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4 February 2002

Corporate Leaders Discuss Social Role

Author: World Economic Forum

Corporate leaders have an obligation as global citizens to play a larger role on the world stage, but they need to understand that this role requires them to perform a difficult - and sometimes thankless - balancing act. [panel including CEOs of...

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3 March 2002

Prison Blues; Starbucks, Nike, others profit from inmate labor [at U.S. prisons]

Author: Erica Barnett, In These Times

A partial list of companies that have worked within the prison system, directly employed prison workers, or contracted with companies that employ prison workers, either currently or in the past: Allstate, Best Western, Dell Computer, Eddie Bauer,...

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18 April 2002

Domini Social Investments announces 2002 shareholder proposals

Author: Domini Social Investments

Socially Responsible Firm Focuses on Sweatshops and the Environment, Continues Push for Greater Corporate Transparency [refers to resolutions filed and/or dialogue with: Gap; Sears, Roebuck; Disney; McDonald's; Nordstrom; Merrill Lynch; Procter &...

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20 August 2002

Campaign case study: Asian Pulp & Paper’s backers take heat for its actions

Author: Sophie Holtham, Reputation Impact, in Ethical Corporation Magazine

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), Indonesia's largest pulp and paper producer, has rarely faced direct challenges from NGOs. Instead it is the banks that fund the company that are targets for attack...Over 300 international financial bodies are identified...

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1 January 2003

Corporate Responses to Climate Change

Author: Frans van der Woerd, David Levy & Katie Begg (eds.), Greener Management International: The Journal of Corporate Environmental Strategy and Practice (no. 39)

includes chapters on: "An Overview of Corporate Strategies" [refers to BP, Lafarge, General Motors, DuPont, Boeing, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Shell, United Technologies, Whirlpool, Deutsche Telekom, Gerling Group, Munich Re, Ford, Coca-Cola, Alcan,...

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17 June 2003

Investors call on mining and oil payouts

Author: Malcolm Moore, Daily Telegraph [UK]

Thirty-six of the financial world's largest institutions [including Fidelity, Jupiter, Legal & General and Merrill Lynch] have joined a call today for oil and mining companies to disclose the payments they make to developing countries. [refers to...

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1 December 2003

[PDF] Development at Risk: Rethinking UN-Business Partnerships

Author: Ann Zammit, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) & South Centre

In recent years the United Nations (UN) has increasingly engaged in what it refers to as partnership with the private sector in order to hasten the achievement of the development goals of the United Nations (UN). This idea underpins the United Nations...

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21 April 2004

Arbitration panel awards former Merrill Lynch broker $2.2 million in bias case [USA]

Author: AP

An arbitration panel found that Merrill Lynch & Co. engaged in systematic discrimination against women in a decision that awarded $2.2 million to former female broker.

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10 June 2004

Sexism and the City: High-profile cases are a sign not of more discrimination against women but of less [UK, USA]

Author: Economist

[A]s more women reach higher managerial positions [in London financial firms] and earn more, so their claims have risen. [refers to Hoffman LaRoche (part of Roche), Investec, Merrill Lynch, Schroder Securities]

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13 July 2004

Sexism in the City: Merrill settles [UK]

Author: This is London

A City [of London] lawyer has been given a £1m settlement after an executive [at Merrill Lynch] made comments about her breasts and sex life at their office Christmas party.

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