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Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected & High-Risk Areas: A Resource for Companies & Investors

The Guidance aims to assist companies in implementing responsible business practices in conflict-affected and high-risk areas consistent with the Global Compact Ten Principles. The focus is to provide a common reference point for constructive dialogue between companies and investors on what constitutes responsible business practices in difficult operating environments.  This voluntary guidance is designed to stimulate learning and dialogue and to promote collective action and innovative partnerships through Global Compact Local Networks and other initiatives. It was developed by the United Nations Global Compact Office, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) initiative and an expert group comprised of company representatives, investors, civil society leaders, UN representatives and others. (UNGC/PRI, 2010)
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Doing Business While Advancing Development and Peace

Provides illustrative examples of how companies from a variety of sectors are positively contributing to peace and development in conflict-prone or post-conflict operating environments. (UNGC, 2010)
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Doing Business in a Multi-Cultural World: Challenges and Opportunities

Doing Business in a Multi Cultural World

This publication helps companies to address cross-cultural issues and explore how they can facilitate intercultural understanding in ways that benefit both business and society. (UNGC/UN Alliance of Civilizations, 2009)

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Enabling Economies of Peace – Public Policy for Conflict-Sensitive Business

publication_image005.gif This publication — now in its second edition — identifies a range of concrete actions that Governments and international organizations can undertake to better assist private-sector efforts to promote effective conflict-sensitive business practices. (UNGC, revised 2009)

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>> Please click here to download first edition (2005)