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1 September 2012

Report examines how to achieve business success through addressing societal needs; includes examples of good practices

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1 September 2012

[PDF] Shared Value in Emerging Markets: How Multinational Corporations Are Redefining Business Strategies to Reach Poor or Vulnerable Populations

Author: Greg Hills, Patty Russell, Veronica Borgonovi, Alex Doty and Lakshmi Iyer, FSG

The challenges facing poor or vulnerable populations require innovative, sustainable, and large-scale solutions...Large companies are uniquely positioned to leverage their size and business models to address social problems sustainably and at scale....

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29 June 2012

Rio+20 Ends with Commitment to Health

Author: Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk [part of Novo Group] came to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro with the goal of placing health on the sustainability agenda, and a hope that non-communicable diseases...would be acknowledged as a...

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12 March 2012

[PDF] Children's Righs and Business Principles - Summary report: Global Release Event

Author: UNICEF, Save the Children, UN Global Compact

This report summarizes the key themes and discussions from the global release event. Following the opening and introductions, the event was structured around four main panels. The first panel focused on Principle 1 and the management processes...

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28 February 2012

Children's Rights and Business Principles Global Release - 12 March 2012, London, UK

Author: UN Global Compact

The Children’s Rights and Business Principles are a set of practical guiding principles for businesses on how to respect and support children’s rights within their business operations. The initiative to develop the Principles was launched in June 2010...

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1 November 2011

[PDF] A Game Changer

Author: Sune Skadegård Thorsen, Mira Skadegård Thorsen & Anders Dahl Krabbe, GLOBAL CSR

Professor Ruggie states that his principles are a “game changer”; and he is right...With the UNGP’s, global acceptance has been achieved in regard to a challenging issue. The tremendous support gives the UNGP’s considerable authority...Simultaneously...

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1 June 2011

[PDF] Human rights norms for business: The missing piece of the Ruggie jigsaw: The case of insitutional investors

Author: Rory Sulllivan, Nicolas Hachez, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

This paper intends to provide insights as to whether institutional investors, through the framework proposed by the UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, John Ruggie, can promote business respect for human rights worldwide. In this...

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8 February 2011

The "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework > Guiding Principles

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 22 November 2010, Special Representative Ruggie proposed draft "Guiding Principles for the Implementation of the United Nations 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' Framework". [links to full text of draft Guiding Principles]...The draft Guiding...

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1 February 2011

Better Safe than Sorry

Author: Susan Aaronson, Professor & Ian Higham, Research Assistant - Elliott School of Intl. Affairs, George Washington Univ in Policy Innovations

...Building on years of research and multi-stakeholder dialogue, [UN Special Representative on business & human rights John] Ruggie outlined a framework and Guiding Principles to help firms “operationalize” their human rights responsibilities.....

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29 January 2011

UN Secretary-General Launches New Platform for Corporate Sustainability Leadership

Author: UN Global Compact

Underscoring the role of business in addressing global threats - from climate change to widespread poverty or humanitarian emergencies - a group of chief executives joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Davos/Switzerland today for the launch of...

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