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ExxonMobil Receives 23 Shareowner Resolutions on Issues Ranging from Climate Change to Corporate Governance
Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com
The social resolutions filed with ExxonMobil ask the company to implement a sexual orientation nondiscrimination policy, review and implement human rights standards, affirm political nonpartisanship, and report on the impact of AIDS on operations.
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Author: Paddy Manning, SocialFunds.com
New report highlights structural obstacles to toy manufacturer implementation of labor codes of conduct. Nongovernment organizations in Hong Kong released fresh research this week regarding labor issues in southern China's toy manufacturing industry....
The Guardian & The Observer "Business and Society: Corporate social responsibility - policy into practice" conference
Author: Guardian [UK] and Observer [UK], sponsored by National Grid Transco
London - 6 Feb. 2003 [includes sessions on human rights, environment, development, labour rights, codes of conduct, supply chain]
Author: Halina Ward, International Institute for Environment and Development
Mandatory legislation on various aspects of business transparency is emerging around the world. It can form part of company law, environmental regulation, or tailored legislation for institutional investors or on social and environmental reporting....
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[PDF] An Appeal for Action: Increasing business involvement in the global fight against HIV/AIDS [see Appendix IV, pp. 30]
Author: Louise Fréchette, UN Deputy Secretary-General; Juan Somavia, Director-General of the ILO; Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS
The experiences of companies such as De Beers, Debswana [joint venture de Beers & govt. of Botswana], DaimlerChrysler, VW [Volkswagen], Anglo Gold and Heineken have proved efficient and effective, and can serve as inspiration for other companies.....
Deconstructing Engagement: Corporate Self-Regulation in Conflict Zones – Implications for Human Rights and Canadian Public Policy
Author: Georgette Gagnon, independent human rights consultant; Audrey Macklin, University of Toronto; Penelope Simons, University of Toronto
This paper examines the existing governance gap in the accountability of TNCs for violations of international human rights and humanitarian law associated with their extraterritorial operations. It assesses the adequacy of efforts at self-regulation...
Experience from Bangladesh with ethical trading initiatives - How have codes of conduct impacted the garment sector in Bangladesh?
Author: K.A.S. Murshid, Salma Chaudhuri Zohir, Anna Milford & Arne Wiig, Chr. Michelsen Institute
Codes of conduct are often imposed upon producers supplying Northern markets with the aim of improving working conditions in factories in the South. This study evaluates a) the process of codes implementation and b) the impact of these ethical trading...
Author: Oliver Morgan, Observer [UK]
A furious row has erupted between Britain's most influential think-tank and the Institute of Directors (IoD) over a report which questions the commitment of business to corporate social responsibility...Among the findings are: · Only four out of 10...
The Future 500, a not-for-profit business alliance, has launched a drive to commit a majority of Fortune 500 companies to conduct independent measurement of their accountability based on leading indices that rank their standing on financial, quality,...