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Vigeo Eiris News - 09/03/2012

UN Secretary General calls on Companies to engage in Responsible Lobbying Practices

On February 14th, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called on business leaders to embed sustainability principles in their strategies and operations and join forces with the UN in advancing sustainable development.

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He also called on companies to engage in responsible advocacy and lobbying. According to Ban Ki-moon, companies cannot proclaim a broad commitment to sustainability while simultaneously blocking meaningful steps on climate change. This release from the UN Secretary General confirms Vigeo’s methodology, which has evaluated since July 2010- in addition to their commitment to international social and environmental standards  – transparency and integrity of companies’ influencing strategies and practices.

Read the speech on the website un.org.

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Keywords : Business Behavior, World