UN Global Compact & AccountAbility report says lobbying by business can help fight poverty, conflict, AIDS, but calls for widespread reform

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8 September 2005

Lobbying “Legitimate” but Needs Reform: AccountAbility/UNGC [UN Global Compact] Report

Author: AccountAbility

Political lobbying is a legitimate business activity and will play an essential role in fighting poverty, conflict and AIDS, according to a report published today by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and international institute AccountAbility...But the report also calls for widespread reform and sets out the first international proposals for ‘responsible’ lobbying practice.

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1 September 2005

[PDF] full report: "Towards Responsible Lobbying - Leadership and Public Policy"

Author: UN Global Compact, AccountAbility

[includes case studies on; Novo Nordisk; "Chinese businesses & HIV/AIDS"; Telefónica; Shell; Co-operative Financial Services; Gap; General Electric; AWG; Thames Water (part of RWE)]

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