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1 December 2012

[PDF] CSR Working Paper - Sustainability reporting on children’s rights

Author: Elizabeth Umlas, for UNICEF

Public reporting will be one way in which stakeholders can and will hold companies accountable for implementing the [UN Children's Rights & Business] Principles. In most cases companies will be expected to integrate children’s rights into existing...

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1 October 2012

[PDF] Trading away peace: How Europe helps sustain illegal Israeli settlements

Author: Intl. Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) & others

This report documents the effects of Israeli settlements on Palestinian rights and livelihoods…It outlines the economic links between Europe and the settlements, naming the most common settlement products sold in Europe and detailing the involvement...

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26 September 2012

Banking on sustainability: is the financial sector doing enough?

Author: Roger Cowe, Guardian [UK]

[T]he financial sector [is] still facing the challenge of how to contribute meaningfully to sustainable development instead of returning to (unsustainable) business as usual when the crisis is...behind us...But there are some positive developments....

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29 April 2012

Co-op boycotts exports from Israel's West Bank settlements

Author: Tracy McVeigh and Harriet Sherwood, The Observer [UK]

The Co-operative Group has become the first major European supermarket group to end trade with companies that export produce from illegal Israeli settlements...the Co-op took the step as an extension of its existing policy which had been not to source...

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7 February 2012

Co-operative, M&S and Waitrose accused of greenwash over close links to 'unethical' companies

Author: Ben Miller, Ecologist [UK]

Seemingly ethical companies like The Co-operative, M&S and Waitroise have been accused of double-standards over their partnerships with oil giants like BP, Shell and Chevron...Greg Muttitt, campaigns and policy director at...War on Want, said: '.....

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1 January 2012

2012 World's Most Ethical Companies

Author: Ethisphere

The World's Most Ethical (WME) Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business "ethically" and translate those words into action. WME honorees not only promote ethical business standards and...

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1 August 2011

Taking stock of your company's social impact

Author: Alison Braybrooks, Guardian Blog [UK]

If you gave a…CEO two minutes to tell you about their company's…impact on society and you'll probably…get their donations budget and the number of employees who volunteer...not the…the difference they've made to their local communities, or how they've...

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1 August 2011

UK banks accused of investing in companies manufacturing cluster bombs & other weapons, includes comments from banks

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1 August 2011

[video] Episode 3

Author: Chris Atkins, Amnesty International

In this special episode of Amnesty TV, film maker Chris Atkins blows the lid on UK Banks’ investment in cluster bombs...Despite the UK being signed up to an international treaty banning cluster bombs, last year alone the Royal Bank of Scotland...

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22 March 2011

2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies

Author: Ethisphere

The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business “ethically” and translate those words into action. WME honorees demonstrate real and sustained ethical leadership within...

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