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13 November 2010

Cigarette Giants in Global Fight on Tighter Rules

Author: Duff Wilson, New York Times

As sales to developing nations become ever more important to giant tobacco companies, they are stepping up efforts around the world to fight tough restrictions on the marketing of cigarettes…The industry has ramped up its efforts in advance of a...

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15 September 2010

US Judge Holds Hearing On How To Implement Tobacco Restrictions

Author: Brent Kendall, Dow Jones Newswires

The Justice Department and the tobacco industry returned to court Wednesday to begin sorting out how to implement restrictions imposed on cigarette makers in 2006 after a U.S. judge found the companies violated federal racketeering laws...Now, the...

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19 February 2010

Both sides take tobacco fight to Supreme Court [USA]

Author: Mark Sherman, AP

The Obama administration asked the Supreme Court Friday to allow the government to seek nearly $300 billion from the tobacco industry for a half-century of deception that "has cost the lives and damaged the health of untold millions of Americans."...

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25 January 2010

Haiti earthquake - company contributions to humanitarian aid, Jan 2010

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Following the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, companies announced the following contributions to humanitarian relief: [refers to donations by over 300 companies]

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19 January 2010

Norway Excludes 17 Tobacco Companies From Oil Fund

Author: Vibeke Laroi, Josiane Kremer, BusinessWeek

Norway excluded 17 tobacco companies, including British American Tobacco Plc and Philip Morris International Inc., from its sovereign wealth fund based on ethical guidelines. Altria Group Inc., Japan Tobacco Inc., Reynolds American Inc., Swedish...

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19 January 2010

Norway excludes 17 tobacco firms from its global pension fund on ethical grounds

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19 January 2010

Tobacco producers excluded from Government Pension Fund Global

Author: Ministry of Finance - Norway

The Ministry of Finance has decided to exclude 17 companies that produce tobacco from the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), based on a recommendation from the Fund’s Council on Ethics. The divestment of shares in these companies has now been...

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14 January 2010

Haiti: US companies including Coca Cola, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, UPS, General Motors pledge humanitarian aid to earthquake victims

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13 January 2010

US Companies Rush to Haiti's Aid Following Quake

Author: CNBC, Reuters & AP

Several major U.S. companies came to Haiti's aid on Wednesday, announcing plans to donate money and supplies following Tuesday's devastating…earthquake…Coca-Cola said it pledged a grant of $1 million to the American Red Cross, and it will also provide...

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1 September 2009

Carbon Disclosure Project finds improved disclosure of emissions among world's largest companies - Bayer, BASF, HSBC, Wal-Mart, Chevron lead

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