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1 January 2010

How helping women helps business [requires free registration]

Author: Irina A. Nikolic and Lynn Taliento, McKinsey Quarterly

Few companies make social investments specifically aimed at empowering women in developing economies, but we believe that supporting this goal is good business and good practice for all companies. In the course of our work, we’ve uncovered a...

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1 January 2010

[PDF] Human Trafficking and Business: Good Practices to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking

Author: United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT)

This brochure presents an overview and introduction to human trafficking and the role that business can play in addressing it...Human trafficking is not currently well integrated into the Corporate Responsibility (CR) programmes...[a]lthough this is...

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30 November 2009

In a closet darkly: why disclosure lies beyond corporate assurances [India]

Author: Jacob P. Koshy, Live Mint [India]

Last month, India’s labour ministry came out with a national policy on HIV/AIDS…Several companies, including Gujarat Ambuja Exports Ltd, Apollo Tyres Ltd, Crompton Greaves Ltd, SRF Ltd, Ballarpur Industries Ltd, PepsiCo Inc., Hindustan Unilever Ltd and...

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9 November 2009

[PDF] Final Statement by the UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises - Complaint from the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations against...

Author: UK National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

On 3 October 2006 the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Association (IUF) brought a complaint to the UK NCP and the Dutch NCP on behalf of one of its affiliates, the Hindustan Lever...

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10 November 2008

NGO review of UK National Contact Point (NCP) calls for tighter regulation of companies operating abroad

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10 November 2008

OECD Guidelines case against Afrimex re Dem. Rep. of Congo - analysis by Jernej Letnar Cernic, Univ. of Aberdeen

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10 November 2008

[PDF] Fit for Purpose? A Review of the UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 2008

Author: Rights & Accountability in Development (RAID)

This report by RAID reflects the views and experiences of UK-based NGOs and unions about the work of the UK National Contact Point for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in giving effect to the OECD Guidelines for...

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30 May 2008

Business, Corporate Responsibility, and Poverty [requires free registration]

Author: Michael Blowfield, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

[The] starting point [of this chapter] is not whether business has a role to play in economic growth, but whether business can be a development agent which consciously endeavours to deliver developmental outcomes…I provide examples of private sector...

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20 March 2008

Philanthrocapitalism: after the goldrush

Author: Michael Edwards

It's indisputable that something genuinely important is stirring in the world of philanthropy - a movement to harness the power of business and the market to the goals of social change..."philanthrocapitalism"...I'm arguing that: The hype surrounding...

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1 March 2008

[PDF] Just Another Emperor? The Myths and Realities of Philanthrocapitalism

Author: Michael Edwards, Demos: A Network for Ideas & Action, The Young Foundation

A new movement is afoot that promises to save the world by revolutionizing philanthropy, making non-profit organizations operate like business, and creating new markets for goods and services that benefit society. Nick-named “philanthrocapitalism” for...

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