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22 September 2014

Details of how Unilever, Lush & other companies are helping promote peace in conflict zones

Author: Oliver Balch, Guardian (UK)

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3 June 2014

New UN initiative taps private sector leadership to advance women’s rights

Author: UN News Centre

The United Nations has teamed up with leading businesses to advance women’s rights and empowerment through a new advisory council comprised of private sector chiefs with a strong commitment to supporting women and girls. The new Private Sector...

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29 March 2014

Holding back half the nation [Japan]

Author: Economist

Japan educates its women to a higher level than nearly anywhere else in the world: its girls come near the top in education league-tables compiled by the OECD. But when they leave university their potential is often squandered, as far as the economy...

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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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30 April 2013

What the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights Means for Workplace Gender Diversity

Author: Chloe Poynton, Manager, Human Rights and Advisory Services, BSR, in Huffington Post

Novo Nordisk, the Danish-owned pharmaceutical company, recognized that promoting women leaders within their company required a results driven work environment that downplayed face time...McKinsey and Company, the global consulting firm, recognized...

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5 March 2012

EU considers quotas for women directors

Author: AFP

The EU warned...it is ready to legislate to get more women into boardrooms, after just 24 out of the European Union's estimated 20 million businesses signed up to a voluntary initiative...European Union justice commissioner Viviane Reding said...she...

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4 March 2012

Public consultation to seek views on European-level legislation on quotas for women on company boards

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27 January 2012

Joining a Mother's Fight to End AIDS in Children

Author: Charles Lyons, Huffington Post [USA]

This year's annual World Economic Forum witnessed the launch of a group dedicated to ending pediatric AIDS -- the Business Leadership Council for a Generation Born Free of HIV. The Business Leadership Council is comprised of representatives from...

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1 December 2011

[PDF] Corporate Equality Index 2012; Rating American Workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality

Author: Human Rights Campaign Foundation

...[T]he Corporate Equality Index [CEI] represents [how] corporate America...prioritize[s] the protection, recruitment and retention of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender] employees...[S]uccessful U.S. businesses have proven...that LGBT...

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26 November 2011

Economist special report on women & work looking at reasons why progress on equality in developed world has stalled

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