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8 December 2003

Companies ready to work with UN human rights code

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

Launching the Business Leaders' Initiative on Human Rights in London, the companies will say the UN human rights norms are an important contribution and that they will "give serious consideration to the role these norms might play in our own work". ...

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1 January 2004

Small African mining firms lag in fight against AIDS - IFC handbook launched to assist them

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6 January 2004

Global Norms Put Heat on Business [note: scroll down to 4th story in the bulletin]

Author: Robert A. Senser, Human Rights for Workers

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights will soon consider [the] "Norms on the Responsibilities of Transnational Corporations" covering environmental, labor, and human rights standards. The U.S. Council for International Business, very much in...

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22 January 2004

Citigroup pledges to improve on environment

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

The new guidelines are more restrictive than the so-called "Equator Principles" drafted by International Finance Corp., the private-sector arm of the World Bank. About 10 U.S. and European banks, including Citigroup, Britain's Barclays Plc and Holland...

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23 January 2004

UK Banks Must Stop Undermining Green Guidelines

Author: Friends of the Earth

UK banks are among a number of major international banks threatening to undermine the credibility of the Equator Principles, the banking sector's green guidelines, launched less than a year ago. [refers to Barclays, Standard Chartered]

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8 February 2004

RBS attacked over ‘unethical’ oil pipeline

Author: Rob Edwards, Sunday Herald [Scotland]

The Royal Bank of Scotland is the only British bank named as supporting the pipeline...[also refers to Barclays, BP]

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11 February 2004

Ministers attempt to halt US human rights cases against British firms

Author: Robert Verkaik, Independent [UK]

A [UK] Government amicus brief - or legal opinion - filed in the US federal courts argues that the Alien Tort statute has too wide an application and must be neutralised because British companies are facing "large damage claims". [refers to Shell,...

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19 February 2004

Barclays banks on a good name: A growing number of companies now recognise the importance of managing risk to corporate reputation

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

Barclays supports the new United Nations norms on human rights, which have attracted opposition from groups including the United States Council for International Business on the grounds that they may lead to UN regulation of multi-nationals.

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Article
1 March 2004

Barclays CSR Report 2003 - Equator principles

Author: Barclays

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1 March 2004

Barclays PLC - Social Responsibility Report 2003

Author: Barclays

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