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31 July 2002

Computer Sector's Social and Environmental Performance Needs Upgrade

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

A recent report from Oekom Research identifies shortcomings in the corporate responsibility performance of IT and computer companies, particularly concerning social issues...Hewlett Packard topped the group with an overall grade of B-. Apple was close...

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2 August 2002

Shell faces South Africa apartheid lawsuits

Author: Nicol Degli Innocenti, Financial Times

Royal Dutch/Shell, the oil company, is to be cited in a multi-billion-dollar class action lawsuit brought by a team of lawyers on behalf of the victims of South Africa's apartheid regime, a lawyer said on Friday...Shell, which is accused of supplying...

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21 August 2002

Environmental Fiduciary: The Case for Incorporating Environmental Factors into Investment Management Policies

Author: Susannah Blake Goodman, Jonas Kron & Tim Little, The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment

In this report, we show that fiduciaries who manage funds for institutional investors such as pension funds, foundations and charitable trusts should incorporate environmental factors into their portfolio management policies. [includes reference to...

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11 November 2002

International Law Suit Filed on Behalf of Apartheid Victims - Khulumani et al. v. Barclays et al.

Author: law firm of Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll

Today the law firm of Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, P.L.L.C. along with other firms in the United States, joins with the South African firm, Abrahams Kiewitz, in filing a complaint that seeks to hold businesses responsible for aiding and...

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12 November 2002

NGO sues firms for 'propping up apartheid'

Author: South African Press Association

[lawsuit in U.S. court against companies for past conduct in South Africa] - A non-governmental organisation has filed a lawsuit against 21 multinational corporations and leading international banks for helping prop up the apartheid state...The...

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1 January 2003

Corporate Responses to Climate Change

Author: Frans van der Woerd, David Levy & Katie Begg (eds.), Greener Management International: The Journal of Corporate Environmental Strategy and Practice (no. 39)

includes chapters on: "An Overview of Corporate Strategies" [refers to BP, Lafarge, General Motors, DuPont, Boeing, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Shell, United Technologies, Whirlpool, Deutsche Telekom, Gerling Group, Munich Re, Ford, Coca-Cola, Alcan,...

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1 January 2003

[PDF] Judging Corporate Accountability in the Global Economy

Author: Elliot J. Schrage, Adjunct Senior Fellow in Business and Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, in Columbia Journal of Transnational Law

Simply slamming the door on those seeking relief in U.S. courts is bad foreign policy, bad economic policy, and bad legal practice...An effective policy would harness the power of private litigation in U.S. courts as a vehicle for encouraging other...

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25 January 2003

Abuse of 18th Century Law Threatens U.S. Economic and Security Interests

Author: Daniel T. Griswold, Associate Director of Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute

...in the last two decades, critics of global capitalism have turned the law [Alien Tort Claims Act] against U.S. corporations doing business in countries whose governments have been accused of human rights and environmental abuses. [refers to lawsuits...

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11 March 2003

Global Buyers of Wood Products “Going Green”, IBM Report Shows

Author: Greenpeace Canada, ForestEthics and Sierra Club of Canada, BC Chapter

‘Greenward Shift’ a warning for British Columbia’s government and industry: future market share will depend on producers’ environmental responsibility - Environmental groups today applauded the release of a new report demonstrating that major customers...

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31 March 2003

Helping Kids, Suppliers, the Environment: That's What Good Corporate Citizens Do

Author: Business Ethics magazine

[Business Ethics' 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2003; annual rating of U.S. companies; top 10 companies in rank order: General Mills, Cummins Inc., Intel, Procter & Gamble, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Avon Products, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, John...

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