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7 December 2004

Ford HIV Report Exemplifies New Shareowner Action Strategy

Author: William Baue, Socialfunds.com

Ford joins Coca-Cola, Cinergy, and others heeding shareowner resolutions requesting reporting on social and environmental issues, but it remains to be seen how far the strategy will extend. [also refers to Coca-Cola, General Motors, American Electric...

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1 January 2005

Companies linked to Burma

Author: Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU)

[Updated Jan 2005] The database has been compiled by the ICFTU, based on publicly available information. It is a database of companies which appear, from the information available, to have some form of relationship with Burma...This list is not...

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21 January 2005

Auto makers wouldn't sell guzzlers in Canada to meet Kyoto target

Author: Calgary Herald [Canada]

Gas-guzzling luxury cars and big SUVs could be withheld from the Canadian market in coming years if Ottawa makes good on threats to impose fuel-efficiency standards, auto industry representatives claim...If the popular models weren't available, people...

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28 January 2005

GM Sues UK Insurer Royal & Sun For Asbestos Claims

Author: Reuters (Additional reporting by Carmel Crimmins)

General Motors Corp. has filed a lawsuit against British insurer Royal & Sun Alliance, seeking payment of all legal claims from asbestos- related lawsuits and additional damages...a growing number of automotive mechanics are filing lawsuits...

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7 February 2005

Private Sector Can Help Africa Emerge From Poverty

Author: James Laing, Associate Director, africapractice Corporate Citizenship Centre, in East African [Kenya]

Businesses have to define for themselves how they will contribute to the attainment of the MDGs, and report against that self-defined target: there are as many ways of contributing to the MDGs, and as many benefits accruing from them, as there are...

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15 February 2005

CalPERS targets emissions - Automakers, utilities and others face questions on global-warming actions [USA]

Author: Gilbert Chan, Sacramento Bee [USA]

Trustees of the California Public Employees' Retirement System approved a campaign Monday asking automakers, utilities and other public companies to reveal their efforts to curb global warming. [also refers to California State Teachers' Retirement...

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16 February 2005

Japanese Leadership on Kyoto Protocol Undermined by Its Own Automakers

Author: Union of Concerned Scientists

In a letter to Koizumi, U.S. environmental leaders joined with Japanese groups...[and academics] to protest Japanese automaker [Toyota, Honda, Nissan] participation in a lawsuit attempting to block the most significant current U.S. initiative to...

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16 February 2005

Kyoto opens new horizons for business

Author: John Zarocostas, UPI

There will be impacts on companies in meeting the new emission reduction cuts [under the Kyoto Protocol] said Bjorn Stigson, President World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). But Stigson was quick to add "we are also likely to see...

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18 February 2005

Companies Feel Heat from Record-High Shareholder Resolutions on Climate Change

Author: GreenBiz.com

Oil and gas companies, electric power producers, real estate firms, manufacturers, financial institutions, and automakers face a record number of global warming resolutions that have been filed by shareholders for the 2005 proxy season, according to...

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19 February 2005

Climate Change-U.S.: Car Industry Challenges California Law

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