Virgin Unite and its supported charities
Fried Frank created a report on the use of various aspects of corporate and international law to cause corporations to act in furtherance of social responsibility. The report, created for John G. Ruggie, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Business & Human Rights, details various aspects of corporate law that can be useful in that regard, including the law governing shareholder resolutions and precatory proposals in the context of international human rights standards such as those articulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Global Compact.
Clinton Global Initiative
As an inaugural sponsor of the Clinton Global Initiative, Fried Frank committed in 2005 to undertake global pro bono projects in critically important international areas. The Firm, the Center for American Progress and a group of business leaders are in the late stages of developing political risk insurance programs to promote capital investment in impoverished and unstable regions such as Gaza and the West Bank.