A number of individuals and organizations have provided invaluable assistance and support at various stages of this book project. First, we wish to thank the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the United Nations University, and the Karl Popper Foundation for co-funding the project. We would also like to thank Cecilia Arruda and the FundaçãoGetulio Vargas in São Paulo for hosting the project workshop. We are grateful to the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN), the International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics (ISBEE), the Business Ethics Network, Africa (BEN-Africa), Amnesty International Norway, and the UN Development Programme's office in Oslo for giving us access to their networks. We also appreciate the valuable feedback on the project from Georg Kell, Denise O'Brien, and Ellen Kallinowsky at the UN Global Compact Office.
We deeply appreciate the logistical and administrative assistance provided by Yoshie Sawada of the Peace and Governance Programme of the United Nations University and the administration at the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo. We are grateful to Iselin Frydenlund for excellent editorial assistance in the preparation of the manuscript. We thank the United Nations University Press, particularly Gareth Johnston and Scott McQuade, for attentive work in the publication process, and Liz Paton, who copyedited the volume. We would also like to thank our anonymous peer reviewers for constructive comments.
We thank all of our contributors for sharing their insights, and in par-