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26 January 2007

[PDF] What Should Bill Gates Do?

Author: [opinion] Jon Entine, adjunct fellow at American Enterprise Institute, in Wall Street Journal

Three weeks ago the Los Angeles Times ran a series accusing the [Gates Foundation] of reaping "vast financial gains" from corporations with "environmental lapses, employment discrimination, disregard for worker rights, or unethical practices" that ...

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8 January 2007

Gates Foundation invests in firms accused of abuses

Author: Charles Piller, Los Angeles Times

The conflict is one of many that a Los Angeles Times investigation has found between the Gates Foundation's investments and its good works. The foundation reaps vast profits every year from companies whose actions contradict its mission of improving...

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8 January 2007

Reflecting Trend Toward Global Companies Embracing Sustainability, McDonald’s UK Puts Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee on the Menu

Author: Rainforest Alliance

...McDonald's UK [announced today that it] will be sourcing all of its coffee beans from farms certified by the...Rainforest Alliance. Starting Wednesday, January 10, all 1,200 McDonald's restaurants in the United Kingdom and Ireland will sell...

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3 January 2007
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Author: Diario Jujuy [Argentina]

Hoy se pondrá en marcha la tercera edición del programa “Porvenir”, que abarcará a toda la zona tabacalera de Jujuy, con unos 700 chicos beneficiarios y cuatro centros, y Salta (cuarto año). El programa, que apunta a la prevención del trabajo infantil...

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17 October 2006

Disney Cleans Plate of Junk Food

Author: Joseph Menn, Los Angeles Times

Walt Disney Co. said Monday that it would start lending its characters' names mainly to healthful foods, cheering activists who have faulted the entertainment industry for contributing to childhood obesity...In its parks, it will replace French fries...

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6 October 2006

Clinton Deal Cuts School Snack Foods - Clinton forges guidelines with major snack makers to ban unhealthy items from schools [USA]

Author: Karen Matthews, Associated Press

Snacks sold in schools will have to cut the fat, sugar and salt under the latest crackdown on junk food won by former President Clinton. Just five months after a similar agreement targeting the sale of sodas in schools, Clinton and the American Heart...

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19 September 2006

The denial industry

Author: [book excerpt] George Monbiot, in Guardian [UK]

...124 organisations that have taken money from [ExxonMobil] or work closely with those that have...take a consistent line on climate change: that the science is contradictory, the scientists are split, environmentalists are charlatans, liars or...

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11 September 2006
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Author: Aída Ulloa, Universal [México]

Dados los altos índices de obesidad y la mala nutrición de los niños en México, Kraft [parte de Altria] y la Fundación de Apoyo Infantil FAI, Save the children, crearon el programa de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial: "Alimentarnos para vivir mejor"....

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1 September 2006

USA: Human Rights Campaign releases Corporate Equality Index on company protection for gay, lesbian & transgender employees & consumers - record number of firms have perfect score - ExxonMobil, Meijer, Perot Systems score lowest

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1 September 2006

[PDF] full report: "Corporate Equality Index 2006: A Report Card on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America"

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

[Companies with perfect score: Adobe Systems, Aetna, Agere Systems, Agilent Technologies, Allianz, Alston & Bird, American Express, AMR (American Airlines), Anheuser-Busch, Apple, Arnold & Porter, AT&T, Avaya, Bain & Company, Bank of...

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