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gottaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:15 AM
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More firms join UN push to be good corporate citizens
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. It started with a vision of what business could be. At the urging of United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, 38 companies, including Nike and Volvo, embraced nine principles ranging from not hiring child workers to cutting down greenhouse gas emissions.

Now, five years later, some 1,500 firms have signed on to what has become the world's largest corporate citizenship initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, which held its first summit here last month. That explosive growth illustrates what many business leaders already believe: Corporate social responsibility is entering the mainstream.

More firms join UN push to be good corporate citizens....
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mhr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:24 AM
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1. Is This Just Marketing Cover Or Truly Legitimate
It is hard to believe that Nike would give up its sweat shop ways.
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gottaB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:33 AM
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2. that's the essential question, isn't it?
I have read spirited defenses of Nike's good corporate citizenship in recent years, but I'm not sure I buy it.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 09:31 AM
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3. skeptical
unless humans begin to realize that they have created a monster w/ mega-corporations, our immediate future is written in stone.
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