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Business UNusual

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Business UNusual, a collaborative publication of the United Nations Global Compact Office and the Global Public Policy Institute, provides an overview of recent partnership activities in the United Nations, as well as the challenges the UN faces in its efforts to engage the private sector and...

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Global Corruption Report

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Now in its eighth year, this annual publication by Transparency International brings together scholars and civil society activists to examine the state of corruption around the globe. The latest edition (2009) focuses on corruption and the private sector.

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AccountAbility Rating

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AccountAbility Rating, a tool developed by CRS Network and AccountAbility, measures the extent to which companies put responsible practices at the heart of their business, assessed across key domains. These domains include stakeholder engagement, strategy, governance, performance management, public...

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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.

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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....

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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.

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...