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22 June 2007

[PDF] full report: "GS Sustain"

Author: Goldman Sachs

The GS SUSTAIN focus list is aimed at long-term, long only performance, with a low turnover of ideas. It incorporates 21 identified winners from mature industries, which are set to undergo structural change or maintain a leadership position, and 23...

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25 June 2007

Companies valuing social factors better equipped to lead markets, expert tells UN

Author: UN News

Companies that effectively manage environmental, social and governance factors may be better equipped to achieve and retain market leadership, the managing director of Goldman Sachs International said today at the United Nations.

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5 July 2007

U.N. group discusses groundbreaking Goldman Sachs study on green business

Author: Nathanial Gronewold, Greenwire

Companies with solid environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance indicators are the best long-term investment choices, according to a Goldman Sachs study released this week...On Tuesday, Goldman Sachs launched “GS Sustain,” a new list of...

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5 July 2007

UN Secretary-General Opens Historic Leaders Summit on Corporate Citizenship

Author: UN Global Compact

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon officially opened the Global Compact Leaders Summit today, announcing that the UN has successfully created an international movement of companies dedicated to advancing responsible business practices – but...

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6 July 2007

Audio: Corporate citizenship and philanthropy [Financial Times interviews with Global Compact summit participants from McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, Anglo American, Oxfam, as well as critics]

Author: Andrew Jack, Financial Times

One thousand business executives, non-governmental organisations and international officials have gathered in Geneva for a meeting of the UN Global Compact... Andrew Jack talked to a number of those involved in the process, some positive and others...

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20 July 2007

United Nations Global Compact: Third world way

Author: Economist

Since its launch in 2000, the [UN Global Compact]...has emerged as the world's dominant force for promotion of...corporate social responsibility (CSR)... The project has its critics. The self-assessment process [by companies] is neither monitored nor...

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24 July 2007

USA: Human Rights Campaign reports major increase in workplace protections for gay, transgender employees

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24 July 2007

[PDF] full report: “The State of the Workplace for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Americans 2006-2007”

Author: Human Rights Campaign [USA]

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and their families are valued in the American workplace now more than ever before. And inclusive non-discrimination policies and benefits for GLBT employees and their families are essential for...

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12 August 2007

Resolved: Public Corporations Shall Take Us Seriously

Author: Dashka Slater, New York Times [USA]

…What is ExxonMobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, planning to do about global warming? [Sister Patricia] Daly’s order, the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Caldwell, N.J., owns about 300 of the 5.5 billion ExxonMobil shares outstanding,...

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14 August 2007

Corporate social responsibility on the up, but government still lags behind

Author: Paul Hohnen, in Ethical Corporation [UK]

Thanks to recent summits, CSR is enjoying a good summer. But greater government and business interest will need to be followed through on if the benefits are to be realised…CSR featured prominently at both the G8 Heligendamm Summit, and at the UN...

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