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10 February 2010

[PDF] Tarnished Gold: Assessing the jewelry industry’s progress on ethical sourcing of metals

Author: Earthworks

This report is an evaluation of the efforts made by jewelers towards responsible sourcing of precious metals. It is based on responses to a survey sent to the jewelers that had signed on to the Golden Rules by mid-February 2009 and to other large...

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10 February 2009

Private Equity Council members adopt guidelines for responsible investment

Author: Private Equity Council

The Private Equity Council today announced that its members have adopted a set of comprehensive responsible investment guidelines that they will apply prior to investing in companies and during their period of ownership. The guidelines cover...

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1 February 2009

[PDF] Rebuilding Corporate Leadership: How Directors Can Link Long-Term Performance with Public Goals

Author: Research & Policy Committee of Committee for Economic Development [USA]

Directors...should widen the purview of their deliberations to give weight to societal issues... The board should insist that management report regularly...on...social performance... Directors should recognize the value of corporate communication with...

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23 September 2007

At Many Homes, More Profit and Less Nursing [USA]

Author: Charles Duhigg, New York Times

Over three years [after it was purchased by Formation Capital, 15 residents at Habana Health Care Center] died from what their families contend was negligent care... [Investors in nursing homes] include prominent private equity firms like Warburg...

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19 October 2006

Disney's PR Strategy Unhealthy for 'Little Consumers'

Author: Michele Simon, AlterNet

The announcement this week by Disney that the company is placing nutrition guidelines on licensed food products aimed at children...is just the latest effort by Corporate America to save its tarnished image. Reporters are guilty of jumping every time...

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7 July 2006

Drilling for the Burmese Junta

Author: Norwatch

The rig “Frontier Duchess” is believed to have carried out the work in the Shwe field in block 1-A and Shwe-3. But Frontier Drilling’s management will not supply details about either the Daewoo assignment or the exact time the operations took place. ...

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1 July 2006

Suffering in the Congo: Behind the numbers

Author: Keith Harmon & David Barouski, Z Magazine

War in the Congo is driven by the desire to extract raw materials...Therefore, any analysis of the geopolitics in the Congo requires an understanding of the organized crime perpetrated through multinational businesses...Human Rights Watch...2005...

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11 November 2005

Bottler to pay $1M for river pollution [USA]

Author: UPI

The 7-Up/RC Bottling Co. in California [part of Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group, jointly owned by Cadbury Schweppes and The Carlyle Group] will pay more than $1 million for wastewater discharge into the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers...The...

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10 November 2005

Seven-Up Taken Down: Bottler Pleads Guilty to 12 Counts of Water Pollution [USA]

Author: Corporate Crime Reporter

To avoid being precluded from obtaining federal contracts, the Seven-Up/RC Bottling Company of Southern California and its parent company, Dr Pepper/Seven-Up Bottling Group [owned by Cadbury Schweppes & Carlyle Group], also entered into a...

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10 November 2005

USA: Seven Up/RC Bottling Company of Southern California to pay $1 million fine for river pollution

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