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30 January 2006

Association of Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA) & IFC report highlights key themes by sector for analysis of Asian companies' environmental, social & governance performance

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30 January 2006

Taking Stock: Adding Sustainability Variables to Asian Sectoral Analysis

Author: Association of Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia (ASrIA)

The Taking Stock report focuses on identifying the key investment themes which investors should be evaluating in order to analyze environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues relevant to the largest and highest impact sectors in Asia...banks,...

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2 October 2006

Discriminating progress [UK]

Author: Editorial, Guardian [UK]

...this is the first working day on which bosses have not enjoyed total freedom to discriminate against their staff on the grounds of age...as of yesterday regulations are in force which provide the first ever legal protection, outlawing...

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25 March 2007

Green giants join forces to fight carbon emissions [UK]

Author: Geoffrey Lean, The Independent

Forty top British companies will next week launch an unprecedented campaign to shrink Britain's carbon footprint, by cutting their own energy use and trying to turn "green consumerism into a mass movement". They will introduce promotions and new...

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24 April 2007

UK Companies Unite to Help Fight Climate Change

Author: Reuters

Eight leading companies [Tesco, B&Q (part of Kingfisher), Royal & Sun Alliance, BSkyB, O2 (part of Telefónica), Marks & Spencer, British Gas (part of Centrica), Barclaycard] united to fight global warming...by offering British consumers...

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31 May 2007

Executives warm to carbon reductions [UK]

Author: John Willman, FT

...BSkyB decided in January 2006 to become the first media company to become carbon neutral...Within five months, it had hit the target - the satellite broadcaster now uses 100 per cent renewable electricity for all BSkyB-owned UK sites and has...

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30 August 2007

UK urged to act on China rights abuse

Author: Sean Farrell, The Independent [UK]

British businesses need to do more to combat human rights abuses in China, Amnesty International said as it launched its campaign against abuses in China before the Beijing Olympics next year. UK banks, insurers and other companies are battling to...

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5 December 2007

[PDF] What price a strike? Alco’s stoppage in China [scroll to p.8]

Author: Stephen Frost, CSR-Asia

Alco Holdings had previously been recognized by Wal-Mart, Kingfisher (which operates brands including B&Q, Castorama, Brico Depot, and Screwfix)...and Target with...the International Supplier of the Year 2003...Alco’s plant in Houjie...showed a...

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6 December 2007

Green hits back at critics of Arcadia

Author: Jean Eaglesham, Financial Times

The government has tended to steer clear of “naming and shaming” companies, but Gareth Thomas, the trade minister, on Wednesday called on three chains to join the ethical trading initiative (ETI), an alliance to promote corporate codes of practice on...

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25 June 2008

Lloyds TSB ranks number one among businesses taking action on race diversity [UK]

Author: Race for Opportunity, in Personnel Today [UK]

Race for Opportunity (RfO), the Business in the Community campaign promoting the business case for racial diversity, tomorrow publishes its 2008 Benchmarking Report…This report, the only investigation of UK organisations’ attitudes to and action on...

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