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1 January 2006

[PDF] full report: "Business & HIV/AIDS: A Healthier Partnership?"

Author: David E Bloom, Lakshmi Reddy Bloom, David Steven, Mark Weston, World Economic Forum

[Case study section refers to American International Group (AIG), AngloGold, Anglovaal Mining, BTN, Barrick Gold, BMW, BP, Chevron, DaimlerChrysler, Geita Gold Mine, GM, Gold Fields, IBM, Lafarge, JW Marriott Hotel, Ricky Putra Globalindo, Modicare ...

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1 January 2006

[PDF] Reporting on Human Rights 2005

Author: SustainAbility

...this white paper aims to: Explore the expectations of stakeholders with regard to corporate reporting on human rights; Investigate trends in reporting around specific human rights issues; Examine the current state of corporate reporting on human...

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21 January 2006

Barclays Faces Apartheid Court Action

Author: Julia Kollewe, Independent [UK]

Barclays and 22 other international companies are facing legal action brought by a South African activist group over their involvement in the country during the apartheid regime. The reparations appeal case is due to be heard in New York next week. ...

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24 January 2006

Citigroup Pledges to Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 10%

Author: GreenBiz.com

Financial services giant Citigroup Inc. has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leader Program, pledging to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions on a global basis by 10% by 2011... Since its inception in 2002, Climate Leaders has...

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20 February 2006

Yes, Master - How Western companies are selling their souls for a piece of the massive Chinese market

Author: Steve Maich, Macleans [Canada]

A former executive with Occidental Chemical Corp. and ex-president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, [John] Kamm has spent the past 16 years working for human rights reform in China... [L]ately, he has watched in disbelief as some of...

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23 February 2006

Shareholders push more US utilities to disclose carbon

Author: Environmental Finance

Four US utilities have bowed to shareholder pressure and agreed to disclose their carbon dioxide emissions, as well as their potential liability to future regulation. Great Plains Energy in Missouri, and three utilities based in Wisconsin - Alliant...

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1 March 2006

Ceres ranks 100 global companies on climate change strategies - BP, DuPont receive top scores, while Newmont, ExxonMobil, Sempra Energy & Nissan lag

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1 March 2006

[PDF] full report: "Corporate Governance and Climate Change: Making the Connection"

Author: Douglas G. Cogan, Investor Responsibility Resource Center, for Ceres

This report is the first comprehensive measurement of how 100 leading global companies are preparing and positioning themselves to face these challenges [from climate change]. It pays particular attention to the job that corporate executives and board...

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6 March 2006

The China Dilemma for U.S. Firms: Comply, Resist, or Leave?

Author: Prof. Jim Heskett, Harvard Business School, in Working Knowledge [Harvard Business School publication]

...U.S.-based firms are confronting a dilemma that may be even more complex than that faced by General Motors and others during apartheid... For companies like Cisco Systems and Microsoft, the question has greater political implications-whether or not...

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27 March 2006

Regional consultation of the UN Special Representative on business & human rights - Johannesburg, South Africa, 27-28 March 2006: Summary of proceedings

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