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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an integral part of business especially for larger corporations. Their programs address issues of poverty, unfair labour practices and the environment alongside government programs and civil society activities. This article will showcase some...
The 2011 Human Development Report argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together – and identifies policies on the national and global level that could spur mutually reinforcing progress towards these interlinked goals.
This Report outlines the status of achievement of MDGs in the Asia-Pacific region and identifies some of the key challenges. It was published in 2010 by The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in conjunction with the ADB and UNDP.
This is the latest edition of the widely read UNDP reports analyzing the progress (or lack thereof) on the African continent towards achieving the MDGs.
This paper is UNDP’s forward-looking review of the factors that shape MDG progress, along with the constraints and bottlenecks that have hampered MDG achievement in many countries. The findings build on MDG assessments in 30 countries that were undertaken for this review.
Supply Chain Sustainability - A Practical Guide for Continuous Improvement for Small and Medium Enterprises
This two-page guide offers baseline definitions and practical steps that SMEs can take toward effective management of the social, environmental and economic impacts of supply chains. More information can be found on the website of the United Nations Global Impact Office. The organisation offers...
International Initiatives To Promote Responsible Business: A Navigation Guide for Business provides a user-friendly and impartial guide to help businesses to navigate their way through this maze. It seeks to articulate the key aspects of three cross-industry initiatives: The OECD Guidelines for...
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Management of Social Transformations Programme
UNESCO Management of Social Transformations Programme website has a database of best practices, information explaining best practices and links to other best practice information.
CRT Principles for Responsible Business set forth ethical norms for acceptable businesses behaviour. The principles are rooted in three ethical foundations for responsible business and for a fair and functioning society more generally, namely: responsible stewardship; living and working for mutual...
Ceres Principles is a ten-point code of corporate environmental conduct publicly endorsed by companies as an environmental mission statement or ethic. Imbedded in that code of conduct is the mandate to report. By endorsing the Ceres Principles or adopting their own comparable code, companies not...