This part of NGOWatch is still under construction. More resources on understanding corporate/NGO relations coming soon!!
The Contrarian: Are NGOs Playing Both Sides of the Human Rights Debate?
7.18.2006 - When Harvard’s John Ruggie was tapped by UN secretary-general
Kofi Annan to examine corporate responsibility for human rights violations,
he promised to address “whether multinational firms should be the
direct bearer of international human rights obligations--and, if so, what
those standards should be”. That’s exactly what he’s
done. In a rebuke of NGOs’ key position, Ruggie found no precedent
for “hard” international laws except for war crimes.
Read the article
Governance: Audit culture learns from corporations
5.5.2005 - Frances Williams discusses how international organizations
and NGOs are coming under increasing pressure to demonstrate the same
level of accountability that is demanded of private corporations. Read
Financial Times (London)
Power and counter-power?
2004 - Ulf Gartzke discusses the relationship between multinational
corporations and NGOs in the age of globalization. The challenge, he says,
is for MNCs and NGOs to develop cooperative relationships that leverage
the productive forces of free markets for the benefit of all stakeholders
in industrialized and developing countries. Read
Living with the Enemy
8.7.2003 - Companies are increasingly under attack from NGOs. Should
they co-operate? Read
The New Corporate Balance Sheet
10.1.2002 - In AEI's Environmental Policy Outlook, Steve Hayward examines
how some corporations have embraced the concept of the triple bottom line:
financial, environmental, and social. But does this represent a revolutionary
business model? Read the article