Selected Benchmark Studies
|Democratic Global Civil Governance:
Report of the 1995 Benchmark Survey of NGOs
|The 1995 Benchmark Survey of International NGOs
was the first survey ever conducted of the perceptions of NGOs of the international
political process and their access to it. A world- wide poll of non-governmental
organizations was conducted, with 50,000 surveys distributed through NGO newsletters and
direct mailing, at international conferences and via internet, over an eight-month period,
from August 1994 to April 1995.
Over 500 responses were collected from respondents in some 100 countries, representing a rich turf for statistical analysis.
The data found that there are significant inhibitors to NGO access to the intergovernmental forum. Notable problems were the UN conference format and patriarchy. Its data-driven recommendations helped the process of democratizing NGO access to the international political process.
|Table of Contents|
|The Annual Benchmark Survey of the State of Global Environmental Management||Global Environmental Report (1999)|
|Supply Chain Environmental Management||Report|
|Home Country Measures For Encouraging Sustainable FDI (with Ashley Moretz)||This paper examines selected measures by OECD governments and their agencies to facilitate investment by TNCs in developing countries that is supportive of sustainable development. The paper examines what governments and their agencies have been doing to promote sustainable FDI in their TNCs operating abroad.||Reprint from Cross Border Enivironment Management in TNCs, UNCTAD, Nov 1999|
|Business Regulation and Competition Policy : the case for international action||The paper describes a number of reasons why international regulatory system for business is vital. It then lays out some commonly accepted expectations of democratic national government concerning business regulation and the definition of monopoly and restrictive business practices. It then explores what an international regulatory framework would look like if these national assumptions were applied.||Discussion paper for Christain Aide, CIIR, World Development Movement, WWF-UK, 1994 *|
|Transnational Corporations' Strategic Responses to "Sustainable Development"||TNCs can play a critical role in a sustainably managed world or serve as major impedients in this transition. The relationship between TNCs and environmental performance came under scrutiny in the buildup to the 1992 Rio Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). This paper provides a critical review of the buildup in the corporate world to the UNCED||Article in Green Globe Yearbook 1995|
|Globalization and Civil Society : NGO influence in international decision-making||The UNRISD paper is structured around three related issues : representation and participaton; access; and strategies and impace||UNRISD, DP 83, April 1997 *|
|ISO 14001 and Design for the Environment : A Strategy for Proactive Design in Building Design, Construction and Renovation (with Jim Strycharz, New York City Transit Authority)||Article from GMI, Winter 1999|
|Thinking Outside the Box : Supply Chain Environmental Management Brings Strategic Thinking Beyond the Factory Walls (with Richard MacLean, Competitive Environment Inc, Scottsdale, AZ)||Article from Environmental Management, 1999|
|Women & Trade||Global economic and trade policies are not "gender neutral". Women comprise 70% of the world's 1.3 billion absolute poor. Women's issues however are not considered in trade liberalization policy0making and analysis. This paper prepared for the Beijing Women's Conference evaluates trade policies from a gender perspective||Primer for WEDO, Women's Enivornment and Development Organization|
|Benchmark Indicators for Sustainable Industrial Development (EPA project)||Twenty indicators of sustainable industrial development grouped in four major categories : Environmentally sound products, processes, and services; integration of Sustainable Development into Business Strategies; Reducing risks and hazards to human health and to the Ecosystem; Community/ Stakeholder Participation in Sustainable Development||EPA site , 2000|
|Self-Regulation of Environmental Management 1996 - 2003||report|