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Ceres Principles

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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...

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...

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...

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....

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.

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...

Food Sustainability: a Guide to the Private Sector

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A practical and illustrative guide for businesses that presents sets of inspirational examples of how companies can contribute to sustainable food production and supply. Examples cover various sectors and show actions of small companies as well as multinational corporations from around the world. ...

Principles of Corporate Citizenship

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The Principles of Corporate Citizenship address the activities of transportation and logistics companies. The principles include compliance through integrity, optimising shareholder value over time, transparency and accountability, social justice in the workplace, global corporate citizenship,...

Joining Forces for Change: Demonstrating Innovation and Impact through UN-Business Partnerships

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Joining Forces for Change: Demonstrating Innovation and Impact through UN-Business Partnerships, a publication by the UN Global Compact Office, presents a case for partnering with the UN in addition to listing case studies of successful UN-business partnerships. The partnerships presented in the...