John Ruggie launches new book on developing UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights

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Author: Amazon

É possível proteger os direitos de indivíduos e comunidades em todo o mundo em uma época de globalização e de empresas multinacionais? Para resolver um problema que parecia insolúvel, John Gerard Ruggie teve que abandonar várias percepções antigas e generalizadas acerca dos relacionamentos entre empresas, governos, direitos e leis, e desenvolver novas maneiras de ver esses temas. Quando Negócios Não São Apenas Negócios proporciona uma visão interna e esclarecedora de uma das mais importantes iniciativas em relação aos direitos humanos nos últimos tempos. Temos aqui um livro essencial para todos os que querem aprender como avançar nos complexos processos globais de resolução de problemas e formação de consenso, além de como lidar com grandes temas como ambição, pragmatismo, perseverança e criatividade.

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25 March 2013

Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights [press release]

Author: W. W. Norton & Company

In 2005, John Ruggie received an almost impossible mission. Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, asked Ruggie to research corporate human rights abuses committed around the world...He tells his story...in his new, eagerly anticipated book...Ruggie and his team created a set of United Nations human rights standards for business that can be deployed in myriad ways by governments, corporations, and human rights activists for people adversely affected by companies…With the help of his “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework and “Guiding Principles” to implement that framework, two bodies of thought once locked in opposition—the pursuit of corporate value and advocates of human rights values—are now beginning to converge…[Just Business] tells the story of one man’s challenging task to create a feasible yet ethical approach to the future of global business and human rights.

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1 March 2013

Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights [click through to purchase - UK users]

Author: John Gerard Ruggie, Harvard Univ., former UN Special Representative on business & human rights

[Customers in the UK, Europe, Africa & Middle East: enter the code WN234 for a 30% discount]. With human rights groups and businesses locked in a stalemate, the challenges of regulating harmful corporate practices in some of the world’s most difficult regions have long seemed insurmountable. In 2005 the United Nations appointed John Ruggie to examine the problem and identify a path forward. Ruggie produced his "Protect, Respect and Remedy" framework and "Guiding Principles" to implement it, and these "Ruggie Rules" were endorsed unanimously by the UN. They are being incorporated by governments and companies around the world and are employed by human rights and workers’ groups. Just Business shows how this powerful transformation came about and what it means for governments, businesses and people everywhere.

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1 March 2013

Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights [click through to purchase - US users]

Author: John Gerard Ruggie, Harvard Univ., former UN Special Representative on business & human rights

Just Business tells the powerful story of how [the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights] came to exist. Ruggie demonstrates how, to solve a seemingly unsolvable problem, he had to abandon many widespread and long-held understandings about the relationships between businesses, governments, rights, and law, and develop fresh ways of viewing the issues. He also takes us through the journey of assembling the right type of team, of witnessing the severity of the problem firsthand, and of pressing through the many obstacles such a daunting endeavor faced. Just Business is an illuminating inside look at one of the most important human rights developments of recent times. It is also an invaluable book for anyone wanting to learn how to navigate the tricky processes of global problem-solving and consensus-building and how to tackle big issues with ambition, pragmatism, perseverance, and creativity.

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