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17 January 2006

Workplace Equality Index [UK]

Author: Stonewall

The [Workplace Equality] Index measures 20 criteria covering policy and practice—from having a non-discrimination policy promoted to all staff that includes sexual orientation to...supporting a lesbian and gay employee network group...On 17 January...

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1 February 2006

[PDF] Banks, Business & Human Rights

Author: Paul Watchman, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, pg. 46-50

Global banks and international businesses have now reached a tipping point on environmental, social and human rights issues whereby we can now characterise 21st century international business as being at the dawn of a New Enlightenment based on...

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22 February 2006

Defining Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Abuses

Author: Bill Baue, SocialFunds.com

Business and Human Rights Seminar report maps the landscape of corporate complicity in human rights abuses, and addresses the dichotomy of mandatory laws versus voluntary codes...In terms of complicity, John Ruggie sees the clearest judicial...

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1 March 2006

Ceres ranks 100 global companies on climate change strategies - BP, DuPont receive top scores, while Newmont, ExxonMobil, Sempra Energy & Nissan lag

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1 March 2006

Environmental NGOs say Toronto Dominion bank group is "greenwashing" poor environmental performance

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1 March 2006

[PDF] Bankrupting the future - The truth behind the greenwash: TD Greenwash - Corporate Irresponsibility Report 2006

Author: Rainforest Action Network & ForestEthics

TD’s [Toronto Dominion's] commercial and investment banking units currently finance companies with deplorable environmental and human rights records in extractive sectors such as forestry, oil and gas, and mining. TD is lagging far behind its peers in...

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1 March 2006

[PDF] full report: "Corporate Governance and Climate Change: Making the Connection"

Author: Douglas G. Cogan, Investor Responsibility Resource Center, for Ceres

This report is the first comprehensive measurement of how 100 leading global companies are preparing and positioning themselves to face these challenges [from climate change]. It pays particular attention to the job that corporate executives and board...

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8 March 2006

Homophobia and the City [UK] [scroll down to second article]

Author: Simon Bowers, Guardian [UK]

The City of London's biggest banks and trading houses may be making all the right noises in public about their anti-discrimination initiatives, but homophobia is still rife throughout many offices...according to gay and lesbian campaign group...

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30 March 2006

New Report Finds Toronto Dominion Bank Greenwashing Poor Performance

Author: ForestEthics & Rainforest Action Network

ForestEthics and Rainforest Action Network today released TD Greenwash: Bankrupting the Future, a corporate irresponsibility report uncovering the poor environmental and social performance of TD Bank Financial Group...TD has set no targets for...

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20 April 2006

Secretary-General Appoints Global Compact Board

Author: UN Global Compact

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed a group of 20 business, labour and civil society leaders from around the world to serve on the Board of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative.....

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