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By Maurrasse

ISBN-10: 0415944538

ISBN-13: 9780415944533

The unique essays during this well timed assortment talk about the numerous how one can foster cutting edge and remarkable collaborations resulting in more beneficial partnerships among significant associations and firms to terrible and disenfranchised groups. a lot of modern-day urgent matters are coated in-depth: bridging the electronic divide; group reinvestment; collage and company partnerships; and company accountability.

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The World Economic Forum in New York in early 2002 provided the first glimpse of how NGOs plan to protest at the ongoing series of international meetings that serve as the backdrop to popular expressions of discontent with the status quo. Peaceful protesters won out in the first round, although their numbers were limited due to a blanket security presence. 32 The ground rules have changed. While NGOs are not going anywhere, the part of SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS 15 the movement that has engaged in direct action protest will likely lose ground to the part that works in the boardroom.

N. to criticism of helping to whitewash poor corporate reputations if its relations with business are not engaged in carefully. N. has a weak normative framework with regard to business. N. N. bodies. N. N. Global Compact is not a code of conduct, like SA8000 or the Marine Stewardship Council. N. must establish a policy to deal with companies that do not abide by the Global Compact, NGOs must also take a lead role in holding companies to their commitments. This is in fact starting to happen. S.

Assets in portfolios utilizing both strategies grew 215 percent, from $84 billion in 1997 to $265 billion in 1999. Tobacco topped the list of issues screened by social investors, with an almost universal 96 percent rate of avoidance by socially screened portfolios. After tobacco, the majority of assets screened were for gambling (86 percent), alcohol (83 percent), weapons (81 percent), and the environment (79 percent). 34 Another key development in the SRI field has been the establishment of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), which are the first global indexes that track the performance of sustainability-driven companies, representing sixty-two industries worldwide.

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