Examines the unique nature of water challenges in conflict-affected or high-risk areas and how the management of water resources can in turn affect business operations and society – particularly through its potential to exacerbate conflict.
The responsibility to comply with all applicable local, national, regional and international laws is a central tenet of the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. Yet sometimes local or national laws pose requirements that conflict with internationally recognized human rights, thereby making it difficult or impossible for business enterprises to meet their responsibility to respect human rights. The goal of this Good Practice Note is to provide business enterprises with a non-exhaustive set of good practices for addressing situations in which local or national laws appear to conflict with internationally recognized human rights.
This guide offers baseline definitions and practical steps that SMEs can take toward effective management of the social, environmental and economic impacts of supply chains.
Serves as a step-by-step roadmap for maximizing the transformative potential of partnerships.
Includes resources for seven key stakeholders: Brands, Suppliers, Governments, Advocates, Investors, Auditors, and Multi-Stakeholders. The Toolkit provides guidance for each of the stakeholders in taking action to improve hiring and labour conditions. The guidelines and resources are tailored and focused toward stakeholders in different sectors and at different levels, encouraging stakeholders to effectively implement socially responsible hiring practices and supply chain sustainability.
Reviews the recent history of such partnerships, and makes recommendations for enhancing their effectiveness and scale.
This guide provides a framework for creating and applying social impact measurements in connection with corporate activities within the communities where companies operate.
Seeks to improve the understanding of environmental, social and governance issues in commodity investments with a view to identifying and promoting best practices in this area.
This webinar discusses why and how businesses should respond to HIV and AIDS in the workplace. It explores the development of workplace policies and programmes for employees and their families, as well as programmes for supply chains and vulnerable populations. Public private partnerships in HIV prevention, treatment, care and support are discussed, including good practices on partnership models with businesses.
Explores how donors can effectively support public-private collaboration in order to attract sustainable investments and foster development in the Least Developed Countries. To this end, the report takes stock of existing donor programs aimed at engaging the private sector in development activities, identifies shortcomings and promising approaches, and offers recommendations on how donor programs can attract more public-private collaboration to the Least Developed Countries.
Provides guidance for governments, employers’ organizations and trade unions on working together to achieve sustainable economic and social development.
This guide has been produced to assist companies preparing themselves to implement the objectives of the 10th principle and to deal with corruption in every aspect of their operations.