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25 October 2001

New report details global trade in illegal Amazon mahogany

Author: Greenpeace

Brazilian government suspends all mahogany logging and transport -...illegalities include logging in Indian lands, which is strictly prohibited...The mahogany is given the appearance of being legal by falsified paperwork, then is exported by these...

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25 October 2001

UK polluting more thanks to shift to coal

Author: Matthew Jones, Reuters

A shift towards burning more coal in Britain's power stations is threatening to derail government plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions, seen by many scientists as contributing to global warming.

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24 October 2001

Big investors press for social responsibility [UK]

Author: Simon Targett, Financial Times

Britain's biggest investors are to put greater pressure on companies to sign up to the principles of corporate social responsibility, under tough new guidelines published yesterday by the Association of British Insurers. The move by the ABI, whose...

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24 October 2001

Big investors press for social responsibility [UK]

Author: Simon Targett, Financial Times

Britain's biggest investors are to put greater pressure on companies to sign up to the principles of corporate social responsibility, under tough new guidelines published yesterday by the Association of British Insurers. The move by the ABI, whose...

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24 October 2001

Compensate South African Victims, Cape plc Told

Author: ICEM - International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions

Multinational should settle now with asbestos claimants, world union says -...Cape closed its British asbestos factory in 1968, due to the high incidence of asbestos-related diseases. But it kept its South African operation running for another decade...

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23 October 2001

Socially Responsible Investment (Sri) - ABI Leads the Way with New Guidelines

Author: Association of British Insurers

The ABI (Association of British Insurers) today issued new investment guidelines to improve disclosure by Britain’s companies of their approach to corporate social responsibility. The guidelines respond to the widespread and growing interest in...

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22 October 2001

RICE: statement by David Rice, Policy Adviser, Political & Government Relations, BP (UK)

Author: David Rice, Policy Adviser, Political & Government Relations, BP

from Kate Burgess, in Responsible business in the global economy: A Financial Times Guide, 22 Oct. 2001

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14 October 2001

Firms 'need forcing' to do the right thing

Author: Roger Cowe, Observer [UK]

An Observer survey shows people don't believe companies will be socially responsible on their own. -...The research reveals high levels of scepticism among leaders from the voluntary sector, education, local government and media about companies'...

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12 October 2001

British oil firms accused of Burma abuses

Author: Andrew Osborn, Guardian [UK]

Burmese soldiers retained by the British companies Premier Oil and TotalFinaElf are guilty of multiple human rights abuses and subject local peasants to forced labour, extortion and beatings, the European parliament was told yesterday [testimony by...

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8 October 2001

UK power industry readies for green energy trading

Author: Matthew Jones, Reuters

British electricity companies are gearing up to start trading green energy certificates in January as part of a government scheme to encourage the expansion of the country's fledgeling renewable energy sector.

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