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1 January 2005

[PDF] Protecting Public Health, Increasing Profits And Promoting Innovation By Benchmarking Corporate Governance of Chemicals in Products

Author: Richard A. Liroff, World Wildlife Fund

[Case studies on Samsung, Fujitsu, Sony, SC Johnson, Nike, Marks & Spencer, Boots, Gerber Products (part of Novartis), Chiquita. Also refers to Apple, Avon, Baxter, Compaq (part of Hewlett-Packard [HP]), Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM, Abbott...

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11 January 2005

Top Five Socially Responsible Investing News Stories of 2004

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

Now in its sixth year, SocialFunds.com continues its tradition of ringing in the New Year by reviewing the top SRI [Socially Responsible Investing] stories of the past year. [refers to Bank of Montreal, Cintas, Tyco, Coca-Cola, Cinergy, American...

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16 January 2005

Ethical Index Raises the Bar for Corporate Inclusion

Author: Poulomi Mrinal Saha, Ethical Corporation

Some high profile firms such as Goldman Sachs have been excluded from the [FTSE4Good] Index in recent years for not meeting ever-stricter criteria on environmental and human rights policy development. Other firms exluded within the last year include...

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10 February 2005

Benchmarking Corporate Governance on Product Toxicity and Safer Alternatives

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

The benchmark, released by the Rose Foundation today, addresses the scientific uncertainty of product toxicity through risk assessment and opportunity identification instead of inaction. [refers to General Electric, Avon, Baxter, Cardinal, JC Penney,...

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5 May 2005

'Tis the Season for Shareholder Activism [USA]

Author: Jan Frel, CorpWatch

Shareholder meetings are also the one opportunity each year where minority shareholders and advocacy groups have a chance to speak directly with the company boards in a public forum. Participation ranges from mild-mannered opposition to radical,...

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1 December 2005

USA: Survey finds 46% of responding S&P 100 companies do not disclose full equal employment opportunity data on women, minorities - report praises reporting by Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Merck

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1 December 2005

[PDF] full report: "A Call to Action: For greater corporate transparency 10 years after the Glass Ceiling Commission recommendations"

Author: Social Investment Research Analyst Network (SIRAN) [USA]

[companies disclosing full public equal employment opportunity data: Citigroup, Coca-Cola, IBM, Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Merck. Companies disclosing full equal employment opportunity data to investors on request: 3M, Anheuser-Busch, Avon Products,...

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9 February 2006

Shareowner Action on Product Toxicity Shifts from Isolated Resolutions to Become a Campaign [USA]

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

...[The] number of shareowner resolutions filed on product toxicity and environmental health has increased from isolated instances to a veritable campaign, with almost a dozen resolutions covering a wide range of issues filed for the 2006 proxy season...

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4 May 2006

Investor Environmental Health Network Addresses Product Toxicity Through Safer Alternatives [USA]

Author: Bill Baue, SocialFunds.com

The launch of the Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN) today marks the formalization of a shareowner advocacy campaign promoting safer alternatives to toxic chemicals contained in consumer products. IEHN...issued a joint statement outlining...

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1 June 2006

USA: 2005-6 "State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans" - 86% of Fortune 500 companies now prohibit sexual orientation discrimination

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