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21 March 2003

Draft declaration of principles

Author: World Summit on the Information Society

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21 March 2003

TECHNOLOGY: World Summit Draft Released For Public Comment

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Article
19 March 2003

CEOs Advocate Economic, Environmental, and Social Sustainability at Conference

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

The Forum for Corporate Conscience calls on CEOs and corporations to promote triple bottom line performance.

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19 March 2003

US seeks $289bn in tobacco claim

Author: BBC News

The US Justice Department is suing the world's leading tobacco companies for $289bn (£184.5bn) of their profits for the alleged fraudulent marketing of cigarettes. A court filing by the US government claims the companies lied about the link with...

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18 March 2003

Oekom Applauds Insurers Employing SRI but Chides Rest of Sector's Non-Transparency

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

Lack of transparency prevented the German corporate research firm from conducting corporate responsibility ratings on the majority of global insurance companies. - Few insurance companies are making the effort to disclose their social and...

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17 March 2003

The threat to science as a 'public good'

Author: David Dickson, comment, SciDev.Net

Many feel that, through legislation on issues that range from intellectual property rights to copyright on databases, attempts to turn scientific information into private property have gone too far. The WSIS [World Summit on the Information Society,...

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14 March 2003

BP faces record fine for spoiling Los Angeles air [USA]

Author: Terry Macalister, Guardian [UK]

BP is facing a record $320m (£200m) pollution fine and allegations that the oil company submitted false documentation to air quality control regulators...BP is not alone in the firing line with violation notices understood to have been served on other...

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1 March 2003

Oil and Human Rights - Environmental and Human Rights Impacts of the ONG Industry [oil & natural gas industry]

Author: Ayesha Dias, Bureau for Development Policy (Democratic Governance) UNDP

...every stage of [the oil & natural gas sector] activity, from exploration exploitation, refining, manufacturing, storage, transportation and fuel use is fraught with environmental and social consequences – local, regional and global...The...

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27 February 2003

International Right to Know Campaign Promotes Disclosure of Global Corporate Impacts

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

In a recent report, the International Right to Know Campaign outlines the benefits of corporate disclosure of global environmental and social policies and practices...The McDonald's case study illustrates the use of child labor in China to produce its...

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24 February 2003

Allan Rock's office deluged with thousands of clothing labels, days before government due to respond to coalition's proposal for new disclosure rules to address sweatshop abuses [Canada]

Author: Ethical Trading Action Group

ETAG's [Ethical Trading Action Group's] detailed proposal, submitted in 2001, calls on the Industry Minister to make minor changes to the Textile Labelling Act requiring apparel companies to publicly disclose the names and addresses of the factories...

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