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11 November 2011

Women in finance: ‘Don’t assume we’re all warm and caring

Author: Elaine Moore, Financial Times

News that FTSE 100 companies failed to meet [UK] government recommendations that women make up at least a quarter of their boards has come as little surprise to campaigners...In the US, the story is much the same. Despite accounting for more than half...

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24 February 2011

Fifth of FTSE 100 firms have no women on board

Author: Simon Goodley, Guardian (UK)

A government inquiry headed by former trade minister Lord Davies is calling on the country's 350 largest public companies to ensure that 25% of their directors are female by 2015. However, the latest figures show that 18 FTSE 100 firms have no women...

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18 February 2011

UK: Govt. committee recommends headhunters adopt code of conduct to raise number of women on boards, ask chairmen not to use agencies who do not publish figures on gender distribution

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24 June 2010

Companies commit to human rights in increasing numbers

Author: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre & Realizing Rights

As representatives of over 1000 companies gather this week in New York at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have published a list of over 270 companies worldwide...

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28 May 2010

Corporate Governance Code: a woman’s place is in the boardroom [UK]

Author: Patrick Hosking, Times [UK]

Companies with all-male boards will come under fresh pressure to hire women directors under boardroom guidelines to be published today...The new UK Corporate Governance Code will also force directors to submit to annual shareholder elections and for...

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4 December 2008

[DOC] Over 230 Companies Worldwide Have a Public Human Rights Policy Statement, On Eve of the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Realizing Rights

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have been encouraging more companies to adopt human rights policies...Currently over 230 company policy...

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1 March 2008

[PDF] Taking The Temperature

Author: Rory Sullivan, Insight Investment [UK]

In 2007, we initiated a project to assess how companies are managing their greenhouse gas emissions...In total, we assessed 125 companies, covering the FTSE100...and large cap European stocks…47 of the 125 companies have stabilised or reduced their...

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3 December 2007

International Power: "Human Rights"

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1 January 2006

[PDF] Basic Services Human Rights Network - 2005 Report

Author: E.ON, EDF, National Grid, RWE npower, Severn Trent, Thames Water

Human rights, as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international instruments, can provide a framework for understanding the responsibilities of businesses...In 2005..We monitored and supported progress in promoting ethical...

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1 November 2004

New World Wildlife Fund report reveals global failure of power sector to combat climate change

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