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New edition of toolkit: “Addressing Security and Human Rights Challenges in Complex Environments”
Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces & Intl. Committee of the Red Cross, 30 Apr 2014

[PDF] Guidance on conflict mineral compliance process & due diligence
Bureau Veritas & Estelle Levin, 19 Feb 2014

Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative urges more companies to become members
3BL Media, 18 Jan 2014

New journal on business, peace & sustainable development
Greenleaf Publishing & GSE Research, 20 Nov 2013

New book on management of companies operating in complex environments
International Council of Swedish Industry/Näringslivets Internationella Råd (NIR), Nov 2013

Intl. Organization for Standardization to develop new intl. standard for private security companies in line with human rights standards
SecurityInfoWatch.com, 9 Aug 2013

Ecodesk launches monitoring tool for businesses to track conflict minerals in supply chains
Environmental Leader, 17 Jul 2013

ASIS Completes Work on PSC Series of ANSI Standards
ASIS International, 11 Apr 2013

Blog launched to address compliance with recent US Securities & Exchange Commission rule over conflict minerals
Squire Sanders, 3 Jan 2013

UK Govt. adopts ASIS standard for private security service providers overseas
ASIS International, 20 Dec 2012

New website on private military & security industry - covers regulatory efforts
Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy (Uni. of Denver) & DCAF, 13 Aug 2012 

"Preventing Conflict In Exploration" - toolkit for mining explorers & developers
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, World Vision Canada, Corporate Engagement Program - CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, May 2012

Practice note 7: Conflict-sensitive land policy and land governance in Africa
Joost Van Der Zwan, International Alert, 30 Apr 2011

Report examines private sector role in peacebuilding using examples from Bombardier, Heineken, ABB & Ericsson
Intl. Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), Swedish Institute of Intl. Affairs (UI), 2011
OECD, 2011

Practice note 6: Natural Resource Governance in Conflict-Affected Contexts

Holger Grundel, International Alert, Oct 2010

Operating responsibly in the Middle East and North Africa: Implementing the United Nations 'Guidance on responsible business in conflict affected and high risk areas'

Taylor McKellar, Oct 2010

"Colombia Guidelines on Human Rights & International Humanitarian Law" for companies - includes statement by John Ruggie

14 Jul 2010

A guide for companies: Do no harm: Excluding conflict minerals from the supply chain

Global Witness, 8 Jul 2010

Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas: A Resource for Companies and Investors

United Nations Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Investment, Jun 2010

Doing business while advancing peace and development

United Nations Global Compact, Jun 2010

Community – company grievance resolution: A guide for the Australian mining industry

Christina Hill, Oxfam Australia, 1 Apr 2010

Decision Map: Doing Business in High-Risk Human Rights Environments

Danish Institute for Human Rights, 18 Feb 2010

Enabling Economies of Peace: Public Policy For Conflict-Sensitive Business

Karen Ballentine, Virginia Haufler, UN Global Compact, Feb 2009

International humanitarian law and private military/security companies

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), 15 Sep 2008

The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights: An Implementation Toolkit for Major Project Sites

Don McFetridge - Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, Japan Environmental and Social Challenges Fund, Anvil Mining, July 2008

Operating in areas of conflict - An IPIECA guide for the oil and gas industry

Intl. Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA), 24 Mar 2008

Clarifying the Concepts of 'Sphere of influence' and 'Complicity'

UN Special Representative on business & human rights, John Ruggie - companion report to 2008 report to UN Human Rights Council

Private Military and Security Companies and Gender (Toolkit 10)

Sabrina Schultz, Christina Yeung, 2008

Business and human rights: The role of business in weak governance zones - Business proposals for effective ways of addressing dilemma situations in weak governance zones

International Organisation of Employers (IOE), in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD, Dec 2006

Company operations in weak governance zones: a practical guide for non-extractive industries [begins on p. 24]

Alexandra Guáqueta, Fundación Ideas para la Paz, Nov 2006

Conflict-sensitive project finance: Better lending practice in conflict-prone states

International Alert, Sep 2006

Conflict-sensitive business practice: Engineering contractors and their clients

International Alert, Engineers against poverty, Sep 2006

Local Business, Local Peace: the Peacebuilding Potential of the Domestic Private Sector

International Alert, 24 Jul 2006

Business and International Humanitarian Law: an introduction to the rights and obligations of business enterprises under international humanitarian law

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), 2006

Business, Conflict and Peacebuilding: An operational framework

Pan Kanagaretnam, Susan Brown, Aug 2005

Conflict-sensitive business practice: Guidance for extractive industry

International Alert, Mar 2005

Peace and conflict impact assessment and conflict sensitivity

KOFF, May 2004

Global Compact Business Guide for Conflict Impact Assessment and Risk Management

UN Global Compact, Jun 2002

The private sector and conflict prevention mainstreaming

Ashley Campell, May 2002

Global Compact Business Guide for Conflict Impact Assessment and Risk Management

UN Global Compact, Jun 2002

The Business of Peace: The Private Sector as a Partner in Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Jane Nelson/ Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum [now International Business Leaders Forum], International Alert, Council on Economic Priorities, 2000

Code of Conduct

International Peace Operations Association (IPOA)

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[PDF] OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas

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[PDF] Private sector actors & peacebuilding: A framework for analysis

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Practice note 6: Natural Resource Governance in Conflict-Affected Contexts

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[PDF] Operating responsibly in the Middle East and North Africa: Implementing the United Nations ‘Guidance on responsible business in conflict affected and high risk areas’

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A guide for companies: Do no harm: Excluding conflict minerals from the supply chain

Author: Global Witness

Nobody forces companies to purchase minerals or metals mined in war zones…a key message to companies…is that if they choose to use metals originating from eastern DRC they have a responsibility to demonstrate – by doing due diligence – that their...

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[PDF] Guidance on Responsible Business in Conflict-Affected and High-risk Areas: A Resource for Companies and Investors

Author: United Nations Global Compact, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

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