What if we are failing? Towards a post-crisis compact for systemic change

Bendell, Jem (2015) What if we are failing? Towards a post-crisis compact for systemic change. In: McIntosh, Malcolm, (ed.) Business, capitalism and corporate citizenship: a collection of seminal essays. Greenleaf Publishing, Saltaire, UK, pp. 210-217. Full text not available from this repository.

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Has the UN Global Compact (UNGC) failed? This question deserves as much attention as the search for evidence of success, if we are to be rigorous in our evaluation. The celebrations in New York to mark the tenth anniversary of its founding were justified and important. However, as someone who held great hopes for this initiative when I discussed it with its founders over ten years ago (Bendell 2000a), I believe we need to think as freely, critically and ambitiously as we did back then if we are to ensure it evolves to meet the challenges of our time. Success or failure depends on what one seeks to achieve. There are multiple aims for the UN, its member organisations, the corporate participants, and the individuals involved, but the stated objectives of the UN are:
1. Mainstream the UNGC principles in business activities around the world
2. Catalyse actions in support of broader UN goals including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing
ISBN: 9781783534999
Departments: Research Centres > Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS)
Additional Information: Chapter 19 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 16 May 2016 11:28
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2021 11:12
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2169
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