Mon, 20 May 2013 12:54:00 +0000 The rise of Islamic politics â€“ just another mode of global capitalism? Ever since the Iranian revolution up until the aftermath of the Arab Spring most of us were made to believe that the advent of Islamic regimes is the ultimate rise of the common man and woman in societies previously repressed and exploited by ruthless ...
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:53:00 +0000 Horsing around with our food It is now for more than a month that we read about the horse meat scandal in Europe â€“ or the â€˜2013 meat adulteration scandalâ€™, as it is referred to on its own Wikipedia page. Today we learned that the scope of the issue is by no means just l...
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 21:06:00 +0000 The beautiful game? You bet! Ethics in sports has become a big talking point. In North America, we are just at the end of a humongous news cycle on Lance Armstrongâ€™s â€˜confessionsâ€™ on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Armstrongâ€™s story very much turned â€“ as many ethical issues tend...
Wed, 16 May 2012 02:31:01 +0000 Iraqi Companies Trained on Global Compact Principles (Baghdad/Iraq)Â â€“ Despite difficult circumstances â€“ from security road blocks to sand storms â€“ a training on implementation and reporting of the Global Compact principles concluded in Baghdad today. The training was conducted in Arabic by the Global Compact Local Network Iraq and Deloitteâ€™s local office in the country. Twenty-five business participants from the Local Network […]
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:15:14 +0000 Secretary-General Appoints New Global Compact Board Members, Strengthens Focus on Business Engagement (New York)Â â€“ UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed 14 new members to the Global Compact Board, the UNâ€™s highest-level advisory body involving business, civil society, labour and employers organizations. The following individuals were newly appointed to serve a three-year term: Mr. Jorge Abrahao, President, Ethos Institute Mr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board, BASF SE […]
Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:49:50 +0000 Strengthening the Business Case for Gender Equality, 400 CEOs Commit to Womenâ€™s Empowerment Principles Thu, 01 Dec 2011 03:53:39 +0000 Global Compact Launches Local Network in Azerbaijan (Baku) â€“ The Global Compact Network Azerbaijan was launched in Baku today. The launch event, organized by UNDP Azerbaijan and supported by Statoil, was attended by representatives from businesses, civil society, business associations and academia. During the opening ceremony Erlinq Sonsberq, Ambassador of Norway to Azerbaijan, discussed his countryâ€™s commitment to the Global Compact and […]
Tue, 08 Nov 2011 15:39:27 +0000 Local Networks in Europe Convene (Rome) â€“ The Global Compact Local Networks in Europe convened over three days for a Regional Meeting and sustainability conference â€“ both focused on Rio+20 â€“ as well as a training session and meeting of the Global Compact Local Network Italy. During the events a best practices publication was launched. Titled:Â The European UN Global Compact […]
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 23:11:43 +0000 Secretary-General Calls for Private Sector Track at Rio+20 Conference Mon, 09 May 2011 17:50:27 +0000 UN Secretary-General Highlights Increased Need for Business Engagement in Least Developed Countries (Istanbul) — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of private sector engagement for the development and growth of the worldâ€™s poorest countries as he launched the largest Private Sector Track in UN conference history at the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC-IV). At a high-level luncheon convening 500 Heads […]
Mon, 09 May 2011 17:40:22 +0000 Companies Seek Stronger Role in Advancing Worldâ€™s Poorest Nations New Private Sector Track at UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries underscores growing importance of business contribution to development (Istanbul) â€“ Over 650 business leaders from around the world are gathering in Istanbul this week to address their role in advancing the worldâ€™s least developed countries (LDCs), a group of 48 nations marked by […]
Wed, 24 Nov 2010 17:50:38 +0000 Global Compact Board Deliberates Strategy, Integrity Measures (New York) â€“ Today, the Global Compact Board convened at UN Headquarters for for its third meeting in 2010. Topics covered included the 2011 â€“ 2013 Global Compact strategy, integrity measures and the Foundation for the Global Compact. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as the Boardâ€™s chair, addressed the meeting, stressing that the Global Compact is […]
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 10:27:50 +0000 European Global Compact Networks Strengthen Collaboration (Brussels) â€“ Today Global Compact Local Networks from Europe concluded a regional meeting in Brussels, hosted by the Global Compact Network Belgium. Attendees included representatives from business, government, civil society, academia and international organizations. Local Networks in attendance included: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Netherlands, Nordic Countries, Portugal, Russia, […]
Sun, 11 Jul 2010 18:50:00 +0000 The Human Factor After two weeks a final reflective moments on the Summit are in place. You might have got it by now that, yes, I am by and large optimistic about the Global Compact and in particular the Summit. On reflection, much of it comes from the one to one inter...
Mon, 24 May 2010 10:54:17 +0000 Turkish Network Introduces Sectoral Approach to Global Compact Implementation (Istanbul) â€“ The Global Compact Network Turkey has developed an innovative sectoral approach for promoting the Global Compact, which is being implemented in three key industries in the country: pharmaceutical, automotive and textile. Today, a signing ceremony was held for 33 companies in the pharmaceutical industry. Recognizing that companies within a sector often face common […]
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 23:00:00 +0000 Call for solutions for the First Turkish MarketPlace on CSR CSR Turkey has launched the call for company solutions to corporate social responsibility challenges to be presented at the first Turkish MarketPlace on CSR which will be held on 23 October 2009 at the Kadir Has University in Istanbul. The event is organised by CSR Turkey in partnership with CSR Europe under the EU co-funded project titled "Accelerating CSR in Turkey". Based on CSR Europe's MarketPlace concept, the Istanbul event will be a unique opportunity to see what companies, big and small, are doing around CSR in Turkey… read more Mon, 20 Oct 2008 15:50:17 +0000 New issues of Journal of Business Ethics (volume 82, number 2-4) The recent issues of the Journal of Business Ethics (volume 82, number 2-4) contain: Cross-cultural Comparisons of Managerial Perceptions on Profit, by Yong, A. , in: Journal of Business Ethics, volume 82, number 4, pages 775-791, 2008. Corporate Values, Codes of Ethics, and Firm Performance: A Look at the Canadian Context, by Donker, H. , […]