"Doing Business in a Multicultural World”: UN Global Compact session at Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations, Istanbul, 7 April
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Author: UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact Office co-organized a working session at the Forum entitled “Doing Business in a Multicultural World”, with over 60 participants from business, civil society and academia, to examine the role of the private sector in promoting cross-cultural understanding. Participants discussed the specific actions companies can take, both individually and collectively, to make a contribution to fostering cross-cultural understanding and tolerance.
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 practices and celebration of diversity in the workplace. [refers to initiatives by Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, American Express, BMW, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Daimler, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Endesa, General Motors, HSBC, IBM, Infosys, Kel 12, Kordsa Global, Manpower, Mas Holdings, Newmont, Titan, TLB Destinations, TUI, Weyerhaeuser]
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