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25 July 2005

Co-operative Financial Services, a leader in sustainability reporting, issues annual Sustainability Report - a "warts and all" assessment of its ethical & environmental performance

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25 July 2005

Co-operative Financial Services: "Sustainability Report 2004"

Author: Co-operative Financial Services

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4 July 2005

ETI [Ethical Trading Initiative] pledges help to promote labour standards in Bangladesh

Author: Financial Express [Bangladesh]

The government is committed to expanding the brief of the newly formed National Forum on Social Compliance - a body entrusted with improving working conditions in the textiles and garments industry - to include not only government and textile and...

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1 March 2005

Ethical shopping bears fruit for fair-trade farmers [UK]

Author: Matthew Beard, Independent [UK]

The fair trade movement has been brewing since the late 1980s...[UK] consumers are increasingly prepared to pay a premium for a product to ensure farmers in the developing world are guaranteed a stable income...[refers to Co-op, Tesco, Waitrose (part...

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21 February 2005

full report: "Totalitarian oil: Total Oil - fuelling the oppression in Burma"

Author: Burma Campaign UK

[refers to Total, PTT, Unocal, Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), & includes "Investors perspective" by Co-operative Financial Services]

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1 January 2005

4th Annual Review of Corporate Responsibility argues selling & marketing to poor consumers may not help reduce poverty or address basic needs

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1 January 2005

Report by World Economic Forum, AccountAbility investigates why mainstream financial community has not yet embraced social investment

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1 January 2005

The Asian Tsunami: three weeks on

Author: Oxfam

Transnational clothing companies, such as Wal-Mart, Next, and NIKE, source goods from Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Some might have been considering shifting their production from tsunami-affected countries to their cheaper competitors, such as China. Any...

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1 January 2005

[PDF] 2004 Lifeworth Annual Review of Corporate Responsibility

Author: Jem Bendell, Mark Bendell, Kate Kearins, Kate Ives & Wayne Visser,

Particular issues under the spotlight included activism, climate change, human rights, corruption, globalisation, standardization, sustainability reporting and taxation. [refers to Caterpillar, Minera Escondida (part of BHP Billiton), AMP Group, Co...

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1 January 2005

[PDF] full report: "Mainstreaming Responsible Investment"

Author: Global Corporate Citizenship Initiative (World Economic Forum), in co-operation with AccountAbility

[refers to CalPERS, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Anglo American, Citigroup, Standard & Poor's (part of McGraw Hill), Accenture, Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO, Novo Nordisk, Prudential Plc, UBS, Schroders, BT, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Morgan Stanley,...

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