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1 July 2005

[PDF] full report: "Influencing Power - Reviewing the conduct and content of corporate lobbying" (free registration required)

Author: SustainAbility & WWF

[Companies with "systematic" approach: BASF, BP, Chevron, Dow, Ford, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard. Companies with "developing" approach: Altria, AstraZeneca, Diageo, Microsoft, Pfizer, Philips, Shell, Swiss Re, Time Warner, Total....

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5 July 2005

Africa's new best friends - The US and Britain are putting the multinational corporations that created poverty in charge of its relief

Author: George Monbiot, Guardian [UK]

The CCA [Corporate Council on Africa] is the lobby group representing the big US corporations with interests in Africa: Halliburton, Exxon Mobil, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Starbucks, Raytheon, Microsoft, Boeing, Cargill, Citigroup and others. For the...

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20 July 2005

New Study Examines Link Between Lobbying and Corporate Responsibility

Author: GreenBiz.com

The report, Influencing Power, [by WWF and SustainAbility] ranked the world's top 100 companies on the transparency of their lobbying activities and whether it demonstrates support for their public statements on corporate responsibility. [refers to...

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26 July 2005

DaimlerChrysler settles discrimination lawsuit [USA]

Author: Reuters

DaimlerChrysler has agreed to settle a lawsuit in which its U.S. finance arm stood accused of discriminating against African Americans and Hispanics by charging them more for car loans, according to federal court documents...Similar cases were brought...

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2 September 2005

Firms team up to launch Aids drive [Kenya]

Author: Nation [Kenya]

A campaign was yesterday launched to teach young people the dangers of HIV/Aids and malaria...by the Nation Media Group (NMG), General Motors (GM) East Africa and Total Kenya...

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1 October 2005

[DOC] Regulations for Corporations: A historical account of TNC regulation

Author: Désirée Abrahams

This paper has aimed to give a contemporary history of the regulation of transnational corporations...[refers to Ford, General Motors, IBM, Pepsi Cola (now PepsiCo), United Fruit Company (now Chiquita), International Telephone and Telegraph Company ...

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1 November 2005

Wal-Mart: Rolling Back Workers' Wages, Rights and the American Dream

Author: American Rights at Work

...[One] aspect of [Wal-Mart's] hostile labor relations model...is relatively unchallenged—the practice of unionbusting. This report unveils Wal-Mart’s unapologetic, systematic manner of aggressively interfering with its employees’ democratic right to...

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1 November 2005

[DOC] Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Mark Belanger, Jon Franklin, Andrew Moschetti and Maya Sultan of F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College [USA], and Walden Asset Management

The objective of this report is to add evidence to the case that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) makes good business sense. The evidence provided is in the form of quotations from the leaders of today’s global business community. [statements on...

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8 November 2005

Companies linked with Burma

Author: Intl. Confederation of Free Trade Unions

Updated on Tuesday, November 08, 2005. This list is not exhaustive. We are ready to correct any factual errors which it may contain. As we receive information on further companies which are active in Burma we will approach them in the same way and,...

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1 January 2006

World Economic Forum survey of 11,000 business leaders in 117 countries shows increasing concern about impacts of HIV/AIDS

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