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10 December 2013

[PDF] Businesses across the Middle East must put human rights above the bottom line - New report lifts the lid on the business practices of dozens of companies operating across the Middle East

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Arabic and French versions below] Companies operating across the Middle East must uphold human rights according to a new report by an international human rights organisation. The new report, released today in Arabic, English and French by the Business...

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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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6 November 2013

Stress Awareness Day: Deloitte joins mental health awareness programme

Author: Owain Thomas, Workplace Savings & Benefits (UK)

Deloitte is joining the Time to Change programme which aims to end the stigma and discrimination against people with experience of mental health problems. The firm joins a wide range of organisations that have already signed-up to the pledge…Time to...

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15 May 2013

Business summit underscores EU’s broader gender deficit

Author: Timothy Spence, EurActiv

The 16% share [of female speakers at the European Business Summit] is in line with the number of women serving on corporate boards in the EU, a figure women’s advocates say shows that corporations are out of touch with society and need legislative...

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13 May 2013
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Author: Thibault Lescuyer, Novethic [France] (copyright:

14 entreprises ont signé la Charte de l'association L'Autre Cercle, qui vise à améliorer le respect des droits des personnes lesbiennes, homosexuelles, bisexuelles et trans (LGBT) au travail. Alors que les actes homophobes sont en hausse, les...

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18 March 2013

Mozambique seeks cure for chronic shortage of medical supplies

Author: Lucy Lamble, Guardian [UK]

A visit to Mozambique's national drug warehouse...shows the scale of the operation to distribute imported medicines around the country's 11 provinces. Central warehouse manager and pharmacist...says it takes six months to obtain the medicines that...

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16 January 2013

Accenture is the most 'gay-friendly' employer in the UK

Author: Tom Newcombe, HR Magazine [UK]

Global management consultancy firm Accenture has been named the most 'gay-friendly' employer in Britain by lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, Stonewall's annual top 100 Workplace Equality Index 2013...Olly Benzecry, senior managing director of...

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20 December 2012

Delhi rape case shakes up corporate India; companies take stock of women employees' safety

Author: Devina Sengupta, Sreeradha D Basu, Saumya Bhattacharya, Economic Times

Three days after a woman was gang-raped and thrown out of a bus in New Delhi, it's not just the country's citizens that are grappling with alternating waves of shame, fear and anger. Corporate India is pounding with the same emotions, and although a...

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10 September 2012

Accenture Grants Ashoka France US$962,000 to Equip People Across Europe with Job Readiness and Entrepreneurial Skills

Author: Accenture

Accenture…and Ashoka France…announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Ashoka a grant of US$962,000 to help thousands of underprivileged people gain the job readiness and entrepreneurial skills they need to enter the workforce....

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8 May 2012

The Changing Role of Global Leaders

Author: Matthew Gitsham, Director, Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability in Harvard Business Review Blog Network

Fast forward to today's generation of business leaders and you hear a very different attitude being expressed: that it is essential for senior executives both to have a nuanced understanding of the major societal forces shaping our world, and to know...

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