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6 October 2009

The Business of Migration: migrant worker rights in a time of financial crisis.

Author: Frances House, Institute for Human Rights and Business

The Institute for Human Rights and Business is...addressing the role of the private sector in migrant worker protection. The increased risk of abuse of migrants’ rights within the current financial crisis, coupled with the absence of any international...

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16 November 2009

Oxfam Poverty Footprint - Understanding Business Contribution to Development

Author: Oxfam

This paper offers insights into how business can work with governments and organisations such as Oxfam to combat poverty...[It] explains Oxfam’s Poverty Footprint Methodology, which helps companies to comprehensively understand how their operations...

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18 November 2009

Nike, Unilever, HP Top Latest Climate Counts Scorecard

Author: GreenBiz.com

Nike has taken the top score for the annual Climate Counts scorecard for the second year in a row, but there are some companies hot on Nike's heels and others that made large leaps in the past year. Climate Counts' third annual scorecard covers 90...

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1 January 2010

[PDF] Human Trafficking and Business: Good Practices to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking

Author: United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT)

This brochure presents an overview and introduction to human trafficking and the role that business can play in addressing it...Human trafficking is not currently well integrated into the Corporate Responsibility (CR) programmes...[a]lthough this is...

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27 May 2010

Business Delivers as Front-Line Player in the Global Fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

Author: Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GBC)

From an initiative that’s reaching 3.5 million people threatened by TB to a massive expansion of access to cheap anti-malaria medication in 24 African countries, businesses are doing work that is complementing the global health work of governments and...

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24 June 2010

Companies commit to human rights in increasing numbers

Author: Business and Human Rights Resource Centre & Realizing Rights

As representatives of over 1000 companies gather this week in New York at the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, Realizing Rights and the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre have published a list of over 270 companies worldwide...

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31 August 2010

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2010 Global 500 Report

Author: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Carbon Disclosure Project

In 2010, the CDP asked the world’s 500 largest public companies in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series...to demonstrate that they are taking action on climate change. This report, prepared by CDP’s global adviser, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),...

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1 October 2010

Global Forum on Human Trafficking [USA]

Author: Not For Sale campaign

[14-15 Oct 2010 - Yorba Linda, California] This year, the Not For Sale Campaign’s Global Forum on Human Trafficking will provide attendees with the unique opportunity to network with other individuals committed to ending human trafficking. In an open...

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3 October 2010

Body Shop drops supplier after report of peasant evictions in Colombia

Author: Rajeev Syal & Sibylla Brodzinsky, Observer [UK]

The Body Shop is breaking commercial links with a major palm oil supplier in the wake of disclosures by the Observer that the company had pushed for the eviction of hundreds of peasants in Colombia to develop a new plantation. This newspaper reported...

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5 October 2010

Summary Note: Consultation with Business Stakeholders on the Implementation of the UN "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework

Author: Prepared for the mandate of UN Special Representative on business & human rights John Ruggie

Professor John Ruggie…held a consultation with business stakeholders in Paris on the implemention of the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework…The purpose of the consultation was to provide an opportunity for…industry,…employer organizations,...

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