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1 January 2006

ETI [Ethical Trading Initiative] Training Programme - Practical Courses in Ethical Trade

Author: Ethical Trading Initiative

The ETI [Ethical Trading Initiative] Training Programme is specifically designed to assist staff within retailing and supplier companies who are responsible for implementing codes of practice that cover supply chain labour conditions. However, it will...

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3 November 2005

Leading Institutional Investors and Development Agencies Launch The Global Commercial Microfinance Consortium; Landmark Global Collaborative $75 Million Fund for Micro-Entrepreneurs

Author: AXA, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, Munich Re, Storebrand Life Insurance, US Agency for Intl. Development

A group of leading institutional investors and development agencies today announced the successful arrangement of the Global Commercial Microfinance Consortium, a ground-breaking $75 million multi-tiered commercial fund that will provide local...

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1 November 2005

Where do you draw the line? - Research into the financial links between five bank groups and companies that abuse human rights

Author: Netwerk Vlaanderen [Belgium]

[describes human rights concerns regarding companies & projects in which AXA, Dexia, Fortis, ING & KBC have invested] Regarding credit, AXA informs us that every offer of credit is subject to ethical rules and the rule of law... AXA states...

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1 October 2005

Business for Social Responsibility reviews how 33 companies have reported on economic impacts under Global Reporting Initiative - includes GE, McDonald's, Novo Nordisk, Shell, Starbucks, Toyota

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1 October 2005
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Author: Utopies, SustainAbility, Programme des Nations Unies pour l'Environnement (PNUE)

Alors que la loi sur les nouvelles régulations économiques prend de l'importance, le reporting de développement durable des entreprises françaises a gagné en maturité...Concernant les principales avancées, on peut noter d'une part les progrès des...

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1 October 2005

[PDF] Reporting on Economic Impacts: A Report by Business for Social Responsibility for the Global Reporting Initiative

Author: Business for Social Responsibility

The 2002 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines included a new set of Economic Performance Indicators designed to measure an organization’s impacts on the economic circumstances of its stakeholders and the local,...

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27 September 2005

Environment: Developers pay attention to 'green' features

Author: Jim Pickard, Financial Times

Who knows what goes through the minds of property tycoons as they commission buildings with ever improved environmental features? Is it all about branding a building, or a genuine commitment to green issues? Either way, there is no doubt that, in the...

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1 September 2005

UN Global Compact & AccountAbility report says lobbying by business can help fight poverty, conflict, AIDS, but calls for widespread reform

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1 September 2005

[PDF] full report: "Towards Responsible Lobbying - Leadership and Public Policy"

Author: UN Global Compact, AccountAbility

[includes case studies on; Novo Nordisk; "Chinese businesses & HIV/AIDS"; Telefónica; Shell; Co-operative Financial Services; Gap; General Electric; AWG; Thames Water (part of RWE)]

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25 July 2005

CFS Raises the Bar for Sustainability Reporting

Author: Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) / PRNewswire

Co-operative Financial Services (CFS), which is widely acknowledged as setting the benchmark across the world for sustainability reporting, today (25 July) launched its annual Sustainability Report...The Report, which is a "warts and all" assessment...

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