The UN Global Compact: The Challenge and the Promise

  title={The UN Global Compact: The Challenge and the Promise},
  author={Oliver F. Williams},
  journal={Business Ethics Quarterly},
  pages={755 - 774}
Abstract: The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative designed to help fashion a more humane world by enlisting business to follow ten principles concerning human rights, labor, the environment, and corruption. Although the four-year-old Compact is a relatively successful initiative, having signed up over eleven hundred companies and more than two hundred of the large multinationals, and having begun some important projects on globalization issues, there is a serious problem in that very… Expand
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