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1 December 2007

New partnerships for child nutrition [India]

Author: John Heller, Director, Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships, Synergos Institute

Bhavishya, meaning future in Sanskrit, is connected to a larger global programme called the Partnership for Child Nutrition, an alliance between the Synergos Institute, Unilever and UNICEF-India...Working first in the state of Maharashtra, Bhavihsya...

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24 July 2007

India’s Private Sector to Gain from Supporting Fight against HIV and AIDS: World Bank Report

Author: World Bank

India’s private sector stands to gain much from supporting interventions aimed at preventing HIV both at the workplace and in local communities…Businesses bring critical advantages in ensuring prevention and control of HIV and AIDS, including...

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31 January 2007

Easy subscription makes compliance a casualty [India]

Author: Rajiv Tikoo, Financial Express [India]

When the United Nations Global Compact delisted 203 “inactive” companies for failing to submit their communication on progress earlier this month, it surprised by numbers as well as names. The delisted companies comprised leading Indian companies like...

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9 October 2006

Outlaw Conduct by Unilever Indian Subsidiary Prompts International Union Action at OECD

Author: International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF)

Workers at the company's [Hindustan Lever Ltd, HLL] Mumbai (Bombay) factory know the company...as a chronic violator of Indian law. HLL has been found guilty of unfair labour practices over a number of years by every court in the Indian legal system,...

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11 July 2006

IBLF publishes report on first year of Crossing Borders

Author: Intl. Business Leaders Forum (IBLF)

Crossing Borders, which is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development's Global Development Alliance (USAID/GDA), was set up a year ago to enable business leaders to see how their operations impact on and interact with the communities in...

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1 March 2006

Sustainabilitea: The Dutch Tea Market and Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: SOMO, ProFound & India Committee of the Netherlands

...there is an urgent need for improvement of labour, social, ecological and economic conditions throughout the tea sector in the global south...Current responsible business initiatives of mayor players on the Dutch tea market are analysed [in this...

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17 February 2006

Time to give back [India]

Author: Dharini Nagarajan, The Hindu [India]

Today `giving back' has acquired a new dimension for Indian corporates — the shift is towards developmental activity...Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), for instance, has adopted 56 villages near its plants for all-round rural development. Says a...

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1 January 2006

Carbon Disclosure Project, in which investors request corporate disclosure on carbon risk & management: ASrIA analyses findings for Asian companies

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31 December 2005

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project Report 2006 - Asia ex-Japan

Author: Carbon Disclosure Project, ASrIA, Trucost

In 2006, CDP [Carbon Disclosure Project] extended [its] information request to over 2000 companies in total, which included 125 from Asia excluding Japan... Overall, only 26% of the companies responded to the information request...The mixed response...

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1 November 2005

Country Study: India

Author: SustainAbility

There is legislation with regard to labour rights and the environment, and there have been high profile actions such as the closure of polluting factories around the Taj Mahal. However, outdated laws and corruption inhibits the judiciary from...

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