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Global Hand Principles

Global Hand, and its parent NGO, Crossroads Foundation, aims to ensure that aid given is good aid. You can find a range of standards, specific to sectors of the disaster and development spectrum, in our Standards, Guidelines and Toolkits section. A high level summary of Global Hand's standards...

In: Q & A

How does Global Hand support Corporate Social Responsibility?

Global Hand salutes the ongoing imperatives within the corporate community: CSR, Sustainable Development, Corporate Citizenship and the various other terms by which they are known. These are birthing many kinds of corporate engagement with global issues. * Built in: Responsible business....

In: Stories

The Mitsubishi Corporation Fund supports Earthwatch

The relationship between Earthwatch (Europe) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) began in 1993, initially through the Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa (MCFEA), a charitable trust based in London, established by the company to promote environmental and social projects in those regions.

In: Resources

UN Global Compact and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Complementarities and Distinctive Contributions

The UN Global Compact and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises Complementarities and Distinctive Contributions, the world’s foremost comprehensive, voluntary corporate responsibility initiatives, are clarified in this document as to the complementarities and distinctive contributions...

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The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Complete Reference Guide to Concepts, Codes and Organisations

The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Complete Reference Guide to Concepts, Codes and Organisations is the world’s first complete reference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), compiled by the Institute for Corporate Cultural Affairs. The entries have been written by leading...

In: Stories

Profiles of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS) practices of Philippine mining firms

The increased awareness of environmental impacts, the socio-economic implications of mining and a downturn in productivity, have highlighted the need for mining companies to adjust their business management process.

In: Resources

Global Sullivan Principles of Social Responsibility

The Global Sullivan Principles of Social Responsibility, published by the Sullivan Foundation, are intended to be a catalyst and compass for corporate responsibility and accountability. Application of these principles is intended to facilitate greater tolerance and better understanding among those...

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Impacts of Corporate Code of Conduct on Labor Standards: A Case Study of Reebok's Athletic Footwear Supplier Factory in China (Xiaomin Yu, 2008)

This study examines the social impact of labour-related corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies or corporate codes of conduct on upholding labour standards through a case study of CSR discourse and codes implementation by Reebok, a leading branded company making athletic footwear in a...

In: Resources

NEC - Corporate Social Responsibility

This site provides information about the way in which NEC Hong Kong interprets Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

In: News

An ounce of prevention: The case for Disaster Risk Management - Oct 2008

One dollar spent in disaster prevention, the experts tell us, is worth four dollars spent in disaster response. Business companies have to find the math compelling...

In: News

Job Creation - June, 2003

Unemployment figures have reached tragic levels - in their 70's, 80's and 90's - in some of the world's worst hit economies. In response, many humanitarian groups are moving towards projects that create jobs. Global Hand has put together a listing of organisations involved in microenterprise...

In: Videos

H&M gives back to the community

"Our Responsibility by H&M" is a short film about how H&M takes responsibility for how the company's operations affect people and the environment in connection with the production of its products.

In: Stories

Barclays and Citigroup participate in NGO-corporate partnerships to support vulnerable children in rural Kenya

Under an initiative led by Pathfinder and Barclays Bank of Kenya, Ltd., the Kabras Jua Kali Association (KJKA) runs a program for orphans and vulnerable childred (OVC) aged 15 to 21 years.

In: Resources

GoodCompany Guidelines for Corporate Social Performance

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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Ceres Principles

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...

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Disaster prevention: a role for business?

This study was commissioned by the ProVention Consortium to examine the business case for reducing natural disaster risks in developing countries. The study explores a corporate social responsibility (CSR) perspective on disaster prevention and addresses, in particular, the potential for...

In: Resources

Developing Inclusive Business Models - A Review of Coca-Cola's Manual Distribution Centres in Ethiopia and Tanzania

A research paper on inclusive business by Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Business Ethics

A magazine focusing on corporate responsibility.

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OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are recommendations addressed by governments to multinational enterprises operating in or from adhering countries. They provide voluntary principles and standards for responsible business conduct in a variety of areas including employment and industrial...

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Logistics & Transportation Corporate Citizenship Initiative

Logistics&Transportation Corporate Citizenship Initiative reviews the work done in pursuit of the organisation's goal of "proactively contributing towards sustainable development" and includes a forward plan for the next five years. It discusses progress made on the following deliverables:...