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GMAC (now Ally Financial)

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GMAC was renamed Ally Financial in May 2010.  For items about Ally Financial after May 2010, see the Ally Financial section of our site.

GMAC was a subsidiary of General Motors until November 2006; General Motors remained a major shareholder until its bankruptcy in 2008. 

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1 February 2009

USA: Human Rights Campaign finds growing number of businesses protecting transgender rights

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1 February 2009

[PDF] The State of the Workplace for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans - 2007-2008

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

This ninth installment of The State of the Workplace report shows that job protections and benefits for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees have surged in recent years, at large businesses and other private employers such as law firms and...

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27 August 2008

94 percent of Fortune 500 companies bar sexual orientation discrimination [USA]

Author: 365Gay [USA]

The list of Fortune 500 companies providing written workplace protections on the basis of sexual orientation has grown to 471 Equality Forum, an LGBT civil rights organization, said…The figure represents 94.2 percent of the companies listed in 2008...

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2 July 2008

NAACP Calls National 'Day of Action' Against Mortgage Discrimination

Author: NAACP [USA]

Studies show African Americans are given more costly, riskier loans regardless of credit history or income... NAACP units across the country participated in a national ‘Day of Action’ against discriminatory mortgage lending today by demanding that...

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18 December 2007

NAACP: Bailout Mortgage Plan Is Too Little Too Late for the Majority of African American Borrowers [USA]

Author: NAACP [USA]

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)...filed a class action lawsuit in July against a dozen major subprime lenders alleging institutionalized racism in lending practices... Seven additional lenders were added to the...

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2 August 2006

"Dividiendo por Colombia"

Author: Dividiendo por Colombia

[Original website in Spanish. Following summary of the website's key points provided by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.] Dividiendo por Colombia is a foundation created by a group of business people to put into practice their commitment...

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2 August 2006
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1 August 2006

Ceres report says insurers developing new products to tackle climate change, but more firms should offer such products

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1 August 2006

[PDF] From Risk to Opportunity: How Insurers Can Proactively and Profitably Manage Climate Change

Author: Evan Mills, Staff Scientist, US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Eugene Lecomte, President Emeritus of Institute for Business & Home Safety; for Ceres

...while climate change poses potential threats, it also creates vast new business opportunities... [Insurers] have a huge opportunity today to develop creative loss-prevention solutions and products that will reduce climate-related losses for...

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