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1 January 2004
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1 January 2004

Social Corporate Responsibility and the Role of the Women's Movement

Author: Ana Elena Obando, Women's Human Rights net

[refers to Unocal, Shell, Halliburton, Coca-Cola, Gildan Activewear, Procter & Gamble, Drummond]

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1 January 2004

[PDF] Chapter 12 - Environmental Justice: Domestic laws were ineffective, but when human rights pressure was applied, a corporate polluter came to the table and settled. [USA]

Author: Larry Cox and Dorothy Q. Thomas (eds.), Ford Foundation

[Case study: Black neighbourhood in USA accused Shell of toxic pollution - Shell fought, then settled the case]

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9 December 2003

WBG Endorses Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Author: World Bank

The World Bank Group announced today its formal endorsement of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and pledged to work with several developing nations, as well as companies, on ways to publish revenues accruing from oil, gas, and mining...

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1 December 2003

Conference News - Corporate Social Responsibility and Development: Towards a New Agenda? Report of the UNRISD Conference 17-18 November 2003, Geneva

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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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1 December 2003

[PDF] Summaries of Presentations Made at the UNRISD Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and Development: Towards a New Agenda? 17 November 2003 - 18 November 2003 Salle XVI, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Author: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

...we want to take stock of recent proposals to do with corporate accountability and to consider their feasibility both in political terms and as instruments for addressing the types of development concerns that surround the CSR agenda. [refers to...

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14 November 2003
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Author: Jacques Clément, Libération

Plusieurs organisations de la société civile ont saisi l'occasion du Forum social européen (FSE) [en France] pour poser à nouveau la question de la responsabilité sociale des entreprises..."Nous avons toujours décidé de dialoguer d'abord avec les...

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31 October 2003

[PDF] Community redress and multinational enterprises

Author: Alice Palmer, Foundation for International Law and Development (FIELD)

This paper...serves as a basic primer on some of the legal concepts and procedures relevant to communities seeking redress from multinationals. It looks at what makes multinationals different from other businesses and examines the obstacles to redress...

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