Embedded MNEs and Their Contribution to Sustainable Change

  • Philipp AerniEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)


This chapter illustrates by means of concrete case studies of Swiss-based multinational companies that invest in low-income countries how embedded MNEs contribute to enhanced access to essential human rights. As such they highlight the shortcomings of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) that frame FDI primarily as a potential risk to local human rights.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS) at the University of ZurichZürichSwitzerland

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