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GLOBAL VALUE - Assessing the Impacts of Multinational Corporations on GLOBAL Development and VALUE Creation

Objective

"The GLOBAL VALUE project develops an innovative framework for assessing impacts of Multinational Corporations (MNCs) on issues related to the Millennium Declaration, sustainable development, human rights, transparency, and anti-corruption. To ensure utility, we will monitor the policy debate on global and sustainable development and deliver a regularly updated catalogue of goals and indicators. We will shed light on institutional arrangements; analyse systems of governance for responsible business practices; explore responsible competitiveness; assess the complementarity of public and private sector activities; and derive recommendations for decision makers in business, policy and CSOs.

For addressing MNCs, the project will deliver a modular, user-friendly and customizable toolkit, including a web-based assessment platform, a tool navigator, a user guide, and training materials. It will take into account the most relevant pathways of impact (through business operations, community investments, regional, supply chain and product related impacts) and link up with powerful management approaches (such as supply chain management, life cycle assessment and base of the pyramid innovation).

The toolkit will be tested in close collaboration with leading MNCs: BATA (garment, Bangladesh), OLAM (food, Tanzania) and MONDI (paper & packaging, Russia a.o.). Research organizations, CSOs, and sector experts from these countries are members of the consortium and ensure the involvement of stakeholders and local actors. Reflexive learning workshops contribute to a continuous improvement of the toolkit.

The project is carried out by leading researchers from Europe and ICPC countries, and involves relevant UN bodies in an advisory capacity. Special emphasis is put on research capacity building in and networking with ICPC countries and CSOs. By establishing an ""expert crowd"" we take business, society, and policy perspectives into account - more than 200 experts are currently part of the crowd."

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2013-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 618 777
Administrative Contact
Andre Martinuzzi (Dr.)

Participants (11)

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 203 359,25
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Minna Halme (Prof.)
COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 225 179,60
Address
Solbjerg Plads 3
2000 Frederiksberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lise Damsgaard Jørgensen (Ms.)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 206 880
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Vas (Ms.)
LUDWIG BOLTZMANN GESELLSCHAFT OSTERREICHISCHE VEREINIGUNG ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 107 440
Address
Nussdorfer Strasse 64/6
1090 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Astrid Steinkellner (Dr.)
OEKO-INSTITUT E.V. - INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE OEKOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 372 857,75
Address
Merzhauser Strasse 173
79100 Freiburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Franziska Wolff (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 186 036
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 271 360
Address
Campus
66123 Saarbrucken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Corinna Hahn (Ms.)
SUSTAINALYTICS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 105 780
Address
De Entree 83
1101 BH Amsterdam Zuidoost
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Ulrich Beck (Mr.)
BRAC SOCIETY
Bangladesh
EU contribution
€ 128 427
Address
Mohakhali 75
1212 Dhaka
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrew Jenkins (Mr.)
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 73 685
Address
Sokoine University Of Agriculture
Morogoro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kenneth Bengesi (Dr.)
Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Participation ended

India
Address
V.n.purav Marg, Deonar
400088 Mumbai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Venkatesh Kumar (Dr.)