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Author: OHCHR, IBLF, UN Global Compact & Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Faculty of Law, Monash University [Australia]
Readers are guided through each of the rights contained in the UN treaties...and given a description of what each right means in general terms and how it may be relevant to a company’s activities...To bring reality to the report, each description of a...
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Author: Nils Rosemann, published by Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
This study aims to illustrate patterns of behavioural rules derived from corporate obligations, and to deduce from these a draft Code of Conduct (CoC) for Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs). The purpose of a Code of Conduct for [PMSCs] is...
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Author: United States China Business Council
The US-China Business Council (USCBC) has encouraged American companies to continue to support relief efforts under way in China in response to the devastating earthquake that hit Sichuan Province on May 12...The following is a sample list of initial...
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Author: [comment] John Hilary, Guardian [UK]
Today the prime minister hosts the Business Call to Action in support of the fight against global poverty. The event will showcase a range of new corporate products and services supposedly designed to help achieve the [Millennium Development Goals]......
Una organización civil de Ecuador ha acusado a la multinacional estadounidense Bechtel de haber empobrecido la calidad del agua en la ciudad de Guayaquil, lo que ha originado incluso brotes de hepatitis...[El] Observatorio Ciudadano de Servicios...
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Author: Cristiano Morsolin en Bolpress
Una delegación del Parlamento Europeo...elogió el martes 20 de noviembre la propuesta ecuatoriana de dejar enterradas sus mayores reservas de petróleo, ubicadas en el parque natural Yasuní, a cambio de una compensación económica que evite el daño...
Social(k) and Fidelity Out of Sudan Target Companies to Divest Retirement Funds from Fidelity Investments Over Sudan
...Social(k)...today is day-lighting the names of 29 major companies each with more than two billion dollars of retirement assets in...Fidelity Investments... Social(k) fund President Rob Thomas made the announcement due to concerns the financial...
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Author: Franz Chávez, Inter Press Service
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Author: Sujatha Fernandes, Special to CorpWatch
The $US1.5 billion project slated for the Chatham/Cap-de-Ville area envisions a 341,000 metric-tons-per-year aluminum smelter, an anode plant, and a cast house. Alcoa, the world's leading producer of aluminum, is promoting the project as a boon to...
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