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May 20th, 2013
The rise of Islamic politics – 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 ...

February 22nd, 2013
Horsing around with our food

It is now for more than a month that we read about the horse meat scandal in Europe – or the ‘2013 meat adulteration scandal’, 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...

February 8th, 2013
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 Armstrong’s ‘confessions’ on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Armstrong’s story very much turned – as many ethical issues tend...

May 16th, 2012
Iraqi Companies Trained on Global Compact Principles

(Baghdad/Iraq) – Despite difficult circumstances – from security road blocks to sand storms – 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 Deloitte’s

April 23rd, 2012
Secretary-General Appoints New Global Compact Board Members, Strengthens Focus on Business Engagement

(New York) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed 14 new members to the Global Compact Board, the UN’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

March 7th, 2012
Strengthening the Business Case for Gender Equality, 400 CEOs Commit to Women’s Empowerment Principles

(New York) – Four hundred chief executives worldwide have publicly declared their commitment to implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) over the last two years, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women, will highlight today at the 4th

December 1st, 2011
Global Compact Launches Local Network in Azerbaijan

(Baku) – 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

November 8th, 2011
Local Networks in Europe Convene

(Rome) – The Global Compact Local Networks in Europe convened over three days for a Regional Meeting and sustainability conference – both focused on Rio+20 – as well as a training session and meeting of the Global Compact Local Network Italy. During the

June 23rd, 2011
Secretary-General Calls for Private Sector Track at Rio+20 Conference

(New York) – Acknowledging the critical role of business in addressing global development challenges, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a strong private sector track at next year’sUN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). In a message delivered during a luncheon of Global Compact

May 9th, 2011
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 world’s poorest countries as he launched the largest Private Sector Track in UN conference history at the Fourth UN Conference on

May 9th, 2011
Companies Seek Stronger Role in Advancing World’s Poorest Nations

New Private Sector Track at UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries underscores growing importance of business contribution to development (Istanbul) – Over 650 business leaders from around the world are gathering in Istanbul this week to address their role in advancing the world’s

November 24th, 2010
Global Compact Board Deliberates Strategy, Integrity Measures

(New York) – Today, the Global Compact Board convened at UN Headquarters for for its third meeting in 2010. Topics covered included the 2011 – 2013 Global Compact strategy, integrity measures and the Foundation for the Global Compact. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as the

November 5th, 2010
European Global Compact Networks Strengthen Collaboration

(Brussels) – 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,

July 11th, 2010
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...

May 24th, 2010
Turkish Network Introduces Sectoral Approach to Global Compact Implementation

(Istanbul) – 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

June 22nd, 2009
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

October 20th, 2008
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:

March 10th, 2008
New Issue of Business Ethics: A European Review (volume 17, number 2)

The recent issue of the Business Ethics: A European Review (volum 17, number 2) contains: The effect of culture on consumers' willingness to punish irresponsible corporate behaviour: applying Hofstede's typology to the punishment aspect of corporate social responsibility, by Williams, G.J. and Zinkin, J.,

October 4th, 2007
Poortman appointed Director of Global Programmes at Transparency International

Former World Bank official brings expertise in strategy, vast international experience Berlin 04 October, 2007 - Christiaan Poortman has been appointed Director of Global Programmes at Transparency International (TI), bringing 35 years of distinguished service at the World Bank and other international institutions to

December 7th, 2006
Governments don’t do enough to fight corruption, says new poll

Global Corruption Barometer shows police, political parties, parliaments most compromised Brussels/Berlin, 7 December 2006 – Millions of people around the world come face-to-face with corruption in their daily lives, and urgently want their government to take action to stop it. This is the resounding

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