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The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is at a critical point in its development. Our digital platform is home to a wealth of information on business and human rights, but hasn’t had a visual refresh for a number of years.

We will soon be updating the site to improve its usability and better serve the thousands of people that use our site to support their work.

Please take an advance peek at our new look, and let us know what you think!

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Alex Guy, Digital Officer

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6 June 2005

[PDF] Unproven Principles - New report sees both progress and serious challenges at 2nd Anniversary of Equator Principles

Author: BankTrack

The Equator banks have improved their record in implementing and applying the Equator Principles, but public reporting remains problematic and their effect on the ground is unclear...The report...notes positive developments, such as the decision of six...

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9 June 2005

Big business urges G8 global warming action

Author: Fiona Harvey, Financial Times

Leaders of some of the world's biggest businesses on Thursday increased the pressure on the Group of Eight industrialised nations ahead of a summit on global warming, urging them to set up a system of emissions trading for greenhouse gases that would...

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28 June 2005

Banks lead way on good race relations with staff and customers [UK]

Author: Alison Maitland, Financial Times

The annual league table from Race for Opportunity, the business-led campaign that promotes ethnic minorities as customers, employees and suppliers, puts Lloyds TSB in top place. West Bromwich Building Society, HSBC, HBOS, Royal Bank of Scotland and...

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1 July 2005

WWF, SustainAbility report on extent to which lobbying activities of S&P Global 100 companies are consistent with their social & environmental commitments

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1 July 2005

[PDF] full report: "Influencing Power - Reviewing the conduct and content of corporate lobbying" (free registration required)

Author: SustainAbility & WWF

[Companies with "systematic" approach: BASF, BP, Chevron, Dow, Ford, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard. Companies with "developing" approach: Altria, AstraZeneca, Diageo, Microsoft, Pfizer, Philips, Shell, Swiss Re, Time Warner, Total. ...

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6 July 2005

[DOC] Update on the Merowe/Hamadab Dam Project, Sudan

Author: International Rivers Network & The Corner House

The following update summarizes the responses [from companies] to the report on the Merowe Dam Project in Sudan that International Rivers Network and The Corner House published in early May 2005, and other recent developments. The main funder of the...

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20 July 2005

New Study Examines Link Between Lobbying and Corporate Responsibility

Author: GreenBiz.com

The report, Influencing Power, [by WWF and SustainAbility] ranked the world's top 100 companies on the transparency of their lobbying activities and whether it demonstrates support for their public statements on corporate responsibility. [refers to...

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26 July 2005

HSBC Bank Sets Ambitious Reduction Targets for Air Emissions, Waste

Author: GreenBiz.com

HSBC has, for the first time, set group-wide targets for reducing its impact on the environment. The world's second largest bank will cut its CO2 emissions by an average of 5%, water and energy by 7% and landfill waste by 8%, across 90% of its...

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28 July 2005

Airlines travel a green mile

Author: Australian

...businesses are waking up to the fact that their travellers are major contributors to greenhouse gases and consequent global warming...Whether for altruistic or reputation reasons, a small but increasing number of companies, such as HSBC, are...

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9 August 2005

Bond issue sounds ethical alarm

Author: Megan Rowling, BBC

Environmental organisations have warned that major banks may be contravening their environmental and social policies by helping to finance controversial projects indirectly...Recently, they sounded the alarm over a US$1 billion bond sold to...

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