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New Issue of Compact Quarterly Spotlights Invest/Divest Debate

New Issue of Compact Quarterly Spotlights Invest/Divest Debate

Published 04-04-07

Submitted by United Nations Global Compact

NEW YORK, NY - April 3, 2007 - The Global Compact presents Issue 1, 2007 of the Compact Quarterly, a publication featuring articles, interviews and news on corporate responsibility.

This Compact Quarterly spotlights both investment and divestment approaches for addressing the social, moral or political impacts of business. Articles include:

  • "Short-Term Divestment vs. Long-Term Corporate Change" by Anne Stausboll, CalPERS

  • "Divestment is not the Answer to the Humanitarian Crisis in Darfur" by William C. Thompson, Jr., New York City Comptroller

  • "The Case for Divestment in Sudan" by Bennett Freeman, Calvert Group

  • "Exploring Options for Better Business Conduct and Investment Decisions in Conflict Zones" by Salil Tripathi and Canan Gündüz, International Alert

  • "Talisman in Sudan: Impacts of Divestment" by Reg Manhas, Talisman Energy Inc.

    Other articles in this Compact Quarterly include: "Russia: The Evolving Corporate Responsibility Landscape"; a conversation with Jared Blumenfeld, Director of San Francisco’s Department of Environment, on the pivotal role that cities play in tackling climate change; "MAS Holdings: Championing Women's Empowerment in the Apparel Sector"; and "Corporate Responsibility in South Africa: Where do we stand?"

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