When is the Economy Ethical?
Companies have to make profit in order to survive. But who benefits? Can
high salaries for managers be justified? Is there still space for ethical
standards in economic relations? Do multinational corporations pay enough
attention to the issue of human rights? Can we really overcome child labour?
Can shareholder and consumer influence be measured? What is the role of
both Switzerland and Swiss businesses in advocating an ethically responsible
business environment? Are ethically responsible companies more successful
in the long-term?
|Global Governance Initiative
Global Corporate Governance Forum is a multi-donor trust fund
co-founded by the World Bank Group and the Organisation for
Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
the Forum's extensive work program encompasses:
* raising awareness and building consensus for implementation
of reform through meetings, briefings, policy papers, and
* supporting institution and capacity building and providing
technical assistance to ensure implementation at the field
level through training programs, toolkits and other direct
* supporting research relevant to the needs of developing
countries to underpin reform efforts by sound analysis through
sponsoring papers and building sustainable networks for academics
in developing countries; and
* disseminating best practice materials and publications and
guidelines developed with leading global specialists and practitioners.
State of the Debate
"Global governance" is an umbrella term
for efforts around the world to address humanity’s
pressing needs—the promotion of peace and security,
the alleviation of poverty, ending hunger, improving
human health,... >>
| Global Governance
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