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18 February 2014

Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Descendants of 19th-century African-American slaves filed nine lawsuits seeking reparations from corporations in various US federal courts during 2002.  The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant corporations (financial, railroad, tobacco, insurance,...

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Article
23 October 2013

Capturing Africa's Missing Billions and Making It Work for Its People

Author: Winnie Byanyima, in The Huffington Post

...[How] is it that many of Africa's countries fall among the lowest in global rankings of economic growth, despite exports of minerals, oil and gas from Africa worth roughly seven times the value of international aid to the continent? Africa...[loses...

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Article
5 July 2013

Case profile: Slavery reparations lawsuit (re USA)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for class action lawsuit against financial, railroad, tobacco, insurance, and textile companies over their alleged collaboration with slavery.]

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Article
20 February 2013

Fleur Bothwick: Working for progress across a firm with global reach

Author: Sharmila Devi, Financial Times

Fleur Bothwick…, director of diversity and inclusive leadership at Ernst & Young…has her sights set on E&Y reaching its EMEIA target of 17 per cent female partners…In the UK, the firm has 19 per cent female partners…Working for change…is no...

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10 May 2012
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Author: Larry Lohmann, Abya Yala Ediciones

Durante la última década, el comercio de emisiones se ha revelado como la pieza clave de las iniciativas mundiales para luchar contra el cambio climático…[Pero] toda una serie de grandes empresas, organismos financieros, centros académicos, gobiernos,...

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Article
6 February 2012

Business Support for Communities Could be Waning

Author: Carol Pierson Holding, Triple Pundit

Harvard Business School just released its first study of US competitiveness...one finding was...[that] only 22 percent of US managers believe that doing good for their communities will help their business. Has the economic pressure really had that...

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2 October 2011

EU's financial reforms ignore impact on developing countries; lack of reform of food derivative markets influences food prices for poor, argues SOMO

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Article
2 October 2011

The Missing Dimension: How European Financial Reforms Ignore Developing Countries and Sustainability

Author: Myriam Vander Stichele. SOMO

The financial crisis that erupted in Europe in autumn 2008 resulted in an economic crisis that also severely affected many developing countries...Although the financial sector is clearly global and interconnected, whereby many European banks are...

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Article
27 January 2010

Financial Reform:Making the Human Rights Case

Author: Mary Dowell Jones, Research Fellow at the Institute for Human Rights and Business

In announcing his financial reform proposals last week, US President Barack Obama pledged: “never again will the American taxpayer be held hostage by a bank that is too big to fail.”…Preventing future massive build ups of risk right across the world’s...

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1 February 2009

USA: Human Rights Campaign finds growing number of businesses protecting transgender rights

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