From ’do no harm’ to doing more good


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From ’do no harm’ to doing more good

Show simple item record Jonsson, Jonas Fisker, Mette Buhmann, Karin 2017-01-06T09:37:34Z 2017-01-06T09:37:34Z 2017-01-06
dc.description.abstract The literature on Political CSR (PCSR) outlines the political role of corporations, but fails to offer concrete suggestions for businesses to fill governance gaps through provision of public goods . Conversely, the political role of Multi - National Enterpris es (MN E s) plays a limited part in the UN Framework on Business and Human Rights , which was adopted by the UN in 2008 and forms the basis for the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights . Th is paper contributes to connecting the two approache s by drawing on insights from the PCSR literature to theorize on the extent of human rights responsibilities of MN E s , and combining this with the human rights focus of the UN Framework . Drawing on existing literature's coverage of MN E s operating in develop ing countries, we discuss how businesses can improve the respect and fulfilment of human rights. We propose an 'Extended UN Framework' to help attribute political responsibilities to MN E s that reflect their political power. The Extended Framework combines the original UN Framework’s ‘do no harm’ approach with a leverage - based approach for firms to contribute to delivering public goods that are human rights. en_US
dc.format.extent 35 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher CBDS Center for Business and Development Studies en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CBDS Working Paper Series;26
dc.subject.other Due Diligence en_US
dc.subject.other Human Rights en_US
dc.subject.other Leverage en_US
dc.subject.other Moral Legitimacy en_US
dc.subject.other Political CSR en_US
dc.subject.other UN Framework en_US
dc.title From ’do no harm’ to doing more good en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Centre for Business and Development Studies en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CBDS en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Centre for Business and Development Studies en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CBDS en_US Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2016 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Extending the UN Framework to connect Political CSR with Business Responsibilities for Human Rights en_US

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