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19 December 2010

Responsibility to Respect in the Age of WikiLeaks: Time for Clarity

Author: Salil Tripathi, Institute for Human Rights and Business

The controversy over WikiLeaks has raised five separate but interlinked issues from the human rights perspective...[S]everal companies have taken unusually aggressive steps to cripple WikiLeaks’s ability to operate...No legal authority has asked these...

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8 December 2010

Net freedom 'at stake' on WikiLeaks

Author: Jillian York, Harvard Law School's Berkman Centre for Internet & Society, in Al Jazeera

Now, in the wake of Cablegate, it is no longer just [Julian] Assange...or WikiLeaks, but Internet freedom that is at risk. For some time, free speech activists have expressed concern about the powers that private companies have over online speech......

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31 August 2010

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2010 Global 500 Report

Author: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Carbon Disclosure Project

In 2010, the CDP asked the world’s 500 largest public companies in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series...to demonstrate that they are taking action on climate change. This report, prepared by CDP’s global adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),...

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1 March 2010

New Scrutiny on Censorship Issues for U.S. Companies in China

Author: Dan Levin, New York Times

A query [on Amazon.cn] for Zhao Ziyang — …who…[supported] the 1989 democracy demonstration in Tiananmen Square — returns no matches... Amazon’s U.S. headquarters declined to comment on the issue of censorship, saying only that the company was obliged...

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25 January 2010

Haiti earthquake - company contributions to humanitarian aid, Jan 2010

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Following the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, companies announced the following contributions to humanitarian relief: [refers to donations by over 300 companies]

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14 January 2010

Haiti: US companies including Coca Cola, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, UPS, General Motors pledge humanitarian aid to earthquake victims

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15 December 2009

In Letter to Obama, Leading US Businesses Call for Leadership at Copenhagen

Author: SolveClimate

More than two dozen of the United States' most prominent...companies sent a letter to President Obama today urging...[him] to take a leadership role when he arrives in Copenhagen...and secure a robust international climate agreement. "This agreement...

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18 November 2009

Nike, Unilever, HP Top Latest Climate Counts Scorecard

Author: GreenBiz.com

Nike has taken the top score for the annual Climate Counts scorecard for the second year in a row, but there are some companies hot on Nike's heels and others that made large leaps in the past year. Climate Counts' third annual scorecard covers 90...

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14 September 2009

USA: Report finds number of companies with top ratings for lesbian & gay policies increased 20% despite recession

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13 September 2009

[PDF] "Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index 2010:A report card on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality in Corporate America."

Author: Human Rights Campaign

305 businesses achieved the top rating of 100 percent this year, compared with 260 businesses in the previous year. This accounts for 58 businesses that reached 100 percent for the first time and 13 no longer on the list, for a net increase of 45...

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