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[PDF] Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected and High-risk Areas: A Resource for Companies and Investors

Author: United Nations Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Published on: 24 June 2010

[This publication] seeks to provide a common reference point for constructive dialogue between companies and investors...[and] to complement applicable national and international laws by promoting international good practice…[T]he private sector can make a meaningful contribution to stability and security in conflict-affected and high-risk areas…Yet in some cases, companies may negatively impact their own operations and their activities may exacerbate conflict or instability…This guidance does not offer technical instructions. It is not intended to serve as a blueprint for responsible behavior in all conflict-affected and high-risk areas. It complements responsible practices in peaceful and stable contexts, in situations of instability or conflict.

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