A team at International Alert has developed these draft guidelines to assist global efforts to bring in uniformity, clarity, and simplicity for material information that can be made available to make better decisions within companies, measure and evaluate performance internally or externally, and assist in bringing about a climate of accountability in the process. The guidelines are drawn from the work Alert did with the support of the Government of the United Kingdom’s Global Conflict Prevention Pool in 2007 and the Government of Canada’s Global Peace and Security Fund in 2008. These indicators were initially developed for the Colombian context, where Alert has long experience of operating on the ground with Colombian companies and civil society, and presented in an earlier draft form at the Annual Plenary of the Voluntary Principles in Amsterdam in early 2008.
- Author(s):William Godnick
- Date:June 2008