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Amnesty Intl. report says UK's OECD National Contact Point is failing to hold companies to account over human rights abuses
The BankingFutures dialogue, facilitated by Leaders’ Quest and Meteos, explored how to rebuild a healthy UK Banking Sector...The report launched on 1st February 2016, is a response to an earlier consultation document produced by the BankingFutures...
Author: Alanna Petroff, CNN Money (USA)
"Barclays employs more women than men", 22 Jan 2016...
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IKEA takes peak sales as opportunity to invest in renewable energy & help poor communities with climate change impacts
Author: Sean Farrell, Guardian (UK)
"We've hit peak home furnishings, says Ikea boss", 18 Jan 2016...
Author: Sudip Kar-Gupta & Annabella Nielsen, Reuters (USA)
European renewable energy stocks rallied on Monday following an agreement over the weekend at the Paris global climate summit to find ways to stop global warming. Goldman Sachs' analysts described the deal in Paris as the most important climate...
USA: Corporate Equality Index scores show improvement of measures taken by companies for LGBT workers
Open For Business is a coalition of global companies making the case that inclusive, diverse societies are better for business and better for economic growth. The purpose of the coalition is to promote a positive business and economic case for...
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Africa: Academic urges economic justice actors to fight both illegal and licit financial flows, adopt more nuanced approach
Author: Patrick Bond, University of Kwazulu Natal in Pambazuka News (Africa)
'Retreat of foreign investment from Africa means less looting', 2 Sep 2015:…[A] Zimbabwe NGO conference…was dedicated to fighting illegal capital flight from across the African continent…[Will] the region’s…economic-justice NGOs take the next step and...
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Author: Raaj Manik, Phulbari Solidarity Group
...Phulbari Day...is...the day to commemorate mass protests that prevented a UK-based mining company, Global Coal Management PLC, from building a large-scale open-pit coal mine in Phulbari in north-west Bangladesh. Nine years ago, on 26th August in...
UK: Law firms’ role in supporting clients on business & human rights issues is crucial, says Law Society
Author: Sarah Smith, Law Society of England and Wales (UK)
"Better business with human rights", 28 Jul 2015...