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10 December 2013

[PDF] Business and Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa – A regional briefing

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing provides insights into many cases of alleged abuse, and company responses to them, alongside descriptions of positive steps that some firms are taking. It provides practical examples of the ways forward for companies and governments in...

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20 June 2011

[PDF] full report: Adapting for a Green Economy: Companies, Communities and Climate Change

Author: UN Global Compact, UN Environment Programme, Oxfam & the World Resources Institute

[T]his report…offers actions that companies and policymakers can pursue to catalyze…private sector action on adaptation…[P]rivate sector engagement cannot substitute for…public investment and policies. However, private sector investment can serve as a...

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16 May 2009

Arab world making progress on responsible competitiveness, major opportunities await countries, region, report finds

Author: CSR-News.net

The Arab world is making progress towards responsible competitiveness, according to a new report...“Responsible competitiveness is about rewarding companies that address social, environmental and economic problems,” said Her Majesty Queen Rania Al...

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1 May 2009

[PDF] Responsible Competitiveness in the Arab World 2009

Author: AccountAbility and Sustainability Excellence Arabia

The Arab World has an abundance of resources...The region is implementing a wide range of initiatives that are enhancing competitiveness and strengthening prospects for sustainable development at the same time. Responsible competitiveness is advancing...

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17 March 2009

The CEO Water Mandate - Endorsing CEOs

Author: UN Global Compact

We hereby endorse The CEO Water Mandate and ask other business leaders and their companies to adopt the Mandate into their corporate policies and operations. [CEOs of: Agbar, Arup, Athens Water and Sewerage Company, Avon Metals, Banesto Bank, Bayer,...

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1 July 2008
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Author: Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement

Ce rapport montre comment les entrepreneurs peuvent servir les populations pauvres en tant que clientes, mais aussi les intégrer en tant que producteurs, employés et chefs d’entreprise. Il donne des exemples de sociétés qui, en faisant affaire avec les...

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30 June 2008

[PDF] Creating Value for All: Strategies for Doing Business with the Poor

Author: United Nations Development Programme

This report shows how entrepreneurs can serve the poor as clients and customers and can also include the poor as producers, employees and business owners. It gives many examples of firms that—by doing business with the poor—are generating profits,...

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4 February 2005

[DOC] The Oxford Analytica Daily Brief - International: Rights Responsibilities

Author: Oxford Analytica

The importance of human rights for business -- not only as part of business risk management, but also in defining corporate social responsibilities and guiding corporate social opportunities -- has been increasingly emphasised during the past few...

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29 January 2004

17 Egyptian firms join UN drive for better business practices

Author: AFP

Seventeen private Egyptian firms have joined...the Global Compact...[refers to Oriental Weavers, TEA Computers, Nile Clothing, Orascom, Sekem, Arabian Oil, Grain and Chemical Complex]

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27 January 2004

Egyptian firm is clean, green, and in the black

Author: Gretchen Peters, Christian Science Monitor

In one of the world's poorest nations [Egypt], where globalization and free trade often mean shrinking margins for businesses, Sekem...is proving that helping people and making money are not mutually exclusive. [also refers to Body Shop, Ben &...

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