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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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3 November 2010

US: Review of the National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

Author: Arvind Ganesan, Human Rights Watch

In contrast to results-achieving counterparts in some other countries, the United States NCP has maintained a passive stance on complaints and cases under the OECD Guidelines...The US NCP often gives one of two grounds for inaction. One invokes ...

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11 October 2010
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Author: Daniela Estrada, Tierramérica [Uruguay]

El esfuerzo para medir la “huella hídrica” de...productos de exportación chilenos podría dar frutos a fin de año...De momento la entidad que lidera la definición de estándares es la Water Footprint Network (Red de Huella Hídrica)...[La Red incluye] la...

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1 October 2010

USA: Record number of companies rated in Human Rights Campaign 2011 Corporate Equality index on workplace LGBT equality practices

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1 October 2010

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index: Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign

Marking its ninth edition, the Corporate Equality Index 2011: Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trangender Equality provides us with a chance to see what we have accomplished and to pinpoint the challenges and opportunities that...

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8 September 2010

World Water Week 2010

Author: Compiled by Business Human Rights Resource Centre

5-11 September 2010 is World Water Week. Below is a selection of announcements and reports released during World Water Week, outlining positive initiatives by companies regarding access to clean water and sanitation. [refers to positive initiatives...

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25 January 2010

Haiti earthquake - company contributions to humanitarian aid, Jan 2010

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Following the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, companies announced the following contributions to humanitarian relief: [refers to donations by over 300 companies]

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14 January 2010

Haiti: US companies including Coca Cola, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, UPS, General Motors pledge humanitarian aid to earthquake victims

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13 January 2010

US Companies Rush to Haiti's Aid Following Quake

Author: CNBC, Reuters & AP

Several major U.S. companies came to Haiti's aid on Wednesday, announcing plans to donate money and supplies following Tuesday's devastating…earthquake…Coca-Cola said it pledged a grant of $1 million to the American Red Cross, and it will also provide...

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15 November 2009

[PDF] Colombia: Regulating Private Military and Security Companies in a “Territorial State”

Author: Irene Cabrera & Antoine Perret, Externado University of Colombia

[A]t the end of the cold war…many Private Military and Security Companies (PMSCs) were formed or deployed in Colombia...norms were created to try to control this industry and a special entity is in charge of reviewing the[ir] activities...but…practice...

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