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12 March 2012

Banks' macho culture 'holds women back'

Author: Julia Kollewe, Guardian [UK]

Banking's "macho culture" is the biggest barrier to women reaching the top, according to a report published arguing that quotas for women executives are not the solution for Britain's unbalanced boardrooms.The Institute of Leadership and Management...

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16 November 2011

GAP, Walmart, C&A, H&M warn their Indian suppliers against textile mills that involve child & bonded-labour

Author: Economic Times [India]

An employment system for girls in Tamil Nadu is threatening to waylay the country's $11-billion garment export industry, with several international retailers distancing themselves from supply chains that involve the allegedly exploitative scheme...[M...

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28 September 2011

Clean Clothes Campaign calls on fashion companies to ban sandblasting

Author: Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 13 February 2011 Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) launched Stop the Killer Jeans! campaign, calling on leading fashion manufacturers and retailers to ban sandblasting - a technique for producing denim garments with an artificially worn look. CCC...

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1 June 2011

Survey shows growing awareness of human rights in business, but illustrates need for greater clarity - only a third of companies said they measure their human rights impacts

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1 June 2011

[PDF] Institute for Human Rights & Business Survey on Corporate Human Rights Preparedness

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business & Echo Research

In order to assess the perspectives of business leaders on business and human rights as part of their companies’ role in society, the IHRB has conducted a first global survey…The…survey was…completed by 97 people including directors of global...

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15 April 2011

Why the UK needs a Commission for Business, Human Rights and the Environment

Author: Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition

Although the UK government has taken steps to ensure UK companies cannot legally commit human rights abuses at home, it has failed to take adequate measures to hold accountable UK companies that commit human rights abuses abroad...The Corporate...

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24 February 2011

Fifth of FTSE 100 firms have no women on board

Author: Simon Goodley, Guardian (UK)

A government inquiry headed by former trade minister Lord Davies is calling on the country's 350 largest public companies to ensure that 25% of their directors are female by 2015. However, the latest figures show that 18 FTSE 100 firms have no women...

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18 February 2011

UK: Govt. committee recommends headhunters adopt code of conduct to raise number of women on boards, ask chairmen not to use agencies who do not publish figures on gender distribution

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1 January 2011

[PDF] Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable - Bangladeshi Migrant Workers in the Apparal Sector: Responsible Recruitment, Responsible Return

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

On 28‐29 June 2011, the Institute for Human Rights and Business…and the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, Dhaka University…convened a roundtable…to explore the responsibilities of companies and governments in raising standards of migrant...

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8 November 2010

Retail giants shamed by UK sweatshops

Author: Martin Hickman, Independent [UK]

...[A] reporter for Channel 4’s Dispatches worked undercover in workshops in Leicester...[He] found: "dangerous, pressurised sweatshop conditions”; pay at half the legal minimum wage; workers exhorted to work faster under threat of the sack; cramped...

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