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25 January 2003

Abuse of 18th Century Law Threatens U.S. Economic and Security Interests

Author: Daniel T. Griswold, Associate Director of Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute

...in the last two decades, critics of global capitalism have turned the law [Alien Tort Claims Act] against U.S. corporations doing business in countries whose governments have been accused of human rights and environmental abuses. [refers to lawsuits...

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1 January 2003

Corporate Responses to Climate Change

Author: Frans van der Woerd, David Levy & Katie Begg (eds.), Greener Management International: The Journal of Corporate Environmental Strategy and Practice (no. 39)

includes chapters on: "An Overview of Corporate Strategies" [refers to BP, Lafarge, General Motors, DuPont, Boeing, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Shell, United Technologies, Whirlpool, Deutsche Telekom, Gerling Group, Munich Re, Ford, Coca-Cola, Alcan,...

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31 December 2002

[PDF] Judging Corporate Accountability in theGlobal Economy

Author: Elliot J. Schrage, Adjunct Senior Fellow in Business and Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, in Columbia Journal of Transnational Law

Simply slamming the door on those seeking relief in U.S. courts is bad foreign policy, bad economic policy, and bad legal practice...An effective policy would harness the power of private litigation in U.S. courts as a vehicle for encouraging other...

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12 November 2002

NGO sues firms for 'propping up apartheid'

Author: South African Press Association

[lawsuit in U.S. court against companies for past conduct in South Africa] - A non-governmental organisation has filed a lawsuit against 21 multinational corporations and leading international banks for helping prop up the apartheid state...The...

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6 October 2002

Automakers struggle to stem harassment: Part 1- Race, sex complaints persist despite training [USA]

Author: Susan Carney, Detroit News

[refers to General Motors, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, Mitsubishi]

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23 August 2002

Court nixes GM harrassment verdict [USA]

Author: Jim Suhr, Associated Press

A divided appeals court panel threw out a $1 million verdict for a woman who said she was sexually harassed at a General Motors plant, ruling that the treatment she received, while "boorish," did not create a hostile workplace.

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21 August 2002

Environmental Fiduciary: The Case for Incorporating Environmental Factors into Investment Management Policies

Author: Susannah Blake Goodman, Jonas Kron & Tim Little, The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

In this report, we show that fiduciaries who manage funds for institutional investors such as pension funds, foundations and charitable trusts should incorporate environmental factors into their portfolio management policies. [includes reference to...

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31 July 2002

CLIMATE CHANGE: SUVs Causing Increased U.S. Emissions, NGO Says

Author: UN Wire

Cars and light trucks produce one-fifth of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, and overall emissions are rising rapidly in the United States after decades of declining steadily, Environmental Defense said this week in a new report...The group identified...

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30 July 2002

General Motors Is Global Warmer Number One - New Report Measures U.S. Automakers' Corporate Culpabilities For Global Warming Pollution

Author: Environmental Defense

A new report issued today by Environmental Defense appraises for the first time the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by the new vehicles sold each year by major auto manufacturers. General Motors' fleet imposes the largest "carbon burden," producing 6.7...

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29 July 2002

CLIMATE CHANGE: SUVs Causing Increased U.S. Emissions, NGO Says

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