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1 April 2006

WHO meeting examines failure of global drug patents & pricing to meet health needs of the world's poor

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1 April 2006
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Author: Comisión de Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual, Innovación y Salud Pública, Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS)

...los países en desarrollo dependen en gran medida de los productos innovadores diseñados principalmente para suplir las necesidades asistenciales de los países desarrollados. En algunos casos, esos productos cubren sus necesidades...pero en otros, o...

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1 April 2006
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Author: Commission sur les Droits de la Propriété intellectuelle, l’Innovation et la Santé publique, Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS)

...les pays en développement sont largement dépendants des produits de l’innovation conçus principalement pour répondre aux besoins en matière de soins de santé des pays développés. Ces produits répondent parfois à leurs propres besoins...mais, dans d...

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1 March 2006

SustainAbility says business "unprepared" for pressure for more transparent tax practices - as an important part of their "social contract"

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1 March 2006

[PDF] full report: "Taxing issues - Responsible business and tax"

Author: SustainAbility

Even many of the world’s acknowledged ‘CR [Corporate Responsibility] leaders’ do not appear to view tax as a CR issue. Soon after receiving the UK’s Business in the Community ‘company of the year’ award in 2005, BHP Billiton received a tax, interest...

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1 October 2005

Business for Social Responsibility reviews how 33 companies have reported on economic impacts under Global Reporting Initiative - includes GE, McDonald's, Novo Nordisk, Shell, Starbucks, Toyota

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1 October 2005

[PDF] Reporting on Economic Impacts: A Report by Business for Social Responsibility for the Global Reporting Initiative

Author: Business for Social Responsibility

The 2002 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines included a new set of Economic Performance Indicators designed to measure an organization’s impacts on the economic circumstances of its stakeholders and the local,...

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1 September 2005

Corporate Giving Grows on Hurricane Relief

Author: Ashley M. Heher, Associated Press

The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported that Americans have given more than $93 million in aid to Katrina victims, including more than $27 million from corporations. [refers to Papa John's, Houston Pizza Venture, Kimberly-Clark, Freddie Mac, Coca-Cola,...

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1 July 2005

WWF, SustainAbility report on extent to which lobbying activities of S&P Global 100 companies are consistent with their social & environmental commitments

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1 July 2005

[PDF] full report: "Influencing Power - Reviewing the conduct and content of corporate lobbying" (free registration required)

Author: SustainAbility & WWF

[Companies with "systematic" approach: BASF, BP, Chevron, Dow, Ford, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard. Companies with "developing" approach: Altria, AstraZeneca, Diageo, Microsoft, Pfizer, Philips, Shell, Swiss Re, Time Warner, Total....

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