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1 December 2012

[PDF] Shaping Corporate Social Responsibility in sub-Saharan Africa - Guidance Notes from a Mapping Survey

Author: GIZ (Center for Cooperation with the Private Sector - CCPS, South Africa)

The GIZ Center for Cooperation with the Private Sector (CCPS) endeavours to partner with companies...to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in sub-Saharan Africa; in doing so, it [considers]...that through socially and environmentally...

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15 August 2012

Australia cigarette plain packaging law upheld by court

Author: BBC

Australia's highest court has upheld a new government law on mandatory packaging for cigarettes that removes brand colours and logos from packaging. The law requires cigarettes to be sold in olive green packets, with graphic images warning of the...

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6 April 2012

Ex-Imperial Tobacco GC Questioned Over Destroying Health Documents [Canada]

Author: Sue Reisinger, Law.com

…Roger Ackman, Imperial Tobacco's general counsel from 1972 to 1999…was dragged into a suit against the tobacco industry…[B]ecause the GC…took part in decisions in the early 1990s to destroy company research reports on the risks of smoking, the...

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21 December 2011

Philip Morris Sues Australian Government on Its Own Turf

Author: Ben Lewis, Asian Lawyer

Philip Morris...has sued the Australian government over a law that will oblige it and other tobacco companies to remove their logos and other branding from packaging. The legislation states that tobacco products must be sold in drab brown packets and...

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10 November 2011

Australia passes plain-packaging cigarette law

Author: Alison Rourke, Guardian [UK]

Australia is to become the first country to enforce the plain packaging of cigarettes but tobacco companies have vowed to fight the new legislation in court. From December next year, all cigarettes will be sold in olive green packs…British American...

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29 September 2011

[video] China’s smoking habit

Author: CNN

The World Lung Foundation discusses new claims that some Chinese schools are sponsored by tobacco companies. [Transcript:] What has emerged…in terms of funding schools is absolutely outrageous. It is completely incompatible with government’s...

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9 August 2011

CSR is dead, long live social enterprise

Author: Dermot Egan, Guardian [UK]

Corporate social responsibility...has been around as a term since the 60s but it really came to prominence in the last decade when large multinationals began to adopt the phrase to demonstrate that they were serious about delivering a positive social...

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27 June 2011

Philip Morris Says Australia’s Plain Cigarette Package Proposal is Illegal

Author: Robert Fenner, Joe Schneider, Bloomberg

Philip Morris International...said an Australian proposal requiring cigarettes to be sold in plain packages violates a treaty with Hong Kong and may cause billions of dollars in damages...[I]t served the government with a notice of claim stating its...

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29 May 2011

The unstoppable march of the tobacco giants: How the industry ruthlessly exploits the developing world - its young, poor and uneducated

Author: Emily Dugan, Independent [UK]

An investigation…reveals that tobacco firms have taken advantage of lax marketing rules in developing countries by aggressively promoting cigarettes to new, young consumers, while using lawyers, lobby groups and carefully selected statistics to bully...

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27 May 2011

Brazilian Court Rejects Main Class Action Filed Against Cigarette Manufacturers

Author: Theo Kratz, Benzinga

The judge of the 19th Civil Court of Sao Paulo denied the claims for indemnification brought by the Association for the Defence of the Health of Smokers in a class action suit filed against cigarette manufacturers Souza Cruz and Philip Morris Brasil...

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