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29 November 2004

New SustainAbility report: Management of social & environmental risk requires moving beyond legal requirements, attending to "moral liability"

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25 November 2004

Multinational Corporations and Human Rights

Author: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University, Australia

This web site...contains links to codes, principles and norms for multinational and other corporations as to their human rights responsibilities, ethical investment indices, transnational litigation against companies and other relevant case law.

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Article
24 November 2004

Greenpeace in praise of brands

Author: Guardian [UK]

Greenpeace said that Unilever, Nokia, Puma, Adidas and Chicco, the toy manufacturer, had responded to discussions by agreeing to phase out toxic chemicals in all or some of their products. In return, they will be rated on Greenpeace's products...

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Article
23 November 2004

Hedge Fund Shorts Its Way Into Political Activism [UK]

Author: Thomas Kostigen, CBS News Market Watch

By buying put options, or shorting a stock, the hedge fund [Boycott Vulnerability Ratio (BVR)] hopes shares will fall, in effect punishing a company for what it calls "misdeeds" and profiting all the while...The London-based fund's first target is...

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5 November 2004

UN examines human rights responsibilities of transnational corporations

Author: EurActiv.com

The UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has been mandated to prepare a report focusing on the responsibilities of transnational corporations and related business enterprises with regard to human rights.

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Story
1 November 2004

New World Wildlife Fund report reveals global failure of power sector to combat climate change

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Article
1 November 2004

[PDF] Ranking Power: Scorecards Electricity Companies

Author: Wina Graus, Monique Voogt & Jan Willem Langeraar, World Wildlife Fund

WWF has launched its global Power Switch! public campaign aiming to persuade the power sector to become carbon neutral...The overall goal is to stimulate the use of renewable energy sources (RES) and gas-CHP [Natural Gas-fired Combined Heat and Power]...

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23 October 2004

The JSE's [Johannesburg Stock Exchange] SRI Index – measuring sustainability in SA [So. Africa]

Author: Annabel Easton, Ethical Corporation

...the first Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)...measures companies’ policies, performance and reporting in relation to the three pillars of triple bottom line, namely environmental, economic and...

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Article
20 October 2004

Oil greases the wheels of graft

Author: Sapa-AP

As the Corruption Perceptions Index 2004 shows, oil-rich [countries]...have extremely low scores...oil companies could help the effort to stamp out corruption by publishing details of the fees, royalties and other payments made to governments and...

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20 October 2004

Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index 2004

Author: Transparency International

Corruption is rampant in 60 countries, and the public sector is plagued by bribery, says TI...Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2004 ranks a record 146 countries; most oil-producing nations are prone to high corruption.

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