...

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1 April 2009

[PDF] Doing Business in a Multicultural World: challenges and opportunities

Author: UN Alliance of Civilizations, UN Global Compact

Business success today has much to do with a company’s ability to understand and respect the communities in which it operates. This is reflected in cultural initiatives, partnerships with communities, greater emphasis on “conflictsensitive” business...

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1 February 2009

[PDF] Enabling Economies of Peace: Public Policy For Conflict-Sensitive Business

Author: Karen Ballentine, Virginia Haufler, UN Global Compact

Given its importance as a source of investment, the private sector is a potentially valuable partner in conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction efforts…The report seeks to achieve four aims: Identify gaps in existing initiatives and...

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2 October 2008

[PDF] Remarks by SRSG John Ruggie - International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution - Corporate Leadership Award Dinner, New York

Author: John Ruggie

I commend CPR for its many contributions to promoting alternative dispute resolution techniques and tools. And I congratulate Microsoft on receiving the annual leadership award for “its commitment to institutionalizing ADR into its corporate and...

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1 December 2004

[PDF] full report: "Investing in Stability - Conflict Risk, Environmental Challenges and the Bottom-Line"

Author: United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Intl. Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), with articles by John Bray (Control Risks Group), Jason Switzer (IISD), Mareike Hussels (UNEP FI), Daniel Wagner (Asian Development Bank), Michael Kelly (KPMG)

[refers to Barclays, Standard Chartered, Lloyd's of London, Gerling, Freeport-McMoRan, International Waters]

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1 September 2003

[PDF] Transnational Corporations in Conflict Prone Zones: Public Policy Responses and a Framework for Action

Author: Jessica Banfield (International Alert), Virginia Haufler (University of Maryland), Damian Lilly (independent consultant)

Private sector activity...is a significant factor influencing the shape and intensity of many conflicts...The basic thesis of the report...is that conflict sensitive business, and its promotion by public policymaking institutions, could become an...

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1 January 2000

[PDF] The Business of Peace: The Private Sector as a Partner in Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Author: Jane Nelson/ Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum [now International Business Leaders Forum], International Alert, Council on Economic Priorities

The private sector…has a role in contributing – both directly and indirectly – to the prevention and resolution of violent conflict…The purpose of this report is to review these issues and linkages and to provide a framework for understanding both the...

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