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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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31 December 2004

Costs hold back the ethical consumer [UK]

Author: Simon Bain, Herald [UK]

The Agenda report suggests: "...If mainstream producers and retailers were to offer more opportunities to 'buy ethically' at reasonable prices and with relative ease, then more ethical consumers may be able to take the step towards becoming ethical...

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24 December 2004

Old foes share common ground

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

Activists who once resorted to open confrontation to make their point now talk to companies behind the scenes or take their money to set up joint projects to tackle social and environmental problems. [refers to projects or cooperation involving:...

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