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13 November 2012

Tunisian women seek economic empowerment

Author: Bernard Yaros, Tunisia Live

The participation rate of men in the labor market [in Tunisia] hovers above 70% while that of women only comes to around 25%...A recent partnership, the Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program, is looking to play its part in empowering...

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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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15 November 2011

Google's Schmidt Blasts Internet Copyright Bills [USA]

Author: Reuters [USA]

Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt blasted proposed legislation to tighten online copyright regulation…saying the bills would lead to censorship of the Internet. Intended to combat the trade in pirated movies and music, the two bills would...

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31 October 2011

Debating human rights in the IT industry [USA]

Author: Jillian C. York, Al Jazeera

Despite concerns of "rightswashing" by some activists in attendance, a great number of corporate speakers acknowledged the need for greater consideration of human rights. Among them was Bob Boorstin, director of Public Policy for Google, who admitted:...

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21 October 2011

Big Companies, Big Investors Say It's Time to Deal With Climate Change

Author: SustainableBusiness.com

As the next world Climate Change Summit approaches in Durban, South Africa in November, the largest group of investors and some of the world's largest corporations are calling for significant action on climate change. 285 of the world's largest...

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15 September 2011

Thai Clamp-Down on Internet Traffic Worries Companies

Author: James Hookway, Wall Street Journal

Global companies are growing increasingly worried that Thailand's recent clamp-down on Internet traffic might drag down the country's economic potential and make it more difficult to expand there...[Critics say] Internet monitoring laws...[are] being...

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12 July 2011

A Call to Take Back the Internet From Corporations

Author: Jennifer 8. Lee, Bits blog, New York Times

Rebecca MacKinnon, an Internet scholar…argues that private corporations are exerting excessive power over the Internet and should have that power checked…The control that companies exert...in areas ranging from banking to freedom of speech has raised...

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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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18 March 2011

Ethisphere Institute publishes list of "World's Most Ethical Companies" 2011

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18 March 2011

Microsoft makes World’s Most Ethical Companies list, Apple, Google, Facebook don’t

Author: Jennifer Bergen, Geek.com

Each year, a list comes out of the most ethical companies in the world...The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes companies that actually demonstrate “real and sustained ethical leadership within their industry.”...Microsoft was on...

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