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28 November 2008

The Role of Business in Poverty Reduction towards a Sustainable Corporate Story? [requires free registration]

Author: Rob van Tulder, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

This paper addresses the way in which the largest firms in the world are coping with their involvement in the issue of poverty at home and abroad…It aims at identifying and documenting various strategies that can be and are employed by corporations to...

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11 August 2008

‘Stop Electronic Waste Dumping In Ghana!’

Author: Francis Xah & Fabian Reinbold, Ghanaian Times

The government has been asked to strengthen environmental legislation to prohibit the dumping of hazardous materials, such as electronic waste, in the country. Additionally, the international community must be made to enforce regulations that...

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5 August 2008

Sponsoring the Olympics Is Bad for Business

Author: Sophie Richardson, Asia advocacy director, Human Rights Watch, in Huffington Post

[T]he main Olympic sponsors and suppliers all…profess great interest in corporate social responsibility and human rights. But without exception, they are all putting their considerable public relations and lobbying muscle towards ducking any social...

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1 June 2008
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Author: Greenpeace

L’objectif de ce guide est d’offrir un outil aux gens pour éclairer leurs choix de consommation mais aussi de faire émerger une demande forte de produits électroniques économes en énergie, exempts de substances dangereuses, qui pourront ensuite être...

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1 June 2008
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15 May 2008

News: Foreign Businesses, Organizations Support Disaster Relief

Author: Maria Trombly, Emerging China

Foreign businesses, organizations and embassies reacted quickly after the Monday earthquake with offers of aid and support. On Wednesday, General Electric announced a US$2 million donation...GE has mobilized local field support engineers to help with...

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1 May 2008

Dream for Darfur - second Olympic Corporate Sponsor Darfur Report Card

Author: report by Dream for Darfur; additional materials compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In April 2008, Dream for Darfur issued a..."report card" grading 19 Olympic corporate sponsors on the steps they had taken "to help bring security to war-torn Darfur", including asking companies "to call for indicted Sudanese war criminals to be...

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17 April 2008

China: Olympic Flame Turns Up Heat on Sponsors - Corporate Social Responsibility Rhetoric Does Not Match Reality

Author: Human Rights Watch

With fewer than four months remaining until the start of the Beijing Games, corporate sponsors of the Olympics risk lasting damage to their brands if they do not live up to their professed standards of corporate social responsibility by speaking out...

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1 April 2008

China: Human Rights Watch calls on Olympic sponsors to take steps to fulfill their human rights policies

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1 April 2008

Olympic Corporate Sponsors: Rhetoric and Reality

Author: compiled by Human Rights Watch

Beginning in September 2007, Human Rights Watch wrote to all 12 “TOP” Olympic sponsors to encourage them to address human rights abuses taking place as a result of the Beijing Games, with targeted and achievable asks... Excerpts from the companies’...

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