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14 August 2014

New documentary “The Price We pay” highlights reality of human rights impact of tax avoidance by companies

Author: Filmoption International

"Trailer - THE PRICE WE PAY - a feature documentary by Harold Crooks", 13 Aug 2014...

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13 August 2014
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Author: الميادين، (لبنان)

تشهد عدة دول أوروبية ومنها بريطانيا حملات متنامية تدعو إلى مقاطعة إسرائيل ومعاقبتها، شاركت فيها نقابات ومؤسسات أكاديمية وشركات تجارية، في إطار حملة منظمة ومستمرة منذ سنوات... ربما لم تكن اسرائيل تدرك أن الاحتجاجات الغربية المناهضة لعدوانها على غزة...

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1 May 2014

[PDF] Evidence of Corporate Disclosure relevant to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Shift

This research was conducted to inform understanding of how companies currently report on their human rights performance, and how this maps against the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The research reviewed corporate disclosure of...

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28 April 2014

New Report Showcases Top Business' Solutions to Tackle Depression in the Workplace

Author: Laura Clewes, Ogilvy HealthPR

A group of major European employers today launch a report featuring fresh insights into the fight against depression in the workplace…BT Group plc, Deutsche Post DHL, H. Lundbeck A/S, Ogilvy [part of WPP] and Unilever have publicly shared information...

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6 March 2014

SA companies ill prepared for African homophobia [So. Africa]

Author: Songezo Zibi, Business Day

...South African multinational companies have operations in Uganda and other countries with anti-homosexuality legislation, such as Nigeria. Cellphone operator MTN’s CEO, Sifiso Dabengwa...[said] the company respects the laws of the countries in which...

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4 March 2014

Supporting the LGBTI struggle in Uganda

Author: Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights & Constitutional Law, in Pambazuka News

Unfortunately, despite the intensive work that has been done since 2009 to stop the passage of this draconian bill into law...[we] now have to work with the reality of the Anti-Homosexuality Act (2014). These guidelines are intended to all our...

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11 February 2014

The Banks and Society: Trust rebuilt? (UK)

Author: Rathbone Greenbank Investments and the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility

Rathbone Greenbank Investments and the Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility...announce the launch of their joint report on the banking sector...[In] 2013, Rathbone Greenbank Investments, in partnership with the Ecumenical Council for...

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27 January 2014

Ending food speculation (Europe)

Author: Triodos Bank

The EU has taken a historic step to introduce regulation to prevent speculation by banks and hedge funds driving up food prices and exacerbating the global hunger crisis. The limits to curb speculation on food prices were agreed on 14 January 2014...

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16 January 2014

Somalia’s other pirates - the telecom companies

Author: Steve Liddle, in gulfnews.com

...[It] is within Somalia’s own business sector that pirates, of the airwaves in particular, are responsible for another circular logic bedeviling successive governments: tax avoidance. Without tax compliance the best of governments flounder — and...

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1 January 2014

[PDF] Corporate influence in the Post-2015 process

Author: Lou Pingeot, Global Policy Forum

[T]his working paper examines the role and influence of business actors in the process towards the Post-2015 agenda of the UN, with particular attention to the influence of large transnational corporations. The business sector certainly has an...

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