Peace Through Commerce
Responsible Corporate Citizenship and the Ideals of the United Nations Global Compact
Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C. C.S.C.
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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.