UNODC – 22 May 2013
The private sector in India is vibrant and growing - accounting for a large share of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). Around 25 per cent of the GDP can be attributed to public procurement, with the private sector being a main supplier of goods and services. In light of the emerging and growing role of the private sector, the impact of corruption within this sector has become of increasing concern to Indian society.
UN News Centre – 06 May 2013
In the wake of the deadly tragedy at a garment factory in Bangladesh, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today challenged the United Nations Global Compact to strengthen its engagement in promoting safe and sustainable employment and opportunity.
WME Environment Business Magazine – 22 August 2012
There’s a new global standard on human rights, supported by the federal government, which is relevant to anyone doing business here or abroad, writes Catherine Sutherland.
The unanimous endorsement of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights framework by the United Nations in June, supported by the federal government, was a game changer.
The principles provide an internationally agreed framework and practical guidance on what actions businesses can take to fulfill their responsibility to respect human rights. It is also a benchmark for stakeholders – employees, customers, investors, shareholders, non-governmental organisations and local communities – to assess a company’s human rights performance and that of its business partners and suppliers.
02 February 2012
Businesses with innovative models that enhance commercial success as well as contribute to sustainable development have been invited by the United Nations to participate in the World Business and Development Awards (WBDA), which launched its nominations today.