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Case Title:

The UN Global Compact: Can it Walk the Talk?

Publication Year : 2004

Authors: Kausiki Darbha & G Srikanth

Industry: Not Applicable

Region:Not Applicable

Case Code: CSR0008

Teaching Note: Not Available

Structured Assignment: Not Available

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Abstract:
The United Nations (UN) Global Compact, an initiative of the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, is aimed at making globalisation more ‘sustainable’ and ‘inclusive’, by bringing the UN, governments, business and society together. It promoted corporate social responsibility, through dialogue and learning among the various stakeholders around the world. However, the proper implementation of the principles of the Compact remained a question, as the Compact did not have any regulatory and enforcement mechanism.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss the nature, purpose, and viability of the Global Compact as an initiative, and the need for more transparency and accountability in its operation.

Keywords : Corporate Social Responsibility Case Study The United Nations (UN) global compact, Corporate social responsibility (CSR), Corporate citizenship, Human rights, Labour rights, Anti-corruption, Social-norming code, Nike Inc, ABB Limited, BASF, Hewlett Packard, Pfizer Inc, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Globalisation

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