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1 June 2006

[PDF] full report: "Report 3: Towards a 'Common Framework' on Business and Human Rights: Identifying Components"

Author: Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights

We [ABB, Barclays, Body Shop (part of l’Oréal), Gap, Hewlett-Packard (HP), MTV Networks Europe (part of Viacom), National Grid, Novartis, Novo Nordisk (part of Novo Group), Statoil] have worked together to develop our understanding of human rights...

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9 June 2006

Suppliers face test of green credentials [UK]

Author: Fiona Harvey, Financial Times

Tony Blair...is expected to announce measures intended to ensure that the £150bn the government spends each year goes on goods and services that meet certain "green" standards. The standards will cover energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, the...

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1 July 2006

Scottish Power tops green league table [UK]

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1 July 2006

[PDF] UK Power Giants: Generating Climate Change 2006

Author: Innovest Strategic Value Advisors

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10 July 2006

Scottish Power tops green league table [UK]

Author: WWF-UK

The report...ranks the UK's six largest power companies according to their performance on greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Of the six big power companies...Scottish Power is doing the most and EDF Energy the least to...

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5 September 2006

Cemex, DuPont, EDF, Gaz de France, Philips join initiative for zero-carbon buildings led by Lafarge, United Technologies

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5 September 2006

Zero net energy building project recruits nine more international companies

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced today that nine more multinationals have joined the Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) project. The EEB will map out the necessary changes to achieve a world in which buildings...

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6 September 2006

Multinationals join quest for zero-carbon buildings

Author: Goska Romanowicz, Environmental Data Interactive Exchange (edie) [UK]

The Energy Efficient Buildings project, initiated in April this year by construction giants Lafarge and United Technologies..., now has nine more global companies specialising in construction, energy, electronics and services on board [including Cemex...

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24 October 2006

Leading utility companies urge action to reverse unsustainable trends

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), along with eight of the world's leading electric utility companies, released Powering a Sustainable Future, a report which contains an "agenda for concerted action" to secure...

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1 January 2007

[PDF] Building Linkages for Competitive and Responsible Entrepreneurship

Author: Jane Nelson, The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

As the [OECD] has commented…”Increasing economic growth is essential – but it is not enough. The quality of growth –its sustainability, composition and equity – is equally important”…In many developing countries achieving this goal [improving the...

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