Measuring the impact of the United Nations Global Compact: a comparative study of corporate social responsibility in technology

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2015
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Rago, Florencia
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This study aims to analyze the impact of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) on a company's corporate social responsibility policies. Microsoft, a UNGC signatory, and Apple, a non-signatory, are used in a comparative case study that analyzes each company's yearly reports and their approaches to corporate social responsibility. Utilizing the assessment tool developed by Dorothee Baumann-Pauly and Andreas Georg Scherer (2012), this study finds that Microsoft has a higher level of CSR embeddedness as well as more holistic understanding of what being a socially responsible corporate citizen entails.

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Business, Corporate social responsibility, International relations, United Nations
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Political Science and Geography