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Reports Archives August 2011

August 16, 2011

Applying the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to the ICT Industry | Version 1.0

Dunstan Allison-Hope, Managing Director, Advisory Services; Farid Baddache, Director, Europe, Middle East, and Africa

In June 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council approved new Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. As a result, more clarity exists today than ever before on governments’ duty to protect human rights and the business responsibility to respect human rights. Read more 

Download  Topics: Human Rights, Information & Communications Technology, Supply Chain

August 15, 2011

CSR and Quality: A Powerful and Untapped Connection

Launched a half century ago, the total quality movement has some striking similarities to CSR: It strives to make hidden costs visible, it focuses on corporate governance, it empowers individuals to improve quality, it takes a proactive approach to prevention and continuous improvement, and it breaks down barriers to internal, cross-functional collaboration. Read more 

Download  Topics: Governance & Accountability, Supply Chain

August 15, 2011

HERproject: Health Enables Returns | The Business Returns from Women’s Health Programs

HERproject health needs assessments have demonstrated that women’s health remains a critical area of investment for international companies and their supplier partners. This study seeks to provide a clear business case for such investments. Read more 

Download  Topics: Supply Chain, Women & Sustainability

August 2, 2011

Financial Inclusion in the Supply Chain

Approximately 2.5 billion of the world’s adults do not use formal financial services to save or borrow money. About 90 percent of them live in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Without access to formal financial institutions, people must rely on their own funds or risky informal services that charge excessive fees to invest in their health and welfare and that of their families. Read more 

Download  Topics: Economic Development, Economic, Social & Cultural Rights, Financial Services, Strategy & Integration

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