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10 December 2018

CEOs of 50 companies sign open letter appealing to world leaders to urgently address climate change

Author: Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders

"...In 2015, our coalition the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders – an informal group, facilitated by the World Economic Forum, of major global businesses from a range of sectors – called on governments to reach an ambitious climate deal, aligned with th...

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19 May 2015

Commentary: "Global businesses must lead the way on climate action"

Author: Laurent Fabius (Minister of Foreign Affairs, France) & Christiana Figueres (executive secretary of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change)

Green investments increasingly offer opportunites for growth and employment and businesses are well-placed to take the lead at this week’s Business and Climate summit in Paris...[M]any businesses now include climate action in their long-term strategy...

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1 September 2013

World Water Week 2013: Actions by companies

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

World Water Week was held 1-6 Sep 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. Events & news related to companies included: [articles citing actions by Coca-Cola, Olam, H&M, Unilever, SABMiller, Borealis (joint venture International Petroleum Investment...

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23 August 2011

Lavasa responds to pre-conditions, awaits decision [India]h

Author: Geeta Nair, Financial Express (India)

Construction activity at Lavasa, Pune — being developed by Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) — has been at a standstill…The MoEF pre-conditions were that the Maharashtra government had to take action against Lavasa for the violations…5% of project...

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25 October 2009

[PDF] The corporate stranglehold over the United Nations: How big business already wields significant power over the UN water agenda

Author: Richard Girard, Polaris Institute

[T]he World Water Council, its members and other corporations that make profit from buying and selling water...have a strong presence inside the United Nations.The issue of water is taken up by the Global Compact through the CEO Water Mandate...Most...

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24 August 2009

Safety concerns obviate female employment [Bhutan]

Author: Gyalsten K Dorji, Kuensel Online [Bhutan]

The Hindustan construction company (HCC)...has denied following any gender discriminatory employment policies...The company recently made headlines when it said that it would not recruit female wet sweepers....on safety and security reasons.....

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5 August 2009

Bhutan: Indian construction firm defends its decision not to employ women

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5 August 2009

Ladies need not apply [Bhutan]

Author: Gyalsten K Dorji, Kuensel Online [Bhutan]

The labour ministry recently submitted a list, containing both male and female applicants, to the [Hindustan] construction company for 15 vacancies in the wet sweeper category...HCC rejected the list on the grounds that it was against company...

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17 March 2009

The CEO Water Mandate - Endorsing CEOs

Author: UN Global Compact

We hereby endorse The CEO Water Mandate and ask other business leaders and their companies to adopt the Mandate into their corporate policies and operations. [CEOs of: Agbar, Arup, Athens Water and Sewerage Company, Avon Metals, Banesto Bank, Bayer,...

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7 May 2008

Business Leaders Urge G8 Government to Take Action on Emerging Water Crisis

Author: UN Global Compact

Business leaders representing some of the world’s largest companies today launched an international campaign urging governments of the Group of Eight (G8) countries to address with urgency the emerging global crisis in water and sanitation. In a...

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