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1 July 2004

[PDF] full report: "In Our Court: ATCA, Sosa and the Triumph of Human Rights"

Author: EarthRights International

This report seeks to summarize the history, jurisprudence and politics of ATCA in order to explain how this relatively obscure law became a lightning rod in the world of business and human rights...[refers to Unocal, Chevron (part of ChevronTexaco),...

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20 July 2004

Automakers examine future of transportation in a 'green' light

Author: Associated Press

Acknowledging the social and environmental toll it has taken over the past century, automakers and energy companies on Tuesday recommended ways to make the automobile cleaner, safer and more manageable as its global reach is extended. [participants:...

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27 July 2004

Blacks pay more for Honda car loans; Whites' finance charges half as much, study finds [USA]

Author: Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Overall, the study found, blacks paid an average of $325 more than whites for a loan through American Honda Finance Corp...American Honda Motor Co. Inc. issued a statement Tuesday that says, "Honda does not and will not tolerate any conduct by its...

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27 July 2004

Report Finds Discrimination in Honda Auto Loan Markups [USA]

Author: Consumer Federation of America

The report...concludes that African-American borrowers consistently paid higher "finance markup charges" over average than white customers when they finance their cars at dealerships through [American Honda Finance Corporation (part of Honda)]. [also...

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27 July 2004

USA: Study finds Honda dealers charge blacks twice as much as whites in added-on finance charges

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16 August 2004

Global Warming

Author: John Carey & Sarah R. Shapiro, BusinessWeek

Consensus is growing among scientists, governments, and business that they must act fast to combat climate change...[M]any companies that have cut emissions have discovered, often to their surprise, that it saves money and spurs development of...

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29 August 2004

So what is Ford driving at?

Author: Juliette Jowit, Observer [UK]

The boss of the American car maker [Ford]...sets high environmental standards, but is there any real prospect his firm will meet them? [also refers to General Motors, DaimlerChrysler]

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29 September 2004

Battle rages over cleanup of Dow's toxic legacy [USA]

Author: Hugh McDiarmid jr., Detroit Free Press [USA]

[USA]: For 16 years, since a federal study said Dow Chemical Co. dioxin posed substantial health risks, the state and Dow have bickered over how and when a cleanup should begin, amid charges of Dow foot-dragging and spotty state enforcement...Dow...

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1 October 2004

Is Your Money Where Your Heart Is? - The Truth About SRI [socially responsible investing] Mutual Funds

Author: Paul Hawken, Natural Capital Institute, in Dragonfly Media

...the international SRI (socially responsible investing) mutual fund industry...has no standards, no definitions, and no regulations...Anyone can join; anyone can call his or her fund an SRI fund. The term "socially responsible investing" is so broad...

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2 October 2004

Evil inc

Author: Joel Bakan (author & film-maker), Guardian [UK]

Though they can be positive - jobs are created and useful products developed by corporations in pursuit of their self-interest - it is no exaggeration to say that the corporation's built-in compulsion to externalise its costs is at the root of many of...

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