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24 October 2013

[PDF] Conflict Due Diligence by European Companies

Author: SOMO

The major conclusions of this paper include: Only a small percentage of EU-listed companies are directly affected by Dodd Frank 1502 and are therefore required to publicly disclose their use of conflict minerals. The large majority of companies that...

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11 November 2013

Swedish and Indian Companies Explore Business Models that Include the Poor as Consumers, Producers and Suppliers

Author: Business Call to Action

Leading Swedish and Indian companies gathered in New Delhi…to share examples of how businesses have developed innovative models…[to] contribute to development outcomes, and ensure that the poor are included in economic activities as consumers,...

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20 December 2013

Study: 51 of 100 Top Companies Emitting Unsustainable Levels of CO2

Author: Mary Mazzoni, TriplePundit

Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings,...[assessing] the emissions performance of 100 companies from 2005 to 2012 within the context of climate...

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1 January 2014

[PDF] Corporate influence in the Post-2015 process

Author: Lou Pingeot, Global Policy Forum

[T]his working paper examines the role and influence of business actors in the process towards the Post-2015 agenda of the UN, with particular attention to the influence of large transnational corporations. The business sector certainly has an...

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25 February 2014

Facebook, Unilever to study Internet adoption in rural India [India]

Author: Press Trust of India

Unilever has partnered Internet.org, a Facebook-led alliance, to study how Internet adoption can be increased in rural communities in India. As an initial step, Internet.org and Unilever will carry out a comprehensive study to examine the...

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1 May 2014

[PDF] Evidence of Corporate Disclosure relevant to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Author: Shift

This research was conducted to inform understanding of how companies currently report on their human rights performance, and how this maps against the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights. The research reviewed corporate disclosure of...

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26 June 2014

Ericsson paper on ICT sector's role in addressing human rights challenges

Author: Ericsson

"ICT and Human Rights: An ecosystem approach", 22 May 2014...

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5 September 2014

Case studies

Author: ITU & UNICEF

This platform hosts a variety of case studies providing detailed information on policies, best practices, as well as other actions and processes that the broader ICT Industry has implemented to ensure that children enjoy the benefits of the digital...

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10 September 2014

Haiti: Report analyses role of private sector in humanitarian action with focus on 2010 earthquake

Author: Sarah Bailey, Overseas Development Institute


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24 February 2015

First comprehensive guidance for companies on human rights reporting launches today

The Guiding Principles Reporting Framework is a groundbreaking tool to help companies report meaningfully on their human rights performance. Unilever has already been piloting the Framework during its development. Ericsson, H&M, Nestlé and Newmont...

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