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About this book
Demonstrates that environmental protection as practised today is unsustainable and that from both an ecological and economic point of view, there is a need for more rational, focused, effective and systematic environmental policies.
Table of Contents 1 Corporate social responsibility: a global challenge for business 2 Observing international rules of conduct 2.1 A maze of international rules of conduct 2.2 Plan of action 2.3 The use of international rules of conduct at Fugro, Friesland Foods, Royal Haskoning and Koninklijke Wessanen 2.4 Conclusions 3 Tension between observing international rules of conduct and local circumstances 3.1 Navigating between two extremes 3.2 Human rights policy: Shell as an example 3.3 Integrity policy: Heineken as an example 3.4 Environmental policy: Thermphos as an example 3.5 Conclusions 4 Corporate social responsibility in different political cultures 4.1 Country-specific characteristics 4.2 Country-specific interpretation of corporate social responsibility: China and Brazil as examples 4.3 Corporate social responsibility in different countries: ABN-AMRO, Pentascope and Koninklijke Houthandel Wijma as examples 4.4 Conclusions 5 Chain responsibility in an international context 5.1 The internationalisation of product chains 5.2 Step-by-step plan for global chain responsibility 5.3 Further elaboration of the step-by-step plan 5.4 Conclusions 6 The contribution made by international companies to the local economy of developing countries 6.1 The societal effects of foreign investment 6.2 Views based on theory 6.3 Views based on practice 6.4 Conclusions 7 The future of corporate social responsibility 7.1 There is not only one future 7.2 Four world-views 7.3 Consequences of the four world-views for corporate social responsibility in an international context 7.4 Conclusions 8 Ten key practical experiences Appendix 1 The "Corporate Social Responsibility in an International Context" programme Appendix 2 Main guidelines and standards for international corporate responsibility
Anja Von Moltke is Economic Affairs Officer at the Economics and Trade Branch in Geneva, is responsible for managing projects of the United Nations Environment Programme in the field of environmental economics, including research and policy analysis, country studies and capacity building. Recently, her focus has been on the impact of subsidies and the use of economic instruments for sustainable development. Prior to joining UNEP in 1999, she worked for the German Environment Ministry on climate change. She received a MPhil in Environment and Development from Cambridge University (UK). Colin McKee is a consultant for the Economics and Trade Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme. He assists the Branch on projects related to the use of economic instruments in environmental policy-making and the impacts of subsidies on the energy and fishery sectors. He received his BA degree in economics and international relations from Colby College (USA). Trevor Morgan is the Paris-based Director of Menecon Consulting, an independent firm he set up in 1999 which advises energy companies, organisations and governments on energy strategy, policy and economic issues. Previously, he spent seven years as Senior Economist at the International Energy Agency. During that time, he was responsible for leading and contributing to a number of energy policy reviews, several studies of energy market reform and the Agency's flagship report, World Energy Outlook.