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27 January 2014

Ending food speculation (Europe)

Author: Triodos Bank

The EU has taken a historic step to introduce regulation to prevent speculation by banks and hedge funds driving up food prices and exacerbating the global hunger crisis. The limits to curb speculation on food prices were agreed on 14 January 2014...

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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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3 November 2013

Goldman plans $250m ‘social impact’ fund [USA] [Subscription required]

Author: Tom Braithwaite, Financial Times (UK)

Goldman Sachs is launching a $250m “social impact” fund whose returns are linked to the success of projects such as affordable housing, pre-school education and how many young criminals commit new offences after leaving New York’s notorious Rikers...

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16 October 2013

Goldman Must Turn Over Female Employee Complaints in Suit [USA]

Author: Karen Gullo, Bloomberg Businessweek (USA)

U.S. Magistrate Judge James Francis in Manhattan ruled yesterday that all complaints “conceivably related” to discrimination against women in the investment banking, securities, investment management and merchant banking divisions at Goldman Sachs...

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2 October 2013

Rights abuses by US financial firms, hearing scrutinize

Author: Aldo Caliari, rightingfinance

The application of Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights…in the financial sector came under focus at hearings held in the United States…by the Working Group on Business and Human Rights…The US country…was framed by the ongoing repercussions...

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1 September 2013

The 3rd Annual China Workplace Diversity Forum [Shanghai, 23 Sep; Beijing, 25 Sep]

Author: Aibai Culture & Education Center

Aibai Culture & Education Center sincerely invite you to participate the 3rd annual Workplace Diversity Forum in the Chinese Marketplace, the forum will take place in Beijing Hilton on September 25th. If you want to build an inclusive and diverse...

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6 July 2013

Top US firms support gays, pressure states over same-sex marriage

Author: Bloomberg

Support for gay marriage by companies as varied as Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and Starbucks is gathering steam to change policies in American states that bar same-sex couples from tying the knot…State legislators stand to feel the heat as more...

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22 May 2013

Shareholders Pressure McDonald's to Report Human Rights Impacts

Author: Margaret Jungk, UN Working Group on business and human rights, in Huffington Post Blog

On May 23, McDonald's shareholders will vote on a resolution requesting that the company identify and publicly report its human rights impacts. The resolution...requests that McDonald's performs...'human rights due diligence' in their operations, and...

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7 May 2013

LGBT Workplace Inclusion: Engaging Allies Forum [Hong Kong, 23 May]

Author: Community Business

To help companies hone their strategies for engaging with allies, Community Business, with sponsorship from Goldman Sachs and Barclays, is organising a Forum to discuss the strategies that companies can employ to promote allies in their workplace and...

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30 April 2013

[PDF] Tax responsibility:an investor guide

Author: ActionAid

This guide is aimed at investors seeking to examine corporate tax policy and practices. Tax is increasingly under the spotlight, intensifying financial, regulatory and reputational risks in this area for companies. Where tax practices are aggressive,...

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