"The United Nations Global Compact is both a policy platform and a practical framework for companies that are committed to sustainability and responsible business practices. It provides a forum for exchanging current and emerging best practices and for debating the role that business can and must play in addressing global challenges. This inaugural edition of the Global Compact Internatinal Yearbook shows how companies around the world are making an impact and fostering positive change"--Foreword (2009 edition). Description based on: 2009; title from cover. U.N. sales number: 09.II.A.4 (from the United Nations Publications website, not printed on item).