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Corporate social and environmental responsibility in India - assessing the UN global compact's role

Soziale und ökologische Unternehmensverantwortung in Indien: die Einschätzung der UN Global Compact-Initiative
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Chahoud, Tatjana; Emmerling, Johannes; Kolb, Dorothea; Kubina, Iris; Repinski, Gordon; Schläger, Catarina

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Corporate Editor Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik gGmbH
Abstract "This report presents the results of a research project carried out as part of the postgraduate training course of the German Development Institute (GDI), Bonn, in close cooperation with the Centre for Social Markets, India, and with the support of Ashok V. Desai, Consultant Editor of the Telegraph, India. The report is based on studies of the literature and on empirical data collected in India’s main industrial districts of Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai from February to April 2006. The GDI research team would like to thank Sachin Joshi of the Centre for Social Markets and Ashok V. Desai for their strong scientific and technical support, without which this study would not have been possible. The research team would also like to express their thanks to the top officials of almost 40 Indian and foreign companies and 32 other stakeholders who spoke of their experience and responded to our questionnaire on CSR in India and the role of the UN Global Compact in particular. Last but not least, the authors are very grateful to experts from other Indian, international and German institutions who were kind enough to share their knowledge with us and so contributed to the writing of the report. However, the GDI team alone is responsible for the results presented here." (excerpt)

Der vorliegende Beitrag untersucht die UN Global Compact-Initiative (UNGC), die im Jahr 2000 von dem damaligen UN-Generalsekretär Kofi Annan aus der Taufe gehoben wurde, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der sozialen und ökologischen Aktivitäten in Indien. Der Global Compact, ein weltweiter Pakt, der zwischen Unternehmen und der UNO geschlossen wird, basiert auf zehn Prinzipien, die der Einhaltung bestimmter sozialer und ökologischer Mindeststandards dienen. Dies sind beispielsweise die wesentlichen Konventionen zur Einhaltung der Menschenrechte, Vereinigungsfreiheit, keine Zwangsarbeit, keine Kinderarbeit, Nicht-Diskriminierung, wesentliche Prinzipien, wie sie in den Rio-Konventionen zum Umweltschutz verfasst worden sind, sowie das Prinzip gegen alle Formen von Korruption. (ICD2)
Keywords India; UNO; responsibility; sense of responsibility; enterprise; business management; organizational culture; company policy; cooperation; environment; environmental safety; social factors; social change; ecology; South Asia; developing country; Asia
Classification International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy; Management Science
Method descriptive study
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
City Bonn
Page/Pages 127 p.
Series DIE Studies, 26
ISBN 978-3-88985-336-3
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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