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The United Nations Global Compact and the Asian Way to Integrate the 10 Principles into Business Practices

In: Creating Business and Social Value: The Asian Way to Integrate CSR into Business Strategies

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  • Amornsak Kitthananan

    (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP))

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Launched in July 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is both a policy platform and a practical framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices. The Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. The Global Compact has gained great attraction around the world, helping it to become the largest global corporate citizenship initiative with 6,985 signatories- 5,206 from business and 1,779 from civil society and other non-business organizations - based in over 135 countries.

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  • Amornsak Kitthananan, 2010. "The United Nations Global Compact and the Asian Way to Integrate the 10 Principles into Business Practices," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT,in: Creating Business and Social Value: The Asian Way to Integrate CSR into Business Strategies, volume 68, chapter 2, pages 25-62 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
  • Handle: RePEc:unt:ecchap:indpub2565_chap2
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    Keywords

    United Nations; Global compact; human rights; labour; environment; anti-corruption;

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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade

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