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5 May 2014

[video] Abducted Girls in Nigeria

Author: CNN

CNN talks to children's rights advocate, Toyin Olakanpo, about the abducted girls in Nigeria and the govt. response. [Video transcript: Next week, Nigeria will be hosting the World Economic Forum and...my foundation works with corporations focusing on...

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1 April 2014

[PDF] Carving up a continent: How the UK government is facilitating the corporate takeover of African food systems

Author: World Development Movement

The UK...is channelling £600 million of aid money through the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition... [This and other] initiatives claim to support improvements to agriculture and food security in Africa, but...in fact...[help]...

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31 March 2014

NGO report "Carving up a continent" says aid programmes to Africa help multinationals at expense of small farmers - warns of increased hunger, "land-grabbing", insecure/poorly paid jobs

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23 January 2014

Davos Dispatch: Richard Branson and the B Team Make the Business Case for Human Rights

Author: Bruce Upbin, Forbes

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, [Richard] Branson had gathered his advocacy group The B Team, formed in 2012, to finalize their commitments to 18 pledges towards making the world a better palce – and to issue a new statement (below) challenging...

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23 January 2014

Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change [USA]

Author: Coral Davenport, New York Times (USA)

[Recently] Coca-Cola...has embraced the idea of climate change as an economically disruptive force...Coke reflects a growing view among American business leaders and mainstream economists who see global warming as a force that contributes to lower...

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22 January 2014

World Economic Forum - Davos 2014

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Selected materials from World Economic Forum, January 2014, Davos, Switzerland [regarding] Business, poverty, income inequality & sustainable development... "...the B Team asks business to drive sustainable inclusive prosperity..." "Davos debates...

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21 January 2014

Turning businesses into social problem-solvers: Column

Author: The B Team, in USA Today

[T]here is one asset that business leaders at the World Economic Forum this week could usefully exploit further: the power to advance the wider interests of people and planet.…[S]ome businesses have already shown that…they can be a driving force in...

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1 January 2014

[PDF] Corporate influence in the Post-2015 process

Author: Lou Pingeot, Global Policy Forum

[T]his working paper examines the role and influence of business actors in the process towards the Post-2015 agenda of the UN, with particular attention to the influence of large transnational corporations. The business sector certainly has an...

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1 November 2013

Global Agenda Council on Human Rights 2013 [Abu Dhabi, 18-20 Nov]

Author: World Economic Forum

The Global Agenda Council on Human Rights has chosen as its primary strategic goal to promote the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). It will initiate dialogue…to explore the implications of the UNGPs for specific...

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2 August 2013

Compelling sustainability vision needed to align business initiatives

Author: Jo Confino, Guardian Sustainable Business

The number of sustainability projects to address everything from women's empowerment to agriculture is multiplying. Better alignment and collaboration are needed to ensure their success..The way the UNGC hopes to get around this problem is to encourage...

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