Enabling Corporate Investment in Peace: An Assessment of Voluntary Initiatives Addressing Business and Violent Conflict, and a Framework for Policy Decision-making

Author: Jason Switzer, International Institute for Sustainable Development, and Halina Ward, International Institute for Environment and Development, Published on: 31 January 2004

This report has two aims. First, to review the provisions of voluntary codes, guidelines and initiatives that address the relationship between business activities and violent civil conflict. Second, to make suggestions on a framework for public policy makers in high income countries to design and prioritise support for or engagement in codes, guidelines and voluntary initiatives on business and violent conflict. [refers to Shell, Total, Unocal, Placer Dome, De Beers, Enbridge, Statoil, BP, ExxonMobil, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Noranda, Chevron Nigeria (part of ChevronTexaco)]

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Related companies: BHP Billiton BP Chevron De Beers (part of Anglo American) Enbridge Equinor (formerly Statoil) ExxonMobil Noranda (part of Falconbridge) Placer Dome (part of Barrick Gold) Rio Tinto Shell Total Unocal (part of Chevron)