Companies 'Long Way to Go' to be Socially Responsible: U.N. Global Compact Chief

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Companies 'Long Way to Go' to be Socially Responsible: U.N. Global Compact Chief

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.@globalcompact Georg Kell says companies have a 'long way to go' to be socially responsible via @reuters http://reut.rs/1MdyzfO
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 10:30am

Progress in making companies more environmentally and socially responsible has been slow and too many still focus on short-term financial gain rather than their long-term impact on people and nature, the head of the U.N. Global Compact said.

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About the UN Global Compact 
The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to voluntarily align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices. Launched in 2000, it is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world, with over 8,000 companies and 4,000 non-business signatories based in 160 countries. www.unglobalcompact.org

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