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10 November 2006

From Risk Reduction to Value Creation - Biannual survey shows shift in corporate attitudes to sustainability

Author: SustainAbility

BT leads the field in SustainAbility’s latest biannual benchmarking survey of leading practice in corporate sustainability reporting, published in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Standard and Poor’s [part of McGraw...

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1 November 2006

SustainAbility's bi-annual survey of corporate social & environmental reporting - top 5 are BT, Co-Operative Financial Services, BP, Anglo Platinum, Rabobank

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1 November 2006

[PDF] full report: "Tomorrow’s Value - The Global Reporters 2006 Survey of Corporate Sustainability Reporting"

Author: SustainAbility, UNEP

[Top 50 reports: BT, Co-operative Financial Services, BP, Anglo Platinum, Rabobank, Unilever, MTR, Vodafone, Shell Group, Nike, Novo Nordisk, ABN AMRO Real, BHP Billiton, Philips, ABN AMRO, HP, Anglo American, GlaxoSmithKline, Rio Tinto, Westpac...

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25 September 2006

Banks and Human Rights

Author: BankTrack

Since 2005, BankTrack members are campaigning on private banks and their direct or indirect relation to Human Rights violations...Banks have the potential to impact upon...rights – both positively and negatively – in a multiplicity of ways. For...

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4 May 2006

David Bowen: CSR advice for Anna Ford

Author: David Bowen, website effectiveness consultant for Bowen Craggs & Co, in Financial Times

The web is even more important than newsreaders in the area of social responsibility. Whether a company is trying to provide data on waste, to explain how friendly it is to the community, or to lay out its policy on child labour, it cannot do so in...

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1 May 2006

Co-operative partially rejects World Bank bonds

Author: Clear Profit

The Co-operative Bank, a UK ethical bank, this month revealed it had joined those refusing to buy bonds issued by the World Bank's commercial arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), until it shows greater commitment to sustainable energy....

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11 April 2006

UK’s largest ethical bank won’t touch World Bank private sector bonds

Author: Christian Aid, Friends of the Earth UK, Bretton Woods Project

Leading development and environment NGOs, including Christian Aid and Friends of the Earth, have today welcomed the commitment by The Co-operative Bank [part of Co-operative Group] to hold no investments in the World Bank's private sector arm, the...

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1 March 2006

SustainAbility says business "unprepared" for pressure for more transparent tax practices - as an important part of their "social contract"

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1 March 2006

[PDF] full report: "Taxing issues - Responsible business and tax"

Author: SustainAbility

Even many of the world’s acknowledged ‘CR [Corporate Responsibility] leaders’ do not appear to view tax as a CR issue. Soon after receiving the UK’s Business in the Community ‘company of the year’ award in 2005, BHP Billiton received a tax, interest...

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5 February 2006

[PDF] Food industry united on second anniversary of Morecambe Bay [UK]

Author: Ethical Trading Initiative

On the second anniversary (Sunday 5 February 2006) of the death of 23 cockle pickers at...

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