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20 December 2003

Lupin Labs Bags Corporate Social Responsibility Award [India]

Author: Hindu Business Line

Lupin Laboratories Ltd has bagged the Businessworld-FICCI-SEDF Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award 2003 for its contribution in the field of community development. The company has taken significant initiatives towards empowering women in...

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22 March 2004

“Making TB Our Business” - World Economic Forum Launches First-Ever Business Alliance to Fight Tuberculosis to Mark World TB Day

Author: World Economic Forum

The new Business Alliance to Stop TB being launched in India can serve as a model for similar initiatives around the world...The companies involved are Aditya Birla, Larsen Toubro, Lupin Ltd, Modicare Foundation, Novartis India, Reliance Industries,...

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1 April 2004

[PDF] Workers' rights and pollution control in Delhi [starts on pg. 15]

Author: Kelly D. Alley and Daniel Meadows, in Human Rights Dialogue

[PDF] [starts on pg. 15] India's judicial effort to protect the "right to life" by shutting down and relocating polluting industries in Delhi have marginalized, displaced, or dispossessed thousands of the city's working poor. [refers to Birla Textiles...

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27 October 2004

The business of MDGs [Millennium Development Goals] [India]

Author: Jayashree Maji, OneWorld South Asia

Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are not only for the government and the civil society, but also for the business community. This was highlighted recently in a roundtable organised jointly by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the...

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4 December 2004

India Inc has a change of heart

Author: Samyukta Bhowmick, Rediff.com

Some corporations have caught on; major groups such as the Birla Group, the Tata Group, the Jindal Group and ITC, and individual companies and banks such as Samsung and ICICI, have earned recognition by their support of sustainable development, in...

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17 December 2004

Environmental & indigenous activists from India, Indonesia, Philippines, UK, Kenya & Ghana accuse Canadian mining companies of environmental harm at WTO meetings

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17 December 2004

[PDF] Letter from Alcan in response to petition by Kashipur movement

Author: Michael Hanley, President & CEO, Alcan Bauxite & Alumina

...violence broke out at a protest against the [Utkal] Project four years ago and three local villagers were shot and killed by police. After the incident, the Project partners decided to temporarily curtail Project activities pending results of a...

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1 January 2005

Companies linked to Burma

Author: Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

[Updated Jan 2005] The database has been compiled by the ICFTU, based on publicly available information. It is a database of companies which appear, from the information available, to have some form of relationship with Burma...This list is not...

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20 April 2005

The battle for bauxite in Orissa [India]

Author: Meena Menon, in The Hindu [India]

For over 10 years, the Paraja and Kondh Adivasis of Kashipur and the surrounding regions of Rayagada district have opposed the bauxite mining project by Utkal Alumina. Consequently, the region has witnessed state terror in all its forms. Non...

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28 April 2005

Alcan Faces Shareholder Ire Over Project Plans

Author: Robert Melnbardis, Reuters

Alcan's 45 percent owned Utkal Alumina International Ltd. project in...India's Orissa state...drew the most persistent commentary and questioning at the annual meeting. Members of "Alcan't in India," a Montreal-based advocacy group, demanded the...

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