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20 October 2004

Transparency Intl. calls on companies to disclose payments to govts., as annual survey shows links between oil & corruption

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Article
13 October 2004

Where sustainability means survival

Author: Financial Times

...the financial services sector...is having to take sustainability seriously now. Non-governmental organisations have targeted banks as the ultimate source of environmentally unfriendly projects, a plethora of sustainability indices has sprung up and...

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13 October 2004

Shell and BP Top Innovest CSR Ratings of Integrated Oil and Gas Companies

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds.com

...Shell and BP remain two of the top overall CSR performers in Innovest's recent integrated oil and gas industry report, along with Suncor, illustrating how strong CSR performance encompasses a broad range of activities. CSR laggards identified by...

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1 September 2004

Global survey by Assoc. of Chartered Certified Accountants & CorporateRegister.com finds most businesses do not report adequately on sustainability

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Article
31 August 2004

[PDF] [full report] Towards transparency:progress on global sustainability reporting 2004

Author: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants & CorporateRegister.com

While significant growth continues in individual regions, evidence suggests that globally the number reporting is levelling off...[P]ressure on companies to report is increasing...There has been a marked decline in the rate of take-up, however, and it...

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4 August 2004

Can Corporate Social Responsibility Put the Brakes on HIV in Africa?

Author: William Baue, SocialFunds

These are just some of the experiences of the past several weeks for Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) Program Director for Public Health Dan Rosan. He is on a fact-finding mission on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the private sector in...

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Article
22 June 2004

The Accountability Rating - New tool for modelling corporate accountability launched

Author: AccountAbility & csrnetwork

The Accountability Rating...evaluates how well the world’s 100 largest companies account for their impacts on society and the environment. [refers to Peugeot (part of PSA Peugeot-Citroën), BP]

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1 June 2004

AccountAbility & csrnetwork rate how well the world's 100 largest companies account for their impacts on society & environment

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Article
1 June 2004

Co-op America's Retailer Scorecard

Author: Co-op America

[W]e've gone around the world with eight major players in America's retail landscape, looking at recent high-profile sweatshop abuses in their factories, and we've summarized their involvement in the accompanying chart. [refers to Federated Department...

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1 June 2004

KLD Launches First US Index Maximizing Sustainability Factors - New Index Meets Institutional Demands for Full Market Exposure in Social Indexes

Author: KLD Research & Analytics

KLD’s new Select Social Index is the first ever created for institutional and retail investors who seek broad diversification and increased exposure to companies with strong sustainability characteristics, such as environmental management, human...

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