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10 December 2013

Barclays’ response to ActionAid report

Author: Barclays

Barclays shares ActionAid’s belief that companies and individuals should pay the right amount of tax in the countries in which they generate revenue. We also agree with the statement that global banks have an important role to play as investors in...

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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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6 December 2013
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Author: Anne-Catherine Husson-Traore, Novethic (France) (copyright: www.novethic.fr)

Avec la mort de Mandela disparait le symbole de la lutte contre l'apartheid. C'est l'occasion de rappeler la puissance de ce combat qui a mobilisé partout dans le monde et inauguré une nouvelle forme de défense des libertés : l'appel au boycott...

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6 December 2013

So. Africa: Nelson Mandela & the fall of apartheid offer lessons to firms operating in countries with rampant human rights abuses, says Salil Tripathi of Institute for Human Rights and Business

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26 November 2013

A constructive proposal on tax

Author: Maya Forstater, on Hiya Maya

Conflating ordinary business practice with aggressive tax avoidance does not help us to understand...where the problems are or how best to respond to them. What we need is a...informed, non-partisan analysis of the issues and data...My constructive...

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14 November 2013

Business leaders must take a stand on mental health

Author: Dennis Stevenson, in Financial Times (UK)

[W]e only talk about workplace stress when there is a high-profile case of mental ill-health is a problem…We must work to make it acceptable – to reduce the number of people who feel they must hide, freeing them to understand their illness and seek...

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5 November 2013

Somali remittances granted reprieve

Author: Edwin Lane, BBC

Somali money transfer service Dahabshiil has won an injunction preventing Barclays from cutting its banking services. The injunction means customers will be able to transfer money through Dahabshiil for the foreseeable future. Barclays had planned to...

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1 November 2013

[PDF] Time to clean up: How Barclays promotes the use of tax havens in Africa

Author: ActionAid

[Business & & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Barclays to respond. Response provided.] Barclays bank is now reported to be the largest retails bank in Africa…[R]apidly rising commodity prices have resulted in a steady increase in foreign...

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15 October 2013
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Author: Financial Year Journal (France)

Au sein de l'Union européenne, plus de 34,6 millions d'employés pourraient être à risque de prendre des jours de congés à cause de la dépression et de ses symptômes cognitifs, ce qui représente une perte potentiel d'un milliard de journées de travail....

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11 October 2013

BankTrack welcomes Thun Group paper on banks and human rights

Author: Bank Track

Seven leading international banks, informally grouped together as the ‘Thun Group of Banks'...presented a discussion paper for banks on the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. BankTrack welcomes the discussion...

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