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5 February 2009

The tax gap debate: how ethical can banks really be?

Author: Richard Brooks, The Guardian [UK]

Widespread tax avoidance means no bank could promise only to invest in companies that don't avoid tax in all countries rather than just in the least developed nations...When the Co-operative Bank [part of Co-operative Group] recently introduced a new...

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26 February 2009

Co-op to help fund oil sands legal fight

Author: Ed Crooks, Financial Times

The UK's Co-op banking and investment group is paying £50,000 ($71,000) to fund a legal action in Canada that could block the development of the country's oil sands by companies such as Royal Dutch Shell and BP. The money will be used to fund evidence...

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1 May 2009

UK: Gangmasters Licensing Authority launches consultation on how it can work with supermarkets to combat labour exploitation

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1 May 2009

[PDF] Consultation on the GLA and Supermarket Protocol [UK]

Author: Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA)

This consultation seeks views on a specific proposal to develop an agreement between the GLA and the retailers. Over the past 12 months, the GLA has been developing an agreement with ASDA, Iceland, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, the...

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8 May 2009

[PDF] GLA – Supermarket Protocol

Author: Gangmasters Licensing Authority

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) has launched a consultation today on a protocol between the GLA and leading supermarkets to help combat labour exploitation in the UK. Developed through discussions with ASDA [part of Wal-Mart], Iceland [part...

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8 June 2009

Credit card provider Co-operative Bank launches a new development fund

Author: Charlotte Stevens, CardSmart

According to the bank, the Global Co-operative Development Fund, in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, is the first development fund for co-operatives...Head of structured and asset finance at the bank Richard Wilcox said: "Investing in co-operatives...

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1 November 2009

[PDF] Briefing Note for Decent Work in Global Supply Chains Workshop

Author: Rachel Wilshaw & Helena Viñes Fiestas, Oxfam GB; Rachel Crossley & Rory Sullivan, Insight Investment; Neil Brown, Aviva; & Adam Ognall, UKSIF

This briefing note…summarise[s] the current state of play, from a development and an investment perspective, on labour issues in the supply chain [and]…canvass[es] how investor engagement on this topic could evolve …examining whether company...

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16 November 2009

Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility engages with 11 British & Irish supermarkets to highlight concerns about Israeli settlement goods

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16 November 2009

[PDF] UK and Irish supermarkets’ policies and practices regarding the sourcing of goods produced in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories

Author: The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility

Asda [part of Wal-Mart] [:]…Settlement products probably sourced…Co-operative supermarkets [:]…No Co-operative...products sourced from settlements…Dunnes Stores [:] Sourcing policy: Unknown…Marks & Spencer [:]...Does not stock any products from...

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10 December 2009

UK issues new guidance on labelling of food from illegal West Bank settlements

Author: Ian Black, Guardian [UK]

Britain has acted to increase pressure on Israel over its West Bank settlements by advising UK supermarkets on how to distinguish between foods from the settlements and Palestinian-manufactured goods…[T]he new, voluntary guidance issued by the...

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