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31 March 2006

Doing business with most of the world

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development

The Netherlands' development organization SNV and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have formed an unconventional alliance to focus on the next big market opportunity: providing business solutions to meet the needs of the...

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31 March 2006

World Business Council for Sustainable Development & NGO SNV agree to promote business solutions for poor countries - aim to reduce poverty, help meet needs for food, water, education, housing

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1 December 2005

Institute for Corporate Culture Affairs launches handbook on corporate social responsibility -- includes chapters by Sir Geoffrey Chandler and about initiatives by Alcoa, Bertelsmann, Body Shop, BT, Calvert Group, Canon, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank,...

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1 December 2005

[DOC] Examples of companies’ impacts on a range of human rights issues

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The table below lists a range of human rights issues for business. For each issue, it provides an example of a positive company initiative and an example of an alleged abuse....

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1 October 2005

Andrew Kuper on Innovative Business Strategies that Trigger Social Change

Author: Interview with Andrew Kuper, Managing Director of Ashoka's Global Academy for Social Entrepreneurship, in Compact Quarterly [magazine of UN Global Compact]

...[Instead] of talking about human rights in vague terms, let’s ask the precise question: “who must do what for whom?”...[If] you are a company operating in a society where the state is weak, you may be obliged – to be both moral and sustainable as a...

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1 October 2005

Notable Communications on Progress

Author: UN Global Compact

The policy on Communication on Progress (COP), introduced in 2003, was designed to increase transparency around Global Compact companies and their actions in support of the ten principles. Companies are asked to communicate publicly on their progress...

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6 September 2005

New Report Highlights Private Sector Role in Millennium Development Goals

Author: Greenbiz.com

...a new WBCSD [World Business Council for Sustainable Development] report...attempts to make the business case for sustainable development by illustrating how the private sector is taking an active role in the achievement of the Millennium...

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1 September 2005

World Business Council for Sustainable Development report on business contribution to Millennium Development Goals

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1 September 2005

[PDF] full report: "Business for Development - Business solutions in support of the Millennium Development Goals"

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development

[includes case studies on Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Holcim, GrupoNueva, EDF, Philips, Vodafone, SC Johnson, Rio Tinto, BP, Eskom, Rabobank, ConocoPhillips]

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14 March 2005
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Author: Infocivica

Un bajo nivel de respuesta alcanzó el relevamiento realizado por Poder Ciudadano sobre 188 de las 244 empresas que habían firmado el Pacto Global promovido por las Naciones Unidas...de las 244 empresas que firmaron el Pacto Global, 188 recibieron el...

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