publication . Other literature type . Article . Part of book or chapter of book . 2009

What the United Nations Global Compact Is and Is Not

Rasche, Andreas;
  • Published: 27 Mar 2009
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Since its operational launch in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact has attracted a good deal of both support and criticism. The Compact represents the world’s largest network-based voluntary corporate citizenship initiative.1 The term ‘corporate citizenship’ is adopted here from the literature as a descriptor for a voluntary change of business practices to meet the responsibilities imposed on firms by their stakeholders.2 It is, however, outside the scope of this chapter to undertake a careful delineation of its similarities and differences with ‘corporate responsibility’. Although progress has been made in terms of the large number of business and non-busi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous), Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Public administration, Public relations, business.industry, business, Sociology, Stakeholder theory, Amnesty, Corporate social responsibility, Stakeholder engagement, Management, Criticism, Accountability, Legitimacy, Corporate social performance, HF
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