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1 June 2008

[PDF] Sustainability Issues in the Tea Sector: A Comparative Analysis of Six Leading Producing Countries

Author: Sanne van der Wal, Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

In this report, SOMO is presenting for the first time…a…comparative analysis on social, economic and ecological conditions in the tea sector in 6 of the most important tea-producing countries: India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya and Malawi…The...

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23 May 2008

[PDF] Know your Red Flags: Liability risks for companies operating in high-risk zones

Author: International Alert

Companies operating in high-risk zones, such as wars and areas of widespread violence, are increasingly facing court actions as the web of liability in this area expands. Consequently, companies, their board members, executives or employees face an...

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22 March 2008

UN Global Compact Office responds to letter by Corporate Accountability International on the CEO Water Mandate

Author: Gavin Power, Senior Advisor, UN Global Compact Office

"UN Global Compact Office responds to letter by Corporate Accountability International on the CEO Water Mandate", Gavin Power, Senior Advisor, UN Global Compact Office, 22 March  2008...

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1 January 2008

EITI business guide: How companies can support implementation

Author: Dave Prescott, EITI

"EITI business guide: How companies can support implementation", Dave Prescott, 2008...

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24 December 2007

British Association of Private Security Companies Charter

Author: British Association of Private Security Companies (BAPSC)

The purpose of the British Association of Private Security Companies ("the Association") is to promote, enhance and regulate the interests and activities of UK-based firms and companies that provide armed security services in countries outside the UK...

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1 November 2007

[PDF] Investing for life - Meeting poor people’s needs for access to medicines through responsible business practices

Author: Oxfam

Access to medicines is fundamental for people to achieve their right to health. While governments have the primary responsibility for ensuring access to health care...the role of the pharmaceutical industry in providing a vital element – medicines –...

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1 January 2007

[PDF] full report: "Banking on Sustainability"

Author: Intl. Finance Corporation

[14 best banking practices case studies are: ACLEDA, Cambodia; ACBA Leasing, Republic of Armenia; Bank Aval (Raiffeisen, part of RZB Group), Ukraine; Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR), Romania; Bank of Georgia, Republic of Georgia; “Center-invest,”...

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25 September 2006

Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices: Code of Practices

Author: Responsible Jewellery Council

The Code of Practices of the Council for Responsible Jewellery Practices (CRJP) defines responsible ethical, social, human rights and environmental practices for businesses in the Diamond and Gold jewellery supply chain. The Code of Practices was...

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28 July 2006

[PDF] "Revenue Sharing and Fiscal Management - Discussion Paper"

Author: UN Special Representative on business & human rights

In considering the potential impacts of business on human rights, one must examine the revenues that governments receive from companies operating in their countries. The state is expected to use such funds – which far outweigh discretionary spending...

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21 July 2006

The Ambedkar Principles

Author: Dalit Solidarity Network

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