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[PDF] Enabling Economies of Peace: Public Policy For Conflict-Sensitive Business

Author: Karen Ballentine, Virginia Haufler, UN Global Compact, Published on: 1 February 2009

Given its importance as a source of investment, the private sector is a potentially valuable partner in conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction efforts…The report seeks to achieve four aims: Identify gaps in existing initiatives and propose ways for public policy to extend or deepen these initiatives and enhance their effective implementation. Identify and discuss key areas where public policy responses are needed in order to harness the positive potential of business in zones of conflict…Develop policy recommendations regarding…governments and international financial institutions can further engage the private sector in conflict prevention and peacebuilding [refers to De Beers]

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Related companies: De Beers (part of Anglo American)