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14 January 2002

SEC censures KPMG for auditor independence violation [USA]

Author: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

[Note: This item is not directly about human rights issues, but is relevant to the debate about the independence of auditing/accounting firms, and their role in monitoring the human rights conduct of companies]

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  • Related companies: KPMG
15 January 2002

KPMG independence censured

Author: Philip Smith, AccountancyAge.com

KPMG was yesterday censured by US regulators for violating auditor independence rules, adding further embarrassment to an already embattled audit profession [Note: This item is not directly about human rights issues, but is relevant to the debate about...

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8 March 2003

It's not women's day in the boardroom - yet [Singapore]

Author: Anna Teo, Business Times [Singapore]

At just over 6 per cent of all company directors in Singapore - little changed from a year ago - women remain a token presence in the boardroom. [includes reference to Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers]

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17 September 2003

[DOC] Lawyers, Corporations and International Human Rights Law

Author: Professor David Kinley

To what extent are the CSR issues outlined in this article being picked up by law firms and passed on to corporate clients? If little or none – why so?...[Are] the compliance and regulation oriented accountancy conglomerates (such as Price Waterhouse...

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1 October 2003

KPMG Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2003

Author: KPMG

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9 November 2003

Shell's improving social-responsibility record makes the oil giant attractive to investors

Author: Janet Guyon, Fortune

From BP's claim to be moving "beyond petroleum" to Exxon Mobil's "promise of technology," the companies that fill our gas tanks are trying their darnedest to build an eco-friendly image. But will the pitch pay off with investors? Only if the effort is...

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1 December 2003

[PDF] Development at Risk: Rethinking UN-Business Partnerships

Author: Ann Zammit, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) & South Centre

In recent years the United Nations (UN) has increasingly engaged in what it refers to as partnership with the private sector in order to hasten the achievement of the development goals of the United Nations (UN). This idea underpins the United Nations...

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21 December 2003

Corporate Voluntarism and Human Rights: The Adequacy and Effectiveness of Voluntary Self-Regulation Regimes

Author: Penelope Simons, School of Social Sciences and Law, Oxford Brookes University, UK, in Relations industrielles: Équité, efficience, éthique ? La régulation sociale de l'entreprise mondialisée

This article reviews and assesses the language, human rights content and compliance mechanisms of the voluntary policies and/or codes developed by a number of corporations, industry groups, intergovernmental organizations and multistakeholder...

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1 March 2004

[PDF] Critical issues in the financial industry

Author: Myriam Vander Stichele, SOMO

The private financial industry...[has] a major influence on...who in society gets access to financing and protection against risks; ... how financial services benefit the rich or the marginalized, sustainable development or environmental destruction. ...

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13 March 2004

Japan to boost corporate social responsibility

Author: AFX

Major auditing companies are increasing services to help clients undertake social responsibility initiatives by leveraging their expertise in auditing and assisting with environmental measures. [refers to human rights responsibilities of companies] ...

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