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31 August 2008

[PDF] [full report] Corporate Equality Index - A Report Card on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

Several industries saw improvement in both the average rating and the number of top-rated businesses: airlines; computer hardware and office equipment; food, beverages and groceries; insurance; law firms; and, retail and consumer products... Of the 35...

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30 May 2008

Business, Corporate Responsibility, and Poverty [requires free registration]

Author: Michael Blowfield, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

[The] starting point [of this chapter] is not whether business has a role to play in economic growth, but whether business can be a development agent which consciously endeavours to deliver developmental outcomes…I provide examples of private sector...

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29 April 2008
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Author: Responsables.biz

…[E]l proyecto “Comercio Solidario” [es] una iniciativa promovida por la Fundación Solidaridad Carrefour y la Fundación Codespa, que apunta a formar a pequeños agricultores de Ecuador, ofreciéndoles una oportunidad para que sus productos lleguen a los...

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8 April 2008
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Author: Europa Press

El primer Monitor Español de Igualdad laboral (MEIL)...refleja que sectores como el farmacéutico y el asegurador son los más sensibles respecto a la igualdad de género…[E]l estudio indica que casi dos terceras partes de las empresas españolas están...

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1 April 2008

The 2008 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Author: DiversityInc [USA]

DiversityInc announced its 2008 Top 50 Companies for Diversity today. For the second time in three years, Verizon is No. 1 on the list... Companies ranked in the listing demonstrate consistent strength in four areas: CEO Commitment, Human Capital,...

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25 February 2008

Lessons in helping the world develop

Author: Sarah Murray, Financial Times

...[A] growing body of MBA coursework focus[es] on the “base of the pyramid” business strategy...espoused by...academics CK Prahalad and Stuart Hart, who argue that companies can help eradicate poverty by providing goods and services for the 4bn...

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17 September 2007

USA: Report by Human Rights Campaign finds growth in company policies for gay & transgender workers

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17 September 2007

[PDF] full report: "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2008"

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index...was devised with corporate diversity leaders, GLBT workplace advocates and employees to provide employers with a roadmap to creating fair workplaces. Each year, we have seen tremendous...

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15 May 2007

Social(k) and Fidelity Out of Sudan Target Companies to Divest Retirement Funds from Fidelity Investments Over Sudan

Author: Social(k)

...Social(k)...today is day-lighting the names of 29 major companies each with more than two billion dollars of retirement assets in...Fidelity Investments... Social(k) fund President Rob Thomas made the announcement due to concerns the financial...

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14 February 2007

HIV/AIDS: African GSM Groups, US in $10m Deal

Author: Efem Nkanga, This Day [Nigeria]

Ten African countries…are to benefit from a partnership deal worth $10 million between the GSM Association, leading players in the mobile telecommunications sector and the [USA govt.]…to use the mobile phone to combat the HIV/AIDS…[This is a] public...

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