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The Resource Just business : multinational corporations and human rights, John Gerard Ruggie

Just business : multinational corporations and human rights, John Gerard Ruggie

Label
Just business : multinational corporations and human rights
Title
Just business
Title remainder
multinational corporations and human rights
Statement of responsibility
John Gerard Ruggie
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A true master class in the art of making the impossible possible." - Paul Polman
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
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Ruggie, John Gerard
Dewey number
174.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5387
LC item number
.R835 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Business ethics
  • Human rights
  • International business enterprises
  • Society
  • Ethics & moral philosophy
  • Business ethics & social responsibility
  • Multinationals
  • Human rights, civil rights
  • International business
Summary expansion
One of the most vexing human rights issues of our time has been how to protect the rights of individuals and communities worldwide in an age of globalization and multinational business. Indeed, from Indonesian sweatshops to oil-based violence in Nigeria, the challenges of regulating harmful corporate practices in some of the world's most difficult regions long seemed insurmountable. Human rights groups and businesses were locked in a stalemate, unable to find common ground. In 2005, the United Nations appointed John Gerard Ruggie to the modest task of clarifying the main issues. Six years later, he had accomplished much more than that. Ruggie had developed his now-famous "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights," which provided a road map for ensuring responsible global corporate practices. The principles were unanimously endorsed by the UN and embraced and implemented by other international bodies, businesses, governments, workers' organizations, and human rights groups, keying a revolution in corporate social responsibility.Just Business tells the powerful story of how these landmark "Ruggie Rules" came to exist. Ruggie demonstrates how, to solve a seemingly unsolvable problem, he had to abandon many widespread and long-held understandings about the relationships between businesses, governments, rights, and law, and develop fresh ways of viewing the issues. He also takes us through the journey of assembling the right type of team, of witnessing the severity of the problem firsthand, and of pressing through the many obstacles such a daunting endeavor faced.Just Business is an illuminating inside look at one of the most important human rights developments of recent times. It is also an invaluable book for anyone wanting to learn how to navigate the tricky processes of global problem-solving and consensus-building and how to tackle big issues with ambition, pragmatism, perseverance, and creativity
Target audience
specialized
Label
Just business : multinational corporations and human rights, John Gerard Ruggie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0022511787
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
l, 251 pages
Isbn
9780393937978
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Just business : multinational corporations and human rights, John Gerard Ruggie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0022511787
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
l, 251 pages
Isbn
9780393937978
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
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