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Doing Business with the World: The New Role of Corporate Leadership in Global Development

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Doing Business with the World, a publication of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), describes how companies can contribute to global sustainable development through their core businesses in a way that is profitable for the companies and good for development.

GoodCompany Guidelines for Corporate Social Performance

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The GoodCompany Guidelines for Corporate Social Performance provide a framework for implementing socially and environmentally responsible initiatives at the company level. This is a practical tool, with additional resources to assist companies in implementing the initiatives it decides to pursue....

Corporate Volunteer Reporting Standards v2.0

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Corporate Volunteer Reporting Standards v2.0 are used for reporting the activities of a company’s employee volunteer program. Standards relate to areas such as volunteer activities, employee volunteers, volunteer hours and dollar value of volunteer hours.

Partnering for Development - Making it Happen

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Partnering for Development - Making it Happen, a booklet, builds on the report from the Commission on the Private Sector and Development and looks at three areas of engagement: the development of commercially sustainable business models that can be expanded and replicated; the reform of laws,...

ISO 26000

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ISO 26000 is a voluntary international standard providing guidance on social responsibility. It will add value to existing social responsibility work by developing an international consensus on the social responsibility concept and the issues that organisations need to address. ISO 26000, which is...

Business Contributions to UN Emergency Relief Efforts: An Orientation Guide

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Business Contributions to UN Emergency Relief Efforts: An Orientation Guide describes the role of various UN agencies during an emergency, and identifies ways in which companies can support relief efforts in a timely and appropriate manner, through cash contributions, in-kind donations, or...

Harnessing Private Sector Capabilities to Meet Public Needs: The Potential of Partnerships to Advance Progress on Hunger, Malaria and Basic Education

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Harnessing Private Sector Capabilities to Meet Public Needs: The Potential of Partnerships to Advance Progress on Hunger, Malaria and Basic Education, a report of the WEF, discusses the four main ways in which businesses typically engage in the process of economic development: core business...

UN Global Compact Principles

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The UN Global Compact Principles document consists of 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption that the Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence.

OECD Principles of Corporate Governance

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OECD Principles of Corporate Governance are intended to assist OECD and non-OECD governments in their efforts to evaluate and improve the legal, institutional and regulatory framework for corporate governance in their countries. The Principles also provide guidance and suggestions for stock...

Sigma Guidelines - Putting Sustainable Development into Practice: A Guide for Organisations

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The Sigma Guidelines provide clear, practical advice to organisations to enable them to make a meaningful contribution to sustainable development. The guidelines help organisations to effectively meet challenges posed by social, environmental and economic dilemmas, threats and opportunities and...