Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS announces 2006 awards: winners include Unilever, L’Oréal, Merck, Xstrata, American Express

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22 May 2006

Business has a vital role to play in fighting Aids

Author: Richard Holbrooke, former US ambassador to the United Nations, is president and chief executive officer of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS; Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, chairman of Anglo-American, is chairman of GBC

Most companies in the world are understandably reluctant to link their name with the fight against a fatal disease. But the dramatic expansion of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC), now the world's largest organisation of businesses committed to fighting Aids, shows that corporate attitudes are starting to change. Five years ago, the coalition had only 15 members. Today it has 220 members, headquartered in 30 countries, employing over 11m people in more than 200 countries. [refers to Anglo-American, De Beers, Eskom, Viacom/MTV, Reuters, TV5, Time Warner, BBC World Service Trust, Disney, Independent News and Media, Kerzner International, Virgin, United Airlines, Accor, American Express, L'Oréal, Merck, NBA, Unilever, Tea Kenya, Xstrata]

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22 May 2006

Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC) Announces 2006 Awards for Business Excellence Winners at Gala Headlined by Tony Blair, Elton John, José Barroso, and Graça Machel

Author: Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS

2006 Awards for Business Excellence Winners: Workplace Winner: Unilever Tea Kenya; Community Winner: National Basketball Association; Core Competency Winner: L’Oréal; National Action Winner: Merck and Co., Inc. (Botswana); Testing and Counseling Winner: Xstrata Coal South Africa; Leadership Winner: American Express...

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21 May 2006

Blair seeks help to fight Aids in Africa

Author: Gaby Hinsliff, Ned Temko, Observer [UK]

Tony Blair is urging big business to do more to help save Africa from Aids ahead of a major summit tomorrow on funding drug treatment...Tomorrow's meeting of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/Aids will see four major companies pledging to help. Among them is Standard Chartered Bank - based on the success of a project in Gambia involving a senior bank executive - which is offering to second staff to help developing countries manage and spend Aids money efficiently.

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