Peace through Commerce
Responsible Corporate Citizenship and the Ideals of the United Nations Global Compact
Paperback | 9780268044145 | September 2008
eBook (PDF) | 9780268096564 | September 2008
eBook (EPUB) | 9780268096854 | September 2008
Peace through Commerce: Responsible Corporate Citizenship and the Ideals of the United Nations Global Compact contains a foreword, introduction, and twenty-one chapters by major business leaders and scholars who discuss the issues set out by the United Nations Global Compact, launched in 2000. The chapters address the purpose of the corporation; the influence of legal and peace studies; the experience of career NGO officials and of business leaders; how commerce can help promote peace; and how we might envision the future. Ten case studies document the efforts of individual businesses to successfully serve society's interests as well as their own.
Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C., is director of the Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business and associate professor of management at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author and editor of over twenty books.
“This book makes a significant contribution to the literature on corporate social responsibility. While the general relationship between economic development and peace has been explored before, the practical exploration of corporate strategies embodied in this book is completely new. It will be of interest not only to those interested in corporate responsibility but also those who study development economics and those involved in peace studies.” ~Kirk O. Hanson, Santa Clara University