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10 April 2012

Heineken plans to build hospitals in Haiti

Author: Louise Lucas, Financial Times [UK] hatching plans to build hospitals and schools in crisis-torn Haiti. The move demonstrates the growing role of the private sector, particularly the consumer goods industry, in taking on public sector roles in poorer countries. Food and...

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3 April 2012

Myanmar: Investing in the Future of Democracy and Human Rights

Author: Salil Tripathi, Institute for Human Rights and Business [UK]

The results of Sunday’s historic elections in Myanmar...may convince the European Union to lift sanctions...The challenges...[investors] will face in making sure their investments are...based on internationally accepted principles, are many...The ...

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1 October 2011

[PDF] CSR in conflict and post-conflict environments: from risk management to value creation

Author: Maria Prandi and Josep M. Lozano (eds.), Escola de Cultura de Pau & ESADE: Institute for Social Innovation

[T]here are significant experiences of companies that are participating in peace-building in numerous...

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22 June 2011

[PDF] Special Report - Sustainable Business

Author: Financial Times

[Articles include: "Benefits flow as top people join the battle" [for sustainability - refers to UN Global Compact survey of executives]; "Tracking social impact catches up with resource issues"; "Groups use purchasing power to combat poverty"; ...

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6 April 2011

Business sector can play key role in the AIDS response in Africa

Author: UN AIDS

…A…symposium ["Sharing responsibilities in the ‘World of Work’ in Africa"] hosted by Heineken…highlighted…ways the private sector can contribute [to the AIDS response] … In 2001...[Heineken] adopted and implemented its HIV workplace

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31 March 2011

Heineken HIV/AIDS Symposium

Author: Heineken

Date: 03.31.11, 02:00PM – 03.31.11, 05:00PM...

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15 March 2011

Supermarkets join health initiative [UK]

Author: Press Association

Seven supermarket giants have joined the Government's controversial responsibility deal, which is aimed at improving public health while avoiding regulation. Asda, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco, The Co-operative and Waitrose have...

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29 January 2011

UN Secretary-General Launches New Platform for Corporate Sustainability Leadership

Author: UN Global Compact

Underscoring the role of business in addressing global threats - from climate change to widespread poverty or humanitarian emergencies - a group of chief executives joined UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Davos/Switzerland today for the launch of...

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5 January 2011

ISO 26000 and a stronger emphasis on community development

Author: Sharan Bal, CSR Asia

The New Year and the enthusiasm over ISO 26000 should encourage companies in Asia to take a serious look at developing a community investment strategy…ISO 26000 emphasizes that companies must recognize the rights and resources of the community members...

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1 January 2011

[PDF] Private sector actors & peacebuilding: A framework for analysis

Author: Intl. Council of Swedish Industry (NIR), Swedish Institute of Intl. Affairs (UI)

The role of private sector actors in peace processes is a growing field of is clear that private sector actors may play important roles when it comes to fostering peace and development in conflictaffected countries...The development from...

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