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16 February 2011

Rising food prices

Author: Jill Chin, CSR Asia

[T]he Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) announced that world food prices surged to a new historic peak in January...A sobering truth of the state of world hunger stands today: 1.02 billion people, one sixth of humanity, are...

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1 June 2009

Report on gender consultation by UN Special Representative John Ruggie - held 29 Jun, New York

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1 June 2009

[PDF] Putting Gender on the Business and Human Rights Agenda - Scoping Paper

Author: Kathryn Dovey, Director of Global Business Initiative on Human Rights and consultant to Realizing Rights

There is currently a marked absence of gender as an area of intervention or reporting or even as a discussion point within the growing field of business and human rights. This scoping paper seeks to address this gap in analysis and action by providing...

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9 October 2008

Overcoming Gender Violence in Rwanda

Author: Dean Cycon, founder of Dean's Beans

Last year, a wonderful organization called Men's Resources International was considering a gender violence training in Rwanda and we offered to pay for three coffee farmers to participate... Our idea was that if the trainings were a success and useful...

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28 April 2008

Agenda & Resources: Business and Human Rights Conference - Managing Human Rights in Operations and Supply Chains

Author: Harvard Business School

[Includes presentations by Mary Robinson, and representatives of: UN Global Compact Office; Harvard Business School; IFC; Danish Institute; IBLF, Dean's Beans; Business & Human Rights Resource Centre]

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28 April 2008

Report on UN Global Compact US Network Meeting: Business & Human Rights

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28 April 2008

[PDF] UN Global Compact US Network Meeting: Business & Human Rights

Author: UN Global Compact

[Speakers include representatives from Newmont, Anglo American, General Electric, National Grid, Dean’s Organic Beans, Coca-Cola, Ford]

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2 May 2007

Dean's Beans Raises the Bar for Trade Justice with Two New Agreements - Company further supports trade justice in Peru and Ethiopia

Author: Dean's Beans

Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Company...continues to raise the bar in the area of trade justice with the signing of two new agreements this week regarding Ethiopia and Peru... After long negotiations to assure increased benefits to the farmer, Dean's...

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15 March 2007

Dean's Beans Sponsors Innovative Radio Show for Coffee Farmers - Guatemalan Farmers Reap Benefits from ''Coffee Talk''

Author: Dean's Beans

Dean's Beans...[in] partnership with Cultural Survival, Inc., a nonprofit indigenous rights organization...is sponsoring "Coffee Talk", a weekly coffee program geared towards...Guatemalan farmers. The first programs will raise awareness about how...

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14 February 2003

Bittersweet Chocolate

Author: Caroline Tiger, Salon.com

The most recent survey of conditions on West African cocoa farms...estimated that nearly 300,000 children work in dangerous conditions on cocoa farms in the four countries surveyed -- Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon...Despite committing...

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