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Research & Publications

CRI publishes original research on promising approaches to solving complex public problems. Our reports and working papers are written by CRI's faculty, fellows, and staff members, as well as affiliated scholars and practitioners, and are frequently published with colleague organizations. Our faculty and fellows regularly publish books, book chapters, op-eds, articles, and blog posts. Recent publications include:

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Books and Book Chapters:

Ruggie, John. Just Business: Multinational Corporations and Human Rights. W.W. Norton, 2013.

Nelson, Jane, and David Grayson.Corporate Responsibility Coalitions: The Past, Present, and Future of Alliances for Sustainable Capitalism. Stanford University Press, 2013.

Nelson, Jane, in Getting to Scale: How to Bring Development Solutions to Millions of Poor People, Laurence Chandy, Akio Hosono, Homi Kharas, and Johannes Linn, eds. Author of Chapter 12: "Scaling Up Impact through Public-Private Partnerships." The Brookings Institution Press, 2013.

Op-Eds, Articles, and Blog Posts:

Nelson, Jane. "Giving women a seat at the economic table." GE Ideas Lab, July 1, 2014.

Ruggie, John. "The Past as Prologue? A Moment of Truth for the UN Business and Human Rights Treaty." June 2014.

Nelson, Jane. "Corporate Social Responsibility: Emerging good practice for a new era." OECD Observer, No 299, Q2 2014.

Davis, Rachel. "Mining Companies and Local Communities: Moving from Paternalism to Respect." ReVista, Winter 2014.

Ruggie, John. "A UN Business and Human Rights Treaty?" An issues brief by John Ruggie, January 28, 2014.

Nelson, Jane. "Sustaining and Scaling the Impact of Enterprise Development Programmes: SABMiller’s Approach to Strengthening Business Ecosystems." Business Fights Poverty, January 20, 2014.

Jenkins, Beth. "What Does It Mean to Economically Empower Women through the Coca-Cola Value Chain?" Business Fights Poverty, September 18, 2013.

Gradl, Christina, and Jan Stilke. "Functional Impact Investing Ecosystems Reduce Risk." Business Fights Poverty, June 20, 2013.

Nelson, Jane. "Strengthening Inclusive Business Ecosystems - Building Capacity for the Next Generation of Project Nurtures." Business Fights Poverty, May 12, 2013.

Nelson, Jane. "A Call to Action for Business." YOUth Magazine, Spring 2013.

Ruggie, John. "Progress in Corporate Accountability." Institute for Human Rights and Business, February 4, 2013.