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About Michael Hopkins

Michael Hopkins is chair of the International Centre for Business Performance and Corporate Responsibility at Middlesex University Business School.

Articles by Michael Hopkins

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Claire Provost

Claire Provost is editor of 50.50 covering gender, sexuality and social justice.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The politics of responsible business

The British government's decision to halt an investigation of corporate bribery over an arms-sales deal with Saudi Arabia highlights the need for effective international regulation of business practices, explains Michael Hopkins.

Sustainable development: from word to policy

The notion of sustainability has entered the development lexicon. Michael Hopkins asks why it took so long and how the idea has been transformed in its encounter with reality.

The politics of responsible business

The British government's decision to halt an investigation of corporate bribery over an arms-sales deal with Saudi Arabia highlights the need for effective international regulation of business practices, explains Michael Hopkins.

Paths to development: the UN vs private business

The successive reform proposals designed to refocus the United Nations and sharpen its development efforts are being overtaken by the private sector's upgrade of its own work in this area, says Michael Hopkins.
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