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19 January 2016

World Economic Forum expert survey finds climate change is biggest threat to global economy

Author: Larry Elliott, Guardian (UK)

"Climate change disaster is biggest threat to global economy in 2016, say experts", 14 Jan 2016...

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12 January 2016

"The hard work starts now": The Paris Agreement, one month on

Author: Madeleine Cuff, Business Green

…[T]he consensus reached in Paris is only the first step…The Paris text was adopted by consensus at COP 21, and now each country needs to individually ratify the agreement…The Paris Agreement won't come into effect until 2020, but many campaigners,...

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14 December 2015

Auto Industry CEOs Unite In Rare Vow To Tackle Climate Change

Author: Joann Muller, Forbes (USA)

…13 auto industry chief executives from the U.S., Europe and Asia had pledged to accelerate the development of cleaner vehicles to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. As a group, the companies said they would…[1] Contribute to the goal of a...

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1 December 2015

World Economic Forum report proposes coordinated response to entrenched human rights challenges in global supply chains

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9 November 2015

3 actions business can take on climate change in advance of the Paris summit

Author: Klaus Schwab, World Economic Forum; Paul Polman, Unilever/World Business Council on Sustainable Development; Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, UN Global Compact

"Business Engagement ahead of the UN Climate Change Summit – Conference of the Parties (COP) 21", 6 Nov 2015...

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9 August 2015

Bangladesh: Shockingly low wages in garment sweatshops

Author: www.fibre2fashion.com

Garment workers in Bangladesh make merely 0.6 per cent of a €29-product in total earnings, well below the living wage, according to a recent report from Accenture and the WEF...While a business case can be made for improving conditions, the report...

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24 July 2015

L’Oreal India first Indian company to receive business certification for gender equality

Author: Sreeradha Basu, Economic Times (India)

“L’Oréal India, the first company in India to receive EDGE gender equality certification”, 22 Jul 2015...

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30 June 2015

Interview: How & why business leaders should embed sustainability throughout their company

Author: Interview with Chip Pitts, Lecturer at Stanford Law School, Professorial Lecturer at Oxford Uni., Professorial Fellow at SMU Law Institute of the Americas, on Criticaleye (UK)

“Rethinking Sustainability”, Jun 2015...

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27 May 2015

Reflections on human rights at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2015

The World Economic Forum on Africa (Cape Town, 3-5 June 2015) includes programme sessions on water, gender & economic inequality, Africa Mining Vision, development challenges, financial integrity, migration, and food security.  These specific...

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28 April 2015

UK: Mental health still seen as a stigma at work, but more firms offer support to employees

Author: David Lancefield, PwC, on Huffington Post blog (UK)

"Time to Rethink the Role of Mental Health in Business", 27 Apr 2015...

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