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4 April 2007

[audio] Shareholders Seek Portfolio Detox

Author: Corporate Watchdog Media, interview with Richard Liroff, Investor Environmental Health Network

In the current corporate annual meeting season, shareowners have stepped up demands on companies to seek alternatives to toxic materials in their products... Corporate Watchdog Radio cohost Sanford Lewis, who is counsel to the Investor Environmental...

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1 January 2007

[PDF] Building Linkages for Competitive and Responsible Entrepreneurship

Author: Jane Nelson, The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

As the [OECD] has commented…”Increasing economic growth is essential – but it is not enough. The quality of growth –its sustainability, composition and equity – is equally important”…In many developing countries achieving this goal [improving the...

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1 January 2007

[PDF] Fiduciary Guide to Toxic Chemical Risk

Author: Jane Ambachtsheer, Mercer Investment Consulting; Jonas Kron, attorney; Richard Liroff, Investor Environmental Health Network; Tim Little, Rose Foundation for Communities & Environment; Rachel Massey, Global Development & Environment Institute, Tufts Univ.

This Fiduciary Guide to Toxic Chemical Risk examines the financial dimensions of toxic chemical risk – in products, in supply chains, and in many investors’ portfolios. It explores how these risks may be quantified, and offers fiduciaries a policy...

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2 October 2006

When Socially Responsible Mutual Fund and Institutional Investors Speak, Corporate America Listens

Author: Social Investment Forum

Political Contributions. [refers to proposals & shareholder resolutions brought (some withdrawn after the company took positive steps) with: Amgen; Abbott Laboratories; AT&T; Bellsouth; Chevron; ExxonMobil; IBM; Monsanto; Pfizer; Target; Chubb...

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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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1 June 2006

[PDF] full report: "The State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 2005-2006"

Author: Human Rights Campaign

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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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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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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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