“This fourth edition of the Global Compact International Yearbook showcases many inspiring examples of businesses turning challenges into opportunity, leveraging their competencies, capacities and resources for the common good. I hope these diverse expressions of support for the UN’s global mission will inspire many more businesses to follow this path and bring corporate sustainability to true scale.“ H.E. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
I feel honoured to have been asked to contribute a chapter to the yearbook. It is titled ‘From Corporate Handouts to Corporate Partnerships’. Based on our book ‘Corporate Community Involvement: The Definitive Guide’ (see http://www.cciguide.com/), my contribution argues against mere corporate philanthropy and for truly involved, collaboratively impactful cross-sector partnerships. Get your free download of the chapter here: From Corporate Handouts to Corporate Partnerships
Parallel to the publication of the yearbook, a new, advanced website of the Global Compact International Yearbook has been launched: www.CSR-Manager.org. The aim of both the website and the yearbook is to create a global overview of achievements in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and to build up capacity for more comprehensive and sustainable management of these activities. Both the yearbook and the website offer proactive and in-depth information on key sustainability issues to stakeholders around the world, and each promotes unique and comprehensive knowledge exchange and learning in the spirit of the UN Global Compact principles.