Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the publication on June 24th, 2004 of:


Edited by Malcolm McIntosh, Writer and teacher on corporate citizenship and sustainability, Visiting Professor and lecturer at the Universities of Bath, Nottingham, Bristol (UK), Waikato (NZ) and Stellenbosch (SA)
Sandra Waddock, Professor of Management, Center for Corporate Citizenship, Boston College USA, and General Editor, The Journal of Corporate Citizenship
and Georg Kell, Executive Director, Global Compact Office, United Nations, New York

with a Foreword by Kofi Annan

June 2004 | 234 x 151mm | Hardback | 432pp
ISBN 1 874719 75 6 | £40.00 US$75.00
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THE UN GLOBAL COMPACT complements other corporate citizenship initiatives by promoting dialogue on the relationship between business and society. At the same time it is the only truly global corporate citizenship initiative. It is not an auditable standard; indeed, it is not a standard or a code in the way that these are normally viewed. It is a set of nine principles through which business and the United Nations can work in partnership for global social development. For some businesses it is a simplified codification of their existing policies and management practices, but for many engagement represents a challenge and an opportunity to raise their game by aligning profitability with the common good.

As the only genuinely global corporate citizenship initiative, the Global Compact draws its moral authority from the UN Secretary-General and its moral and political legitimacy from the UN as the only global political body. It can be viewed as a series of nested networks involving the Secretary-Generalıs Office, the ILO, UNEP, UNHCHR, UNDP and UNIDO, business, NGOs and labour. It can variously be described as an international learning network, as a social network of people and organisations engaged in a global conversation, as a global public policy network, and as a multi-stakeholder dialogue. It is all of these things, but more than anything its greatest success has been in providing a convening platform for a growing global conversation about social development among a variety of actors.

However the Global Compact is viewed, it is time to reflect on the first tentative steps of an initiative born in the aftermath of the Cold War, in the Œtriumph of global economic liberalismı and mass demonstrations against Œglobalisationı. In its first few years, the world has experienced 9/11 and the Iraq War, not forgetting the forty or so civil wars that are ongoing at this time. Whatever is written about the UN Global Compact or its success will be tentative. But there can be some serious reflection on its aims and origins; some telling of stories of engagement; and discussion on how this initiative has quickly become an important reference point in the dialogue on global and corporate governance.

Table of Contents

Kofi Annan, General-Secretary    (Secretary-General United Nations)

Malcolm McIntosh, Independent Commentator
Sandra Waddock, Boston College, USA
Georg Kell, UN Global Compact

Part 1: The origins and development of the UN Global Compact

1. An Appeal To World Business: 31 January 1999
Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations

2. The theory and practice of learning networks
John Ruggie, Harvard University, USA

3. The Global Compact Network: an historic experiment in learning and action
Georg Kell, UN Global Compact, and David Levin, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Part 2: The Global Compact and human rights

4. De-compacting the Global Compact
Tom Donaldson, Wharton School, Philadelphia, USA

5. Business and human tights
Klaus Leisinger, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development
and University of Basel, Switzerland

6. Operationalising the Global Compact with a focus on the human rights principles: learning to walk the talk
Erroll Mendes, University of Ottawa, Canada

7. Institutionalising global standards of responsible corporate citizenship: assessing the role of the UN Global Compact
Mara I. Hernandez, Massachussets Institute of Technology, USA

Part 3: The evolution of the UN and the UN Global Compact: critical perspectives

8. Growing big, learning that small is beautiful
Cornis de Lugt, United Nations Environment Programme, France

9. Flags of inconvenience? The Global Compact and the future of the United Nations
Jem Bendell, Nottingham University Business School, UK

10. Labour and the Global Compact: the early days
Jim Baker, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

11. The UN Global Compact: a triple-win partnership
Michael Hougċrd Pedersen, Novozymes, Denmark

Part 4: Action and learning

12. Reflections on the Global Compact
Chris Tuppen, British Telecommunications, UK

13. Learning from company engagement with the Global Compact: the First Global Compact Learning Forum, Denham, UK, November 2001
Malcolm McIntosh, Independent Commentator
Ruth Thomas, Sustainability Researcher

14. Learning from experience: the United Nations Global Compact Learning Forum 2002
Sandra Waddock, Boston College, USA

15. Learners and leaders: evolving the Global Compact in North America
Sandra Waddock, Boston College, USA

16. Pfizer: a New Mission in Action
Nancy Nielsen, Pfizer Inc. USA

17. Learning from doing: The Third International Global Compact Learning Forum Meeting in Belo Horizonte, Nova Lima, Brazil, December 2003
Malcolm McIntosh, Independent Commentator

18. Shaping the future by walking together: Novo Nordiskıs promotion of human rights and good environmental management, with specific reference to an evaluation of suppliers in 2002/2003
Malcolm McIntosh, Independent Commentator
Annette Stube, Novo Nordisk

Part 5: The unfolding world of the UN Global Compact

19. Responsible excellence pays
Claude Fussler

20. The Global Compact as a new organisational form: a global action network
Steve Waddell, Global Action Network Net, USA

21. Learning by doing: the Global Compact and the ethic of corporate citizenship
James E. Post and Tanja D. Carroll, Boston University, USA

22. The living world of the UN Global Compact
Malcolm McIntosh, Independent Commentator

23. The UN Global Compact Cities Programme. The Melbourne Model: solving the hard urban issues together
David Teller, Committee for Melbourne, Australia

24. The Global Compact: promoting convergence in corporate responsibility
Deborah Leipziger, Consultant, Corporate Responsibility

Part 6: Taking off

25. The Global Compact: selected experiences and reflections
Georg Kell, UN Global Compact

26. Vision and action: the possibilities of action research
Gill Coleman, University of Bath, UK

27. The future
Malcolm McIntosh, Independent Commentator
Sandra Waddock, Boston College, USA
Georg Kell, UN Global Compact

Appendix A: The Millennium Development Goals
Appendix B: The Global Compact Advisory Council
Appendix C: Global Reporting Initiative indicators for progress on the UN Global Compact
Appendix D: Results of the consultation process on the introduction of a principle against corruption

List of abbreviations
Author biographies

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