Much of the writing in The Journal of Corporate Citizenship over the last few years has been concerned with stakeholder engagement, social partnership building, accountability, and reporting. To date, however, there has been little discussion of what comes next in potential transformational efforts to build a more secure, peaceful and ecologically sustainable world — or the corporate roles in building that world. This issue asks the question: What is the role of business in contributing to global peace and security over the long haul? As can readily be seen by the variety of papers and topics in the issue, the answer to that question is far from easy or simple, and each person who approaches the topic does so from a different perspective. Nonetheless, there are common threads and themes that arise when we begin thinking seriously about how businesses can contribute to peace and security and to what we are calling, after Polanyi, the next great transformation. Clearly, there are significant signs that transformation is needed in the world today.
Table of Contents EditorialMalcolm McIntosh, Coventry University, UK, Sandra Waddock, Boston College, USA, and Georg Kell, UN Global Compact World ReviewDr Jem Bendell, Adjunct Associate Professor, Griffith Business School, Australia, and Ms Claire Veuthey, Research Associate, Lifeworth Consulting, Switzerland The Corporate Contribution to One Planet Living in Global Peace and Security: IntroductionTimothy L. Fort, The Institute for Corporate Responsibility, USACommentary. Waking the Sleeping Giant: Business as an Agent for Consumer Understanding and Responsible ChoicePeter M. Senge Turning Point. From Hegemony to DemocracyCharles Derber, Department of Sociology, Boston College, USA Turning Point. Are Emerging Market TNCs Sensitive to Corporate Responsibility Issues? Observations from the United Nations Global CompactCarrie Hall, Communications and Public Affairs, Global Compact Office Interview. On Ceres, the GRI and Corporation 20/20Sandra Waddock talks to Allen White The Melbourne Model and its All Sector Taskforces: Theoretical Framework and Delivery Mechanism for the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme (UNGCCP)David Teller, UNGCCP, AustraliaGlobal Compact Membership in Europe and the US: A Case Study of the Automobile IndustryOliver Ziegler, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, AustriaRealising Global Change: Developing the Tools; Building the InfrastructureSteve Waddell, GAN-Net, USASociety Must Be Protected: Polanyi’s ‘Double Movement’ and the Regulation of Conflict GoodsMandy Turner, University of Bradford, UKBusiness, Poverty and Corporate Citizenship: Naming the Issues and Framing SolutionsMary-Ellen Boyle, Clark University, USA, and Janet Boguslaw, Brandeis University, USASocial Capital in Firm-Stakeholder Networks: A Corporate Role in Community DevelopmentRobert G. Boutilier, Simon Fraser University, CanadaReinstating the Collective: A Confucian Approach to Well-being and Social Capital Development in a Globalised EconomyJuliet Roper and Ed Weymes, University of Waikato Management School, New ZealandDiary of Events