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22 September 2013

A human rights based approach to business?

Author: Thomas Alberts, Jetzreit (UK)

[T]he diversity agenda is a little bit further down the road than the emerging human rights agenda is with respect to the business values case and organisational culture change. Workplace diversity good practice offers some useful pointers on...

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3 May 2013

Talk is cheap in the clampdown on tax avoidance

Author: Vanessa Houlder, Financial Times

This week it was the turn...of Apple to be the latest big international company to come under fire for adroit tax planning...[Yet,] [g]overnments are complicit in the problems they are condemning. It is their tax systems that have created incentives...

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1 May 2013
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Author: Ресурсный центр по вопросам бизнеса и прав человека

Данный брифинг представляет отчеты из различных источников о том, как предприятия в Восточной Европе и Центральной Азии влияли на права человека, позитивно или негативно, в течение последних четырех лет. Брифинг касается Азербайджана, Албании, Армении,...

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1 May 2013
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30 April 2013

[PDF] Tax responsibility:an investor guide

Author: ActionAid

This guide is aimed at investors seeking to examine corporate tax policy and practices. Tax is increasingly under the spotlight, intensifying financial, regulatory and reputational risks in this area for companies. Where tax practices are aggressive,...

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26 April 2013

Accountancy firms 'use knowledge of Treasury to help rich avoid tax' – MPs [UK]

Author: Rajeev Syal, Simon Bowers & Patrick Wintour, Guardian [UK]

The so-called "big four" accountancy firms are using knowledge gained from staff seconded to the Treasury to help wealthy clients avoid paying UK taxes, a report by the influential Commons public accounts committee says. Deloitte, Ernst & Young,...

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9 April 2013

[PDF] Business & human rights in Eastern Europe & Central Asia – A round-up of recent developments

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This briefing highlights reports from a range of sources about how businesses have impacted human rights, positively and negatively, in Eastern Europe & Central Asia over the past four years. The briefing refers to Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan,...

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1 March 2013

Business and human rights - mapping future developments

Author: Enact

Enact has compiled a list of seven features that we think will guide the field of human rights and business in the near future...1. The UN Guiding Principles as a driving force...2. Broader human rights agenda...Living wage...Children's rights.....

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1 March 2013

Unions target foreign businesses [China]

Author: Chen Xin, China Daily

China's top trade union organization will prioritize setting up unions in all overseas-funded businesses that have been operating in the country for more than five years, particularly the world's four-biggest audit firms…Of the roughly 200,000 foreign...

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18 February 2013

[PDF] Reply to Green Salvation letter of February 11, 2013 to Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and subsequently forwarded to the Kok Zhaylau Design Team referenced in that letter

Author: Dr. George Zelt, CaspiEcology Environmental Services, LLC

...On behalf of members of the Design Team we are happy to reply to your comments and thank you for your interest...The area planned for construction of the bases is not involved in the mountain-city air exchange...[T]he polluted Almaty air -that...

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