Beyond the Bottom Line: Integrating the UN Global Compact into Management Practice is the first book to look at how the Ten UN Global Compact Principles and the sustainability agenda can be incorporated into business practice. The UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative and, with over 12,000 participating organizations, provides a major influence on global business sustainability practices. Its mission is to guide organizations in how to (1) do business responsibly by aligning their strategies and operations with Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption; and (2) take strategic actions to advance broader societal goals, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.

This new book addresses head-on some of the most persistent managerial challenges faced by businesses and organizations today. To what extent are businesses able to practice responsible management with regard to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact? How can managers of organizations comprehensively and pragmatically address the risks and responsibilities concerning these complex and changing issues in their policies and practice? It also offers a platform for academics to confront some of the most intriguing intellectual challenges on this topic.

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Beyond the Bottom Line: Integrating Sustainability into Business Practices
ByMilenko Gudić, Tay Keong Tan, Patricia M. Flynn

section Section 1|52 pages

Conceptual and Practical Rationales

chapter 1|13 pages

Prosocially Centered Leadership Creates Global Stewards

ByTimothy Ewest

chapter 2|11 pages

Listening and Engaging to Lead Responsibly

ByJyoti Bachani, Mary E. Vradelis

chapter 3|15 pages

Cross-Sectoral Solution-Finding and Policy Dialogue on Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainable Development

The Case of the Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development
ByJulia M. Puaschunder

chapter 4|12 pages

Off-Grid Solar Energy and the UN Global Compact

ByInara Scott

section Section 2|46 pages

Organizational Challenges and Strategies

chapter 6|9 pages

Embedding the Human Rights and Labor UNGC Principles

A Tata Steel Case Study
BySunil Bhaskaran, Priyadarshini Sharma

chapter 7|10 pages

Our Need, Your Interest

Responsible Decision-Making in Private Equity 1
ByDianne Lynne Bevelander, Michael John Page

chapter 8|14 pages

Gender Diversity and Corporate Sustainability

Insights from a German Multinational Company
ByChristine Naschberger, Madhumitha Ravikumar

section Section 3|48 pages

Country-Specific Considerations

chapter 9|12 pages

Reaching the Bottom Billion through Inclusive Business

Lessons from Enterprises in Africa
ByIjeoma Nwagwu

chapter 10|11 pages

The Global Sanitation Crisis: A Role for Business

ByDiane M. Kellogg

chapter 11|11 pages

Gender, Poverty and Leadership

The Case of the Chibok Girls
ByRoni Ajao, Nikos Bozionelos, Camilla Quental

chapter 12|13 pages

Ecosystem Restoration in the Limestone Mines in Odisha, India

ByMeenakshi Kakkar, Lisa M. Fox

section Section 4|25 pages

Accelerating the Pace of Change

chapter 13|11 pages

The UN Global Compact and the Governance of Situated Firms

ByDavid Williamson, Gary Lynch-Wood

chapter 14|13 pages

Integrating Social Responsibility into Public Institutions, Organizations, and Administration

ByAthanasios Chymis, Paolo D’Anselmi, Christos Triantopoulos