A joint UN Global Compact – PRI publication

The primary purpose of this guidance document is twofold:

1) To assist companies in implementing responsible business practices by living up to the Global Compact Ten Principles in conflict-affected and high-risk areas so they may maximize their long-term financial performance and make positive contributions to peace and development, while minimizing risks and negative impacts to both the business and society.

2) To provide a common reference point for constructive engagement in conflict affected and high-risk areas, as opposed to divestment, between companies and investors (specifically shareholders and potential shareholders).