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While there is no explicit reference to corporate law and corporate governance in the Danish NAP, it is possible to read elements of it.

Appendix 1, GP3b

Status in Denmark (initiatives implemented before the UN ratification of the Guiding Principles) [page 26]

“all new legislation is evaluated in terms of human rights consequences. Large parts of Danish national law support compliance with the UNGPs such as legislation on labour issues, the environment, child labour etc. This type of protective legislative framework of Denmark enables business respect for human rights.”

This implies that Denmark undertakes efforts to ensure that all legislation, including corporate law, is evaluated in terms of human rights consequences.

Appendix 1, GP 4

Status in Denmark (initiatives implemented before the UN ratification of the Guiding Principles) [page 28]

“[The Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU)]’s overall objective is to promote sustainable economic growth, economic development and a more equitable distribution of income by co-financing private sector investment in developing countries. IFU’s investments in projects should contribute to job creation, good governance, respect for the environmental, higher social standards and community development.”

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