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Can codes of conduct for ‘ethical trading’ make a positive impact on sustainable rural livelihoods?
A. du Toit / Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI 2001
This paper considers the challenges facing stakeholders in one particular case of private sector self-regulation: the Ethical Trading Initiative’s pilot project in monitoring compliance with its ‘Base Code’ in the South...
How many UK charities invest funds ethically?
D. Green / Ethical Investment Research and Information Service 2003
This document reports on a survey of the major UK charities that asked about their ethical investment policy and practice. Both the UK government and charities commission have recently encouraged charities to follow the pensions secto...
Keep intellectual property protection out of the FTAA
P. Amat; M. Fried; K. Daniels; S. Ticehurst; K. Maia / Oxfam 2003
This paper focuses on the plan to integrate Latin America and the Caribbean into the Free Trade Area of the Americas and stresses that some areas of the plan go further than the most worrisome WTO rules - as in the case of investment ...
Elimination of workplace discrimination is essential for poverty reduction
International Labour Organization 2003
This report is the fourth Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. It examines the diverse forms of discrimination at work that have been identified and formally condemned ...
Impacts of supermarkets on producers in Latin America
J. Farrington; L. Goldberg / Natural Resource Perspectives, ODI 2002
This paper identifies why supermarkets have grown so rapidly in Latin America, what the impacts on producers have been, and whether the pattern might be repeated in other regions. The policy conclusions are: Supe...
Rewriting global trade rules to better suit the poor
M. Curtis / Christian Aid 2001
This report assesses the global trade rules and asks how they can be rewritten in order to benefit poor people. The paper argues that trade should not be driven by a theoretical model whose impact on poor people, they claim, is...
Global CEOs predict that environmental and social credibility will impact on the future reputation of Multinational Corporations
A. Brody / Cambridge University 2003
This is the summary of a survey gauging CEO views of the impact of commitment to environmental and social values on corporate reputation and value. The CEOs of the Global Fortune 500 were asked to rate the significance of seven elemen...
Corporate accountability in the South African petrochemicals sector
M. Butler; D. Hallowes / Groundwork 2002
This report seeks to describe the present state of governance for corporate accountability in the South African context. It focuses on the petrochemicals sector on the one hand and on air pollution management on the other. It i...
Why the oil industry is bad for poor countries
Christian Aid 2003
This report argues that for many developing countries, oil reserves are more likely to prove a curse than a blessing. Poor countries dependent on oil revenues have a higher incidence of four great and interconnected ills. Oil, in thes...
Proposed WTO investment agreement will undermine pro-poor development policies
C. Charvériat; M. Hutjes; T. Leung; D. Perez Gavidia / Oxfam 2003
This paper argues that despite EU members and other rich countries failing to fulfil their obligations from previous WTO negotiations, they are nonetheless pressuring developing countries to accept new investment rules in the next Rou...
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ILO may be in vogue but are its teeth sharp enough to improve labor standards?
K.A. Elliott / International Labour Organization 2000
Emphasises that linkage between trade policy and labor standards clearly exists. Although the International Labor Organization (ILO) has been persistently belittled for encouraging the incorporation of labor standards into trade agree...
Standards and codes are beneficial to national economies, international economic stability and investors
International Monetary Fund 2001
This article promotes the adoption and implementation of internationally-recognized standards and codes of good practice in economic and financial affairs as a tool to reduce the risk of future crises. The IMF claim that these standar...
Internationally coordinated regulation may provide an effective framework for multinational corporate activity
H. Ward / Chatham House [Royal Institute of International Affairs], UK 2001
This Briefing Paper outlines the implications of one way of enforcing corporate environmental, social and human rights standards across borders: ‘foreign direct liability’. The briefing paper concentrates on: ...
Why do family businesses still flourish?
R. Chami / International Monetary Fund 2001
This article stresses the importance and proliferation of family businesses. Indeed the article indicates that family businesses make up forty percent of the Fortune 500 companies in the US, generate about two-thirds of the German GDP...
Moving on from MAI: creating an ecologically sustainable framework for FDI
L. Zarsky / Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development 2000
This paper explores new approaches to the global governance of investment which could channel investment, especially foreign direct investment (FDI), towards more socially just and ecologically sustainable development. Part I o...
Conditions for Thailand's electonics workers are improving but government regulations remain weak
T. Foran / Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development 2001
The study examines corporate social responsibility in Thailand's electronic sector, focussing on environmental health and safety management and on labor relations. The first section of the study outlines the research questions and met...
Businesses investing in the community: mutual advantages
Ford Foundation 2001
The corporate models in this brochure illustrate this "new paradigm," demonstrating that business investment in communities through alliances with a broad set of stakeholders can result in a healthier economy and positive business out...
Database on the regulation and supervision of banks in 107 countries
J. R. Barth; G. Caprio; R. Levine / World Bank 2001
This paper presents and discusses a new and comprehensive database on the regulation and supervision of banks in 107 countries. The data are based upon surveys sent to national bank regulatory and supervisory authorities, and are now ...
Xarxa de Consum Solidari (Spanish fair trade / ethical business campaign) (Pangea)
Pangea 1999
Macroeconomic management and intergovernmental relations in China
Jun Ma / Policy Research Working Papers, World Bank 1995
Decentralization in China has been crucial in stimulating regional economic growth and reform, but local governments have attained de facto control over many policy instruments, seriously weakening the central government's ability to ...
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Transparify provides a global rating of the financial transparency of major think tanks.
Carbon Tracker / Investor Watch
Carbon Tracker is a not for profit financial think tank aimed at enabling a climate secure global energy market by aligning capital market actions with climate reality.The Carbon Tracker initiative is the first project of Investor Watch, a non-profit company established by Mark Campanale, its founder, to align capital markets with the goal of social and ecological sustainability....
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) (NRGI)
The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is a non-profit policy institute and grant-making organization that promotes the responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the public good. Working in over thirty resource-rich countries, NRGI pursues this goal through research, advocacy, capacity development programs, and technical advice to governments and civil society actor...
Southern African Resource Watch (SARW)
Advocacy and research organisation, aiming to monitor corporate and state conduct in the extraction and beneficiation of natural resources in Southern Africa region, in particular assessing to what extent these efforts contribute to sustainable development”.
California Environmental Associates (CEA)
CEA provides consulting services and dives projects into five practice areas: philanthropic services, regulatory & Compliance Strategy, recruiting & organizational design services, sustainable business and sustainable finance.
African Center for Economic Transformation (ACEF)
The African Center for Economic Transformation is an economic policy institute supporting Africa’s long-term growth through transformation. Their vision is that by 2025 all African countries will drive their own growth and transformation agendas, led by the private sector and supported by capable states with strong institutions and good policies. They work toward this vision through analysis, advi...
CDP holds a large collection globally of self reported climate change, water and forest-risk data. The organisation aims to transform the way the world does business to prevent dangerous climate change and protect our natural resources.
Journal published by the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the 'Danubius' University from Gala?i, Romania.
HEC Montréal
HEC Montréal is a university business school.
World Vision Institute for Research and Innovation (WV Institute)
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