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Old foes share common ground

Activists who once resorted to open confrontation to make their point now talk to companies behind the scenes or take their money to set up joint projects to tackle social and environmental problems. [refers to projects or cooperation involving: Greenpeace with Unilever, NPower; Oxfam with Starbucks; Rainforest Alliance with Chiquita; Save the Children with American Express, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Ikea;...also refers to Anglo American's work with loveLife, the South African HIV/Aids prevention programme for young people, and refers to UK government's Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative]...Christian Aid, a church-backed agency, avoids alliances with big international companies, although it has a partnership with the UK's Co-operative Bank...[article also refers to HSBC, BP, Vodafone]