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1 March 2009

Global Witness urges banks not to do business with dictators & corrupt govts.

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1 March 2009

[PDF] Full report: Undue diligence: How banks do business with corrupt regimes

Author: Global Witness

[F]ailures by banks and the governments that regulate them have caused untold damage to the economies of some of the poorest countries in the world. By doing business with dubious customers in corrupt, natural resource-rich states, banks are...

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13 June 2007

Eight Companies Honored by Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GBC) For Fight Against Global Epidemic

Author: Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria

Eight leading businesses will receive awards tonight recognizing their outstanding contributions in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria at the 6th Annual GBC Awards for Business Excellence...The HIV/AIDS winners include Chevron (workplace); Coca...

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18 May 2007

Encouraging clients to go green [So. Africa]

Author: Yolandi Groenewald, Mail & Guardian [So. Africa]

These days the environment is one of the first issues discussed at many financial institutions’ annual meetings and the environment has become an economic commodity. “The environment is now mainstream in business,” said...ABN AMRO South African chief...

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1 January 2007

[PDF] Building Linkages for Competitive and Responsible Entrepreneurship

Author: Jane Nelson, The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

As the [OECD] has commented…”Increasing economic growth is essential – but it is not enough. The quality of growth –its sustainability, composition and equity – is equally important”…In many developing countries achieving this goal [improving the...

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6 July 2005

SA [So. Africa] must move ahead, says judge in Absa case

Author: Carol Hills, Independent [So. Africa]

South Africa had to move on from its apartheid history and forge ahead with democracy despite the pain it often wrought, Johannesburg High Court judge Mohamed Jajbhay said on Wednesday. He was addressing human rights activists opposing the Absa...

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30 June 2005

South Africa: Jubilee South Africa to oppose Absa/Barclays Deal in Court

Author: Dennis Brutus, Prof. Emeritus, Univ. of Pittsburgh [USA] & Jubilee So. Africa

On the 5th of July 2005...in the Johannesburg High Court, Professor Dennis Brutus and Jubilee will make ex-parte applications to the High Court, stating their opposition to the takeover of Absa by Barclays...advising it that Barclays Bank aided and...

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29 April 2005

South Africa: Action Against Barclays

Author: Jubilee South Africa

It is the position of Jubilee South Africa that it will oppose the Barclays bid for ABSA until 1) Barclays apologizes for supporting the Apartheid regime, 2) Barclays makes reparations to those who suffered because of this support, and 3) The Khulumani...

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8 April 2004

South Africa: Special report on a decade of democracy - black economic empowerment

Author: UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN)

Despite the economic successes of the past 10 years, "vast racial and gender inequalities in the distribution of and access to wealth, income, skills and employment persist" and, "as a consequence, our economy continues to perform below its full...

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4 April 2003

Pilot project: Southern Africa Business and Gender Initiative [companies participating: ABSA, SAB-Beer Divisions, Vodacom, Toyota, Old Mutual]

Author: Resource Centre for the Social Dimensions of Business Practice

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