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Report examines corporate social responsibility in conflict & post-conflict environments

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1 October 2011

[PDF] CSR in conflict and post-conflict environments: from risk management to value creation

Author: Maria Prandi and Josep M. Lozano (eds.), Escola de Cultura de Pau & ESADE: Institute for Social Innovation

[T]here are significant experiences of companies that are participating in peace-building in numerous
countries, thus playing an increasingly important role in issues that affect global governance...National and international companies have developed peace-building policies by supporting the generation of entrepreneurship and job opportunities for vulnerable populations, building bridges among communities, actively supporting peace negotiations or adapting their products to the setting. Without getting into an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of this participation, this publication spotlights the factors in sustainable CSR during conflict and post-conflict, and it offers specific guidelines for companies that want to adopt a strategic vision in this sphere. [refers to Shell, Grupo Éxito, Microsoft, Heineken, Total, MOGE, MTN, Grupo Amanco (part of Mexichem), Pavco (part of Mexichem), BP, Lonrho, Lundin Petroleum]

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Author: Maria Prandi and Josep M. Lozano (eds.), Escola de Cultura de Pau & ESADE: Instituto de Innovación Social

[E]xisten experiencias significativas de empresas que participan en diversos países en la construcción de paz jugando así un papel cada vez más relevante en cuestiones que afectan a la gobernanza global...Empresas nacionales o internacionales han desarrollado políticas de construcción de paz apoyando la generación de oportunidades de emprendimiento y empleo para las poblaciones vulnerables, tendiendo puentes entre comunidades, apoyando activamente negociaciones de paz o adaptando sus productos. Sin analizar en profundidad los pros y los contras de esta participación, esta publicación muestra los elementos que componen una RSE sensible al conflicto y al postconflicto y se ofrecen orientaciones a las empresas que quieran adoptar una visión estratégica en este ámbito. [se refiere a Shell, Grupo Éxito, Microsoft, Heineken, Total, MOGE, MTN, Grupo Amanco (parte de Mexichem), Pavco (parte de Mexichem), BP, Lonrho, Lundin Petroleum]

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