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20 June 2008

Global Business Leaders Deliver Practical Climate Change Plan to G8 Leaders

Author: World Business Council for Sustainable Development, World Economic Forum

Detailed climate change recommendations to the Group of Eight leaders, backed by an influential group of CEOs from many of the world's largest companies, were delivered today to Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda of Japan, who will host the G8's annual summit...

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28 March 2008

New Publication: Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice II

Author: Global Compact Office, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Global Compact Office and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights have announced the release of the second edition in the Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice series. The publication has been produced in the context of the...

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14 March 2008

Escom tops in HIV fight [Malawi]

Author: Mike Chipalasa, The Daily Times [Malawi]

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) emerged overall winner in the inaugural 2007 Private Sector HIV/Aids Business Excellence Awards organized by the Malawi Business Coalition against HIV/Aids (MBCA)…Standard Bank became second overall...

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1 March 2008

"Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice II": New publication by UN Global Compact & OHCHR

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1 March 2008

[PDF] full report: "Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice II"

Author: UN Global Compact, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

[with case studies on: Westpac Australia and the Cape York indigenous partnership; ABB and Sudan; Reducing essential micronutrient malnutrition in developing countries: A BASF Partnership; Ipek Kagit: From philanthropy to development; A new era in Nike...

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10 December 2007

Caring for Climate Gains Momentum - Business Leaders Gather in Bali to Discuss Climate Challenge

Author: UN Global Compact

More than 90 representatives from business, United Nations agencies and governments gathered in Bali today for a business dinner hosted by the UN Global Compact, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the UN Environment...

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23 November 2007

Corporate SA holds breath on emissions [So. Africa]

Author: Ingi Salgado, Business Report [So. Africa]

South Africa's top companies are aware of the effect of climate change but are failing to translate this into action [a report on carbon disclosure said]...The report found...[that a high] proportion of...participating firms believed climate change...

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9 November 2007

Global Business Initiative Releases Climate Change Roadmap

Author: Combat Climate Change

A group of 46 leading international companies today called on governments to work together to develop a global policy framework to combat climate change...The companies...have combined in an international business initiative called Combat Climate...

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13 June 2007

Eight Companies Honored by Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GBC) For Fight Against Global Epidemic

Author: Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria

Eight leading businesses will receive awards tonight recognizing their outstanding contributions in the fight against AIDS, TB and malaria at the 6th Annual GBC Awards for Business Excellence...The HIV/AIDS winners include Chevron (workplace); Coca...

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13 May 2007

Dirty business beware! [So. Africa]

Author: Sharda Naidoo, Business Times [So. Africa]

The government is clamping down on the country’s biggest industrial polluters in a fresh bid to cut hazardous gas emissions. This week state environmental management inspectors...started a countrywide crackdown on refineries and the iron, steel and...

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