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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.


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.

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Keywords : Business Behavior, World