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30 October 2001

CSR Investment Is Not A Choice [case of Del Monte Kenya]

Author: Toby Kent, independent consultant, in Ethical Corporation Magazine

Was Milton Friedman right in his assertion that the business of business is simply to keep within the law and to maximise profits? Or, does the power of corporations bring with it social responsibilities; what many argue are the trappings of power?...

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26 October 2001

Is FTSE4Good just stock market capitalism dressed in green?

Author: The Ecologist

Craig Mackenzie [FTSE4Good Advisory Committee Deputy Chairman] and Rob Cartridge [Campaigns Director for War on Want] debate the credentials of the new stock index that boasts environmental standards

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24 October 2001

Big investors press for social responsibility [UK]

Author: Simon Targett, Financial Times

Britain's biggest investors are to put greater pressure on companies to sign up to the principles of corporate social responsibility, under tough new guidelines published yesterday by the Association of British Insurers. The move by the ABI, whose...

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Article
24 October 2001

Big investors press for social responsibility [UK]

Author: Simon Targett, Financial Times

Britain's biggest investors are to put greater pressure on companies to sign up to the principles of corporate social responsibility, under tough new guidelines published yesterday by the Association of British Insurers. The move by the ABI, whose...

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24 October 2001

Social Investors Press Unocal to Cut Ties to Burma

Author: Mark Thomsen, SocialFunds.com

Social investors have become part of a sophisticated, multi-pronged campaign to keep the Burma issue in front Unocal senior management. (part II of a two-part article) -...Social investor activities to pressure the oil company, which in the past...

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23 October 2001

Students Push University of Virginia out of Unocal

Author: Mark Thomsen, SocialFunds.com

Unocal is feeling pressure from activists because the company continues to do business with Burma's ruling military regime. (part one of a two-part article) - Last week, students at the University of Virginia (UVA) succeeded in persuading UVA's...

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Article
22 October 2001

Power of the individual

Author: Kate Burgess, in Responsible business in the global economy: A Financial Times Guide

More and more companies recognise that being seen to be responsible is likely to be good for sales, good for employee morale and productivity, and good for share prices...Among the biggest driving forces behind companies adopting these environmental...

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Article
19 October 2001

Beyond Burma

Author: editorial, Cavalier Daily [University of Virginia]

Following the decision by the University's [University of Virginia's] investment manager to sell off University stock in Unocal, the fight for divestment from Burma has come to a conclusion. But the work does not end here. The Board of Visitors should...

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19 October 2001

WRI [World Resource Institute] Recognizes Eco-Friendly Enterprises

Author: Susan Wennemyr, SocialFunds.com

New Ventures program aims to bring together socially responsible venture capitalists with environment-friendly businesses looking to expand. Three enterprises won a competition sponsored by World Resource Institute (WRI)’s New Ventures program at its...

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Article
18 October 2001

Sustainability in the U.S. Sees Hurdles, Future Growth

Author: Mark Thomsen, SocialFunds.com

Symposium discusses market hesitance and corporate attraction to embracing sustainability. Yesterday, representatives from the private sector, academia, and government gathered at a symposium to discuss how companies and the financial markets value...

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